U.S. 29 travels northeast from Lower Alabama to the I-85 corridor north from Auburn-Opelika to Atlanta, Georgia. U.S. 29 enters Flomaton, Alabama as a four-lane route north from Pensacola. U.S. 31 combines with the route east from there to Brewton, where it turns north toward Evergreen. Beyond the Escambia County seat, U.S. 29 follows a mostly rural course east to Andalusia, where it overlaps with U.S. 84, and north to Brantley where it joins U.S. 331.
U.S. 29 & 331 run concurrent for 9.5 miles as a four-lane, divided arterial or three to four lane boulevard. U.S. 331 continues north from their split to Montgomery while U.S. 29 turns east again en route to Troy and Banks. The highway arcs northward along a curving alignment to eventually reach Union Springs and U.S. 82.
Northward, U.S. 29 advances to Tuskegee, where it merges with U.S. 80 east for 7.4 miles to a parclo interchange with SR 186. U.S. 80 branches southward en route to Phenix City while U.S. 29 converges with Interstate 85 on the south side of Auburn. Through the Auburn and Opelika area, U.S. 29 was relocated from its surface route connecting the respective business districts to a 13.11 mile long overlap with I-85 between Exits 51 and 64. This change was approved by AASHTO on April 8, 2000.
The last stretch of U.S. 29 in east central Alabama loops east from Interstate 85 to the city of Valley. The highway meets I-85 again at the final Alabama interchange, which lines the south city limits of Lanett. U.S. 29 joins Downtown Lanett with West Point, Georgia as it spans the Chattahoochee River into the Peach State.
U.S. 29 Alabama Highway Guides
State Routes of U.S. 29
- State Road 113
SR 113 coincides with U.S. 29 from Century, Florida northward to the merge with U.S. 31 in Flomaton and eastward for the first 1.14 miles. The overlap is fully signed.
- State Road 3
U.S. 29 & 31 share 13.86 miles from Flomaton to Brewton. SR 3 doubles as the state route counterpart for both highways.
- State Road 15
SR 15 takes over for U.S. 29 north beyond the split with U.S. 31 & SR 3. Alabama 15 follows the remainder of U.S. 29 through the state, tallying 211.883 miles to the Georgia state line at Lanett.
|U.S. 29 scenes|
|Persimmon Street provides a portion of the movements between U.S. 29 & 31 (South Boulevard) and Alabama 41 (St. Nicholas Avenue) at downtown Brewton. Drivers taking Alabama 41 south to South Boulevard west are directed onto the connector; northbound truckers along U.S. 29 & 31 destined for Mildred Street south must use the route to make the right-hand turn. Photos taken 12/05/09.|
|This photograph looks at old U.S. 29 in the downtown area of Andalusia. The route entered downtown from the west along current Alabama 55 before turning northward to the current east end of the U.S. 29 & 84 overlap. Photo taken 11/25/01.|
- 11/25/01 by AARoads and Adam Froehlig. 12/05/09 by AARoads.
Page Updated 01-10-2011.