Tennessee State Route 15

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State Route 15 primary marker State Route 15 secondary marker

State Route 15
Route information
Maintained by TDOT
Length: 261.64 mi (421.07 km)
Major junctions
West end: SR 14 in Memphis
 

US 70 / US 79 / SR 1 in Bartlett
I-40 in Lakeland
I-269 (Winfield Dunn Parkway) north of Fisherville
US 45 / SR 5 in Selmer
US 641 / SR 114 in Clifton Junction
Natchez Trace Parkway east of Waynesboro
US 43 / SR 6 in Lawrenceburg
US 31 / SR 7 in Pulaski
I-65 in Frankewing
SR 50 / US 231 / US 431 / SR 10 in Fayetteville
US 41A / SR 16 in Winchester

I-24 / US 64 in Monteagle
East end: US 41 / US 41A / SR 2 / SR 56 in Monteagle
Location
Counties: Shelby, Fayette, Hardeman, McNairy, Hardin, Wayne, Lawrence, Giles, Lincoln, Franklin, Marion
Highway system
SR 14 SR 16

State Route 15 (SR 15) is a west–east route from Memphis to Monteagle. For much of its route it has an unsigned concurrency with U.S. Route 64.[1]

Route description[edit]

SR 15 begins as a secondary highway in Shelby County in Northern Memphis at an interchange with SR 14 (Austin Peay Highway). It proceeds east to Bartlett and intersects US 70/US 79/US 64/SR 1, where it becomes the unsigned companion route of US 64 and becomes a primary highway. US 64/SR 15 then intersect SR 177 just before they have an interchange with I-40 (Exit 18) in Lakeland. They then go east and pass just north of Lenow before having an interchange with I-269 (Winfield Dunn Parkway/Memphis Outer Beltway) (no exit number; signed as SR 385), just north of Fisherville. Not even a half mile away, they intersect with SR 205 before crossing into Fayette County. US 64/SR 15 then passes through Hickory Withe and has a junction with SR 196. They then enter Oakland and has an intersection with SR 194, before continuing east. They continue through rural farmland, passing by Glengary Lake. US 64/SR 15 then enter Somerville and have an intersection with SR 76 in downtown. They then pass through Laconia before crossing into Hardeman County. They then enter Whiteville, where US 64 Bus begins and goes east through downtown while US 64/SR 15 follow a new bypass to the south. It also provides access to SR 179, which was not connected to the new bypass. They then meet up with the other end of US 64 Bus and go east to have an intersection with SR 100, before US 64/SR 15 leave Whitville and continue southeast. They then enter Bolivar and become concurrent with SR 18. They then enter downtown and have a junction with SR 125, with SR 18 splitting off and going north along that highway. US 64/SR 15 then leave Bolivar and continue east. They then go through some wooded areas and pass through Hornsby before crossing into McNairy County. They then intersect SR 225 before going through some rural wooded areas and then entering Selmer, at an interchange with US 45/SR 5, which US 64 follows as a new bypass to the south while SR 15 goes through downtown, signed as US 64 BUS. SR 15 then goes east through downtown and comes to another junction with US 45/US 64/SR 5, with the road continuing east as US 45/SR 5 and SR 15 joins US 64 again and they go northeast. US 64/SR 15 then intersect and have a short concurrency with SR 224 just north of Stantonville before entering Adamsville. In Adamsville, they have an intersection with SR 22 and SR 117 in the center of town, with SR 22 joining the concurrency. US 64/SR 15/SR 22 then leave Adamsville and cross into Hardin County. They then enter Crump and have an intersection and become concurrent with SR 69. A short distance later, SR 22 branches off and turns south. They then run along the banks of the Tennessee River before crossing it and entering Savannah. In Savannah, they immediately enter downtown and pass by the Tennessee River Museum, and becoming concurrent with SR 128 before coming to an intersection with SR 203, where SR 69 turns south, SR 203 goes east, and US 64/SR 15/SR 128 go northeast to leave Savannah. They then intersect SR 226 before north of Olivet before SR 128 splits off and goes north. US 64/SR 15 then go through some mountains and pass through Olivehill before crossing into Wayne County. They enter Clifton Junction where they intersect US 641/SR 114. US 64/SR 15 then