Tennessee State Route 76

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State Route 76 primary marker State Route 76 secondary marker

State Route 76
Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard (Clarksville)
Route information
Maintained by TDOT
Length: 231.44 mi[1] (372.47 km)
Major junctions
South end: SR 57 in Moscow
 
East end: SR 109 in Portland
Location
Counties: Fayette, Haywood, Crockett, Gibson, Carroll, Henry, Stewart, Montgomery, Robertson, Sumner
Highway system
US 76 SR 77

State Route 76 (SR 76) is a state highway in Tennessee, traversing the state in a northeast-southwest axis from east of Memphis to north of Nashville. SR 76 is unique in that it actually changes its cardinal directions (from North-South to East-West) in Adams at the junction with US 41.

Route description[edit]

Northbound in Stanton

SR 76 begins as a primary highway in Fayette County in Moscow at a junction with SR 57, its southern terminus. The highway goes north as a 2-lane highway through countryside and wooded areas to the community of Williston and has a junction with SR 193. It then turns slight northeast before turning north again at the junction with SR 195 just south of Somerville. SR 76 then enters Somerville and passes through a neighborhood before entering downtown and intersecting US 64/SR 15. It then passes through another neighborhood before leaving Somerville and immediately having a Y-Intersection with SR 59, with SR 76 turning northeast once again while SR 59 branches off to the northwest. SR 76 then enters Haywood County and immediately enters the small community of Dancyville and becomes concurrent with SR 179. They then split just before the first of two interchanges with I-40 (Exit 52). SR 76 then crosses the Hatchie River and has another interchange with I-40 (Exit 56) before reaching Brownsville. It then comes to an intersection with US 70/US 79/SR 1/SR 19 and becomes concurrent with that route. At this point SR 76 becomes unsigned. SR 19 breaks away to the east shortly afterwards and US 70/US 79/SR 1/SR 76 then follow a new bypass around downtown to an intersection with US 70A. US 79 and SR 76 then break away from US 70/SR 1 to follow US 70A and they then leave Brownsville going northeast just an intersection with SR 369. They then cross the South Fork of the Forked Deer River before crossing into Crockett County and entering Bells to have a short concurrency with SR 88. They then have an interchange with US 412/SR 20 before leaving bells and entering farmland. They pass through the community of Fruitvale and the town of Gadsden, where they intersect SR 221, before crossing the Middle Fork of the Forked Deer River into Gibson County and immediately enter Humboldt. They have an interchange with a new bypass around downtown and begin to follow it, turning north and widening to a 4-lane highway, and have a junction with SR 152 immediately after the interchange. They then turn east and have an intersection with US 45W/SR 5 to become concurrent with that route. US 70A/US 79/SR 76 then break away from the bypass, and US 45W/SR 5, at another intersection shortly afterwards, leaving Humboldt and narrowing back to 2-lanes and has an intersection with SR 187 shortly afterwards. They go through farmland once again and pass through Gibson, having a junction with SR 186, before entering Milan and intersecting US 45E/SR 43/SR 77/SR 104, and becoming concurrent with SR 77. They then intersect SR 425 before leaving Milan and widening to a 4-lane divided highway for a short distance before narrowing back down to a 2-lane to cross into Carroll County and enter Atwood and intersect SR 220 shortly before US 70A and SR 77 pull away, at a Y-Intersection, to the east, while SR 76 continues to follow US 79.

