Tennessee State Route 108

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State Route 108 primary markerState Route 108 secondary marker

State Route 108
Route information
Maintained by TDOT
Length61.7 mi (99.3 km)
Major junctions
South end SR 28 in Whitwell
  SR 56 in Coalmont
North end
SR 55 Bus. / SR 56 / SR 380 in McMinnville
Location
CountiesMarion, Grundy, Warren
Highway system
SR 107SR 109

State Route 108 (SR 108) is a 61.7-mile-long (99.3 km) state highway in Southeastern and Eastern Middle Tennessee. It connects SR 28 in Whitwell to SR 55 Bus/SR 56/SR 380 in McMinnville.[1]

Route description[edit]

Marion County[edit]

SR 108 begins as a primary highway in Marion County at an intersection with SR 28 in Whitwell. It travels to the north as Main Street into downtown and then turns northeast as Cumberland Drive and leaves Whitwell. It then ascends to the top of the Cumberland Plateau and passes through primarily rural terrain, where it passes through Griffith Creek, until it reaches Grundy County.[2]

Grundy County[edit]

SR 108 continues north through rural terrain until it enters the town of Palmer and passes through its downtown area. It then comes to an intersection with SR 399, where it enters Gruetli-Laager.

SR 108 in Gruetli-Laager

SR 108 passes through the city for approximately 6 miles (9.7 km), Before entering Coalmont, where it has an intersection with SR 56 for the first time. Approximately 1 mile (1.6 km) past the SR 56 intersection, it leaves Coalmont and enters rural terrain again, where it comes to an intersection and becomes concurrent with SR 50 and turns back north on SR 50 east. After approximately three miles (4.8 km) of mostly wooded terrain, the highway enters Altamont, where they continue into downtown and come to a second intersection with SR 56, where SR 50 ends and SR 108 becomes concurrent with SR 56 for a mere 184 feet (56 m), where it becomes a secondary highway, before splitting from SR 56 and turning west, leaving Altamont. Just after leaving Altamont, it turns back north and continues on a northerly track through a mix of hills and farmland until it crosses into Warren County.[3]

Warren County[edit]

SR 108 then passes through farmland until it enters Viola, where it intersects and becomes concurrent with SR 127. SR 108 and SR 127 stay merged for eight miles (13 km), where they pass through downtown before leaving Viola and having an intersection with SR 287, to a y-intersection where SR 108 turns north and SR 127 continues northeast. SR 108 then enters McMinnville city and continues north until it intersects SR 55 Bus. It then travels concurrently with SR 55 Bus. and goes northeast through a couple of neighborhoods before crossing the Barren Fork River and enter downtown, where SR 108 meets its northern terminus at SR 56 and SR 380.[4]

Major intersections[edit]

CountyLocationmikmDestinationsNotes
MarionWhitwell0.00.0 SR 28 – Dunlap, JasperSouthern terminus; begins as a primary highway
GrundyGruetli-LaagerPalmer
town line
SR 399 east (Barkertown Road) – CagleWestern terminus of SR 399; provides access to Savage Gulf State Natural Area (South Cumberland State Park)
Coalmont SR 56 – Tracy City, Altamont
SR 50 west (Pelham Road) – PelhamWestern end of SR 50 concurrency
Altamont SR 56 south (Main Street) – CoalmontEastern terminus of SR 50; Southern end of SR 56 concurrency; SR 108 turns secondary
SR 56 north (Main Street) – Beersheba Springs, McMinnvilleNorthern end of SR 56 concurrency
WarrenViola SR 127 south (Hillboro-Viola Road) – HillsboroSouthern end of SR 127 concurrency
SR 287 north – MorrisonSouthern terminus of SR 287
SR 127 north (Shellsford Road)Northern end of SR 127 concurrency
McMinnville
SR 55 Bus. south (South Chancery Street) – Tullahoma
Southern of SR 55 Business concurrency
61.799.3 SR 56 (East Colville Street / South Chancery Street) to SR 380 – Altamont, SmithvilleNorthern terminus of SR 55 Business and SR 108
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Google (November 2, 2019). "State Route 108" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved November 2, 2019.
  2. ^ Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT). "Marion County road map" (PDF). www.tn.gov. Retrieved November 2, 2019.
  3. ^ Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT). "Grundy County road map" (PDF). www.tn.gov. Retrieved November 2, 2019.
  4. ^ Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT). "Warren County road map" (PDF). www.tn.gov. Retrieved November 2, 2019.

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