go through a narrow valley before entering Waynesboro, bypassing the city to the west and north. It then has an interchange with SR 13 before going east to intersect with SR 99. US 64/SR 15 then leave Waynesboro and continue east through mountainous terrain. They then enter some farmland and have an interchange with the Natchez Trace Parkway just before crossing into Lawrence County. They then intersect with SR 240 in Deerfield and then SR 241 just a little further to the east. They then enter Lawrenceburg. Just west of downtown, US 64 Bus begins and goes east into downtown, while US 64/SR 15 follow a new bypass to the south. They then have an interchange with SR 242 right before the interchange with US 43/SR 6. They then come back around to meet the other end of US 64 Bus before leaving Lawrenceburg and continuing east through more mountains. It then passes through Bodenham before intersecting and becoming concurrent with SR 166 and entering Pulaski. US 64 then bypasses the city to the south with SR 15/SR 166 going into downtown. SR 166 splits and turns south at an intersection with SR 11, with SR 11 becoming concurrent with SR 15. They then come to an intersection with US 31/SR 7, where SR 11 splits off and goes north along that highway. SR 15 then goes east back to US 64, where they continue east together. They go through some more mountains before coming to an interchange with I-65 (Exit 14) in Frankewing. US 64/SR 15 then cross into Giles County. They then pass through Boonshill and intersect with SR 244. They then intersect with SR 273 before entering Fayetteville and coming to an intersection with US 64 Bypass, a new southern bypass of the city. US 64/SR 15 then go through downtown to intersect SR 50/US 431 and become concurrent with SR 50. They then come to another intersection with US 64 Bypass, which at this point is also concurrent with US 231/SR 10. SR 50 then splits off and goes north at another intersection before US 64/SR 15 go east and leave Fayetteville. They continue east through farmland and mountains and pass through Kelso. They then pass just north of Flintville and junction with SR 275. They then intersect and have a short concurrency with SR 121 before entering Lincoln County. US 64/SR 15 then enter Huntland, where they have a junction with SR 122 and SR 97. They then pass through Belvidere before entering Winchester and having an interchange with SR 16, which provides access to downtown as US 64/SR 15 bypass it to the southeast. They then have an interchange with US 41A, where SR 15 splits from US 64 again to follow US 41A and becomes a secondary highway. US 41A/SR 15 then goes through Cowan and goes east to a long narrow mountain pass. They then enter Sewanee and become concurrent with SR 56. They go east to St. Andrews where they intersect SR 156 before crossing into Franklin County. It then straddles the line with Grundy County before having an interchange with I-24/US 64 (Exit 134) and become a primary highway again. They then enter Monteagle and end at an intersection with US 41/SR 2 just west of downtown.

History[edit]

Major Intersections[edit]

SR 14 in Memphis (Austin Peay Highway/Jackson Avenue; interchange; western terminus; south to downtown Memphis and I-40 and north to Covington)
SR 204 in Memphis (Covington Pike; south to I-40 and Memphis and north to Covington)
US 64 / US 70 / US 79 / SR 1 in Bartlett (Summer Avenue; western end of unsigned US 64 concurrency; south to downtown Memphis and I-40/I-240 and north to Arlington and I-269)
SR 177 in Bartlett (Germantown Road; south to I-40 and Germantown and north to Arlington)
I-40 in Bartlett (Exit 18; west to Memphis and east to Jackson)
I-269 north of Fisherville (Memphis Outer Beltway/Winfield Dunn Parkway; no exit number signed (currently signed as SR 385); north to Millington and south to Collierville and Piperton)
SR 205 north of Fisherville (Airline Road; south to Fisherville and Collierville and north to Arlington and I-40)
SR 196 in Hickory Withe (Chulahoma Road; north to Arlington and Gallaway and south to Piperton)
SR 194 in Oakland (Church Street; north to Longtown and south to Macon and Rossville)
SR 76 in Somerville (Main Street; north to Dancyville and Brownsville and south to Williston and Moscow)