US 79/SR 76 continue northeast and pass through Trezevant, intersecting SR 105, before entering McKenzie to pass just to the south of downtown and intersect SR 436, SR 124, and SR 423 before having an interchange with SR 22 to leave McKenzie and cross into Henry County shortly afterwards and widen to 4-lane divided highway once again. It then immediately passes through the town of Henry, bypassing it while the old alignment through town is now named Pioneer Road. They then continue northeast to intersect SR 218 (Paris Bypass) before entering Paris to junction with US 641/SR 69, bypassing downtown to the southeast. They then intersect SR 356 before going through a business district before leaving Paris at another intersection with SR 218 (Paris Bypass). They then pass through countryside and intersect SR 140 south of Buchanan before entering Paris Landing State Park and junctioning with SR 119 before crossing the Ned McWherter Memorial Bridge over Kentucky Lake/Tennessee River. US 79/SR 76 then enter the Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area and intersect with SR 232 and several park access roads, including the Woodlands Trace National Scenic Byway, before narrowing to 2-lanes to enter Dover and leaving the park. In downtown they intersect with SR 49 before leaving Dover by crossing the Cumberland River as a 2-lane highway. It then widens back to 4-lanes 1 mile later and turns southeast at the intersection with SR 120. They then junction with SR 46 north of Indian Mound before crossing into Montgomery County. They then turn northeast again before passing through Woodlawn and intersecting with SR 233. US 79/SR 76 then narrow to 2-lanes at the interchange with SR 374 and enters Clarksville. SR 76 and US 79 then merge with US 41A/SR 12 after passing through some neighborhoods and come to an intersection with US 41A Bypass/SR 13 just north of downtown, where US 79 breaks away from SR 76 to follow SR 13 north to Kentucky and SR 12 branches away to follow US 41A Bypass. US 41A/SR 76 continue south into downtown (as North 2nd Street) before turning east onto College Street (SR 48) before turning south again on University Avenue (SR 112, becomes concurrent with and is unsigned) before again turning east to follow Madison Street as they exit downtown and enter neighborhoods. They then curve to the southeast and pass by several businesses and have another junction with SR 374 before SR 76 breaks away from US 41A/SR 112 and goes northeast, exiting Clarksville. For four miles (6 km) past this junction, SR 76 widens to a four lane divided highway. It then has an interchange with I-24 (exit 11) in Sango and then funnels down to a two lane road. It then passes through Port Royal and junctions with SR 238 before crossing Sulphur Fork Creek into Robertson County.

This is a somewhat random picture of Tennessee State Route 76 in Clarksville, Tennessee. The stretch between US Route 41A and Interstate 24 (Exit 11) is a four-lane divided highway.

SR 76 continues northeast through farmland to enter Adams and come to an intersection with SR 256. The highway then turns left onto Church Street through downtown before coming to an intersection with US 41/SR 11. Here, while SR 76 turns east to become concurrent with US 41/SR 11, it becomes unsigned, becomes a secondary highway, and it actually changes cardinal directions from north to east. US 41/SR 11/SR 76 then leave Adams and goes south east and passes through Cedar Hill before entering Springfield and coming to an intersection with US 431/SR 65. US 41/SR 11/SR 76 turn south to become concurrent with US 431/SR 65 and enters downtown to come to another intersection with SR 49. SR 76 then leaves the concurrency to follow SR 49 east; leaving downtown and passes by a school before SR 76 breaks away from SR 49 just before leaving Springfield as it finally becoming signed once again. SR 76 goes through farmland before entering White House and having an interchange with I-65 (Exit 108) before entering downtown and having an intersection with SR 258. SR 76 then becomes concurrent with US 31W/SR 41, turning north, for approximately two-tenths of a mile before branching off to the east again. At this point, SR 76 crosses in Sumner County and passes through some neighborhoods before leaving White House and going northeast through farmland once more. It continues northeast to intersect with SR 25 at a 4-way stop before passing through New Deal. SR 76 then comes to an end as a secondary highway at an intersection with SR 109 just south of downtown Portland.

