U.S. 90 east
The first U.S. 90 reassurance shield in Alabama stands a short distance east of the state line. The unincorporated community of Grand Bay lies approximately three miles to the east. Photo taken 01/16/09.
Mileage sign posted 28 miles west of Downtown Mobile on U.S. 90 near the state line. Photo taken 06/09/10.
Long since bypassed by U.S. 90, this abandoned section of Old Highway 90 permanently closed when Hall Road was extended southward to meet U.S. 90 directly. Photo taken 01/16/09.
Entering Grand Bay along U.S. 90 east, motorists approach the merge with Alabama 188. Alabama 188 follows Grand Bay Wilmer Road north 1.49 miles to I-10 (Exit 4) and Mobile County 11. Photo taken 09/12/10.
Alabama 188 joins U.S. 90 east for 0.179 miles through Grand Bay. Photo taken 06/09/10.
U.S. 90 & Alabama 188 east
SR 188 branches south from Grand Bay toward Bayou La Batre and Coden. The state route is part of the Alabama Coastal Connection, a nationally designated scenic byway established on October 19, 2009.5 Photo taken 09/12/10.
U.S. 90 and SR 188 eastbound at their split. SR 188 concludes a 19.69 mile route at SR 193 in Alabama Port. SR 193 continues south from there to Dauphin Island, where the Mobile Bay Ferry crosses the mouth of Mobile Bay to Fort Morgan. Photo taken 06/09/10.
U.S. 90 east
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Leaving Grand Bay, U.S. 90 transitions back into a rural two lane highway through St. Elmo and Irvington. Theodore, the southern extent of the Mobile city limits, is ten miles ahead. Photo taken 06/09/10. Second photo taken 01/16/09.
Ramsey Road crosses paths with U.S. 90 north of Alabama 188 (Grand Bay Bayou La Batre Highway) and south of Old Pascagoula Road (Mobile County 28). Photo taken 01/16/09.
U.S. 90 and the parallel CSX Railroad continue east toward Fernland and St. Elmo. Photo taken 06/09/10.
U.S. 90 kinks northward through the settlement of St. Elmo. March Road ties into the highway from Old Pascagoula Road north of Interstate 10. Photo taken 01/16/09.
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U.S. 90 eastbound at the former south end of CR 39 (McDonald Road). McDonald Road stems north from U.S. 90 to County Farm Road, which links it with the four-lane realignment of CR 39 to the east. Photo taken 11/05/03. Second photo taken 01/16/09.
Mobile County 19 travels 7.8 miles south from U.S. 90 at Irvington to Alabama 188 north of Bayou La Batre. Photo taken 01/16/09.
County Road 19 provides middle of three routes to the coastal town of Bayou La Batre from points north. Photo taken 01/16/09.
U.S. 90 widens to four lanes through the folded diamond interchange with CR 39 (McDonald Road Extension). CR 39 shifted to a new alignment east of McDonald Road in stages between 2005 and June 2009. Photo taken 06/09/10.
A loop ramp carries drivers onto CR 39 south 1.4 miles to its end at CR 23 (Padgett Switch Road) and CR 24 (Half Mile Road). Padgett Switch Road leads south to SR 188 north of Bayou La Batre. Photo taken 06/09/10.
A second folded diamond interchange joins CR 39 with Park Boulevard and Gibson Road to the immediate south by Mobile International Speedway. Photo taken 06/09/10.
Mobile County Road 39 (McDonald Road Extension) leads north to Interstate 10 and the Dawes area. The four-lane alignment of CR 39 was constructed to improve access to the Bayou La Batre area for both commerce and hurricane evacuation situations. Photo taken 06/09/10.
The four-lane alignment of CR 39 extends 2.2 miles north to a six-ramp parclo interchange (Exit 10) with Interstate 10 and the original alignment of McDonald Road. Photo taken 06/09/10.
Leaving the Irvington area and the exchange with Mobile County 39, U.S. 90 approaches Murray Hill Road north to the Murray Heights community. Photo taken 01/16/09.
