29th Avenue South

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29th Avenue South looking westward from 19th Street intersection, December 2012

29th Avenue South is a three-block (1/4-mile) long street in the Homewood Central Business District. The three-lane, east-west road runs from 18th Street South in the west to Independence Drive (U.S. Highway 31) in the east. It features both angled, forward parking and parallel parking at various points along the road sides.

29th Avenue was originally part of Montgomery Highway (U.S. Highway 31). From a southbound perspective, the highway curved east from 18th Street (although 18th continued south) to travel along 29th Avenue to what is now Independence Drive, where it curved south again. Highway 31 was rerouted to the Elton B. Stephens Expressway, once the Red Mountain cut was completed in 1970. The western curve at 18th was converted to a standard T-intersection in the 1990s.

Notable locations

For an alphabetical list of locations, see the 29th Avenue South category.
Montgomery Highway
Homewood Vestavia Hills Hoover Pelham Alabaster
Current U.S. Highway 31 Independence Dr. Montgomery Hwy Montgomery Hwy Pelham Parkway 1st Street
Previous routes 18th St S, 29th Ave S, Old Montgomery Hwy Lorna Road, Old Montgomery Hwy Old Montgomery Hwy Old Highway 31