Interstate 440 (Tennessee)

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Interstate 440 marker

Interstate 440
Four-Forty Parkway
Route information
Maintained by TDOT
Length: 7.64 mi[2] (12.30 km)
Existed: 1987[1] – present
Major junctions
West end: I-40 in Nashville
  I-65 in Nashville
East end: I-24 in Nashville
Location
Counties: Davidson
Highway system
  • Tennessee State Routes
SR 438 US 441

Interstate 440 (abbreviated I-440 and known locally as the Four-Forty Parkway) in Tennessee is a 7.64-mile-long (12.30 km) loop which connects I-24, I-40, and I-65, while bypassing downtown Nashville to the south. The section between I-24 and I-65 was completed in 1986, and the section between I-65 and I-40 was completed in 1987. It was the most expensive road, per mile, built in Tennessee at the time. The interstate is one of the most congested rush-hour highways in the state[citation needed], with three lanes in each direction, a speed limit set at 55 mph, and an AADT of 106,219,[3]

Route description[edit]

I-440 near the US-431 interchange

West of downtown Nashville, I-440 heads south from I-40 and goes on to meet U.S. Route 70S before turning due east. I-440 then intersects U.S. Route 431 and later, I-65 south of downtown Nashville. I-440 then turns northeast and meets with U.S. Route 31A/U.S. Route 41A before terminating at I–24, west of the Nashville International Airport.[4]

Exit list[edit]

The entire route is in Nashville, Davidson County.

Mile km Exit Destinations Notes
I-40 – Memphis, Nashville
1 Murphy Road Eastbound exit and westbound entrance
1A US 70S (West End Avenue) Signed as exit 1 westbound
3 US 431 (21st Avenue South, Hillsboro Pike)
5 I-65 – Nashville, Huntsville Only four-level stack interchange in Tennessee
6 US 31A / US 41A (Nolensville Pike)
I-24 / I-40 – Nashville, Knoxville, Chattanooga Connection to Nashville International Airport
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

Route map: Google / Bing