Special routes of U.S. Route 231

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U.S. Route 231 marker

U.S. Route 231
Highway system

Several special routes of U.S. Route 231 exist and have existed in the past. In order from south to north, these special routes of U.S. Route 231 (US 231) are as follows.

Current routes

Dothan business route


U.S. Route 231 Business
Location Dothan, Alabama

U.S. Route 231 Business (US 231 Bus.) is a business route of and an original alignment of US 231 in Dothan, Alabama. The route overlaps US 431 Bus., as well as Alabama State Route 1 (SR 1) and SR 53.

Map of Dothan, including US BUS 231/431.

US 231 Bus./US 431 Bus. begins as a continuation along SR 1 (South Oates Street) at the Ross Clark Circle (SR 210), where mainline US 231 moves to the west and US 431 begins at the east. Immediately after the circle, the routes curve from straight north to northeast. The road briefly curves straight north between West Carroll Street/East Carroll Street and South Alice Street, then runs northeast again. At East Cottonwood Road it is joined by SR 53, and all four routes run straight north, only to make a slight north-northwest turn at Washington Avenue. After crossing a bridge over a railroad line, it intersects US 84 Bus./SR 12/SR 52 (West and East Main Street), where South Oates Street becomes North Oates Street.

US 431 Bus./SR 1 branches off to the northeast onto Reeves Street to rejoin US 431, while US 231 Bus./SR 53 curves to the northwest onto Montgomery Highway. Between there and a cemetery owned by Triumph the Church & Kingdom, the road curves from the northwest to briefly run west between Montana Street and North Park Avenue, then curves back to the northwest again, and curves even more towards the northwest at North Cherokee Avenue. US 231 Bus. ends at the Ross Clark Circle (US 84/SR 210), but SR 53 continues to the northwest where US 231 leaves the overlap with the circle, and joins SR 53.

Shelbyville truck route


U.S. Route 231 Truck
Location Shelbyville, Tennessee

U.S. Route 231 Truck (US 231 Truck) is a truck route in Shelbyville, Tennessee. It runs along Lake Parkway and Colloredo Boulevard, along the west side of downtown Shelbyville.

Shelbyville business loop


U.S. Route 231 Business
Location Shelbyville, Tennessee
Length 0.90 mi (1.4 km)

U.S. Route 231 Business in Shelbyville, Tennessee bypasses the downtown square by running from SR 387 to North Main Street, then turns left to end at the intersection of US 231, Colloredo Boulevard, and Fairfield Pike.

Bowling Green business route


U.S. Route 231 Business
Location Bowling Green, Kentucky
Length 5.26 mi (8.47 km)
Existed 1999–present

U.S. Route 231 Business (US 231 Bus.) is a business route of and an original alignment of US 231 in Bowling Green, Kentucky. It runs through the inner part of the city and bypasses the campus of Western Kentucky University. It runs concurrently with US 31W and U.S. Route 68 Bus//KY 80 in the inner part of the city. It was designated as a business route in 1999, when the main alignment of US 231 had been rerouted onto Campbell Lane (an original alignment of KY 880).

Major intersections
The entire route is in Bowling Green, Warren County.

mi[1] km Destinations Notes
0.000 0.000 US 231 (Campbell Lane) / KY 880 (Lovers Lane) to I-65 Southern terminus; continues as US-231
2.066 3.325 US 31W north (US 31W By-Pass) Begin concurrency with US-31W; Scottsville Road continues as Broadway Avenue
3.06 4.92 To US 31W south (Nashville Road) / Natcher Parkway – Franklin End concurrency with US 31W
3.52 5.66
US 68 Bus. east (Kentucky Street) – Western Kentucky University
Begin concurrency with US 68 Bus.
3.868 6.225
To US 68 Bus. west (Russellville Road) / Natcher Parkway – Auburn, Russellville
End concurrency with US 68 Bus.
5.26 8.47 US 231 north (Morgantown Road) / US 68 (Veterans Memorial Blvd.) / KY 80 to Natcher Parkway – Morgantown Northern terminus, continues as US 231
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Morgantown truck route


U.S. Route 231 Truck
Location Morgantown, Kentucky
Length 2.772 mi (4.461 km)

U.S. Route 231 Truck (US 231 Truck) is a truck route in Morgantown, Kentucky. It runs concurrently with the entire route of KY 79 Truck as the main US 231 alignment runs concurrently with KY 79's main alignment throughout the city. It serves as a bypass route around Morgantown. Its component routes include the Natcher Parkway between exits 28 and 29, and KY 70 (Veterans Way) from the Natcher Parkway junction to the US 231/KY 79/KY 403 junction on the north side of town.

Former routes

Montgomery business route


U.S. Route 231 Business
Location Montgomery, Alabama
Existed 1960s–1970s

U.S. Route 231 Business (US 231 Bus.) was a business route established from 1960s into 1970s in Montgomery, Alabama.

Sylacauga–Pell City alternate route


U.S. Route 231 Alternate
Location Sylacauga-Pell City, Alabama
Existed 1956–1979

U.S. Route 231 Alternate (US 231 Alt.) was an alternate route of US 231 from Sylacauga to Pell City, Alabama between 1956 and 1979.

Huntsville business route


U.S. Route 231 Business
Location Huntsville, Alabama
Existed 1957–1995

U.S. Route 231 Business (US 231 Bus.) in Huntsville, Alabama was a business route established in 1957 and decommissioned in 1995.

Former Bowling Green business route


U.S. Route 231 Business
Location Bowling Green, Kentucky
Length 3.0 mi (4.8 km)
Existed 1984–1984

U.S. Route 231 Business (US 231 Bus.) was a short-lived three-mile (4.8 km) business route of US 231 established and decommissioned in 1984.

Lafayette bypass route


U.S. Route 231 Bypass
Location Lafayette, Indiana
Length 10 mi (16 km)
Existed 1960s–1980s

U.S. Route 231 Bypass (US 231 Byp.) was a bypass route around Lafayette, Indiana, from 1960s into 1980s. It included US 52 and Indiana State Road 25.

References

  1. ^ "Official DMI Route Log". Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. Retrieved August 26, 2014.
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