Mobile County 23 follows Padgett Switch Road north from Mobile County 24 (Half Mile Road) to end at U.S. 90 at the next traffic light. Photo taken 01/16/09.
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U.S. 90 continues northeast from Padgett Switch Road three miles to Theodore and 11 miles to Downtown Mobile. Photos taken 01/16/09.
Swedetown Road North ties into U.S. 90 east from Swedetown and Nan Gray Davis Roads in suburban areas of Theodore just north of its four-lane expansion. Photo taken 01/16/09.
Mobile County 59 (Bellingrath Road) ventures 12.2 miles north from SR 188 east of Coden and west of Heron Bay to Bellingrath Gardens and U.S. 90 at Carol Plantation Road in Theodore. Photo taken 11/05/03.
Old Rock Road ties into U.S. 90 from Cary Hamilton Road in Theodore. Photo taken 01/16/09.
CR 30 (Theodore Dawes Road) leads east from Interstate 10 to end at U.S. 90, opposite CR 26 (Hamilton Boulevard). CR 26 follows Hamilton Boulevard 2.9 miles east to SR 163 and SR 193 (Rangeline Road) on Hollingers Island. Photo taken 11/05/03.
I-10 trailblazers partition traffic for the freeway westbound via CR 30 (Theodore-Dawes Road) and eastbound along the continuation of U.S. 90 to Tillman's Corner. Photo taken 01/16/09.
U.S. 90 travels north through industrial areas of Theodore to Tillman's Corner. The highway widens with a grassy median. Photo taken 01/16/09.
Plantation Road crosses U.S. 90 at the first of three signals through an area of industrial parks. Plantation Road leads west to Carol Plantation Road. Photo taken 01/16/09.
Larue Steiner Road links U.S. 90 with Middle Road through additional industrial parks. Photo taken 01/16/09.
Kooiman Road stems east from U.S. 90 to Todd Acres Road at industrial areas west of Alabama 193 (Rangeline Road). Photo taken 01/16/09.
U.S. 90 leaves Kooiman Road and enters a six-ramp parclo interchange (Exit 15) with Interstate 10. Photo taken 01/16/09.
Drivers bound for Downtown Mobile and Baldwin County depart U.S. 90 east for Interstate 10. The succeeding exits eastbound are with Alabama 193 and Interstate 65. Photo taken 01/16/09.
U.S. 90 eastbound reassurance marker posted beyond the intersection with Alabama 193 (Rangeline Road) south and Nevius Road west at Tillman's Corner. Rangeline Service Road North ties into U.S. 90 at the ensuing traffic light. Photo taken 01/26/11.
Descending toward Halls Mill Creek along Government Boulevard north. U.S. 90 carries four lanes separated by a grassy median eastward toward Midtown Mobile. Photo taken 10/24/03.
Knollwood Drive stems north from U.S. 90 (Government Boulevard) to Cottage Hill Road, Medal of Honor Park and Grelot Road. Photo taken 01/26/11.
U.S. 90 lowers from Knollwood Drive to Demetropolis Road. Demetropolis Road begins at Halls Mill Road to the south and leads north directly to University Boulevard west of Cottage Hill. Originally the road ended at Cottage Hill Road, but a 2003 project realigned the arterial to meet University at Cottage Hill Road. Photo taken 01/26/11.
Expressway style lighting accompanies Government Boulevard northward from Demetropolis Road to Government Street. Photo taken 01/26/11.
Service roads line both sides of U.S. 90 (Government Boulevard) at Knob Hill Drive by the Crestview subdivision. Photo taken 01/26/11.
Azalea Road intersects U.S. 90 south of Cottage Hill and north of Halls Mill Road. Azalea Road and McGregor Avenue provide a north-south through route to Springhill Avenue near Langan Park. Photo taken 01/26/11.
Leaving the commercialized intersection with Azalea Road, U.S. 90 advances northeast by the Heron Lakes Country Club gulf course community. Photo taken 07/17/07.
