Tennessee State Route 55

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State Route 55 marker

State Route 55
Route information
Maintained by TDOT
Length: 49.3 mi[1] (79.3 km)
Major junctions
West end: SR 50 in Lynchburg
  US 41A / SR 16 in Tullahoma
US 41 in Manchester
I-24 in Manchester
East end: US 70S / SR 1 in McMinnville
Counties: Moore, Coffee, Warren
Highway system
  • Tennessee State Routes
SR 54 SR 56

Tennessee State Route 55 (SR-55) is a north–south highway in Middle Tennessee. The road begins in Lynchburg and ends in McMinnville. The current length is 53.40 mi (85.9 km).

Route description[edit]

The highway begins at an intersection with SR-50 in Lynchburg. SR-55 travels northeast as Fayetteville Highway, then it changes to Majors Boulevard in downtown Lynchburg. After leaving town, the highway is called Lynchburg Highway as it goes northeast toward Tullahoma.

Upon entering Tullahoma, SR-55 crosses into Coffee County and changes names to Wilson Avenue. It starts a concurrency with SR-130 and continues eastward until both routes become concurrent with US-41A/SR-16. These routes go southeastward through downtown as North Jackson Street and later South Jackson St. SR-55 leaves the concurrency and goes northeast as East Carroll Street while SR-130 goes southwest on West Carroll Street. SR-55 leaves Tullahoma and becomes New Manchester Highway and then New Tullahoma Highway as it nears Manchester. It soon becomes McArthur Street and continues straight through downtown Manchester, intersecting US-41/SR-2 and I-24.

It leaves Manchester and becomes McMinnville Highway. It continues northeast, into Warren County and through Morrison before becoming the southwestern part of the McMinnville Bypass. SR-55 continues on the bypass as H.T. Pelham Memorial Parkway before terminating at US-70S/SR-1 as those highways continue along the rest of the bypass around McMinnville.


Junction list[edit]

County Location Mile[1] km Destinations Notes
Moore Lynchburg 0.0 0.0 SR 50 west (Winchester Highway) / SR 50 east – Fayetteville, Winchester Western terminus
0.9 1.4 SR 129 west (Booneville Highway) – Petersburg Eastern terminus of SR-129
3.9 6.3 SR 82 north (Flat Creek Highway) – Shelbyville Southern terminus of SR-82
Coffee Tullahoma 12.6 20.3 SR 130 north (Old Shelbyville Highway) – Metropolitan Lynchburg–Moore County, Shelbyville West end of SR-130 overlap
13.7 22.0 US 41A north / SR 16 north (North Jackson Street) – Shelbyville West end of US-41A/SR-16 overlap
14.7 23.7 US 41A south / SR 16 south (South Jackson Street) / SR 130 south (West Carroll Street) – Estill Springs, Decherd, Winchester West end of US-41A/SR-16/SR-130 overlap
Manchester 26.0 41.8 US 41 / SR 2 (Hillsboro Boulevard) – Hillsboro, Murfreesboro, Monteagle
27.0 43.5 I-24 – Monteagle, Chattanooga, Murfreesboro, Nashville
Warren Morrison 37.8 60.8 SR 379 east (West Maple Street) – Downtown Morrison Western terminus of SR-379
39.0 62.8 SR 285 (South Fair Street) – Downtown Morrison, Viola At-grade intersection with traffic signal
39.6 63.7 SR 379 west (East Maple Street) – Downtown Morrison Eastern terminus of SR-379
McMinnville 45.8 73.7
SR 55 Bus. north (South Chancery Street) to SR 286 north (Morrison Street) / Vervilla Road – Downtown McMinnville
Southern terminus of SR-55 Business and SR-286; Interchange
49.3 79.3 US 70S / SR 1 / SR 380 (West Main Street) – Woodbury, McMinnville, Doyle, Sparta End of SR-55; road continues as US-70S/SR-1
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Bannered routes[edit]

McMinnville business spur[edit]

State Route 55 Business
Location: McMinnville, Tennessee
Length: 3.20 mi[2] (5.15 km)

State Route 55 Business (SR-55 Bus) is a business spur that starts in southwest McMinnville where SR-55 becomes the McMinnville Bypass. It goes northeast as South Chancery Street, serving as the northern terminus for SR-108. It crosses the Barren Fork River and terminates at SR-56 in downtown McMinnville.

The entire route is in McMinnville, Warren County.

Mile[2] km Destinations Notes
0.0 0.0 SR 55 (McMinnville Bypass) – Morrison, Manchester, Sparta
SR 286 north (Morrison Street) – Downtown McMinnville
Interchange with SR-55
Southern terminus of SR-286 and SR-55 Business
1.6 2.6 SR 108 south (Viola Road) – Viola, Hillsboro, Altamont South end of SR-108 overlap
3.2 5.1 SR 56 (West Colville Street / South Chancery Avenue) – Beersheba Springs, Altamont, Smithville
To SR 380 (Main and Morford Streets)
Northern terminus of SR-55 and SR-108
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

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