US 64 Bus. in Whiteville (West Main Street; western terminus of US 64 Bus; east to downtown and SR 179)

US 64 Bus. in Whiteville (East Main Street; eastern terminus of US 64 Bus; west to downtown and SR 179)
SR 100 in Whiteville (Highway 100; western terminus of SR 100; east to Toone, Henderson, and the Natchez Trace Parkway)
SR 18 in Bolivar (Tennessee Street; western end of SR 18 concurrency; south to Hickory Valley, Grand Junction, and Mississippi)
SR 18 / SR 125 in Bolivar (Main Street; eastern end of SR 18 concurrency; SR 125 south to Middleton and Mississippi; SR 18/SR 125 north to Silerton, Medon, and Jackson)
SR 225 west of Selmer (Woodville Road; southern terminus of SR 225; north to Woodville, Masseyville, Hickory Corner, Montezuma, and Henderson)

US 64 Bus. / US 64 / US 45 / SR 5 in Selmer (Marcus J. Wright Memorial Highway; interchange; eastern end of unsigned US 64 concurrency; western end of unsigned US 64 Bus concurrency; western terminus of US 64 Bus; US 45/SR 5 north to Montezuma and Henderson)

US 64 Bus. / US 64 / US 45 / SR 5 in Selmer (Marcus J. Wright Memorial Highway/Mulberry Avenue; eastern end of unsigned US 64 Bus concurrency; eastern terminus of US 64 Bus; western end of unsigned US 64 concurrency; US 45/SR 5 south to Eastview and Corinth, MS)
SR 224 north of Stantonville (Gilchrist Stantonville Road; western end of SR 224 concurrency; south to Stantonville, Shiloh, Hurley, Michie, and Shiloh National Military Park)
SR 225 west of Adamsville (Leapwood Enville Road; eastern end of SR 224 concurrency; north to Enville)
SR 22 / SR 117 in Adamsville (Maple Street; western end of SR 22 concurrency; northern terminus of SR 117; SR 22 north to Milledgeville, Enville, Jacks Creek, and Lexington; SR 117 south to Shiloh, Hurley, and Shiloh National Military Park)
SR 69 in Crump (Morris Chapel Road; western end of SR 69 concurrency; north to Morris Chapel, Milledgeville, and Saltillo)
SR 22 in Crump (Highway 22; eastern end of SR 22 concurrency; south to Shiloh National Military Park, Hurley, Shiloh, and Michie)

Bridge over the Tennessee River

SR 128 in Savannah (Pickwick Street; western end of SR 128 concurrency; south to Walkertown, Nixon, Pyburns, and Pickwick Landing Dam)
SR 69 / SR 203 in Savannah (Florence Road/Pinhook Drive; eastern end of SR 69 concurrency; western terminus of SR 203; SR 69 south to Walkertown, Maddox, Walnut Grove, and Alabama; SR 203 east to Olivet and Lutts)
SR 226 north of Olivet (Airport Road; northern terminus of SR 226; south to Olivet, Maddox, and Walkertown)
SR 128 east of Savannah (New Highway 128; eastern end of SR 128 concurrency; north to Clifton)
US 641 / SR 114 in Clifton Junction (Billy Nance Highway; southern terminus of US 641/SR 114; north to Clifton)
SR 13 in Waynesboro (North High Street/Waynesboro Highway; south to downtown, Collinwood, and the Natchez Trace Parkway; north to Linden)
SR 99 in Waynesboro (Old US Highway 64 E/Natural Bridge Road; western terminus of SR 99; north (signed east) to Hohenwald)
Natchez Trace Parkway east of Waynesboro (Interchange)
SR 240 in Deerfield (Highway 240; southern terminus of SR 240; north to Henryville and Summertown)
SR 241 in Deerfield (Red Hill Center Road; southern terminus of SR 241; north to Henryville and Hohenwald)

