Interstate 65 North - Autauga & Chilton Counties

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Interstate 65 North
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Interstate 65 leaves the last of the Prattville area suburbs and enters a forested stretch of Autauga County leading seven miles to Pine Level. Birmingham is a 79-mile drive from Exit 181. Photo taken 11/03/11. Second photo taken 07/15/05.
U.S. 31 crosses Interstate 65 for the second time at Exit 186, eight miles north of Prattville and three miles the south of Pine Level. Photo taken 11/03/11.
A diamond interchange (Exit 186) facilitates movements between Interstate 65 and U.S. 31. U.S. 31 continues along the east side of Interstate 65 three miles to Pine Level and 13 miles to Mountain Creek. Interests to Confederate Memorial Park at Marbury should use the route north. Photo taken 10/07/12.
Fourteen miles of pine forest and slow rolling hills await northbound motorists before Interstate 65 reaches the next exit in Chilton County. Photo taken 11/04/09.
Crossing into Chilton County along Interstate 65 northbound. Photo taken 11/03/11.
The first of five Chilton County interchanges, Exit 200 serves the village of Verbena via County Road 59 east from Interstate 65. Photo taken 11/03/11.
Interstate 65 lowers to cross Sandy Creek on the three-quarter mile approach to Exit 202 (Chilton County 59). Photo taken 11/04/09.
One half mile south of the diamond interchange with Chilton County 59 (Exit 200). Verbena and U.S. 31 are situated just two miles to the east. County Road 59 and U.S. 31 in conjunction with nearby Alabama 22 serves Rockford, the county seat of Coosa County. Photo taken 11/03/11.
Chilton County 59 meanders west from Interstate 65 and Exit 200 to Chilton County 49 south of Clanton through large stretches of forest and agricultural land. Photo taken 11/03/11.
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Interstate 65 continues ten miles to the Chilton County seat of Clanton next. Birmingham is less than an hour away. Photo taken 11/04/09. Second photo taken 11/03/11.
Alabama 22 combines with U.S. 31 from the village of Cooper northwest to meet Interstate 65 at Exit 205. Photo taken 11/03/11.
One mile south of the Exit 205 diamond interchange with U.S. 31 & Alabama 22 (7th Street South). The tandem follow a four-lane highway four miles west into Clanton. Photo taken 11/03/11.
U.S. 31 shifts back to the west of Interstate 65 from Exits 205 to 231. Alabama 22 leaves Clanton for a 17-mile drive west to U.S. 82 near Maplesville on its southerly course to Selma. Photo taken 11/03/11.
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Interstate 65 stays east of Clanton and approaches the second of three area interchanges. Photo taken 07/15/05. Second photo taken 11/03/11.
One mile south of the Exit 208 folded-cloverleaf interchange with Chilton County 28 (Lake Mitchell Road) at the County Road 85 overpass on Interstate 65 north. Photo taken 11/03/11.
Chilton County 28 spur east from Exit 208 to Lake Mitchell. Mitchell Dam resides just north of the Coosa River crossing of Alabama 22. Photo taken 11/03/11.
Northbound Interstate 65 at the Exit 208 ramp departure to Chilton County 28 (Lake Mitchell Road). County Road 28 connects the freeway with 2nd Avenue to 6th Street in central Clanton. Photo taken 11/03/11.
Clanton is featured for a third time in a row on northbound mileage signs for the return route via Alabama 145 south from Exit 212. Interstate 65 spans Walnut Creek in this scene. Photo taken 11/04/09.
Alabama 145 begins in Clanton at the intersection of U.S. 31 (7th Street North) and Alabama 22 (4th Avenue North) and winds eastward to Lay Dam Road north. Lay Dam Road carries the route to a diamond interchange (Exit 212) with Interstate 65 in one mile. Photo taken 11/03/11.
Alabama 149 continues north from Exit 212 to Shelby County 61 south of Wilsonville. Lay Dam forms Lay Lake to the east of Clanton and County Road 55 provides access to the facility from Alabama 149 at Gap of the Mountain. Photo taken 07/15/05.
A diamond interchange concludes the four-lane section of Lay Dam Road from Clanton northward. Alabama 149 angles northeast of Exit 212 and Chandler Mountain on the 26-mile drive to Wilsonville. Photo taken 11/03/11.
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A pair of rest areas reside along Interstate 65 beyond Exit 212. This is the last facility until after the Birmingham metropolitan area. Photos taken 10/07/12.
Mileage sign posted after the rest areas and before Yellow Leaf Creek along Interstate 65 northbound. Calera and the southern extent of the Birmingham suburbs lie 17 miles ahead. Photo taken 11/03/11.
Chilton County 42 crosses paths with Interstate 65 at the Exit 219 diamond interchange in one mile. Photo taken 11/03/11.
Chilton County 42 winds westward 3.9 miles from Interstate 65 (Exit 219) to U.S. 31 at the town of Jemison. U.S. 31 enters Jemison four miles north of Thorsby. Photo taken 11/03/11.
Chilton County 42 continues east from the Exit 219 off-ramp 5.5 miles to end at Alabama 149. Like guide signs for Exits 200 and 208, this Chilton County route is not acknowledged from Interstate 65. Photo taken 11/04/09.
Interstate 65 crosses the Shelby County line 6.7 miles north of Exit 219 near South Calera. Photo taken 11/04/09.


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07/15/05, 11/04/09, 11/03/11, 10/07/12 by AARoads

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Page Updated 10-10-2012.