Tennessee State Route 155

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State Route 155 primary marker State Route 155 secondary marker

State Route 155
Briley Parkway
Thompson Lane
White Bridge Pike
Woodmont Boulevard
Route information
Maintained by TDOT
Length30.59 mi[1] (49.23 km)
Major junctions
Loop around Nashville
Highway system
I-155SR 156

State Route 155 (SR 155), mostly designated as Briley Parkway, is a major freeway and parkway beltway around Nashville, Tennessee. It is 30.59 mi (49.2 km) long.

Briley Parkway, named in honor of former Nashville mayor Beverly Briley, passes the Grand Ole Opry House, Opry Mills, and the Opryland Hotel east of Nashville. It crosses the Cumberland River twice, once near Madison, and again on the west side of Nashville, near the Riverbend Maximum Security Institution and John C. Tune Airport. On the southeast portion of the loop, Briley Parkway crosses Interstate 40 and passes Nashville International Airport.

Route description[edit]

A sign off of Exit 26 offering a choice between SR 155 northbound and SR 155 southbound. Similar signs are common on roads that junction with SR 155.

Briley Parkway is an uninterrupted, divided highway on its northern loop from I-40 near the airport to I-40 in West Nashville. Much of the northern loop between I-40 and I-65 (the section passing through Donelson and Pennington Bend) was recently widened from four lanes to eight lanes, including new interchanges at I-40, US 31E, and I-65. The project was completed in 2007.

Briley Parkway starts at the intersection of East Thompson Lane and Thompson Lane in south Nashville and ends at I-40 in West Nashville. The highway, however, starts at I-40 in eastern Nashville.

The other end of the northern loop, the interchange at I-40 and White Bridge Road (on the west side of town), was reconstructed. Phase one was completed ahead of schedule in 2005; phase two, ramps to and from Briley and separation it from the White Bridge Road/I-40 interchange, was completed by 2013.[2]

In south Nashville, Briley Parkway runs into Thompson Lane which later becomes Woodmont Boulevard (which are principal arterial roads in the south end), before changing to White Bridge Road and back to Briley Parkway again. These roads are interrupted and not divided highways. Woodmont Boulevard is the only section of the continuous road not designated as SR 155. As Thompson Lane, SR 155 passes through Berry Hill at I-65 south and passes 100 Oaks Mall. As Woodmont Boulevard, it passes near Saint Thomas Hospital and Aquinas College near Belle Meade.

Of six interstate crossings, the only one inaccessible directly from this road is I-65 south of town, though drivers are directed via Powell Avenue to the Armory Drive exit of I-65 or via Franklin Road (US 31) and Harding Place to I-65.

To make the complete circle, at the speed limit, will typically take a driver 70 to 90 minutes, dependent on traffic conditions, most of which will be spent on the southern loop of this continuous road.

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in Davidson County.

NashvilleOak Hill line00.01 US 31 (Franklin Road, SR 6)Unmarked Exit 1
Nashville2 US 31A / US 41A (Nolensville Pike, SR 11)Unmarked Exit 2
3 I-24 – Chattanooga, NashvilleInterchange; signed as exits 3A (east) and 3B (west); I-24 exit 54
West end of freeway
3CAveritt Express Drive
4 US 41 / US 70S (Murfreesboro Road, SR 1)
North end of freeway
5Airways BoulevardInterchange
South end of freeway
6 I-40 – Nashville International Airport, Knoxville, NashvilleSigned as exits 6A (east) and 6B (west); I-40 exit 204
7Elm Hill Pike
8 US 70 (Lebanon Pike, SR 24) – Donelson
10Two Rivers Parkway
11Opry Mills DriveServes Opry Mills, General Jackson Showboat and Grand Ole Opry House
121912McGavock Pike, Music Valley Drive – Opryland Hotel & Convention Center
14 US 31E north (Gallatin Road, SR 6) – MadisonEast end of US 31E/SR 6 overlap; signed westbound as exits 14A (north) and 14B (south)
15 US 31E south (Ellington Parkway, SR 6) / Briarville RoadWest end of US 31E/SR 6 overlap; signed as exits 15A (Briarville Road) and 15B (US 31E south)
16 I-65 / US 31W / US 41 (Dickerson Pike, SR 11) – Nashville, LouisvilleSigned as exits 15C (westbound)/16A (eastbound) (I-65 north) and 16B (I-65 south/US 31W/US 41); Ramp to I-65 north splits from exit 15 westbound; I-65 exit 90
17Brick Church Pike
18 I-24 – Clarksville, NashvilleSigned as exits 18A (west) and 18B (east); I-24 exit 43
19 US 431 (Whites Creek Pike, SR 65)
21 US 41A (Clarksville Pike, SR 112)Signed as exits 21A (north) and 21B (south) westbound
24 SR 12 – Ashland City
25County Hospital Road
26Centennial BoulevardSigned as exits 26A (east) and 26B (west) northbound; Serves John C. Tune Airport and Riverbend Maximum Security Institution
South end of freeway
27 I-40 – Nashville, MemphisInterchange; signed as exits 27A (east) and 27B (west) southbound; no exit number northbound; I-40 exit 215
28 US 70 (Charlotte Pike, SR 24)
29 US 70S (Harding Road, SR 1)
30 US 431 (Hillsboro Pike, SR 106)
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]


  1. ^ DeLorme Street Atlas 2007, Toggle Measure Tool. Retrieved on 2007-06-29.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-07-08. Retrieved 2009-07-06.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)

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