Tennessee State Route 317

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State Route 317 marker
State Route 317
Route information
Maintained by TDOT
Length21.3 mi (34.3 km)
Major junctions
West end SR 17 in Chattanooga
Major intersections US 11 / US 64 in Tyner
I-75 / US 74 near Colledgedale
East end SR 60 near Red Clay State Park
Location
CountryUnited States
StateTennessee
CountiesHamilton, Bradley
Highway system
SR 316 SR 318

State Route 317 (SR 317) a state highway extending from Chattanooga, Tennessee, through Ooltewah, Collegedale, Apison, and ending in Bradley County. State Route 317 is also known as Bonny Oaks Drive, Volkswagen Drive, Apison Pike, Wesleyan Road, and Weatherley Switch Road SE; It was formerly known as Old Lee Highway. It dead ends into State Route 60 in Bradley County. In Chattanooga, this road crosses State Route 58.[1]

History[edit]

In between Chattanooga and Collegedale SR 317 formerly went along Old Lee Highway to Apison Pike. It has been since rerouted with the completion of the Volkswagen Drive exit on I-75. It now joins I-75 at exits 7 A and B and runs concurrently with I-75 to exit 9, where SR 317 turns along Volkswagen Drive to Apison Pike.

TDOT is working to widen and improve the 6.2 miles (10.0 km) Apison Pike section of SR 317, located between I-75 and SR 320 (East Brainerd Road) in four separate phases.[2] Phase 1 consisted of constructing a new five-lane (including two-way left turn lane) road between I-75 and Old Lee Highway, part of the relocated section of SR 317. Phase 2, which took place between January 2015 and September 13, 2017, widened the segment between Old Lee Highway and SR 321 (Ooltewah-Ringgold Road) from two to five lanes at a cost of $24.2 million.[3] Phase 3, which began on March 13, 2020 and is expected to be completed by June 2025, is the most complex and expensive phase, at a cost of $93.1 million. It involves widening the route from two to five lanes between SR 321 and Layton Lane, and will consist of an entirely new alignment in some places.[4] Phase 4, the final phase, will widen SR 317 between Layton Lane and SR 320.[2]

Places of interest along route[edit]

Counties traversed (west to east)[edit]

Junction list[edit]

CountyLocationmikmDestinationsNotes
HamiltonChattanooga0.00.0

SR 17 (Bonny Oaks Drive) to SR 58 / SR 153 – Chattanooga, Harrison
Western terminus
SR 153 – Soddy Daisy, Lakesite, ChattanoogaSR 153 exits 4A (East) and 4B (West); Interchange
Tyner US 11 south / US 64 west (Lee Highway/SR 2 west) – ChattanoogaWestern end of US 11/US 64/SR 2 concurrency
I-75 south / US 74 west – Chattanooga, AtlantaWestern end of I-75/US 74 concurrency; I-75/US 74 exit 7 A/B; Interchange
Ooltewah I-75 north / US 11 north / US 64 east / US 74 east (SR 2 east) – Cleveland, KnoxvilleEastern end of I-75/US 11/US 64/US 74/SR 2 concurrency; I-75/US 11/US 64/SR 2 exit 9
Collegedale SR 321 (Ooltewah Ringgold Road) – Ringgold, Ooltewah
BradleyRed Clay Park Road Southwest – Red Clay State Park
21.334.3 SR 60 (Dalton Pike) – Cleveland, DaltonEastern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "TN-317 · Tennessee".
  2. ^ a b "State Route 317 (Apison Pike)". tn.gov. Tennessee Department of Transportation. Retrieved 2020-08-20.
  3. ^ "TDOT Holds Ribbon Cutting on SR-317 (Apison Pike) Project in Collegedale" (Press release). Chattanooga, Tennessee: Tennessee Department of Transportation. September 13, 2017. Retrieved 2020-08-20.
  4. ^ "Tennessee Breaks Ground on $93M Highway Project". AASHTO Journal. March 20, 2020. Retrieved 2020-08-20.