Deerfoot Parkway is a four-mile road serving as a connection between Trussville at Highway 11/Gadsden Highway and Clay at Old Springville Road. It was completed in 1994 with the opening of Exit 143 off I-59.
Deerfoot Parkway Bridge crosses the Cahaba River approximately ½ mile to the west of I-59. Soon after its construction the area below the bridge began attracting recreational four-wheelers. Erosion at the site has been blamed for introducing sediment into the Cahaba's headwaters.
The building of Clay-Chalkville High School and Clay-Chalkville Middle School established the new area as a center of new development. The large number of churches built on the parkway have earned it the nickname "Highway to Heaven".
- 5347: Deerfoot Parkway Chevron, owned by McCullough Oil Company, a CNG station
- 5400: Mount Olive Cemetery
- 5450: (Intersection with Mount Olive Church Road): Deerfoot Baptist Church
- 5700: NorthPark Baptist Church
- 6020: Deerfoot Community Bible Church
- 6110: Grace Presbyterian Church
- 6500 (intersection with Roe Chandler Road): Clay-Chalkville High School/Clay-Chalkville Middle School
- 6704: Faith Lutheran Church
- 6729: Pediatrics East
- Tidmore, Tina (n. d.) "Let me Introduce you to the City of Clay". Clay Area Chamber of Commerce - accessed July 23, 2007