Tennessee State Route 107
|Maintained by TDOT|
|Length||78.77 mi (126.77 km)|
|West end||Round Mountain Road south of Del Rio|
US 25 / US 70 in Del Rio|
US 11E / US 321 in Tusculum
I-26 / US 19W in Erwin
|East end||NC 226 east of Unicoi|
|Counties||Cocke, Greene, Washington, Unicoi|
State Route 107 (SR 107) is a 78.77-mile (126.77 km) state highway in eastern Tennessee, United States. It begins at an intersection with Round Mountain Road south of Del Rio and ends at the North Carolina state line east of Unicoi, where it becomes NC 226.
It travels through the incorporated municipalities of Greeneville, Tusculum, Erwin and Unicoi, and the communities of Del Rio, South Greene, Horse Creek, South Central, Lamar, Embreeville and Limestone Cove.
SR 107 begins as a secondary highway in Cocke County near the North Carolina border at an intersection with Ground Squirrel Road and Round Mountain Road, where the road continues as Round Mountain Road in North Carolina. SR 107 goes northwest through narrow valley and mountains to enter Del Rio, where it crosses a bridge over the French Broad River and becomes concurrent with US 25/US 70/SR 9. They then go east to leave Del Rio and parallel the river to an intersection where SR 107 splits off and goes north. The highway then passes through a rugged and remote part of the Cherokee National Forest before crossing into Greene County.
SR 107 then levels out and passes through Houston Valley before entering South Greene and becoming concurrent with SR 70. They then turn northwest and have an intersection with SR 351 and SR-107 Cutoff. The highway then leaves South Greene and crosses over the Nolichucky River just yards from the historic Nolichucky Dam and Davy Crockett Lake. SR 70/SR 107 then continue north into Greeneville where they come to an intersection with US 321/SR 35, where SR 107 leaves SR 70 to become concurrent with US 321/SR 35 to enter downtown. They then have a short concurrency with SR 350 before becoming concurrent US 11E Bus. They continue north through downtown before US 321/SR 35 splits off and goes north while US 11E Bus/SR 107 continue through town before coming to an intersection with US 11E/US 321/SR 34, where US 11E Bus ends and SR 107 becomes concurrent with that highway as they enter the neighboring town of Tusculum. They then have an intersection with Erwin Highway (Former SR 107 through downtown) before bypassing downtown to the north. They then come to an intersection where SR 107 splits off and goes southeast, becoming a primary highway and leaving Tusculum. SR 107 then enters farmland, where it crosses another bridge over the Nolichucky River and has an intersection with SR 351/SR-107 Cutoff, where SR-107 Cutoff ends and SR 107 becomes concurrent with SR 351. SR 351 then turns north and SR 107 continues east to cross into Washington County.
SR 107 then passes through South Central, where it has an intersection with SR 353, before continuing east, then northeast, paralleling the Nolichucky River. The highway then enters Lamar, where it becomes concurrent with SR 81, before leaving Lamar and crossing another bridge over the Nolichucky River and crossing into Unicoi County.
SR 107/SR 81 then pass through a set of mountains before entering Erwin, where they have an interchange with I-26/US 23/US 19W (Exit 37), where SR 81 ends and SR 107 becomes a secondary highway. The highway then enters downtown and then turns left to cross a new bridge over the rail road tracks before leaving downtown and continuing northeast after turning back onto its former alignment. SR 107 then passes through a major business district, where it has an intersection with SR 395 before having an intersection with Harris Hollow Road, which provides access to an interchange with I-26. SR 107 then leaves Erwin and continues northeast to the town of Unicoi, where it becomes concurrent with SR 173. The highway then winds its way between some mountains to enter Limestone Cove, where SR 173 splits off and goes north while SR 107 continues east to enter the Cherokee National Forest. The highway then becomes very curvy coming to the North Carolina state line, where SR 107 ends and continues east as NC 226.
State Route 107 bears the following names:
- Houston Valley Road From the Cocke-Greene county line to SR-70.
- Asheville Highway while concurrent with SR-70.
- West, South & North Main Streets while concurrent with US-321.
- Tusculum Boulevard while concurrent with US-11E Business.
- East Andrew Johnson Highway while concurrent with US-11E/US-321.
- Tusculum Bypass on the east side of Tusculum to intersection with Erwin Highway.
- Erwin Highway from Tusculum Bypass to Greene-Washington County line.
- Governor John Sevier Highway from Greene-Washington County line to junction with SR-81.
- Highway 81 while concurrent with SR-81.
- Jonesborough Road from Washington-Unicoi County line to North Main Avenue and Second Street intersection in Erwin.
- North Main Avenue from Second Street to Dry Creek Road intersection.
- Unicoi Drive from Dry Creek Road to SR-173.
