West Lee Street east
Junction Interstate 65 shield on West Lee Street eastbound at Delaware Avenue. Traffic from Prichard via the connecting Thompson Boulevard and Wasson Avenues access West Lee Street via Delaware Avenue or Comanche Streets. Photo taken 03/15/02.
The first of two original button copy guide signs on West Lee Street remained along eastbound ahead of the diamond interchange with I-65 at Exit 10. This exchange primarily serves residential areas of Chickasaw and northern Prichard, as well as a handful of businesses to the east. Photo taken 10/25/03.
The southbound on-ramp to Interstate 65 departs West Lee Street. Interstate 65 next splits with Interstate 165. Photo taken 07/17/07.
Interstate 65 and button copy guide sign on West Lee Street eastbound at the northbound ramp. The signage on westbound is fully reflectorized. It should also be noted that in all of Mobile County, that these are the last two original signs for Interstate 65. Photo taken 07/17/07.
West Lee Street leaves the diamond interchange with Interstate 65 and meets Grand Boulevard at this traffic light. Grand Boulevard parallels the freeway north from Thompson Boulevard and John W. Dotson Memorial Park the Norwood neighborhood nearby. Photo taken 02/11/09.
Iroquis Street represents the main north-south street in the city of Chickasaw. A traffic light operates at the cross roads with West Lee Street in this scene. Photo taken 07/17/07.
All trucks bound for U.S. 43 must turn onto Jackson street from West Lee Street. Jackson Street links West Lee Street with Sutherland Drive east to Craft Highway. Photo taken 07/17/07.
Jackson Street / Parker Lane / Sutherland Drive
Jackson Street leads north to Parker Lane and the intersection with Sutherland Drive. Sutherland Drive leads east directly to U.S. 43 (Craft Highway). Photo taken 07/17/07.
Make the right turn from Parker Lane onto Sutherland Drive east, and one saw this relic of a yield sign. This sign was replaced by 2008.
Original highway stop and yield signs were in this black on yellow format. However, it was thought that those signs needed to garner more attention, so the MUTCD changed the color scheme to the current standards. Note also the use of the phrase "RIGHT OF WAY". This command is often see as "GIVE WAY" in Europe or Australia, but in the U.S. it is largely omitted from highway signage. Sutherland Drive directly connects with U.S. 43 a few short blocks to the east. Photo taken 04/17/02.
Sutherland Drive ends at U.S. 43 (Craft Highway) opposite the Chickasaw Plaza Shopping Center. Photo taken 02/11/09.
Jackson Street southbound at its end with West Lee Street. An Interstate 65 trailblazer guides motorists onto West Lee Street to Exit 10 of the freeway. Photo taken 04/17/02.
Thompson Boulevard
Thompson Boulevard intersects Grand Boulevard at this set of flashers opposite John W. Dotson Memorial Park. Ahead is the under crossing of Interstate 65. Photo taken 07/17/07.
An old style curve sign lies ahead of the Thompson Boulevard intersection with Commanche Street north to West Lee Street. Thompson Boulevard Extension continues southward to Wasson Avenue in the city of Prichard. Photo taken 07/17/07.
Viaduct Road
Viaduct Road spurs east from U.S. 43 (Craft Highway) to the Port of Chickasaw. This scene looks west from the Mobile/Chickasaw Port Facility at the Viaduct Road crossing of a canal (Mike Box/Viaduct Road Bridge) linking two tailings ponds en route to its bridge over the Norfolk Southern Railroad. Photo taken 07/17/07.
Approaching the intersection with Howell Street and the Viaduct Road crossing of the NS Railroad. Howell Street loops southwest around a small grid of streets to U.S. 43 at its split with Craft Highway. Photo taken 07/17/07.
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A relic yellow yield side resided at the Howell Street intersection with Viaduct Road just east of the viaduct. Photos taken 07/17/07.
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Rising along Viaduct Road west, Gulf Street ties in from the north, before the road concludes at U.S. 43 (Craft Highway). Photos taken 07/17/07.

Photo Credits:

03/15/02, 04/17/02, 10/25/03, 07/17/07, 02/11/09 by AARoads

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Page Updated 12-12-2009.