Tennessee State Route 111

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State Route 111 marker

State Route 111
Route information
Maintained by TDOT
Length: 118.7 mi (191.1 km)
Major junctions
North end: US 127 / SR 28 - Static, Kentucky
 

SR 52 – Livingston

US 70N / SR 24 – Cookeville

I-40 – Cookeville

US 70 / SR 26 – Sparta

US 70S / SR 1 – Sparta

SR 30 – Spencer

US 127 / SR 8 / SR 28 – Dunlap
South end: US 27 / SR 29 – Soddy-Daisy
Location
Counties: Hamilton, Sequatchie, Van Buren, White, Putnam, Overton, Pickett
Highway system
  • Tennessee State Routes
SR 110 SR 112

State Route 111 is a north–south highway in Middle and East Tennessee. The road begins in Soddy-Daisy and ends north of Byrdstown in the community of Static, at the Tennessee/Kentucky state line. The length is 118.72 mi (191.1 km).[1]

Route description[edit]

The highway begins at an intersection with U.S. Highway 27/SR-29 in Soddy-Daisy. SR-111 travels generally northwest before it crosses into Sequatchie County. It then proceeds over Walden Ridge and into the Sequatchie Valley, where it starts a concurrency with SR-8 in Dunlap. The concurrency goes up the Cumberland Plateau and into the northern part of the county where SR-8 splits off and continues to McMinnville. SR-111 turns north at this point and crosses into Van Buren County.

TN-111 approaching the Cumberland Plateau, near Spencer

In Van Buren County, the highway travels through the small town of Spencer, passing just west of Fall Creek Falls State Park, and continues into White County at the Caney Fork River. In this area SR-111 runs a brief concurrency with SR-285. The highway then proceeds north as Harold "Mose" Sims Memorial Highway and joins the concurrency of U.S. Route 70S/SR-1. The concurrency continues to the west side of Sparta, at which point the highways split up and SR-111 continues north into Putnam County.

Entering Putnam County by crossing the Falling Water River, the highway runs a brief concurrency with SR-136 before continuing north and passing through eastern Cookeville. Here it intersects Interstate 40 and U.S. Route 70N as it turns north-northeastward and into the town of Algood. After passing Algood, SR-111 turns northeastward and enters Overton County.

In Overton County, SR-111 becomes Cookeville Highway and then Veterans Memorial Parkway as it approaches Livingston. It becomes a bypass around the northwest of town, and then becomes Bradford Hicks Drive before exiting Livingston and continuing northeast as Brydstown Highway. It crosses into Pickett County and becomes Livingstorn Highway. Then, it crosses the Obey River and enters Byrdstown.

After traversing Byrdstown, the highway continues northeastward as Robert H. Roberts Memorial Highway before ending at U.S. Highway 127/SR-28 in Static, just yards from the Tennessee-Kentucky state line. From this intersection, US-127 runs northwestward to Albany, Kentucky, and southeastward toward Jamestown, Tennessee, while KY-1076 continues northeastward, in the direction of Monticello, Kentucky.[2]

History[edit]

Tennessee State Route 111 existed by 1938[3] but only as a short portion of the current TN 111 route between the town of Spencer in Van Buren County and Doyle in White County and maintained this alignment at least through 1951.[4] By 1963, it had been extended south from Spencer to the Tennessee State Route 8 junction in Sequatchie County north of Cagle. Between 1975 and 1978, TN 111 was extended north to Cookeville replacing Tennessee State Route 42 in that section. Around 1992, it had been extended both northward over the remainder of the path of TN 42 to Static and, around 1995, southward to US 27 between Soddy-Daisy and Bakewell.

Major intersections[edit]

County Location Mile km Destinations Notes
Hamilton Soddy-Daisy 0.0 0.0 US 27 (SR 29) – Chattanooga, Dayton Interchange
0.8 1.3 Back Valley Road Interchange
  4.4 7.1 Jones Gap Road Interchange
Sequatchie   11 18 Lewis Chapel Road Interchange
  14.7 23.7 East Valley Road Interchange
Dunlap 17.2 27.7 US 127 (SR 8 south / SR 28) – Pikeville, Dunlap North end of freeway; south end of SR 8 overlap, Interchange
  35.8 57.6 SR 399 west – Savage Gulf State Park
  29.9 48.1 SR 8 north – McMinnville North end of SR 8 overlap
Van Buren   36.5 58.7 SR 284 east – Fall Creek Falls State Park Interchange; Western terminus of SR 284
Spencer 44.8 72.1 SR 30 – McMinnville, Pikeville, Fall Creek Falls State Park Interchange
  49.6 79.8 SR 285 east (Cane Creek Cummingsville Road) Southern end of SR 285 concurrency
White   51.4 82.7 SR 285 west (Gooseneck Road) Northern end of SR 285 concurrency
  54.4 87.5 US 70S west (SR 1) – McMinnville South end of US 70S/SR 1 overlap; interchange
Sparta 57.5 92.5 SR 1 east – Sparta Interchange; north end of SR 1 overlap
58.8 94.6 US 70 (SR 26) – Sparta, Smithville Interchange; north end of US 70S overlap
60.9 98.0 SR 289 south – Sparta Interchange
  62.8 101.1 SR 135 (Burgess Falls Road) Interchange
  64.7 104.1 O'Connor Road Interchange
  67.2 108.1 SR 136 south (Old Kentucky Road) – Hampton Crossroads South end of concurrency with SR 136; Interchange
Putnam Cookeville 70.5 113.5 SR 136 north – Cookeville North end of concurrency with SR 136; Interchange
73.3 118.0 I-40 – Nashville, Knoxville I-40 exit 288
74.5 119.9 US 70N (SR 24) – Cookeville, Monterey Interchange
76.6 123.3 Cookeville, Algood (10th Street) Interchange
Overton   85.4 137.4 SR 293 east (Rickman Monterey Highway) – Rickman South end of SR 293 overlap
  85.5 137.6 SR 293 west (Tommy Dodson Road) North end of SR 293 overlap
Livingston SR 84 south / SR 85 west – Gainesboro South end of SR 85 overlap; interchange
93.3 150.2 SR 85 east (Main Street) – Livingston North end of SR 85 overlap
94.7 152.4 SR 52 (Celina Highway / Church Street) – Celina, Livingston
96.3 155.0 SR 294 south (East Main Street) – Livingston South end of SR 294 overlap
  100 161 SR 294 north (Willow Grove Highway) North end of SR 294 overlap
Pickett   112 180 SR 325 west (Cordell Hull Memorial Drive) – Cordell Hull Birthplace-Museum South end of SR 325 overlap
  113 182 SR 325 east (West Main Street) – Byrdstown Business District North end of SR 325 overlap
Byrdstown 115 185 SR 295 east (North Main Street)
  118.7 191.0 US 127 (SR 28) – Albany, KY, Jamestown, Alvin C. York Historical Site
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Microsoft (2006). MapPoint (Map).
  2. ^ http://www.mapquest.com/?le=t&saddr=&flv=1&vs=directions
  3. ^ Tennessee Department of Highways and Public Works (1938). Road Condition Map of Tennessee Showing the designated Trunk Line System of State Highways (Map).
  4. ^ Tennessee Department of Highways and Public Works (1951). Tennessee Highways (Map).