U.S. Route 64 in Tennessee

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U.S. Route 64 marker
U.S. Route 64
Route information
Maintained by TDOT
Length404.1 mi (650.3 km)
Existed1926[citation needed]–present
Major junctions
West end I-55 / US 61 / US 64 / US 70 / US 79 at Arkansas state line in Memphis
Major intersections I-55 in Memphis

I-240 in Memphis
I-40 in Memphis
I-269 in Eads
US 45 in Selmer
I-65 in Frankewing
US 231 / US 431 in Fayetteville
I-24 from Pelham to Kimball
I-24 in Chattanooga

I-75 from Chattanooga to Ooltewah
East end US 64 / US 74 at North Carolina state line near Ducktown
Location
CountryUnited States
StateTennessee
CountiesShelby, Fayette, Hardeman, McNairy, Hardin, Wayne, Lawrence, Giles, Lincoln, Franklin, Coffee, Grundy, Marion, Hamilton, Bradley, Polk
Highway system
SR 63 SR 64

In Tennessee, U.S. Route 64 (US 64) stretches 404.1 miles (650.3 km) from the Mississippi River (Arkansas state line) in Memphis to the North Carolina state line near Ducktown. The highway, along with US 72, is a major route for travel between Memphis and Chattanooga.

History[edit]

The route between Cleveland and the eastern end of the Ocoee Scenic Byway follows the route of the Old Copper Road, a wagon trail dating back to the 1830s used for transporting copper from the mines in the Copper Basin to Cleveland and Chattanooga.

The route originally continued westward from downtown Cleveland, crossing the Tennessee River at a ferry in Hamilton County, through Soddy-Daisy and across the Cumberland Plateau, and joined where the concurrency splits from US 41 (now part of Interstate 24) near Pelham. This designation was removed in 1940 after the Chickamauga Dam went into operation, flooding much of the original route, and the route was moved to its present concurrency with US 11 and 41. Much of this original route no longer exists even as county maintained road. The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) has plans to restore this route with a new four lane highway and toll bridge across the Tennessee River, providing Clevelanders with a more convenient access to Nashville.[1]

Ocoee Scenic Byway

The Ocoee Scenic Byway was the first National Forest Scenic Byway in the nation, designated on July 22, 1988 by the United States Forest Service (USFS).[2] TDOT plans to remove the designation of US 64 from the Ocoee Scenic Byway, and build a new four lane route, due to the high volumes of commercial traffic passing through the area. Multiple methods have been proposed, including a route on the south side over the river and existing route, a route over nearby Little Frog Mountain, and a tunnel.[3]

In 1986, TDOT began preparations to widen the entire segment of US 64 between Memphis and Pelham to four lanes, a distance of about 266 miles (428 km), or about 70% of the length of the route in Tennessee.[4] The final project, in Hardin County, was completed in the fall of 2017.[citation needed]

In November 2009, a massive rock slide closed the Ocoee Scenic Byway for several months. This was reportedly the largest rockslide in the area's history.[5]

Route description[edit]

Map showing the route of US 64 in downtown Memphis.

US 64 enters Tennessee on the Memphis-Arkansas Bridge in Memphis. The route shares the bridge with Interstate 55 (I-55) and US 61, US 70, and US 79. The route traverses several streets in Memphis before becoming a rural divided highway in eastern Shelby County. The highway runs directly to the east through the county seats of Tennessee's most southern counties including Oakland, Somerville, Whiteville, Bolivar, Selmer, Adamsville, Savannah, Waynesboro, and Lawrenceburg, the largest on the route between Memphis and I-65. The route then interchanges with I-65, and runs through Fayetteville, Winchester, and comes to an interchange with I-24 near Pelham. The route unofficially runs concurrent with I-24 across Monteagle Mountain, the stretch across the Cumberland Plateau, often cited as one of the most hazardous stretches of highway in the United States and splits at exit 152 near Kimball where it then enters Jasper, becoming concurrent with US 41, of which it crosses Nickajack Lake, part of the Tennessee River to Chattanooga. The route then becomes concurrent with US 11 and runs to Cleveland, where it splits and runs along US 74 into Polk County to the North Carolina state line. The section beginning in Cleveland and continuing into North Carolina is part of Corridor K of the Appalachian Development Highway System. The easternmost portion of the highway along the Ocoee River is the Ocoee Scenic Byway, a winding, two-lane road through the Ocoee River gorge.[2] The steep terrain around the highway is subject to rockslides. This is one of the only sections of US 64 in Tennessee that is still two lanes.

