ALDOT made some big route changes in Piedmont, Alabama. Formerly, when you came into Piedmont on AL-21, you approached this weird intersection with AL-200. The highway separated into separate single lane carriageways and you either went into Piedmont on AL-21 or went left and stopped, then continued onto AL-200.
Going the other way towards Jacksonville, anyone on AL-21 had to yield to AL-200 traffic and look to their right, it was a horrible design.
Now, the entire intersection has been redone. The single lane carriageways and median are gone. And it’s now a simple 3-way intersection with turn lanes.
And the intersection redo was not the only thing done. ALDOT rerouted AL-21 onto the former AL-200. Alabama State Route 200 no loner exists. And the former AL-21 into Piedmont was turned over to the city. So now AL-21 ends at US 278, and this makes sense really. Because most thru traffic takes the bypass and avoids the middle of Piedmont.
So long AL-200, enjoy your decommissioning!
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