Tennessee State Route 211

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State Route 211 marker

State Route 211
Route information
Maintained by TDOT
Length: 17.23 mi[1] (27.73 km)
Major junctions
South end: US 51 at Dyersburg
North end: SR 105 at Trimble
Location
Counties: Dyer
Highway system
  • Tennessee State Routes
SR-210 SR-212

State Route 211 (abbreviated SR 211) is a 17.23-mile (27.73 km) long secondary state route in Dyer County, Tennessee and, formerly, Obion County, Tennessee. SR 211 is a two-lane highway throughout its length except for a short section in northern Dyersburg, Tennessee.

Route description[edit]

The southern terminus of SR 211 is at a large 3-way junction with US 51 / SR 3 just south of Dyersburg. SR 211 begins as an unsigned route overlapped with Business US 51 inside the city limits of Dyersburg. SR 211 briefly overlaps with SR 104 near downtown Dyersburg and with US 51 on the north side of the city. The route in this area is mostly a two-lane facility with a few four-lane and five-lane sections with a maximum speed limit of 50 MPH (80 km/h). North of Dyersburg, SR 211 is constructed as a two-lane route and is predominately rural in nature. This route passes through downtown Newbern and intersects SR 77 before continuing north toward Trimble. The northern terminus of SR 211 is at Trimble at a 4-way at-grade intersection with SR 105. North of this intersection, old SR 211 continues north but is closed to traffic. This old alignment provides access to the C.M. Gooch Wildlife Management Area maintained by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency.[2]

History[edit]

SR 211 is part of an older alignment of US 51 and SR 3.

In the past, SR 211 continued north past Trimble, Tennessee with a historic northern terminus at the US 51 freeway just south of Troy, Tennessee. Tennessee Department of Transportation ended state maintenance on the section of this highway between Trimble, Tennessee and Obion, Tennessee due to the deteriorated nature of the bridges along this section of roadway and the derelict Adkison Memorial Bridge over the Obion River that has been closed for a number of years.[3][4] This orphaned northern portion of SR 211 was eventually deleted and resigned as an extended Tennessee State Route 183. This highway represents the old two-lane alignment of US 51 between Dyersburg, Tennessee and Troy, Tennessee. North of Troy, Tennessee the old two-lane alignment of US 51 resumes and is currently signed as Tennessee State Route 184 and runs to Union City, Tennessee.

County maps published by TDOT do not show the recent realignment of this highway,[5] however, the Official Transportation Map[3] and signs erected in the field reflect the change as stated above. For several years, SR 211 was detoured off its alignment using Tennessee State Route 105, US 51, and Tennessee State Route 183 to avoid the closed section of roadway roughly from the Obion County Line at Trimble, Tennessee north to Obion, Tennessee. The detour around this section of highway was removed when SR 211 was truncated to Tennessee State Route 105.

Major intersections[edit]

County Location Mile[6] km Destinations Notes
Dyer Dyersburg 0.0 0.0
US 51 south / US 51 Byp. north – Halls
Southern terminus of SR 211, US-51 Bypass and US-51 Business; Southern end of US-51 Business concurrency
1.9 3.1 SR 104 east (East Court Street) – Trenton Southern end of SR 104 overlap
2.1 3.4 SR 104 west (Forrest Street) – Finley Northern of SR 104 overlap
3.9 6.3
US 51 south (US 51 Bypass) / US 51 Byp. – Halls
Southern end of US-51 overlap and Northern end of US-51 Business concurrency; Northern terminus of US-51 Business
5.5 8.9 US 51 north / US 412 to I‑155 / I‑69 – Union City, Friendship, Hayti Northern end of US 51 overlap; Parclo Interchange
Newbern 11.8 19.0 SR 77 to I‑69 / US 51 – Yorkville, Dyersburg Access to FUTURE I-69 and US-51 via SR-77 west
Trimble 17.1 27.5 SR 105 (County Line Street) to I‑69 / US 51 – Rutherford, Union City, South Fulton Northern terminus of SR -211; Access to FUTURE I-69 and US-51 via SR-105 west
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

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