Bypass route[edit]

By-pass plate.svg

U.S. Route 64 Bypass marker

U.S. Route 64 Bypass

LocationCleveland, Tennessee
Length6.6 mi[6] (10.6 km)
Existed1966–present

A bypass route exists for the route in Cleveland. The east–west route is part of a beltway around the business district known as APD-40, and stretches from I-75 to a cloverleaf interchange with US 64 and SR 60. SR 60 makes up the remainder of the route. Part of the route is controlled access, and an interchange with US 11/64 is located approximately a mile from the western terminus.

Junction list[edit]

CountyLocationmikmDestinationsNotes
Mississippi River0.00.0 I-55 north / US 61 north / US 64 west / US 70 west / US 79 north – St Louis, MOContinuation west into Arkansas; western terminus of unsigned SR 1; western end of unsigned SR 1 concurrency
ShelbyMemphis0.5–
0.7
0.80–
1.1
I-55 south – Jackson, MSEastern end of I-55 concurrency; I-55 exits 12A & 12B
1.32.1 US 61 south / SR 14 south (S 3rd Street) / SR 4 east (E.H. Crump Boulevard) – Vicksburg, BrownsvilleEastern end of US 61 concurrency; western end of SR 4/SR 14 concurrency
2.23.5 US 78 east (Doctor M.L.K. Jr Boulevard/SR 278) – Holly SpringsWestern terminus of US 78
2.64.2 SR 3 north / SR 14 north (N B.B. King Boulevard/N 2nd Street)Western end of SR 3 concurrency; eastern end of SR 14 concurrency
2.94.7 US 51 north / SR 1 east / SR 4 north (Danny Thompson Boulevard) – MillingtonEastern end of SR 4/SR 1 concurrency; western end of US 51 concurrency
4.0–
4.2
6.4–
6.8
I-240 south – Jackson, MSNo direct access to north(west)bound I-240 nor from south(east)bound I-240 (both signed at Madison Avenue); I-240 exit 30
4.36.9 US 51 south / SR 3 south (S Bellevue Boulevard) – JacksonEastern end of US 51/SR 3 concurrency; western terminus of unsigned SR 23; western end of unsigned SR 23 concurrency
6.410.3 SR 23 east (Union Avenue) / SR 277 south (East Parkway S)Eastern end of unsigned SR 23 concurrency; western end of unsigned SR 277 concurrency
6.911.1 US 72 east / SR 57 east (Poplar Avenue) – ColliervilleWestern terminus of US 72; western end of SR 57 concurrency
7.512.1Sam Cooper Boulevard east to I-40 / I-240 - NashvilleWestern terminus of Sam Cooper Boulevard
7.712.4 SR 1 west (North Parkway) / SR 57 west (N Trezevant Street)Western end of SR 1 concurrency; eastern end of SR 57 and unsigned SR 277 concurrency; northern terminus of unsigned SR 277
13.0–
13.2
20.9–
21.2

