U.S. 45 begins its nearly 1,300 mile trek to Ontonagon, Michigan in the Port City of Mobile at the split of St. Stephens Road and U.S. 98 (Spring Hill Avenue). The US highway follows St. Stephens Road northward through Prichard to Eight Mile along an urban route. Beyond the Prichard community of Kushla, U.S. 45 transitions to a rural route, traversing rolling hills and pine forest for the bulk of the course through northern Mobile and Washington Counties. The exception is through the city of Citronelle, which offers the largest array of traveler services between Mobile and State Line, Mississippi.
U.S. 45 Alabama Highway Guides
State Routes of U.S. 45
SR 17 follows U.S. 45 north 43.054 miles from Mobile to Deer Park in Washington County. SR 17 is a stand alone route north from there to Chatom as SR 57 takes over for the remaining 16.127 miles of U.S. 45 north to State Line, Mississippi.
|U.S. 45 scenes|
|A "reverse video" U.S. 45 shield stands along Forest Street westbound ahead of U.S. 45 (3rd Street) in Citronelle. Forest Street links the US highway with Mobile County 35 (Odom Road) on the north side of the city. Photo taken 05/09/09.|
|Catherine Street north meets U.S. 45 (St. Stephens Road) and Congress Street at a five point intersection five blocks north of the US highway terminus near the Allenville section of Mobile. Photo taken 04/11/12.|
05/09/09, 04/11/12 by AARoads
Page Updated 10-02-2012.