U.S. Route 70N

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U.S. Route 70N marker

U.S. Route 70N
Route information
Maintained by TDOT
Length: 87.5 mi[1] (140.8 km)
Existed: 1939 – present
Major junctions
West end:
US 70 / US 70 Bus. / SR 24 / SR 26 in Lebanon
  SR 111 in Cookeville
I-40 (three times)
East end: US 70 / SR 1 / SR 24 in Crossville
Location
Counties: Wilson, Smith, Putnam, Cumberland
Highway system
  • Tennessee State Routes
US 70 US 70S

U.S. Route 70N is an northern alternate to U.S. Route 70. It runs east-west from Lebanon to Crossville; connecting the cities of South Carthage, Baxter, Cookeville, and Monterey.

Route description[edit]

US-70N is a predominantly two-lane rural highway, with divided-four lanes at major intersections only. The route begins in Lebanon, where it goes northeasterly to Carthage. After crossing the Caney Fork, the route goes along and through various ridges before reaching Cookeville. After its first cross across Interstate 40 (exit 290), it goes south into the Dry Valley; from there it goes northeasterly back to parallel Interstate 40 to Monterey. In Monterey, US-70N crosses Interstate 40 its second (exit 300) and third time (exit 301). Going southeast, to meets back with US-70, in Crossville.

The entire route is in concurrency with SR-24; which is recognized as a primary route between Lebanon and Cookeville, and secondary between Cookeville and Crossville. It also follows closely to Interstate 40, which is a faster and more preferable route for travelers.

History[edit]

Junction list[edit]

County Location Mile km Destinations Notes
Wilson Lebanon
US 70 (East Baddour Parkway) / US 70 Bus. / SR 24 (East Main Street) / SR 141 (East Baddour Parkway)
Western end of SR 24 concurrency
Smith South Carthage SR 25 west / SR 53 south – Carthage, Gordonsville Interchange; western end of SR 53 concurrency; Eastern terminus of SR 25
Elmwood SR 264 south (Stonewall Highway) – Gordonsville Northern terminus of SR 264
Chestnut Mound SR 53 north Eastern end of SR 53 concurrency
Putnam   SR 96 south (Buffalo Valley Road) Western end of SR 96 concurrency
  SR 96 north (Shaw Branch Road) – Granville Eastern end of SR 96 concurrency
Baxter SR 56 (Gainesboro Highway) – Gainesboro, Baxter
  SR 291 north (Bloomington Road) Southern terminus of SR 291
Cookeville SR 135 (Willow Avenue)
SR 136 south (South Jefferson Avenue) Southern end of SR 136 concurrency
SR 136 north (North Washington Street) Northern end of SR 136 concurrency
SR 111 – Livingston, Sparta Interchange
I-40 – Nashville, Knoxville Interchange
  SR 84 south (Calfkiller Highway) – Sparta Western end of SR 84 concurrency
Monterey I-40 – Cookeville, Knoxville Interchange
SR 84 Eastern end of SR 84 concurrency
SR 164 north (South Chestnut Street) – Hanging Limb, Jamestown Southern terminus of SR 164
I-40 Interchange
Cumberland Crossville US 70 / SR 1
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

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