I-40 west to I-240 west – Little Rock, AR, Jackson, MS
No access to I-40 eastbound; I-40 exit 12A
Bartlett17.728.5 US 70 east / US 79 north (Summer Avenue/SR 1 east) / SR 15 west (Stage Road) – ArlingtonEastern end of US 70/US 79/SR 1 concurrency; western end of unsigned SR 15 concurrency
20.232.5 SR 177 (Germantown Road) – Germantown, Brunswick
21.1–
21.4
34.0–
34.4
I-40 – Memphis, NashvilleI-40 exit 18
Eads28.0–
28.1
45.1–
45.2
I-269 (Winfield Dunn Parkway) – Arlington, ColliervilleI-269 exit 15; Memphis outer beltway
28.245.4 SR 205 (Airline Road) – Collierville, Fisherville, Arlington
FayetteHickory Withe32.151.7 SR 196 (Chulahoma Road) – Piperton, Gallaway
Oakland36.258.3 SR 194 (Church Street) – Macon, Rossville
Somerville45.673.4 SR 76 (Main Street) – Brownsville, Williston, Moscow
Laconia51.0–
51.1
82.1–
82.2
Bridge over the Loosahatchie River
HardemanWhiteville57.893.0
US 64 Bus. east (West Main Street)
Western terminus of US 64 Bus
58.494.0 SR 179 west (S Cross Avenue)Eastern terminus of SR 179
59.495.6
US 64 Bus. west (East Main Street)
Eastern terminus of US 64 Bus
59.695.9 SR 100 east – Toone, HendersonWestern terminus of SR 100
Bolivar69.0111.0 SR 18 south (Tennessee Street) – Hickory Valley, Grand JunctionWestern end of SR 18 concurrency
69.7112.2 SR 18 north / SR 125 (Main Street) – Middleton, TooneEastern end of SR 18 concurrency
73.6–
73.7
118.4–
118.6
Bridge over the Hatchie River
McNairy83.7134.7 SR 225 north (Woodville Road)Southern terminus of SR 225
Selmer91.5147.3
US 45 north (Marcus J. Wright Memorial Highway/SR 5) / US 64 Bus. east (W Cherry Avenue/SR 15) – Henderson, Bethel Springs, Downtown
Interchange; western end of US 45 concurrency; western terminus of US 64 Bus
95.5153.7
US 45 south (Marcus J. Wright Memorial Highway/SR 5) / US 64 Bus. west (W Cherry Avenue/SR 15) – Eastview, Corinth, Downtown
Eastern end of US 45 concurrency; eastern terminus of US 64 Bus
104.8168.7Airport Road  – Robert Sibley Airport
108.7174.9 SR 224 south (Gilchrist Stantonville Road) – Stantonville, MichieWestern end of SR 224 concurrency
109.9176.9 SR 224 north (Leapwood Enville Road) – EnvilleEastern end of SR 224 concurrency
Adamsville111.8179.9 SR 22 north / SR 117 south (Maple Street) – Milledgeville, StantonvilleWestern end of SR 22 concurrency; northern terminus of SR 117; provides access to Shiloh National Military Park
HardinCrump115.7186.2 SR 69 north (Morris Chapel Road) – MilledgevilleWestern end of SR 69 concurrency
115.9186.5 SR 22 south – Shiloh, MichieEastern end of SR 22 concurrency; provides access to Shiloh National Military Park
Savannah119.3–
119.7
192.0–
192.6
Harrison-McGarity Carpenter Memorial Bridge over the Tennessee River
119.9193.0
US 64 Truck east (Water Street)
Western terminus of US 64 Truck
120.3193.6 SR 128 south (Pickwick Street) – Walkertown, Pickwick DamWestern end of SR 128 concurrency; provides access to Pickwick Landing State Park and Pickwick Landing Dam
120.5193.9