Frontage Roads again accompany U.S. 90 (Government Boulevard) ahead of Lakeside Drive. The first of two signals with the frontage road operates at Butler Drive and Skyline Centre Office Park. Photo taken 01/26/11.
U.S. 90 (Government Boulevard) expands to six lanes ahead of Lakeside Drive and Interstate 65. The right lane was restriped in 2009 to default onto I-65 south to I-10. Photo taken 01/26/11.
Lakeside Drive winds through Lakeside Commercial Park, connecting U.S. 90 (Government Boulevard) at I-65 with Cottage Hill Road at Montlimar Drive. Photo taken 07/16/07.
U.S. 90 spans Montlimar Creek and enters the six-ramp parclo interchange with Interstate 65. This I-65 shield was replaced by 2011. Photo taken 01/26/11.
Construction in 2002-04 reconfigured the full cloverleaf interchange joining U.S. 90 with Interstate 65. The work removed loop ramps from I-65 to Government Boulevard, eliminating the weaving traffic pattern along the freeway above. This button copy sign for I-65 south was replaced by February 1, 2004. Photo taken 03/07/02.
The two loop ramps from I-65 to Government Boulevard permanently closed on February 8, 2004. Additional work in 2009 separated the right lane with pylons, providing a free flow movement from U.S. 90 east to Interstate 65 north. Photo taken 01/26/11.
Satchel Paige Drive parallels I-65 south from U.S. 90 (Government Boulevard) to the McGowin Park retail complex, Hank Aaron Stadium and Halls Mill Road (CR 28). Photo taken 11/13/03.
U.S. 90 eastbound between Satchel Paige Drive and McVay Drive. Service roads run along the four-lane arterial northeast to Eslava Creek. Photo taken 02/06/09.
Pleasant Valley Road crosses U.S. 90 (Government Boulevard) east from Cottage Hill Road en route to Halls Mill Road. Photo taken 11/13/03.
Howell Avenue west and Brookley Avenue east tie into U.S. 90 just north of Pleasant Valley Road at the ensuing traffic light. Photo taken 11/13/03.
Government Boulevard becomes Government Street at the intersection with Pinehill Drive. Photo taken 11/13/03.
Advancing east between the Carlen and Rickarby neighborhoods, U.S. 90 approaches Alabama 163. The state route follows Dauphin Island Parkway (DIP) southward to Interstate 10, South Mobile, and Hollingers Island. Photo taken 11/13/03.
Holcombe Avenue, part the historic route of U.S. 90 through southwest Mobile with Halls Mill Road, ties into Government Street just ahead of the CN Railroad and SR 163 (Dauphin Island Parkway). Photo taken 11/13/03.
SR 163 (Dauphin Island Parkway) travels 11.10 miles south from U.S. 90 to SR 193. Dauphin Island Parkway extends along SR 193 to Dauphin Island on the Gulf of Mexico. Photo taken 11/13/03.
Confirming marker for U.S. 90 east after SR 163 (DIP) north and Williams Drive south. Photo taken 11/13/03.
Approaching the intersection with Houston Street on U.S. 90 eastbound. Houston Street links Government Street with Virginia Street east to Ladd-Peebles Stadium. Photo taken 11/17/03.
Catherine Street south and Tuttle Avenue north converge with U.S. 90 (Government Street) at the ensuing traffic light eastbound. Catherine Street is a secondary through route north to Dauphin Street, U.S. 98 and U.S. 45 (St. Stephens Road). Tuttle Avenue is a residential street leading south to Virginia and Dublin Streets. Photo taken 04/24/09.
Lafayette Street parallels Catherine Street two blocks to the east. Both join U.S. 90 with the Lyons Park neighborhood. Photo taken 04/24/09.
U.S. 90 reassurance shield posted between Lafayette and Stocking Streets. Photo taken 04/24/09.
Three three successive traffic lights operate along U.S. 90 (Government Street) starting with Bradford Avenue. Photo taken 04/24/09.
Michigan Avenue is an urban boulevard extending south from U.S. 90 to Maysville, Arlington, and Interstate 10 by the Mobile Aeroplex at Brookley. Photo taken 04/24/09.
