Tennessee State Route 111

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State Route 111 marker

State Route 111
Route information
Maintained by TDOT
Length: 118.72 mi (191.06 km)
Major junctions
South end: US 27 / SR 29 in Soddy-Daisy
 
North end: US 127 / SR 28 in Static, Kentucky
Location
Counties: Hamilton, Sequatchie, Van Buren, White, Putnam, Overton, Pickett
Highway system
SR 110 SR 112

State Route 111 (SR 111) is a north–south highway in Middle and East Tennessee. The road begins in Soddy-Daisy and ends north of Byrdstown in the community of Static, at the Tennessee/Kentucky state line. The length is 118.72 mi (191.1 km).[1]

Route description[edit]

The highway begins at an intersection with U.S. Route 27/SR 29 (US 27/SR 29) in Soddy-Daisy. SR 111 travels generally northwest before it crosses into Sequatchie County. It then proceeds over Walden Ridge and into the Sequatchie Valley, where it starts a concurrency with SR 8 in Dunlap. The concurrency goes up the Cumberland Plateau and into the northern part of the county where SR 8 splits off and continues to McMinnville. SR 111 turns north at this point and crosses into Van Buren County.

SR 111 approaching the Cumberland Plateau, near Spencer

In Van Buren County, the highway travels through the small town of Spencer, passing just west of Fall Creek Falls State Park, and continues into White County at the Caney Fork River. In this area SR 111 runs a brief concurrency with SR 285. The highway then proceeds north as Harold "Mose" Sims Memorial Highway and joins the concurrency of US 70S/SR 1. The concurrency continues to the west side of Sparta, at which point the highways split up and SR 111 continues north into Putnam County.

Entering Putnam County by crossing the Falling Water River, the highway runs a brief concurrency with SR 136 before continuing north and passing through eastern Cookeville. Here it intersects Interstate 40 (I-40) and US 70N as it turns north-northeastward and into the town of Algood. After passing Algood, SR 111 turns northeastward and enters Overton County.

In Overton County, SR 111 becomes Cookeville Highway and then Veterans Memorial Parkway as it approaches Livingston. It becomes a bypass around the northwest of town, and then becomes Bradford Hicks Drive before exiting Livingston and continuing northeast as Brydstown Highway. It crosses into Pickett County and becomes Livingstorn Highway. Then, it crosses the Obey River and enters Byrdstown.

After traversing Byrdstown, the highway continues northeastward as Robert H. Roberts Memorial Highway before ending at US 127/SR 28 in Static, just yards from the Tennessee–Kentucky state line. From this intersection, US 127 runs northwestward to Albany, Kentucky, and southeastward toward Jamestown, Tennessee, while Kentucky Route 1076 continues northeastward, in the direction of Monticello, Kentucky.[2]

History[edit]

SR 111 existed by 1938,[3] but only as a short portion of the current SR 111 route between the town of Spencer in Van Buren County and Doyle in White County and maintained this alignment at least through 1951.[4] By 1963, it had been extended south from Spencer to the Tennessee State Route 8 junction in Sequatchie County north of Cagle. Between 1975 and 1978, SR 111 was extended north to Cookeville replacing SR 42 in that section. Around 1992, it had been extended both northward over the remainder of the path of SR 42 to Static and, around 1995, southward to US 27 between Soddy-Daisy and Bakewell.

Major intersections[edit]

County Location mi km Destinations Notes
Hamilton Soddy-Daisy 0.0 0.0 US 27 (SR 29) – Chattanooga, Dayton Interchange
0.8 1.3 Back Valley Road Interchange
  4.4 7.1 Jones Gap Road Interchange
Sequatchie   11 18 Lewis Chapel Road Interchange
  14.7 23.7 East Valley Road Interchange
Dunlap 17.2 27.7 US 127 (SR 8 south / SR 28) – Pikeville, Dunlap Northern end of freeway; southern end of SR 8 overlap; interchange
  35.8 57.6 SR 399 west – Savage Gulf State Park
  29.9 48.1 SR 8 north – McMinnville Northern end of SR 8 overlap
Van Buren   36.5 58.7 SR 284 east – Fall Creek Falls State Park Interchange; western terminus of SR 284
Spencer 44.8 72.1 SR 30 – McMinnville, Pikeville, Fall Creek Falls State Park Interchange
  49.6 79.8 SR 285 east (Cane Creek Cummingsville Road) Southern end of SR 285 concurrency
White   51.4 82.7 SR 285 west (Gooseneck Road) Northern end of SR 285 concurrency
  54.4 87.5 US 70S west (SR 1) – McMinnville Southern end of US 70S/SR 1 concurrency; interchange
Sparta 57.5 92.5 SR 1 east – Sparta Interchange; northern end of SR 1 concurrency
58.8 94.6 US 70 (SR 26) – Sparta, Smithville Interchange; northern end of US 70S concurrency
60.9 98.0 SR 289 south – Sparta Interchange
  62.8 101.1 SR 135 (Burgess Falls Road) Interchange
  64.7 104.1 O'Connor Road Interchange
  67.2 108.1 SR 136 south (Old Kentucky Road) – Hampton Crossroads South end of SR 136 concurrency; interchange
Putnam Cookeville 70.5 113.5 SR 136 north – Cookeville North end of SR 136 concurrency; nterchange
73.3 118.0 I-40 – Nashville, Knoxville I-40 exit 288
74.5 119.9 US 70N (SR 24) – Cookeville, Monterey Interchange
76.6 123.3 Cookeville, Algood (10th Street) Interchange
Overton   85.4 137.4 SR 293 east (Rickman Monterey Highway) – Rickman Southern end of SR 293 concurrency
  85.5 137.6 SR 293 west (Tommy Dodson Road) Northern end of SR 293
Livingston SR 84 south / SR 85 west – Gainesboro Southern end of SR 85 concurrency; interchange
93.3 150.2 SR 85 east (Main Street) – Livingston Northern end of SR 85 concurrency
94.7 152.4 SR 52 (Celina Highway / Church Street) – Celina, Livingston
96.3 155.0 SR 294 south (East Main Street) – Livingston Southern end of SR 294 concurrency
  100 161 SR 294 north (Willow Grove Highway) Northern end of SR& 294 concurrency
Pickett   112 180 SR 325 west (Cordell Hull Memorial Drive) – Cordell Hull Birthplace-Museum Southern end of SR 325 concurrency
  113 182 SR 325 east (West Main Street) – Byrdstown Business District Northern end of SR 325 concurrency
Byrdstown 115 185 SR 295 east (North Main Street)
  118.7 191.0 US 127 (SR 28) – Albany, KY, Jamestown, Alvin C. York Historical Site
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Microsoft (2006). MapPoint (Map). Microsoft. 
  2. ^ http://www.mapquest.com/?le=t&saddr=&flv=1&vs=directions
  3. ^ Tennessee Department of Highways and Public Works (1938). Road Condition Map of Tennessee Showing the designated Trunk Line System of State Highways (Map). Nashville: Tennessee Department of Highways and Public Works. 
  4. ^ Tennessee Department of Highways and Public Works (1951). Tennessee Highways (Map). Nashville: Tennessee Department of Highways and Public Works.