- Highway 107 from SR-173 to Tennessee-North Carolina state-line.
In Greene County, SR-107 formerly went through downtown Tusculum along Erwin Highway, it has since been rerouted along US Route 11E/US Route 321 and the "Tusculum Bypass" a five lane (four lanes and center turn lane) road on the east side of Tusculum, it becomes Erwin Highway on the southeast side of the city. The former alignment is now an Unsigned Business Route.
Beginning in 2010 Improvements were made to 107's intersection with State Route 107 Cutoff just south of the city of Tusculum in Greene County and a traffic signal was installed. The work was completed the following year.
In 2010, the City of Tusculum and the Tennessee Department of Transportation approved improvements to the Tusculum Bypass and Edens Road intersection. The work is said to start in 2014. The work was completed in late September 2014, with added guardrails and flashing beacons.
State Route 107 Cutoff
State Route 107 Cutoff is a portion of Tennessee State Route 351 and a cutoff route of State Route 107.
It begins at Tennessee State Routes 70 and 107 in the South Greene community and goes northeasterly and junctions with Tennessee State Route 350 about halfway through. It continues northeasterly to State Route 107 and ends.
|Cocke||||0||0.0||Round Mountain Road and Ground Squirrel Road||Western terminus|
|Del Rio||US 25 north / US 70 west / SR 9 north – Newport||Western end of US 25/US 70/SR 9 concurrency|
|US 25 south / US 70 east / SR 9 south – Hot Springs||Eastern end of US 25/US 70/SR 9 overlap|
|Greene||South Greene||SR 70 south (Asheville Highway) – Marshall, Asheville||Western end of SR 70 overlap|
|SR 351 north (SR-107 Cutoff) – Erwin, Tusculum||Southern terminus of SR 351|
US 321 south / SR 35 south (West Main Street) / SR 70 north / US 321 Truck north (70 Bypass) – Newport, Morristown
|Eastern end of overlap with SR 70; Western end of overlap with US 321/SR 35|
|SR 350 south (East McKee Street) – Camp Creek||Western end of overlap with SR 350|
US 11E Bus. south / SR 350 north (West Summer Street) – Mosheim, Morristown
|Eastern end of overlap with SR 350; Western end of overlap with US 11E Business|
|US 321 north / SR 35 north (North Main Street)||Eastern end of first overlap with US 321; Eastern end of overlap with SR 35|
|US 11E / US 321 / SR 34 (East Andrew Johnson Highway) – Morristown, Mosheim||Northern terminus of and end overlap with US 11E Business, Western end of overlap with US 11E/US 321/SR 34|
|Erwin Highway – Tusculum, Tusculum College||Former SR 107|
|Tusculum||US 11E north / US 321 north / SR 34 north (East Andrew Johnson Highway) – Limestone, Jonesborough, Johnson City||Eastern end of overlap with US 11E/US 321/SR 34|
|Erwin Highway – Tusculum, Tusculum College||Former SR 107; At this intersection SR 107 becomes Erwin Highway|
|SR 351 south (SR-107 Cutoff) – South Greene||Western end of overlap with SR 351|
|||SR 351 north (Chuckey Pike) – Chuckey||Eastern end of overlap with SR 351|
|Washington||South Central||SR 353 north (Bailey Bridge Road) – Jonesborough||Southern terminus of SR 353|
|Lamar||SR 81 north – Jonesborough, Fall Branch||Begin overlap with SR 81|
|Unicoi||Erwin||I-26 / US 23 / US 19W – Johnson City, Asheville||Southern terminus of SR 81; end overlap with SR 81. I-26/US 19W/US 23 exit 37.|
|Main Avenue – Downtown Erwin||At this intersection SR 107 becomes Main Avenue|
|SR 395 east (Rock Creek Road) – Rock Creek||Northern terminus of SR 395|
|Harris Hollow Road To I-26 / US 23 / US 19W – Johnson City, Asheville|
|Unicoi||SR 173 west (Unicoi Drive) – Milligan College, Johnson City||Western end of overlap with SR 173|
|Limestone Cove||SR 173 east (Simerly Creek Road) – Hampton||Eastern of End overlap with SR 173|
|||NC 226 – Buladean, Burnsville, Bakersville||Eastern terminus of SR 107 at North Carolina State-line|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi|
- "Erwin Highway/107 Cutoff Project Progressing". The Greeneville Sun.
- "Intersection Upgrades Approved By Tusculum". The Greeneville Sun.
- "2 Tusculum Road Projects Are Complete". The Greeneville Sun.
- Legg, Sue (22 May 2015). "Traffic finally flows on Erwin's long-awaited railroad overpass". Johnson City Press. Retrieved 27 May 2015.