SR 69 south / US 64 Truck west (Florence Road) to SR 203 – Walkertown, Walnut Grove
Eastern end of SR 69 concurrency; eastern terminus of US 64 Truck
Olivet123.0197.9 SR 226 south (Airport Road) – Savannah-Hardin County Airport, Olivet, MaddoxNorthern terminus of SR 226
125.7202.3 SR 128 north (New Highway 128) – CliftonEastern end of SR 128 concurrency
WayneClifton Junction139.1223.9 US 641 north (Billy Nance Highway/SR 114) – CliftonSouthern terminus of US 641
Waynesboro150.9242.9 SR 13 (N High Street/Waynesboro Highway) – Collinwood, LindenInterchange via Access road
151.0–
151.3
243.0–
243.5
J. H. Haggard Sr. Memorial Bridge over the Green River
151.5243.8  – Wayne Medical Center
152.2244.9 SR 99 east (Old Highway 64 E) – HohenwaldWestern terminus of SR 99
WayneLawrence
county line
162.3–
162.6
261.2–
261.7
Natchez Trace ParkwayInterchange / access road
LawrenceDeerfield166.6268.1 SR 240 north – Henryville, SummertownSouthern terminus of SR 240
172.5277.6 SR 241 north (Red Hill Center Road) – HenryvilleSouthern terminus of SR 241
Lawrenceburg175.4282.3
US 64 Bus. east (W Gaines Street)
Western terminus of US 64 Bus; provides access to David Crockett State Park
176.6284.2 SR 242 (West Point Road) – Westpoint, Iron CityInterchange; provides access to David Crockett State Park
178.7–
178.8
287.6–
287.8
Ivan Johnston Bridge over Shoal Creek
179.4288.7New Power House Road - New Shoal Creek Dam
180.1–
180.6
289.8–
290.6
US 43 (S Locust Avenue/Andrew Jackson Highway/SR 6) – Columbia, FlorenceInterchange
186.9300.8
US 64 Bus. west (Pulaski Highway) – Lawrenceburg-Lawrence County Airport
Eastern terminus of US 64 Bus
GilesPulaski196.2315.8 SR 166 north (Campbellsville Road) – Campbellsville, Mount PleasantWestern end of SR 166 concurrency
197.4317.7 SR 15 east / SR 166 south (College Street) – PulaskiEastern end of SR 15 / SR 166 concurrency
199.8321.5 SR 11 (Minor Hill Highway) – Pulaski, Minor Hill
200.1322.0 SR 166 (Bethel Road) – Bethel, PulaskiProvides access to Abernathy Field
202.2325.4 US 31 (Elkton Pike/SR 7) – Columbia, Pulaski, Elkton, Ardmore
203.9328.1 SR 15 west (E College Street) – PulaskiWestern end of SR 15 concurrency
Frankewing210.8–
211.0
339.2–
339.6
I-65 – Nashville, HuntsvilleI-65 exit 14
LincolnBoonshill219.9353.9 SR 244 north (Boonshill Petersburg Road) – PetersburgSouthern terminus of SR 244
226.8365.0 SR 273 west (Old Elkton Pike) – Dellrose, ElktonWestern end of unsigned SR 273 concurrency
Fayetteville228.4367.6
US 64 Byp. east (Wilson Parkway) – Winchester
Western terminus of US 64 Bypass; southern bypass of Fayetteville
229.9370.0 US 431 / SR 50 west (Main Avenue/SR 273 east) – Lewisburg, Petersburg, Park City, HuntsvilleWestern end of SR 50 concurrency; eastern end of unsigned SR 273 concurrency
230.9371.6
US 231 / US 64 Byp. west (Thornton Taylor Parkway/SR 10) – Shelbyville, Pulaski, Park City, Huntsville
Eastern terminus of US 64 Bypass; southern bypass of Fayetteville
232.4374.0 SR 50 east (Lynchburg Highway) – LynchburgEastern end of SR 50 concurrency
Kelso235.5–
235.8
379.0–
379.5
Donny Ray Hudson Memorial Bridge over the Elk River
241.0387.9 SR 275 west (Flintville Road) – FlintvilleEastern terminus of SR 275
243.9392.5 SR 121 south (Elora Road) – EloraWestern end of SR 121 concurrency
244.1392.8 SR 121 north (Shady Grove Road) – BroadviewEastern end of SR 121 concurrency; provides access to Tims Ford Dam/Lake
FranklinHuntland250.2402.7 SR 122 west (Main Street) – HuntlandEastern terminus of SR 122
Winchester260.5419.2
US 64 Bus. (Rowe Gap Road/1st Avenue/SR 15 east) / SR 16 – Winchester, Hytop, AL, Skyline, AL
Partial interchange; eastern end of unsigned SR 15 concurrency; western end of unsigned SR 433 concurrency; southern terminus of unsigned SR 433