History[edit]

Junction list[edit]

Fayette County

SR 57 in Moscow (Highway 57; Southern Terminus; west to downtown, I-269, and Collierville; east to Grand Junction; SR 76 begins as a primary highway)
SR 193 in Williston (Macon Road; eastern terminus of SR 193; west to Macon, I-269, and Fisherville)
SR 195 south of Somerville (Highway 195; northern terminus of SR 195; south to Macon)
US 64 / SR 15 in Somerville (Fayette Street; west to I-40 and Memphis; east to Whiteville)
SR 59 north of Somerville (Highway 59; Y-Intersection; eastern terminus of SR 59; west to I-40, Braden, Mason, and Covington)

Haywood County

SR 179 in Dancyville (Dancyville Road; Southern end of SR 179 concurrency; west to I-40 and Covington)
I-40 north of Dancyville (Exit 52; west to Memphis; east to Jackson and Nashville)
SR 179 south of Brownsville (Eurekaton Road; northern end of SR 179 concurrency; east to Whiteville)

Bridge over Hatchie River

I-40 south of Brownsville (Exit 56; west to Memphis; east to Jackson and Nashville)
US 70 / US 79 / SR 1 / SR 19 in Brownsville (South Dupree Street; southern end of US 70/US 79/SR 1/SR 19 concurrency; west to Nutbush and Memphis; SR 76 becomes unsigned)
SR 19 in Brownsville (Mercer Road; northern end of SR 19 concurrency; east to I-40)
US 70 / US 70A / SR 1 in Brownsville (East Main Street; eastern end of US 70/SR 1 concurrency; western terminus and southern concurrency end of US 70A; US 70/SR 1 east to Jackson)
SR 369 in Brownsville (North Washington Avenue; eastern terminus of SR 369; west to downtown)

Bridge over South Fork of the Forked Deer River

Crockett County

SR 88 in Bells (Main Street; southern end of SR 88 concurrency; west to Alamo)
SR 88 in Bells (Central Avenue; northern end of SR 88 concurrency; east to US 412/SR 20)
US 412 / SR 20 in Bells (US 412; interchange; west to Dyersburg; east to Jackson)
SR 221 in Gadsden (Emerson Road; eastern terminus of SR 221; west to Alamo)

Bridge over Middle Fork of the Forked Deer River

Gibson County

Main Street in Humboldt (Interchange)

SR 152 in Humboldt (Maclin Street; east to downtown and west to Maury City)

US 45W / SR 5 / US 45W Bus. in Humboldt (North Central Avenue; southern end of US 45W/SR 5 concurrency; northern terminus of US 45W Bus; US 45W/SR 5 north to Trenton; US 45W Bus south to downtown)
US 45W / SR 5 in Humboldt (US 45W Bypass; northern end of US 45W/SR 5 concurrency; south to Jackson)
SR 187 north of Humboldt (Highway 187; western terminus of SR 187; east to Milan)
SR 186 in Gibson (Main Street; north to Trenton; south to Jackson
US 45E / SR 43 / SR 77 / SR 104 in Milan (East 1st Street; southern end of SR 77 concurrency; US 45E/SR 43 north to Bradford; SR 77/SR 104 west to Trenton; US 45E/SR 43 south to Jackson; SR 104 east to Lexington)
SR 425 in Milan (Middle Pike; partial beltway around Milan)

Carroll County

SR 220 in Atwood (Church Street; northern terminus of SR 220; south to Lavinia)
US 70A / SR 77 in Atwood (Highway 77; Y-Intersection; northern end of US 70A/SR 77 concurrency; east to McLemoresville and Huntingdon)
SR 105 in Trezevant (Main Street; east to McLemoresville; west to Bradford)
SR 436 in McKenzie (Cherrwood Avenue; northern terminus of SR 436; south to McLemoresville)
SR 124 in McKenzie (Cedar Street; west to downtown and Greenfield; east to SR 22)
SR 423 in McKenzie (Highway 423; western terminus of SR 423; east to Paris)
SR 22 in McKenzie (Highway 22; interchange; north to Gleason and Dresden; south to Huntingdon)

Henry County

Pioneer Road in Henry (Old US 79/SR 76 through downtown Henry)

SR 218 in Paris (Paris Bypass; beltway around Paris)
US 641 / SR 69 in Paris (Veterans Drive/Mineral Wells Avenue; north to downtown and Kentucky; south to Camden)
SR 356 in Paris (East Woods Street; eastern terminus of SR 356; west to downtown)
SR 218 in Paris (Paris Bypass; beltway around Paris)
SR 140 east of Buchanan (Highway 140; eastern terminus of SR 140; west to Buchanan and Paris)
SR 119 in Paris Landing State Park (Highway 119; southern terminus of SR 119; north to Kentucky)