Ann Street is a collector leading north from U.S. 90 to U.S. 98 (Spring Hill Avenue) at the split with U.S. 45 (St. Stephens Road). Photo taken 04/24/09.
Continuing east toward Downtown Mobile along the canopied section of U.S. 90 (Government Street) beyond Ann Street. Photo taken 04/24/09.
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George Street leads south from U.S. 90 (Government Street) to Selma Street near the Oakleigh Period House Museum. Photos taken 04/24/09.
The first sign of the approaching turn of U.S. 90 eastbound from Government Street onto Broad Street is this U.S. 98 Truck assembly posted after Charles Street. The forthcoming intersection previously marked the beginning of U.S. 90 Truck, which U.S. 90 replaced in 1999. Photo taken 04/24/09.
U.S. 90 east combines with U.S. 98 west for 0.334 miles along Broad Street north. The intersection of Broad and Government Streets represents the historic terminus of U.S. 31, 43, 45 and U.S. 90 Alternate. Signs here were replaced by winter 2002, reflecting the truncation of U.S. 43 north to Prichard and the realignment U.S. 90 approved by AASHTO on October 11, 2002. Photo taken 04/24/09.
Overhead signs direct truckers transporting hazardous materials onto U.S. 90 & 98 Truck east to the Cochrane-Africatown USA Bridge to bypass both the Bankhead and George Wallace Tunnels. Photo taken 04/24/09.
Left turns are not permitted from Government Street east onto Broad Street north. The mainline movement of U.S. 90 instead navigates along Jefferson Street south and Church Street west in a jughandle configuration to join Broad Street (U.S. 98 west). Photo taken 04/24/09.
Continuing across Broad Street, U.S. 90 turns south onto Jefferson Street. U.S. 98 overtakes Government Street east through the Mobile central business district to the Bankhead Tunnel. Photo taken 04/24/09.
Guide sign directing U.S. 90 from Jefferson Street south to Church Street west. Photo taken 11/03/03.
U.S. 90 (Church Street) westbound at Broad Street. U.S. 98 west accompanies Broad Street one block to the north from Government Street. Photo taken 11/03/03.
U.S. 90 East & U.S. 98 West - Broad Street
Guide signs outline the forthcoming separation of U.S. 90 east and 98 westbound ahead of Dauphin Street. These signs date to November 2001, reflecting the relocation of U.S. 90 northward to Bay Bridge Road and the truncation of U.S. 43 at the time. Photo taken 04/24/09.
Dauphin Street flows east from U.S. 90 & 98 (Broad Street) to the Lower Dauphin Entertainment District (LoDa) and Downtown Mobile. Photo taken 04/24/09.
U.S. 90 east and 98 west separate at the forthcoming intersection with St. Anthony Street. U.S. 98 follows Spring Hill Avenue west to U.S. 45 (St. Stephens Road) and areas of Midtown Mobile. U.S. 90 remains along Broad Street north to the main campus of Bishop State Community College. Photo taken 04/24/09.
U.S. 98 extends west from the central business district of Mobile to northwestern reaches of the city and Semmes. U.S. 90 combines with U.S. 98 Truck northward to Prichard and the Cochrane-Africatown USA Bridge. Photo taken 04/24/09.
U.S. 90 & Truck U.S. 98 East - Beauregard Street
Broad Street transitions to Beauregard Street at the intersection with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue. MLK Avenue comprises a north-south thoroughfare connecting Downtown Mobile with Prichard and U.S. 45 to the northwest. Photo taken 07/16/07.
Lawrence Street crosses U.S. 90 & 98 Truck (Beauregard Street) at this traffic light northwest of Calloway-Smith Middle School. Lawrence Street travels north from the Mobile Civic Center at Canal Street to the Renaissance development by Beauregard Street. Photo taken 11/25/08.
Beauregard Street continues east to Water Street and Interstate 165. Truckers transporting hazardous cargo are directed along Water Street south for I-10 west and along I-165 north to Bay Bridge Road for I-10 east. Photo taken 07/16/07.
