This article relies largely or entirely on a single source. (December 2013)
|Maintained by ALDOT|
|Length||91.061 mi (146.548 km)|
|South end||US 278 / CR 719 east of Cullman|
|North end||SR 227 at Tennessee state line near Cloverdale|
|Counties||Cullman, Morgan, Lawrence, Colbert, Lauderdale|
State Route 157 (SR 157) is a 91.061-mile-long (146.548 km) state highway in the northern and northwestern parts of the U.S. state of Alabama. The southern terminus of the highway is at an intersection with U.S. Route 278 (US 278) approximately 10 miles (16 km) east of Cullman, where it continues as County Road 719.The northern terminus of the highway is at the Tennessee state line northwest of Florence. SR 157 continues as Tennessee State Route 227 (SR 227) once it crosses into Tennessee.
State Route 157 begins at a 4-way stop with US 278. South of the 4-way stop, the road continues as Cullman County Road 719.
Throughout North Cullman, AL-157 is oriented in an east-to-west trajectory, passing by a large Buick/GMC dealership at its junction with U.S. 31, then past several restaurants, and ultimately reaching I-65. In northern Cullman County, the route makes a gradual curve north. The county line with Morgan County is marked in the middle of a steep downgrade/upgrade known as Battleground Mountain for the nearby town of Battleground.
After this descent/ascent, the route makes a short journey through hilly terrain until it reaches Danville, where it junctions with CR-55 and CR-41 (Danville Road). After these junctions, the route becomes flat. It crosses the line into Lawrence County and shortly junctions with SR-36, which leads to Hartselle and Wren.
Eventually, the route reaches Moulton, where it serves as the main north-to-south thoroughfare for the east district of Moulton, which contains most of its restaurants and shops. It eventually junctions with Alabama State Route 24/Corridor V and Alabama State Route 33.
Past this point, the route passes through once again hilly terrain as it passes through Hatton and Alabama State Route 101. It eventually reaches the Colbert County line and then junctions with Alabama State Route 20.
Past this point, the route crosses the Tennessee River and the Lauderdale County line. The route passes through Florence on a freeway directly through town, junctioning with U.S. 72 and U.S. 43, also losing Alabama State Route 133 and gaining Alabama State Route 17 before and at this specific interchange respectively. On the north side of town, the route re-engages in a concurrency with S.R. 133 and now S.R. 17. After a short concurrency, the route drops S.R. 17 and continues west with S.R. 133. Eventually, it turns off of the concurrency and heads north, crossing the Tennessee state line directly beside the Natchez Trace Parkway. The route becomes Tennessee State Route 227, which loops around and acts as the northern terminus to Alabama State Route 101.
This route is an important connector between multiple cities in Northwestern Alabama with S.R. 20, S.R. 24, and S.R. 13.
SR 157 has been four-laned along almost its entire length. This project, which began in the 1980s, was finally completed in the summer of 2007.
|Cullman||||0.000||0.000||US 278 (SR 74) / CR 719 – Cullman, Gadsden||Southern terminus; continuation as Cullman County Road 719|
|Cullman||0.601||0.967||SR 69 – Cullman, Guntersville, Ave Maria Grotto|
|5.081||8.177||US 31 (2nd Avenue NW / SR 3) – Decatur, Ave Maria Grotto|
|6.204||9.984||I-65 – Birmingham, Huntsville||I-65 exit 310|
|Lawrence||Speake||29.211||47.011||SR 36 – Double Springs, Hartselle|
|Moulton||38.002||61.158||SR 24 – Red Bay, Decatur|
|39.754||63.978||SR 33 (Market Street) – Courtland|
|Hatton||49.368||79.450||SR 101 – Town Creek|
US 72 Alt. east / SR 20 east (Wheeler Highway) – Decatur, Joe Wheeler State Park
|Southern end of US 72 Alt./SR 20 concurrency|
US 72 Alt. west / SR 20 west / SR 133 begins / CR 57 south (3 Mile Lane) – Tuscumbia, Florence
|Northern end of US 72 Alt./SR 20 concurrency; southern end of SR 133 concurrency; northern terminus of CR 57|
|67.839||109.176||SR 184 (Second Street)|
|Tennessee River||Singing River Bridge|
|Lauderdale||Florence||71.175||114.545||SR 133 north (Veterans Drive)||Interchange; northern end of SR 133 concurrency|
|72.260||116.291||US 43 / US 72 (Florence Boulevard / SR 2 / SR 13 / SR 17 south)||Interchange; southern end of SR 17 concurrency|
|SR 133 south (Cox Creek Parkway) / CR 199 north (Helton Drive) – Athens||Southern end of SR 133 concurrency; southern terminus of CR 199|
|75.786||121.966||SR 17 north (Chisholm Road) – Florence, Waynesboro||Northern end of SR 17 concurrency|
|76.578||123.240||SR 133 north (Cox Creek Parkway) – Savannah||Northern end of SR 133 concurrency|
|Cloverdale||91.061||146.548||SR 227 east (Pumping Station Road)||Tennessee state line|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi|
- Milepost Map – Lauderdale County, Alabama (PDF) (Map). Alabama Department of Transportation. February 1, 2009. Retrieved December 17, 2016.
- Milepost Map – Cullman County, Alabama (PDF) (Map). Alabama Department of Transportation. January 1, 2012. Retrieved December 17, 2016.
- Milepost Map – Lawrence County, Alabama (PDF) (Map). Alabama Department of Transportation. April 1, 2003. Retrieved December 17, 2016.
- Milepost Map – Colbert County, Alabama (PDF) (Map). Alabama Department of Transportation. February 1, 2009. Retrieved December 17, 2016.