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Driving and Commuting

Driving and Commuting

Redstone_2019 Getting to & Around Driving and Commuting

Madison and Morgan counties are traversed by two U.S. highways and various state routes.

Interstate 565 is a 22-mile interstate spur that connects I-65 in Decatur with U.S. Route 72 in Huntsville. I-565 serves the cities of Decatur, Madison and Huntsville and also provides the route to Redstone Arsenal as well as Huntsville International Airport.

Within Madison County, U.S. 231 pairs with unsigned State Route 53 from Huntsville to the southeastern corner of Alabama and pairs with U.S. 431 north to Tennessee.

Within Morgan County, I-65 meanders across 367 miles of the Alabama countryside joining six of the state’s 10 largest cities. The highway links many important roadways that make commerce inside and outside the state’s boundaries possible. It starts at Interstate 10 near Mobile. The route passes through the major cities of Montgomery, Birmingham and Decatur before crossing into Tennessee near the town of Ardmore.

Alabama Department of Transportation
1409 Coliseum Blvd.
Montgomery, AL 36110 334-353-6554

State of Alabama Law Enforcement Agency

Licensing Bureau
P.O. Box 1471
Montgomery AL 36102 334-353-1470

Redstone Arsenal
Building 3220
Huntsville, AL 35808 256-539-0681

Madison County
1115-A Church St.
Huntsville, AL 35801 256-539-0682

Morgan County Courthouse
402 Lee St.
Decatur, AL 35601 256-351-4665

The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s Driver License Division issues driver’s licenses, identification cards and vehicle registration and provides other driving-related services. Find general information at

Driver’s Licenses

Military personnel and their spouses who are stationed in Alabama from elsewhere may continue to drive with a valid driver’s license from their home state. They are not required to obtain an Alabama driver’s license while stationed in Alabama, even if their assignment in Alabama may be of long duration.

The state spells out what is required for licensing and insurance under various scenarios in its Alabama Driver Manual, which can be downloaded at

Distracted Driving

Except for novice drivers, Alabama does not prohibit drivers from making calls on handheld wireless telephones while operating a motor vehicle. However, because localities are allowed to enact their own cellphone laws, making or receiving calls without a hands-free device may be illegal in some towns. Texting while driving is prohibited in Alabama.

Vehicle Registration

Applications associated with driving and vehicle registration are available online at, including DMV forms, requests for driving records and more.

Alabama Department of Transportation

Visit the Alabama Department of Transportation website for interactive maps, information about road closures and travel advisories, and to view live traffic cameras.

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