Difference between revisions of "6th Avenue North"

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* [[15th Street North]] intersects
 
* [[15th Street North]] intersects
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** north side ([[Block 38]]):
*** 1530: [[16th Street Baptist Church]]
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*** 1500: [[St Paul United Methodist Church]] (1896–, present building built 1904)
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*** 1530: [[16th Street Baptist Church]] (1882–, present building built 1911)
*** [[Birmingham Civil Rights Institute]]
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*** [[Birmingham Civil Rights Institute]] (built 1992)
  
 
* [[16th Street North]] intersects
 
* [[16th Street North]] intersects

Revision as of 08:39, 28 March 2020

Sixth Avenue North is an east-west street running through downtown Birmingham. The westernmost section by that name ends at Center Street, although the road continues further west as 6th Avenue West. The main section ends at Carraway Boulevard in the east, although additional segments can be found further east, particularly in East Lake.

Between 9th Street North and Carraway Boulevard, 6th Avenue is one way westbound and three lanes wide. At the east end, off-ramps from Interstate 20/59, both east- and westbound exit in line with 6th Avenue. An Interstate 65 south off-ramp ends at 6th Avenue feeding into 10th Avenue North while an I-65 north on-ramp splits from 11th Avenue North just north of 6th Avenue.

History

Electric lights were installed on 6th Avenue North from 17th to 25th Street in 1945 under the city's contract with the Birmingham Electric Company.

6th Avenue North was converted from two-way to one-way (westbound) traffic was from Red Mountain Expressway to 9th Street North in 1973 by the Alabama Department of Transportation's TOPICS (Traffic Operations Program to Increase Capacity and Safety) program.

Notable locations

For an alphabetical list of locations, see the 6th Avenue North category.
  • 25th Street North intersects
    • north side:
      • Park Place (Hope VI project) (former site of Metropolitan Gardens)
    • south side:
      • Park Place (Hope VI project) (former site of Metropolitan Gardens)
  • Carraway Boulevard intersection (road ends facing I-20/59 off-ramps)


To north:
I-20/59
Interstate 65 southbound exits
6th Avenue North
To south:
4th Avenue South