264.2–
264.6
425.2–
425.8
US 41A (Cowan Highway/SR 15) – Winchester, Decherd, Tullahoma, CowanInterchange; provides access to Winchester Municipal Airport
Decherd268.5–
269.2
432.1–
433.2
SR 50 west (Nissan Powertrain Drive) – DecherdInterchange; northern terminus of unsigned SR 433; western end of SR 50 concurrency
FranklinCoffee
county line
Alto278.2–
278.3
447.7–
447.9
Bridge over the Elk River
Coffee
No major junctions
GrundyPelham279.2449.3 I-24 west / SR 50 west (Payne Cove Road) – Nashville, PelhamWestern end of I-24 concurrency; eastern end of SR 50 concurrency; I-24 exit 127
MarionMonteagle286.0460.3 US 41A (W Main Street/SR 15) – Monteagle, SewaneeI-24 exit 134
287.1462.0
To US 41 north (SR 2 west/Dixie Lee Avenue) – Monteagle, Tracy City
Western end of SR 2 concurrency; I-24 Exit 135
294.3–
294.5
473.6–
474.0
SR 2 east (Martin Springs Road)Eastern end of SR 2 concurrency; I-24 Exit 143
Kimball303.4–
303.9
488.3–
489.1
I-24 east / US 72 west (N Cedar Avenue/SR 27) – Chattanooga, South PittsburgEastern end of I-24 concurrency; western end of US 72/SR 27 concurrency; I-24 exit 152
304.0489.2 SR 2 west (Battle Creek Road)Western end of SR 2 concurrency
Jasper308.8–
308.9
497.0–
497.1
US 41 north / SR 28 (SR 27) – Whitwell, Tracy CityInterchange; western end of US 41 concurrency; eastern end of SR 27 concurrency
309.5–
309.6
498.1–
498.3
Marion County Veterans Bridge over the Sequatchie River
312.0502.1 SR 27 (Griffin Highway) – Marion County-Brown Field, Powells Crossroads
Haletown314.1–
314.4
505.5–
506.0
Marion Memorial Bridge over the Tennessee River/Nickajack Lake
314.6506.3 SR 134 east (J E Clouse Highway) – WhitesideWestern terminus of SR 134
HamiltonLookout Valley328.9–
329.0
529.3–
529.5
I-24 – Chattanooga, NashvilleI-24 exit 174
329.2529.8 US 11 south (Birmingham Highway/SR 38)Western end of US 11 concurrency; northern terminus of unsigned SR 38
330.7532.2 SR 318 south (Old Wauhatchie Pike) – Lookout MountainNorthern terminus of SR 318
331.8534.0 SR 148 south (Lookout Mountain Parkway) – Lookout MountainNorthern terminus of SR 148
Chattanooga332.7535.4
SR 17 south (Tennessee Avenue) to SR 58 – Lookout Mountain
Western end of SR 17 concurrency
333.9–
334.1
537.4–
537.7
US 27 north (I-124 north/SR 27 west/SR 29 north) – Red Bank, DowntownNo direct access to westbound I-24; northbound exit and southbound entrance from US 27
334.2537.8 US 41 north / US 72 east / SR 17 north (Broad Street) / SR 58 north (W 20th Street)Eastern end of US 41 / US 72 / SR 17 concurrency; western end of SR 58 concurrency
334.5538.3 SR 58 south (Market Street)Eastern end of SR 58 concurrency
335.3539.6 I-24 west – Nashville, BirminghamDirect access only from eastbound I-24; I-24 exit 180A
336.9542.2 US 41 south (Westside Drive/SR 8) / US 76 west – East RidgeWestern end of US 41 / US 76 concurrency
337.4543.0 US 41 north / US 76 west (E Main Street/SR 8)Eastern end of US 41 / US 76 concurrency
338.4–
338.6
544.6–
544.9
McCallie Tunnels under Missionary Ridge
342.0550.4 SR 320 east (East Brainerd Road) – East BrainerdWestern terminus of SR 320
343.7–
343.8
553.1–
553.3
SR 153 – Soddy-Daisy, Falling WaterSR 153 exit 1
347.1558.6 SR 317 west (Bonny Oaks Drive) – TynerWestern end of SR 317 concurrency
347.2–
347.5
558.8–
559.2
I-75 south / US 74 west – AtlantaWestern end of I-75/US 74 concurrency; I-75 exit 7
348.7–
349.3
561.2–
562.1
SR 317 east (Apison Pike) – Ooltewah, CollegedaleEastern end of SR 317 concurrency; I-75 exit 9
Ooltewah351.4565.5 I-75 north / US 74 east – KnoxvilleEastern end of I-75 / US 74 concurrency; I-75 exit 11
352.2566.8 SR 321 south (Main Street) – Collegedale, East BrainerdNorthern terminus of SR 321
BradleyCleveland361.8–
362.0
582.3–
582.6

