Tennessee State Route 277

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State Route 277 primary marker State Route 277 secondary marker

State Route 277
East Parkway
Airways Boulevard
Route information
Maintained by TDOT
Major junctions
south end: US 78 (Lamar Avenue) – Memphis
  US 70 / US 79 / US 72 / US 64 (Union Avenue) – Memphis
north end: US 70 / US 79 / US 64 (North Parkway/Summer Avenue)
Counties: Shelby
Highway system
SR 276 SR 278

Tennessee State Route 277 is a state route in Memphis, Tennessee. It runs from the intersection of Lamar Avenue (US 78) and Airways Boulevard in the Orange Mound community and continues north as Airways. It intersects the Memphis Parkway System and turns into East Parkway. Continuing north it crosses under Union Avenue (US 70/79/64/72) and picks up the former three routes. Local expressway Sam Cooper Boulevard terminates along SR 277 just south of the state route's northern terminus at North Parkway/Summer Avenue. The U.S. routes continue east along Summer.

The state designation is not generally referred to by locals; SR 277 is generally referred to solely by the street names. The Airways Blvd section is a 4-lane undivided urban street with a 35 MPH speed limit. The majority of the East Parkway section is a 6 lane divided major urban arterial with a wide, treed median (except under the Union Avenue overpass). It carries a 40 MPH speed limit.