The Summit shopping mall - Alabama location : intersection of U.S. Highway 280 and Interstate 459 in Birmingham, Alabama. The Summit shopping mall was opened in October 1997. Directions from Hwy 280 East : Take Hwy. 280 East from Downtown, Summit Birmingham is on the Left, Directions from Hwy. 280 West : Take Hwy. 280 West, Summit Birmingham is on the Right immediately after the I-459 Interchange, Directions from I-459 North : Take I-459 North toward Atlanta, Exit Hwy. 280, Turn Left at the traffic light, Directions from I-459 South : Take I-459 South toward Tuscaloosa, Exit Hwy. 280 East, stay right on ramp, Turn Right at the first traffic light.