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Interstate 459 marker

Interstate 459
Route information
Maintained by ALDOT
Length: 32.8 mi[1] (52.8 km)
Existed: 1984 – present
Major junctions
South end: I‑20 / I‑59 / US-11 / SR-7 near Bessemer, Ala.
  SR-150 in Hoover
US-31 in Hoover
I‑65 in Hoover
US-280 in Birmingham
I‑20 in Irondale
US-11 near Trussville
North end: I‑59 near Trussville, Ala.
Highway system
  • Alabama State Routes
US-431 I‑565

Interstate 459 (abbreviated I-459) is a bypass highway of Interstate 59 that is an alternate Interstate Highway around the southern sides of Birmingham, Bessemer, and several other cities and towns in Jefferson County. Interstate 459 lies entirely within Jefferson County. This Interstate Highway is about 32.8 miles (52.8 km) long, and its construction was completed in 1984. Interstate 459 has major interchanges with the Interstate Highways I-59, I-20, and I-65.

Route description[edit]

I-459 begins at a trumpet interchange with I-20/59 near the suburbs of Bessemer and McCalla. Exit 1, an interchange with Eastern Valley Road, provides access to the large Colonial Promenade shopping center and rapidly growing McCalla. The freeway then passes under Pocahontas Road and next to the Bent Brook Golf Club before intersecting with Morgan Road at Exit 6. Morgan Road connects with Bessemer, Helena, and the western fringes of Hoover along with the Bessemer Airport. After Morgan Road, I-459 enters a much more populated and developed area, namely the large suburb of Hoover. Once interchanging with State Route 150 at Exit 10, the highway turns northeastward and widens to 10 lanes. Exit 13 is with US 31, a major suburban route through Hoover, Vestavia Hills and Pelham. A southbound flyover ramp at this interchange provides direct access to the Riverchase Galleria. The freeway then approaches its interchange with I-65, one of two four-level stack interchanges in the state (the other being its interchange with I-20). After the I-65 interchange, the roadway decreases to 6 lanes and has a minor interchange with Acton Road at Exit 17. As it exits Hoover, I-459 intersects with US 280, an 8- to 10-lane suburban arterial that is one of the most congested roads in Greater Birmingham. The area around this interchange contains many hotels and office buildings. After the US 280 interchange, it turns north and enters a residential area along the Cahaba River, crossing the river twice before passing the "Miss Liberty" (Statue of Liberty replica) and the Exit 23 interchange with Liberty Parkway and Overton Road. The highway passes east of Mountain Brook while turning northeast and interchanging with Grants Mill Road at Exit 27. After this intersection, I-459 turns northward again as it approaches the growing suburb of Trussville. The interchange with I-20 is one of two stack interchanges in Greater Birmingham. In its last few miles, the highway intersects with Derby Parkway and US 11 in Trussville before completing its 33-mile course with a New England Y interchange at I-59.



An additional interchange for I-459[edit]

Negotiations between the Alabama Department of Transportation and the City of Hoover are continuing regarding the prospective building of an additional interchange between I-459 and South Shades Crest Road, a heavily traveled traffic artery. An exit here would relieve some of the traffic congestion on Alabama Highway 150. No firm plans whatsoever has been announced for construction of this interchange.[2]

Northern bypass[edit]

There are plans to construct another Interstate Highway bypass running north of the Birmingham area, to provide another Interstate Highway that would have major interchanges with I-59 (two), I-20 (one), I-65 (one), and the newly constructed I-22, with all of these interchanges being either north or west of Birmingham. This new bypass route has been tentatively numbered as I-422. When this northern bypass of the urban area is built, it would give Birmingham and Jefferson County a completely ringed Interstate bypass.

Exit list[edit]

The entire route is in Jefferson County.

Location mi km Exit Destinations Notes
  0 I‑20 (US-11/SR-5/SR-7) / I‑59 – Birmingham, Tuscaloosa Southbound exit and northbound entrance; southern terminus and signed as exits 0A (west) and 0B (east); I-20/59 exit 106
Bessemer 1 Bessemer, McCalla Eastern Valley Road
6 Helena, Bessemer Morgan Road
Hoover 10 SR-150 – Hoover, Bessemer Hoover Metropolitan Stadium (formerly Regions Park); Riverchase Galleria
13A To SR-150 / Galleria Boulevard Southbound exit and northbound entrance
13B US-31 (SR-3) – Hoover, Pelham Signed as exit 13 northbound
15 I‑65 – Birmingham, Montgomery I-65 exit 250
  17 Acton Road
Birmingham 19 US-280 (SR-38) – Mountain Brook, Childersburg
23 Liberty Parkway
Irondale 27 Grants Mill Road
29 I‑20 – Birmingham, Atlanta I-20 exit 136
Birmingham 31 Derby Parkway
  32 US-11 (SR-7) – Trussville
  33 I‑59 – Birmingham, Gadsden Northbound exit and southbound entrance; northern terminus and signed as exits 33A (south) and 33B (north); I-59 exit 137
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]


Route map: Bing

  1. ^ FHWA Route Log and Finder List - Interstate System - Design - FHWA
  2. ^ Walton, Val (June 3, 2010). "Federal Highway Administration OKs I-459 interchange". The Birmingham News. 

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Mon, 04 May 2015 11:39:11 -0700

Hospital officials opened up the 24,342-square-foot facility at the intersection of Interstate 459 and John Hawkins Parkway for tours this morning at a ribbon-cutting ceremony that drew officials from the state, Jefferson County and Hoover. Dr. William ...


Sun, 03 May 2015 05:56:15 -0700

Doctors at Medical West on Tuesday will begin treating patients in a kind of facility that is brand new to the state of Alabama – a freestanding emergency department. The 24,000-square-foot facility at the corner of Alabama Highway 150 and Interstate ...


Mon, 27 Apr 2015 07:37:30 -0700

A young Huntsville man was critically injured Sunday night when he was hit by a car on Interstate 459 while trying to help another wreck victim in a multi-vehicle crash. The crash happened at 11:15 p.m. in the southbound lanes of I-459 at Alabama 150.


Fri, 01 May 2015 05:10:47 -0700

Northbound onlooker delays extend from the Montgomery Highway interchange to Interstate 459. 7:01 a.m.: Hoover police and firefighters are on the scene of a single-vehicle crash along Interstate 65 southbound near Montgomery Highway. The crash was ...

Birmingham Business Journal

Birmingham Business Journal
Fri, 01 May 2015 14:00:00 -0700

Monty Ballard, vice president of Style Advertising and a spokesperson for the track, said the bill would be a game-changer for the venue, which is located near the intersection of Interstate 459 and Interstate 59 near Trussville and Irondale. He said ...


Fri, 10 Apr 2015 16:15:00 -0700

Concrete pavement repairs once again will take out two lanes of traffic along Interstate 459 at Interstate 65. Beginning 8 p.m. Friday, the right two lanes will be closed along I-459 northbound between the I-65 exit ramp and the I-65 entrance ramp ...

Birmingham Business Journal

Birmingham Business Journal
Fri, 01 May 2015 09:18:45 -0700

One of those is Birmingham Race Course, located off Interstate 459. The bill would allow Class III gambling, which includes blackjack and other table games not currently allowed in Alabama. Revenue would be taxed at 13 percent for the state and 1 ...

Birmingham Business Journal

Birmingham Business Journal
Tue, 28 Apr 2015 12:13:27 -0700

An affiliate of the University of Alabama at Birmingham Health System, the Medical West freestanding emergency department is a 24,342-square-foot development next to the new Sprouts, near the intersection of U.S. 150 and Interstate 459 in Hoover.

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