The Mobile Register building rises along the south side of Beauregard Street ahead of the U.S. 90 & 98 Truck turn onto I-165 at Water Street. Prior to 2001, when the nearby Viaduct Bridge permanently closed, the truck route for U.S. 98 combined with U.S. 43 along Telegraph Road. Photo taken 07/16/07.
U.S. 90 & 98 Truck east at Water Street. Opened to traffic October 28, 1994. Interstate 165 travels 4.90 miles northward from Beauregard Street to I-65 in Prichard. Water Street constitutes a six-lane boulevard south to Interstate 10 at the George Wallace Tunnel. Photo taken 07/16/07.
Beauregard Street extends east by the GM&O Transit Center to Dekle Street and the Robert M. Hope Overpass spanning the CSX Railroad into the Alabama State Docks. Photo taken 11/25/08.
U.S. 90 East & Interstate 165 north
U.S. 90 merges with Interstate 165 north at the separation with Conception Street Road. Photo taken 07/17/07.
Diagrammatic overhead posted one mile ahead of the U.S. 90 eastbound split from I-165 north at Exit 2. Photo taken 07/17/07.
U.S. 90 leaves the Interstate 165 viaduct for Bay Bridge Road east. I-165 continues northwest to Price Avenue, Whistler Street and Interstate 65 within the city of Prichard. Photo taken 09/26/08.
Bay Bridge Road carries U.S. 90 & 98 Truck east from Interstate 165 to the Plateau and Magazine sections of north Mobile. The arterial transitions to South Craft Highway west en route to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive and U.S. 45. Photo taken 07/17/07.
U.S. 90 & U.S. 98 Truck east
The first of three signalized intersections along U.S. 90 & 98 Truck (Bay Bridge Road) east is with Grover Avenue. Grover Avenue leads north from Buffs Street to old Bay Bridge Road and Meaher Avenue (former Alabama 194). Photo taken 11/21/08.
Bay Bridge Road advances a short distance east from Grover Avenue to the grade separated intersection with U.S. 43 (Telegraph Road). Photo taken 07/17/07.
This bank of shields appears at the access road linking Bay Bridge Road with U.S. 43 north at Telegraph Road. Telegraph Road passes under U.S. 90 & 98 Truck en route to the Alabama State Docks. U.S. 43 travels to Chickasaw, Saraland and Satsuma. Photo taken 10/25/03.
Prior to 2001, U.S. 43 extended south from Bay Bridge Road to Downtown Mobile. The Viaduct Bridge joining Telelgraph Road with Conception Street Road and I-165 was demolished in 2002, severing the link of U.S. 43 to U.S. 90. Photo taken 07/17/07.
Continuing east along U.S. 90 across Telegraph Road. The 1.2-mile segment of Bay Bridge Road east from I-165 to Telegraph Road was constructed during a 270-project started in fall 1995.1 Photo taken 07/16/07.
U.S. 90 (Bay Bridge Road) intersects Bay Bridge Cutoff Road east of the Telegraph Road underpass. Bay Bridge Road Cutoff connects U.S. 90 & 98 Truck with Telegraph Road (old U.S. 43) south through the Plateau community. Historically Bay Bridge Road Cutoff was a part of U.S. 43 and 90. Signals here were removed in 2010. Photo taken 07/16/07.
Paper Mill Road Extension connects U.S. 90 & 98 Truck (Bay Bridge Road) with Paper Mill Road leading north from the Cochrane-Africatown USA Bridge to Summerville in Prichard. Photo taken 11/22/08.
An off-ramp links U.S. 90 eastbound with Paper Mill Road directly at the foot of the Cochrane-Africatown USA Bridge. A historical alignment of U.S. 43, Paper Mill Road serves industrial areas of the Magazine community lining Chickasaw Creek and the Mobile River. Photo taken 06/02/10.
The Cochrane-Africatown Bridge spans the Mobile River east from Magazine Point and the mouth of Chickasaw Creek to Blakeley Island. The four-lane span replaced the two-lane Cochrane Bridge, which permanently closed to traffic in 1984 due to structural deficiencies.2 Photo taken 11/21/08.