US 74 / US 64 Byp. (APD-40/SR 311)
Interchange
364.3586.3
US 11 Byp. north (Keith Street/SR 2)



SR 40 begins
Eastern end of unsigned SR 2 concurrency; southern terminus of US 11 Bypass; western terminus of unsigned SR 40; western end of unsigned SR 40 concurrency
365.0587.4 US 11 north (Broad Street/Ocoee Street/SR 74 north) / SR 312 east (Inman Street)Western end of SR 74 concurrency; eastern end of US 11 concurrency; eastern terminus of SR 312
365.4588.1 SR 60 south / SR 74 south (Wildwood Avenue) – Wildwood Lake, Dalton, GAEastern end of SR 74 concurrency; western end of SR 60 concurrency
366.6–
367.0
590.0–
590.6

US 74 west / US 64 Byp. end / SR 60 north (APD-40/SR 311)
Interchange; eastern end of SR 60 concurrency; western end of US 74 concurrency
PolkOcoee374.3602.4 US 411 (SR 33) – Benton, Chatsworth, GeorgiaInterchange
Parksville378.7609.5 SR 314 north (Parksville Road) – BentonSouthern terminus of SR 314
Cherokee National Forest383.9617.8 SR 30 west – RelianceEastern terminus of SR 30
Ducktown400.1–
400.4
643.9–
644.4
SR 68 – Copperhill, DucktownInterchange
North Carolina state line404.1650.3 US 64 east / US 74 east – MurphyContinuation east into North Carolina; eastern terminus of unsigned SR 40
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

State Route 40[edit]

State Route 40 primary marker State Route 40 secondary marker
State Route 40
Route information
Maintained by TDOT
Length39.63 mi (63.78 km)
Location
CountryUnited States
StateTennessee
CountiesBradley and Polk
Highway system
I-40 US 41

State Route 40 (SR 40) runs as a secret, or hidden designation for US 64/US 74 from downtown Cleveland, in Bradley County to the North Carolina state line near Ducktown, in Polk County. SR 40 was also a former designation for part of APD-40, which is the origin of part of the common name of that route.[7][8] State Route 40 becomes secondary east of its intersection with SR 60 in Cleveland.

State Route 433[edit]

State Route 433 marker

State Route 433

LocationWinchester-Decherd, Tennessee
Length8.2 mi (13.2 km)

State Route 433 (SR 433) is the unsigned designation for US 64’s southern and eastern bypass of the cities of Winchester and Decherd in Franklin County, Tennessee. The entire route is a four-lane divided highway (which is known locally as Veterans Memorial Drive), with interchanges at SR 16 (1st Avenue/Rowe Gap Road), US 41A (S College Street/Cowan Highway), and SR 50 (Nissan Powertrain Drive).

References[edit]

  1. ^ Walton, Judy (December 6, 2012). "Without a toll, Tennessee River bridge in doubt". Chattanooga Times Free Press. Retrieved November 3, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Ocoee National Forest Scenic Byway". Tennessee Department of Transportation. Archived from the original on 2014-10-08. Retrieved November 26, 2014.
  3. ^ "US 64 Corridor K". TN.gov. Tennessee Department of Transportation. 2015. Retrieved 2017-10-29.
  4. ^ "TDOT Breaks Ground on US 64 Widening in Hardin County" (Press release). Nashville, Tennessee: Tennessee Department of Transportation. December 22, 2014. Retrieved 2020-05-20.
  5. ^ "Strike Two—Ocoee Gorge Rockslide Closes U. S. Highway 64". Retrieved 25 September 2014.
  6. ^ Google (November 1, 2015). "US 64 Bypass - Cleveland, Tennessee" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved November 1, 2015.
  7. ^ South Cleveland, Tennessee (Map). US Geological Survey. 1965. Retrieved November 12, 2017.
  8. ^ Special Committee on U.S. Route Numbering (November 19, 1982). "Route Numbering Committee Agenda" (Report). Washington, DC: American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials. p. 2. Retrieved January 24, 2015 – via Wikisource.

External links[edit]

Media related to U.S. Route 64 in Tennessee at Wikimedia Commons


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