U.S. 31 South - Montgomery County

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U.S. 31 South
U.S. 31 (Birmingham Highway) leaves the Alabama River and approaches the settlement of Hunter. 10/06/12
U.S. 31 enters the city limits of Montgomery a short distance south of the county line. Signs listing the prohibition of cell phone use, cell phone texting, and the use of photocops sometimes accompany city line signs for the capital city. 10/06/12
Montgomery County 54 (Hunter Loop Road) begins and travels south from U.S. 31 (Birmingham Highway) at Hunter. 10/06/12
Hunter Loop Road carries County Road 54 south to Grovewood and County Road 11 (Ashley Road) and Old Selma Road. CR 54 follows Old Selma Road west from there to Fairview and Lowndes County east of Manack. 10/06/12
U.S. 31 (Birmingham Highway) and a Norfolk Southern Railroad parallel one another southeast from Hunter to the vicinity of Maxwell Air Force Base. 10/06/12
U.S. 31 splits with Birmingham Highway for West Boulevard to bypass Montgomery from Maxwell Air Force Base southward. 10/06/12
Birmingham Highway continues along the periphery of the base to split into Day Street east to I-85 and Maxwell Boulevard east to downtown. All traffic to Interstates 65 and 85 and U.S. 231 and 331 is directed onto West Boulevard to South Boulevard (SR 21) otherwise. 10/06/12
West Boulevard carries two lanes southward from the U.S. 31 split with Birmingham Highway. Right of way exists to four lane the roadway if ever needed. 10/06/12
Although U.S. 82 was removed from the overlap with U.S. 31 between Prattville and Montgomery in 1997, this southbound mileage sign posted after Birmingham Highway still features the US 82 destinations of Union Springs and Eufaula. 10/06/12
Old Selma Road west and Well Road come together at U.S. 31 (West Boulevard) alongside a CSX Railroad crossing. 10/06/12
A short distance south of Old Selma Road is the south end of Montgomery County 11 (Ashley Road). 10/06/12
Ashley Road (CR-11) provides a connection between U.S. 31 (West Boulevard) and the Montgomery County 54 turn from Old Selma Road west to Hunter Loop Road north. 10/06/12
U.S. 31 (West Boulevard) curves southeast from County Road 11. 10/06/12
A traffic light precedes the CSX Railroad under crossing of U.S. 31 south at Estate Avenue. Estate Avenue connects West Boulevard with an adjacent subdivision and a short frontage road. 10/06/12
Traffic along U.S. 31 (West Boulevard) southbound lowers from the CSX Railroad bridge to intersect Mobile Highway and South Boulevard. SR 21 follows Moible Highway south from South Boulevard alongside U.S. 31. 10/06/12
South Boulevard begins from U.S. 31 (West Boulevard) and immediately meets Interstate 65 and U.S. 82 west. U.S. 80 & 82 east follow the commercial arterial to U.S. 331's north end nearby and U.S. 231 on the southeast side of Montgomery. 10/06/12
U.S. 31 departs West Boulevard for Mobile Highway south to Hope Hull. South Boulevard east doubles as SR 21, U.S. 80, and U.S. 82 between Interstate 65 and Lynndale through the south side of Montgomery. 10/06/12
SR 21 joins U.S. 31 south briefly across Catoma Creek to U.S. 80 west. 06/18/05
Crossing the Catoma Creek, an original sign bridge appears for the upcoming U.S. 80 (Selma Highway) diamond interchange. While the freeway segment of U.S. 80 between U.S. 31 and Interstate 65 came into existence in the mid-1990s, this sign bridge greatly predates the relocation of U.S. 80 away from U.S. 31 and SR 21. 08/22/03
A closer look at the original button copy overheads for U.S. 31 & SR 21 (Mobile Highway) south ahead of U.S. 80. 08/22/03
U.S. 80 west & SR 21 south overlap for ten miles along the Selma Highway from U.S. 31 (Mobile Highway). 06/18/05
U.S. 31 (Mobile Highway) southbound reaches the westbound on-ramp to U.S. 80 (Selma Highway). U.S. 80 constitutes a four-lane divided highway for most of the drive west from Montgomery to Cuba near the Mississippi state line. This corridor is slated for the Interstate 85 extension to I-20/59. 06/18/05
Leaving the Hope Hull community of extreme southern Montgomery, U.S. 31 comprises a five-lane arterial with a center turn lane from Hyundai Boulevard (County Road 42) to the diamond interchange with Interstate 65 (Exit 164). 07/12/05


Photo Credits:

  • 08/22/03 by AARoads and Justin Cozart.
  • 06/18/05 by AARoads.
  • 07/12/05 by AARoads.
  • 10/06/12 by AARoads.

Connect with:
Interstate 65
U.S. 80
U.S. 82
State Route 21

Page Updated 10-08-2012.

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