Tennessee State Route 176

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State Route 176 marker

State Route 176
Getwell Road
Route information
Maintained by TDOT
Major junctions
South end: Mississippi State Line
  US 78 / SR 4 in Memphis
North end: I-240 in Memphis
Location
Counties: Shelby
Highway system
  • Tennessee State Routes
SR 175 SR 177

State Route 176 (SR-176) is a north–south state highway located entirely within Memphis, Tennessee. It runs from Interstate 240 (I-240) south to the Mississippi state line. The state highway portion varies between two to three lanes on each side. The portion that runs between Knight Arnold Road and Winchester Road is built as a four-lane expressway. A wide median (with a fairly large drainage ditch) and grade-separated interchanges at major routes exist in this portion. The speed limit is 40 mph (64 km/h). This route is more commonly known as Getwell Road or New Getwell Road (old sections are named Old Getwell Road). The original name was Shotwell Road but was changed in the 1940s as a "good faith" gesture since the local V.A. hospital's address was on that road.[1]

  1. ^ Memphis Memoirs: Beyond the Parkways--WKNO-TV (2003)