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Detour to SoWal

Discussion in 'All About SoWal' started by bcarnes, Mar 13, 2015.

  1. bcarnes

    bcarnes Beach Crab

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    Has anyone discovered a better way to get thru the Andalusia-Florala detour than going the marked route around Opp?
     
  2. leecotton84

    leecotton84 Beach Comber

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    Take a left beside the farmers market in Paxton. Hwy 147 W. Go til it dead ends into Hwy 85 (Harrison Curve). Take Left on Hwy 85. Go about a mile or so and take a right on Perkins Road. Perkins turns into County Road 57. It dead ends into County Road 4. Take Right onto County Road 4. When you get to your next stop sign you'll be on Hwy 55. Take left on Highway 55 to go to Andalusia.
     
  3. steel1man

    steel1man Beach Fanatic

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    Bridge has been under repair since Fall 14. Any idea what the completion date is?
     
  4. leecotton84

    leecotton84 Beach Comber

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  5. John G

    John G Beach Fanatic

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    How about a detour on 331 S.?

    Who all sat in that mess Saturday pm?

    Why no detour?
     
  6. leecotton84

    leecotton84 Beach Comber

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    Once you get South of Hwy 20 your pretty much a sitting duck. If you would have known about the wreck before had you could have detoured on couple of back highways. It will be a really good day when 331 is 4 laned all the way from Hwy 98 to the Alabama line.
     
  7. ShallowsNole

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    If you are simply trying to get to Montgomery, or points north...
    Hwy 83 out of DFS
    Left on Hwy 52 (in Alabama)
    In Kinston - left (189? Can't quite remember)
    In Elba, you can either stay straight to get to Hwy 87 OR left at the little by-pass. The point is, you want 87 toward Troy.
    87 has a "Y" at a Chevron station - go left to Troy
    In Troy - left on 231 to Montgomery.

    This way is actually a little quicker if you are on the east side of SoWal. You can also go straight up Hwy 81, which turns into 87 at the state line. There are a couple of funky turns in Elba but otherwise straight to Troy.

    And if you are going to Atlanta, there's a neat way that doesn't involve Montgomery at all. Once you are on 231, watch for Old Carter Hill Road to the right. It's a right and then an immediate left. Very pretty homes and countryside, and you hit I-85 at Waugh. No Montgomery at all. :)
     
  8. seabythegrove

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    I always head north on 331 and take a left where the big scrub oak used to be and go straight for a while then take the first right after the old church they tore down back in 2001. Much quicker!
     

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