US 64 Bus. in Lawrenceburg (West Gaines Street; western terminus of US 64 Bus; east to downtown)
SR 242 in Lawrenceburg (West Point Road; interchange; south to West Point, Iron City, and Alabama; north to downtown)
US 43 / SR 6 in Lawrenceburg (South Locust Avenue/Andrew Jackson Highway; interchange; north to downtown, Ethridge, Summertown, Mount Pleasant and Columbia; south to Leoma, Loretto, Saint Joseph, and Florence, AL)

US 64 Bus. in Lawrenceburg (East Gaines Street; eastern terminus of US 64 Bus; west to downtown)
SR 166 in Pulaski (Cambellsville Road; western end of SR 166 concurrency; north to Cambellsville and Mount Pleasant)
US 64 in Pulaski (Fayetteville Highway; western end of unsigned US 64 concurrency; new southern bypass of Pulaski)
SR 11 / SR 166 in Pulaski (Highway 11/Bethel Road; western end of SR 11 concurrency; eastern end of SR 166 concurrency; SR 11 south to Goodspring, Minor Hill, and Alabama; SR 166 south to Alabama)
US 31 / SR 7 / SR 11 in Pulaski (1st Street; eastern end of SR 11 concurrency; US 31/SR 7 south to Elkton, I-65, Ardmore; US 31/SR 7/SR 11 north to US 31A, Cornersville, Lewisburg, and Columbia)
US 64 in Pulaski (Fayetteville Highway; eastern end of unsigned US 64 concurrency; new southern bypass of Pulaski)
I-65 in Frankewing (Exit 14; north to Nashville and south to Huntsville, AL)
SR 244 in Boonshill (Boonshill Petersburg Road; southern terminus of SR 244; north to Petersburg)
SR 273 in Fayetteville (Old Elkton Pike; eastern terminus of SR 273; west to Dellrose, I-65, and Elkton)

US 64 Byp. in Fayetteville (Wilson Parkway; western terminus of US 64 Bypass; southern bypass of Fayetteville)
US 431 / SR 50 in Fayetteville (Main Avenue; western end of SR 50 concurrency; US 431 south to Alabama; US 431/SR 50 north to Petersburg, Talley Station, Belfast and Lewisburg)

US 64 Byp. / US 231 / SR 10 in Fayetteville (Thornton Taylor Parkway; eastern terminus of US 64 Bypass; southern bypass around Fayetteville; US 231/SR 10 south to Alabama; US 231/SR 10 north to Shelbyville)
SR 50 in Fayetteville (Lynchburg Highway; eastern end of SR 50 concurrency; east to Lynchburg)
SR 275 north of Flintville (Flintville Road; northern terminus of SR 275; south to Flintville)
SR 121 north of Elora (Elora Road; western end of SR 121 concurrency; south to Elora and Alabama)
SR 121 north of Elora (Shady Grove Road; western end of SR 121 concurrency; north to Winchester and Tims Ford Dam/Lake)
SR 122 north of Huntland (Main Street/John Hunter Highway; eastern terminus of SR 122; west to Huntland, SR 97, and Elora)
SR 16 in Winchester (Rowe Gap Road/1st Avenue; interchange; south to Alabama; north to downtown, Decherd, and Tullahoma)
US 64 / US 41A in Winchester (South College Street/Veterans Memorial Drive/Cowan Highway; eastern end of unsigned US 64 concurrency; western end of unsigned US 41A concurrency; US 41A north to downtown, Decherd, and Tullahoma; US 64 east to Pelham and I-24)
SR 56 in Sewanee (Sherwood Road; western end of SR 56 concurrency; south to Sherwood and Alabama)
SR 156 east of Sewanee (Jumpoff Road; northern terminus of SR 156; south to South Pittsburgh)
I-24 / US 64 in Monteagle (Exit 134; west to Nashville and east to Chattanooga)
US 41 / US 41A / SR 2 / SR 56 in Monteagle (West Main Street/Dixie Highway; eastern terminus; US 41/SR 2 north to Pelham, Manchester, Beechgrove, and Murfreesboro; US 41/US 41A/SR 2/SR 56 east to downtown)

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Tennessee Atlas & Gazetteer (Map) (2004 ed.). DeLorme.