Tennessee State Route 218

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State Route 218 marker

State Route 218
Paris Bypass
Major junctions
South end: SR 69 north of Paris
  US 79 / SR 76 west of Paris
US 641 / SR 69 in Paris
US 79 / SR 76 east of Paris
North end: SR 140 in Buchanan
Counties: Henry
Highway system
  • Tennessee State Routes

State Route 218 (SR-218) is a state highway and bypass around the city of Paris, in the western portion of the U.S. state of Tennessee.

The northern section from SR-69 to U.S. Route 79 (US-79) is unfinished and under construction.[1] When finished, the route will make a complete bypass around Paris. It is signed in a rather odd way, from SR-69 to its first junction with US-79 the southbound lane is signed as it is going north and the northbound lane is signed as it is going south on the west side of Paris.

Route description[edit]

It currently begins at an intersection with SR-69 north of Paris. The route travels to the south to intersect SR-54 on the west side of Paris. Just past this intersection, the highway turns to the southeast, and then intersects U.S. Route 79 (US-79) and turns east and travels just south of Paris city limits. It then enters the city limits of Paris and intersects US-641/SR-69. Then, the route begins to gradually turn north. The route then comes to an end at US-79 on the east side of Paris. At this intersection the route will, when completed, travel straight and loop back to SR-69 north of Paris.

Junction list[edit]

The entire route is in Henry County.

Location Mile km Destinations Notes
North of Paris SR 69 – Paris, Airport, Mayfield Current terminus while northern loop is under construction
  SR 54 (West Wood Street) – Dresden, Paris
  US 79 / SR 76 (Austin Peay Highway) – Paris, Henry, McKenzie
Paris SR 77 – Paris, Huntingdon
US 641 / SR 69 – Paris, Camden
  SR 69A – Paris, Big Sandy
Paris US 79 / SR 76 (East Wood Street) – Paris, Dover, Land Between the Lakes The bypass route when finished will continue past this intersection and loop back to SR-69
Buchanan SR 140 – Puryear, Paris Landing State Park Current terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Lawrance, Nichole (October 20, 2010). "TDOT Opens State Route 218 Bypass in Henry County" (Press release). Tennessee Department of Transportation. Retrieved January 8, 2014. 

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