Foley Beach Express North

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Foley Beach Express north
Looking northward at the Foley Bridge Express beginning from Alabama 182 (Canal Road) in Orange Beach. A two-lane divided parkway connects Canal Road with the two-lane toll bridge across Portage Creek. Since this photo was taken, turn lanes on each side of the roadway connect with the mixed-use development The Wharf. Photo taken 05/16/04.
The Foley Beach Express toll plaza follows the Intracoastal Waterway span to the north. Baldwin County 4 (Brown Lane) encircles the plaza to end on the northbound side of the divided highway. County Road 4 travels west to Craft Farms, Gulf Shores, and Plash Island. Photo taken 07/31/10.
Designated in 2010, the Alabama Scenic Highway Coastal Connection follows the Foley Beach Express between Alabama 180 (Canal Road) and Baldwin County 20 (Miflin Road) east as part of a 130-mile route encircling the Mobile Bay area. Photo taken 07/31/10.
Approaching the at-grade intersection with Roscoe Road, a local north-south road between the outskirts of Gulf Shores and Foley. Photo taken 08/01/06.
Six crossovers (three per direction) join the north and southbound sides of the Foley Beach Express where the highway expands to include a large grassy median. These u-turn ramps provide local access to the opposite roadway. The next such crossover, allows northbound drivers access to CR 8 west. Photo taken 08/01/06.
Nearing Baldwin County 12 South on the Foley Beach Express northbound through east Foley. Baldwin County 12 travels through a hodgepodge of agricultural land and increasing suburban development between Foley and the highway east end. Photo taken 07/31/10.
An Interstate 10 trailblazer joins the Baldwin County 12 shield assembly ahead of the signalized intersection with the east-west county road. Baldwin County 12 travels west to Baldwin County 26 southwest of Magnolia Springs and east to an end at the 2006-constructed Preserve at Wolf Bay subdivision along Wolf Creek. Photo taken 07/31/10.
Coastal Connection trailblazer posted on the Foley Beach Express northbound as it leaves Baldwin County 12. The four-lane highway kinks northeast ahead of County Road 20 (Miflin Road). Photo taken 07/31/10.
Next in line for northbound drivers is the signalized intersection with Baldwin County 20 (Miflin Road). County Road 20 travels a section line one mile north of County Road 12 South. Development of a retail site on the northwest side of the cross roads adds an at-grade connection to the Foley Beach Express. Photo taken 07/31/10.
Baldwin County 20 (Miflin Road) joins Foley with the rural community of Miflin to the east before ending at Baldwin County 95 north of Josephine. Miflin Road carries the county road west to Alabama 59 near the Tanger Outlet Center. Photo taken 07/31/10.
The Foley Beach Express turns west at Woerner Road for the final approach to Alabama 59. Photo taken 11/21/14.
Baldwin County 28 South ties into the approaching intersection with the Baldwin Beach Express north. Construction of the Baldwin Beach Express upgraded a half mile segment of CR 28 South leading north to CR 28 west in 2010. Photo taken 11/21/14.
A right turn continues drivers onto the Baldwin Beach Express north through the east side of Robertsdale to Interstate 10. County Road 28 South otherwise travels 1.50 miles to Baldwin County 14 (East Peachtree Street) in Foley. Photo taken 11/21/14.
A trailblazer for Alabama 59 stands along the Foley Beach Express north after the Baldwin Beach Express. An at-grade intersection follows with Juniper Street. Photo taken 11/21/14.
Traveling west on the final stretch of the Foley Beach Express, drivers intersect Baldwin County 73 and then Alabama 59 in quick succession. County Road 73 begins nearby and heads north to County Road 48 South near Robertsdale. Photo taken 08/02/06.
As the Foley Beach Express ends, motorists may turn northward onto Alabama 59 to Summerdale and Loxley or return south to Downtown Foley. Photo taken 03/08/09.


 


Photo Credits:

05/16/04, 08/01/06, 08/02/06, 03/08/09, 07/31/10, 11/21/14 by AARoads

Connect with:
U.S. 90
U.S. 98
Alabama 59

Page Updated 12-03-2014.