Tennessee State Route 159

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State Route 159 marker

State Route 159
Route information
Maintained by TDOT
Length: 12.5 mi[1] (20.1 km)
Major junctions
West end: US 321 / SR 67 near Little Milligan
East end: US 321 at North Carolina state line.
Location
Counties: Carter, Johnson
Highway system
SR 158 SR 160

Tennessee State Route 159 (SR 159) is a west to east highway in the U.S. state of Tennessee that is 12 miles (20 km) long. It begins in Carter County at State Route 67 and ends in Johnson County at the North Carolina state line. State Route 159 is little-known by the general public by this designation as it is overlain by U.S. Route 321; the "159" designation is seen on mileposts.

Route Description[edit]

US 321/SR 159 in Vilas, NC

SR 159, overlain by US 321, traverses 12.5 miles (20.1 km) along the banks of Watauga Lake. It is a curvy two-lane mountain highway.

History[edit]

In 2011-12, a bridge replacement project closed a section of the highway at Elk River; a detour route was signed using both US 321 and SR 159, along SR 67 and US 421 in Tennessee to Vilas, North Carolina, where it ended.[2][3]

Counties traversed (west to east)[edit]

State Route 159 traverses the counties shown in the table below.

Counties traversed by State Route 159
County miles kilometers
Carter 8.5 13.6
Johnson 4.0 6.4

Junction list[edit]

County Location mi[1] km Destinations Notes
Carter 0.0 0.0 US 321 north / SR 67 – Elizabethton, Mountain City
Johnson 12.5 20.1 US 321 south – Boone Continuation beyond North Carolina state line
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Google (December 21, 2012). "State Route 159" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved December 21, 2012. 
  2. ^ Staff. "Weekly Construction Report for East Tennessee Week of June 16-22, 2011". Tennessee Department of Transportation. Retrieved December 21, 2012. 
  3. ^ Staff. "Weekly Construction Report for East Tennessee Week of February 16-22, 2012". Tennessee Department of Transportation. Retrieved December 21, 2012. 
  • Tennessee Department of Transportation (24 January 2003). "State Highway and Interstate List 2003".

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