Two 350 foot high piers support the four-lane deck of the Cochrane-Africatown USA Bridge.3 The cable-stayed bridge was the first built in Alabama.2 Photo taken 07/16/07.
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Costing $68.9 million to construct,3 the Cochrane-Africatown Bridge was dedicated on August 29, 1991.4 The 7,291 foot long span rises 140 feet above the Mobile River.3 Photo taken 11/26/06. Second photo taken 07/16/07. Third photo taken 07/16/07.
Marshland and areas of Mobile-Tensaw Delta State Wildlife Management Area spread along the eastern horizon as U.S. 90 & 98 Truck descend from the Cochrane-Africatown USA Bridge onto Blakeley Island. Photo taken 07/16/07.
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Looking southward from the Cochrane-Africatown Bridge at the Alabama State Docks, the Mobile skyline and Pinto Island. Photo taken 02/11/09. Second photo taken 11/21/08.
U.S. 90 & 98 Truck (Cochrane Causeway) parallel the Mobile River south from the Blakeley Terminal of the State Docks to Interstate 10. Photo taken 07/16/07.
U.S. 98 rejoins U.S. 90 east from the Bankhead Tunnel along Battleship Causeway. The Bankhead Tunnel directly connects Cochrane Causeway with Government Street and the Mobile central business district. Photo taken 07/16/07.
The hazmat bypass for U.S. 98 concludes at Battleship Parkway. A sign installed here in early 2003 references the restriction for the Bankhead Tunnel westbound. Photo taken 07/16/07.
The westbound off-ramp from I-10 to U.S. 90/98 ties in the signalized intersection with the Bankhead Tunnel entrance. U.S. 98 west through the Bankhead Tunnel was historically a part of U.S. 31 and U.S. 90 Alternate prior to the removal of tolls in 1973. Photo taken 07/16/07.
U.S. 90 & 98 east
Travelers originating from the Cochrane-Africatown Bridge on U.S. 90 & 98 Truck (Cochrane Causeway) must continue three miles to access I-10. A westbound on-ramp provides access for the nearby industrial and shipbuilding businesses to Interstate 10 west. Photo taken 07/16/07.
U.S. 90 eastbound overlaps with U.S. 98 for eight miles across Mobile Bay. The ramp to Interstate 10 eastbound departs from the Bankhead Tunnel and U.S. 98 to the right. This ramp previously was accessible to motorists along U.S. 90 eastbound. However following repairs from a truck fire on the ramp bridge in 2000, the slip ramp from U.S. 90 east to the entrance ramp remain closed. Photo taken 06/02/10.
This set of reassurance shields stands beyond the exchange with I-10 by the Wallace Tunnel. The Interstate 10 Detour shield references the hazmat route signed in 1999 across the Cochrane Bridge and Truck U.S. 98. Photo taken 07/16/07.
Mast-arm traffic light assemblies were added to the intersection of U.S. 90 & 98 at Addsco Road in 2010. A shipbuilding plant opened along Addsco Road during this time period. Photo taken 05/27/10.
USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park lies on the east end of Blakeley Island. The park is also home to the Vietnam and Korean Veterans Memorial. Photo taken 07/16/07.
U.S. 90 & 98 (Battleship Parkway) span the Tensaw River and enter Baldwin County. The eastbound bridge was opened in 1998; the westbound span has been in service since 1965. Photo taken 07/16/07.


 

Sources:

  1. "Cochrane Bridge link set to begin." Press-Register (Mobile, AL), August 30, 1995.
  2. "Mobile area." Press-Register (Mobile, AL), January 28, 1993.
  3. Cochrane/Africatown USA Bridge. State of Alabama Engineering Hall of Fame web site.
  4. "State, local officials dedicate high-rise bridge over Mobile." The Montgomery Advertiser (AL), August 30, 1991.
  5. "State gets its 4th byway Coastal road on federal list." Birmingham News (AL), October 20, 2009.


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