Tennessee State Route 300

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State Route 300 marker

State Route 300
"The 101 Connector"
Route information
Maintained by TDOT
Length: 1.46 mi (2.35 km)
Major junctions
West end: US 51 in Memphis
East end: I-40 / I-69 south in Memphis
Location
Counties: Shelby
Highway system
  • Tennessee State Routes
SR 299 SR 301

State Route 300 (abbreviated SR 300) is a four-lane controlled-access expressway inside of Memphis, Tennessee that goes from Interstate 40 to U.S. Highway 51. SR 300 is unsigned throughout its length except on mileposts. The exit signs on I-40 just refer to SR 300 as Exit 2A going to Highway 51 and Millington. SR 300 carries a 55 mph (89 km/h) speed limit. Local media sometimes refers to this short route as the "101 Connector", its former federal aid urban designation.[1]

History[edit]

SR 300 was originally part of an abortive effort in the 1960s to build an expressway connecting the northern portion of the then Interstate 240 to Mud Island. Ghost ramps and abandoned grading for this expressway still exist at the current western terminus of SR 300 at U.S. Highway 51 and also at Interstate 40 Exit 1 in downtown Memphis.

Future[edit]

SR 300 is slated to become part of the proposed Interstate 69. In November 2004, the Tennessee Department of Transportation announced alternative A-1 (SIU 9) as the preferred alignment of future Interstate 69 through the Memphis area which will include SR 300

See also[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ I-240 and U-101 connector route, Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee (OCLC 29686162)

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