Tennessee State Route 155

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State Route 155 primary marker State Route 155 secondary marker

State Route 155
Briley Parkway
Thompson Lane
White Bridge Pike
Woodmont Boulevard
Route information

Maintained by TDOT

Beltway around Nashville
Length: 35.19 mi[1] (56.63 km)
Major junctions

I-40 Interstate 40 (exits 215A-B)
US 70 Lebanon Pike
US 31E Gallatin Pike / Ellington Pike
I-65 Interstate 65 (exits 90A-B)
US 31W Dickerson Pike
I-24 Interstate 24 (exit 43)
US 431 Whites Creek Pike
US 41 Clarksville Pike
SR 12 Ashland City Hwy
I-40 Interstate 40 (exits 204A-B)
US 70 Charlotte Pike
US 70S Harding Pike / West End Ave
US 431 Hillsboro Pike
US 31 Franklin Pike
US 41A Nolensville Pike
I-24 Interstate 24 (exit 54)

US 41 / US 70S Murfreesboro Pike
Counties: Davidson
Highway system
  • Tennessee State Routes
I-155 SR 156

State Route 155, mostly designated as Briley Parkway, is a major partial beltway around Nashville, Tennessee. It is 29.7 mi (47.8 km) long.

Briley Parkway, named in honor of former Nashville mayor Beverly Briley, passes the Grand Ole Opry House, Opry Mills, and the Opryland Hotel east of Nashville. It crosses the Cumberland River twice, once near Madison, and again on the west side of Nashville, near the Riverbend Maximum Security Institution and John C. Tune Airport. On the southeast portion of the loop, Briley Parkway crosses Interstate 40 and passes Nashville International Airport.

Route description[edit]

A sign off of Exit 26 offering a choice between SR-155 northbound and SR-155 southbound. Similar signs are common on roads that junction with SR-155.

Briley Parkway is an uninterrupted, divided highway on its northern loop from I-40 near the airport to I-40 in West Nashville. Much of the northern loop between I-40 and I-65 (the section passing through Donelson and Pennington Bend) was recently widened from four lanes to eight lanes, including new interchanges at I-40, US 31-E, and I-65. The project was completed in 2007.

Briley Parkway starts at the intersection of E Thompson Lane and Thompson Lane in south Nashville and ends at I-40 in West Nashville. The highway, however, starts at I-40 in eastern Nashville.

The other end of the northern loop, the interchange at I-40 and White Bridge Road (on the west side of town),is currently under reconstruction. Phase one was completed ahead of schedule in 2005, but additional work is now underway. New on-and-off-ramps are being constructed to provide easier access to-and-from Briley and to separate it from the over-congested White Bridge Road/I-40 interchange.[2] This work has since been completed, as of mid-2013.

In south Nashville, Briley Parkway becomes Thompson Lane, then Woodmont Boulevard (which are principal arterial roads in the south end), before changing to White Bridge Road and back to Briley Parkway again. These roads are interrupted and not divided highways. Woodmont Boulevard is the only section of the continuous road not designated as TN-155. As Thompson Lane, TN-155 passes through Berry Hill at Interstate 65 south and passes 100 Oaks Mall. As Woodmont Boulevard, it passes near Saint Thomas Hospital and Aquinas College near Belle Meade.

Of six interstate crossings, the only one inaccessible directly from this road is I-65 South of town, though drivers are directed via Powell Avenue to the Armory Drive exit of I-65 or via Franklin Road (U.S. Route 31) and Harding Place to I-65.

To make the complete circle, at the speed limit, will typically take a driver 70 to 90 minutes, dependent on traffic conditions, most of which will be spent on the southern loop of this continuous road.

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in Davidson County.

Location Mile # Destinations Notes
Oak Hill 0 US 31 (Franklin Road, SR-6) Interchange
US 31A / US 41A (Nolensville Pike, SR-11)
3 I-24 – Chattanooga, Nashville Interchange; signed as exits 3A (east) and 3B (west); I-24 exit 54
West end of freeway
Averitt Express Drive
4 US 41 / US 70S (Murfreesboro Road, SR-1)
North end of freeway
5 Airways Boulevard Interchange
South end of freeway
6 I-40 – Nashville International Airport, Knoxville, Nashville Signed as exits 6A (east) and 6B (west); I-40 east exit 204, west exits 204A-B
7 Elm Hill Pike
8 US 70 (Lebanon Pike, SR-24) – Donelson
10 Two Rivers Parkway
11 Opry Mills Drive Serves Opry Mills, General Jackson Showboat and Grand Ole Opry House
12 12 Music Valley Drive, McGavock Pike – Gaylord Hotel and Convention Center
14 US 31E north (Gallatin Road, SR-6) – Madison East end of US-31E/SR-6 overlap; signed as exits 14A (north) and 14B (south)
15 US 31E south (Ellington Parkway, SR-6) / Briarville Road West end of US-31E/SR-6 overlap; signed as exits 15A (Briarville Road) and 15B (US-31E south)
16 I-65 / US 31W / US 41 (Dickerson Pike, SR-11) – Louisville, Nashville Signed as exits 16A (I-65 north) and 16B (I-65 south/US-31W/US-41); I-65 north exit 90B, south exits 90A-B
17 Brick Church Pike
18 I-24 – Clarksville, Nashville Signed as exits 18A (west) and 18B (east); I-24 exit 43
19 US 431 (Whites Creek Pike, SR-65)
21 US 41A (Clarksville Pike, SR-112) Signed as exits 21A (north) and 21B (south) westbound
24 SR 12 – Ashland City
25 County Hospital Road
26 Centennial Boulevard Signed as exits 26A (east) and 26B (west) northbound. Serves John C. Tune Airport and Riverbend Maximum Security Institution.
South end of freeway
27 I-40 – Nashville, Memphis Interchange; signed as exits 27A (east) and 27B (west) southbound; no exit number northbound; I-40 exits 215A-B
US 70 (Charlotte Pike, SR-24)
US 70S (Harding Road, SR-1)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ DeLorme Street Atlas 2007, Toggle Measure Tool. Retrieved on 2007-06-29.
  2. ^ http://news.tennesseeanytime.org/node/2187

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