U.S. 431

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U.S. 431 originates in Dothan and serves eastern reaches of Alabama north to Eufaula, Phenix City, Opelika, La Fayette, Anniston, Gadsden, Albertville and Huntsville. The route was established in 1953 over U.S. 241 from Anniston north to the Tennessee state line. U.S. 431 replaced Alabama 37 south from U.S. 78 to Opelika.

A 1.72 mile realignment of U.S. 431 shifted the route along the east side of Opelika to the interchange with Interstate 85 per AASHTO on October 11, 1991.

U.S. 431 North
The first confirming marker for U.S. 431 northbound. U.S. 431 encircles the east side of Dothan along a 6.70-mile long overlap with SR 210 (Ross Clark Circle). Photo taken 09/28/10.
Ross Clark Circle crosses over the Bay Line Railroad (BAYL) and Cypress Creek ahead of 3rd Avenue. Photo taken 09/28/10.
Bending northeast, Ross Clark Circle approaches SR 53 (Cottonwood Road). Photo taken 09/28/10.
SR 53 (Cottonwood Road) angles northwest 1.50 miles to U.S. 231 Business/431 Business (Oates Street) south of Downtown Dothan. Photo taken 09/28/10.
Heading southeast from U.S. 431 & SR 210 (Ross Clark Circle, Alabama 53 travels 18.64 miles to Cottonwood and SR 71 north of Malone. Photo taken 09/28/10.
U.S. 431 & SR 210 advance north 1.73 miles from SR 53 (Cottonwood Road) to U.S. 84 (East Main Street). Photo taken 09/28/10.
U.S. 431 (Martin Luther King, Jr. Parkway) advances northeast through Phenix City to a parclo interchange with U.S. 280. Photo taken 09/28/10.
U.S. 280 encircles Phenix City along a controlled access bypass. The route east from U.S. 431 comprises a short freeway to 4th Street and U.S. 27 (Veterans Parkway) in Columbus, Georgia. Photo taken 09/28/10.
U.S. 431 combines with U.S. 280 north along the Phenix City bypass. The two overlap 26 miles northwest to Opelika. Photo taken 09/28/10.
U.S. 280 connects Phenix City with Birmingham. U.S. 80 ties into U.S. 280/431 from the west in 1.868 miles and continues east along a freeway bypass of Columbus, Georgia to Interstate 185. Photo taken 09/28/10.
U.S. 280 West U.S. 431 North
CR 28 (Sandfort Road) crosses over U.S. 280/431 just ahead of these confirming markers at 16th Avenue. Photo taken 09/28/10.
16th Avenue stems north from parallel 7th Street to residential areas south of Crawford Road (old U.S. 80) in Phenix City. Photo taken 09/28/10.
Frontage roads accompany the Phenix City bypass northward from CR 28 (Sandfort Road). The succeeding traffic light along U.S. 280/431 north is with 22nd Avenue. Photo taken 09/28/10.
11th Street west and 25th Avenue north come together at this traffic light with U.S. 280/431 by Village Green Shopping Center. Photo taken 09/28/10.
U.S. 280 west & 431 north at 13th Street in Phenix City. Photo taken 09/28/10.
Turning more northward, U.S. 280 & 431 next intersect U.S. 80 west and Crawford Road (old U.S. 80) east. Photo taken 09/28/10.
U.S. 80 travels west from Phenix City to the unincorporated communities of Ladonia and Crawford and the city of Tuskegee. Crawford Road (old U.S. 80) extends 1.7 miles east to Downtown Phenix City. Photo taken 09/28/10.
U.S. 80 East U.S. 280 West U.S. 431 North
U.S. 80 east joins U.S. 280 west & 431 north for 0.947 miles. Photo taken 09/28/10.
U.S. 80 part ways with U.S. 280 west & 431 north beyond the intersection with Opelika Road (County Road 427). Opelika Road represents the original course of U.S. 280/431 northwest to Smiths Station and also the alignment of U.S. 241 until it was redesignated as U.S. 431 in 1954. Photo taken 09/28/10.
Entering a half diamond interchange with J.R. Allen Parkway, U.S. 80 turns east onto a 1986-built freeway bypassing the north side of Phenix City and Columbus, Georgia. U.S. 80 connects with Interstate 185 in six miles. Photo taken 09/28/10.
U.S. 431 South
U.S. 431 bypasses the east side of Opelika along Fox Run Parkway. The route formerly combined with U.S. 280 along Columbus Parkway east from the city center. U.S. 280 was subsequently realigned to circumvent Opelika on Interstate 85. Fox Run Parkway otherwise extends southwest toward SR 51 (Marvyn Parkway). Photo taken 10/15/99.
U.S. 280 east & 431 south overlap 22 miles from I-85 at Opelika to U.S. 80 (J.R. Allen Parkway) at Phenix City. U.S. 80 comprises a freeway bypass along the north side of Phenix City and Columbus, Georgia, connecting U.S. 280/431 with I-185. Photo taken 10/15/99.



Photo Credits:

10/15/99, 09/28/10 by AARoads

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U.S. 84
U.S. 231

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