Ned McWherter Memorial Bridge over Kentucky Lake/Tennessee River

Stewart County

SR 232 in Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area (Highway 232; northern terminus of SR 232; south to McKimmon)

Woodlands Trace National Scenic Byway in Dover (provides access to Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area)

SR 49 in Dover (Spring Street; western terminus of SR 49; east to Erin)

Bridge over Cumberland River

SR 120 in Big Rock (Cadiz Road; eastern terminus of SR 120; west to downtown, Bumpus Mills and Kentucky)
SR 46 north of Indian Mound (Red Top Road; northern terminus of SR 46; south to Indian Mound and Cumberland City)

Montgomery County

SR 233 in Woodlawn (Lylewood Road; northern terminus of SR 233; south to Cumberland City)
SR 374 in Clarksville (Paul B. Huff Memorial Parkway; partial Beltway around Clarksville)
US 41A / SR 12 in Clarksville (Fort Campbell Boulevard/Providence Boulevard; southern end of US 41A/SR 12 concurrency; north to I-24, Fort Campbell, and Kentucky)

US 41A Byp. / US 79 / SR 12 / SR 13 in Clarksville (North Riverside Drive/Kraft Street; northern end of US 79/SR 12 concurrency; northern terminus of US 41A Bypass; US 79/SR 13 north to Kentucky)
SR 48 in Clarksville (College Street; southern end of SR 48 concurrency)
SR 48 / SR 112 in Clarksville (College Street; northern end of SR 48 concurrency; northern terminus of SR 112; southern end of SR 112 concurrency; SR 48 north to SR 374 and I-24)
SR 374 in Clarksville (Richview Road; partial beltway around Clarksville)

US 41A Byp. / US 41A / SR 112 in Clarksville (Ashland City Road/Madison Street; southern terminus of US 41A Bypass; northern end of US 41A/SR 112; US 41A/SR 112 south to Nashville and I-24; SR 76 becomes signed)
I-24 in Sango (Exit 11; west to Paducah, KY and Nashville)
SR 238 in Port Royal (Port Royal Road; southern terminus of SR 238; north to Guthrie, KY)

Bridge over Sulphur Fork Creek

Robertson County

SR 256 in Adams (Cedar Hill Road; northern terminus of SR 256; south to I-24)
US 41 / SR 11 in Adams (Highway 11; southern end of US 41/SR 11 concurrency; north to Kentucky; SR 76 becomes unsigned; SR 76 turns secondary; SR 76 switches cardinal directions from north to east)
US 431 / SR 65 in Springfield (Highway 431; western end of US 431/SR 65 concurrency; north to Kentucky)
US 41 / US 431 / SR 11 / SR 65 / SR 49 in Springfield (Highway 11/5th Avenue; eastern end of US 41/US 431/SR 11/SR 65 concurrency; western end of SR 49 concurrency; US 41/SR 11 south to Greenbrier; US 431/SR 65 south to I-24 and Nashville; SR 49 west to Pleasant View and I-24)
SR 49 in Springfield (5th Avenue; eastern end of SR 49 concurrency; east to Orlinda and Kentucky; SR 76 becomes signed)
I-65 in White House (Exit 108; south to Nashville and north to Louisville, KY)
SR 258 in White House (Raymond Hirsch Parkway; northern terminus of SR 258; south to Hendersonville)
US 31W / SR 41 in White House (Highway 31W; western end of US 31W/SR 41 concurrency; south to Goodlettsville and Nashville)

Summer County

US 31W / SR 41 in White House (Highway 31W; eastern end of US 31W/SR 41 concurrency; north to Kentucky)
SR 25 south of New Deal (Highway 25; west to Cross Plains; east to Gallatin)
SR 109 in Portland (Highway 109; eastern terminus; north to downtown and Kentucky; south to Gallatin; SR 76 ends as a secondary highway)

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