Tennessee State Route 96

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State Route 96 primary marker State Route 96 secondary marker

State Route 96
Route information
Maintained by TDOT
Length: 128.2 mi (206.3 km)
Major junctions
West end: US 70 – Dickson
 

I-40 – Fairview
Natchez Trace Parkway
US 31 / US 431 – Franklin
I-65 – Franklin
US 31A / US 41A – Triune
I-24 – Murfreesboro
US 41 / US 70S / US 231 – Murfreesboro
US 70 – Liberty
I-40 – Buffalo Valley

US 70N – Gentry
East end: SR 53 (Granville Highway) – Granville
Location
Counties: Dickson, Williamson, Davidson, Rutherford, Cannon, Wilson, DeKalb, Putnam, Smith, Jackson
Highway system
SR 95 SR 97

State Route 96 (SR 96) is a long east–west highway in Middle Tennessee. The road begins in Dickson and ends in Granville. The current length is 128.2 mi (206.3 km).[1] Along its path it goes through 10 counties. Locals mostly refer to it as Highway 96.

Route description[edit]

SR 96 begins as a primary highway in Dickson County in Dickson at an intersection with US 70/SR 1. It then goes southeast, leaving Dickson, before coming to an intersection with SR 47 in Burns. It then curves to the east and parallels I-40, passing just north of the I-40/I-840 interchange, before having an interchange with I-40 (Exit 182) just west of Fairview, just after crossing into Williamson County. SR 96 then enters Fairview and has a trumpet interchange and become concurrent with SR 100. They then go northeast and cross over the southern part of the Highland Rim just before crossing into the southwest corner of Davidson County. SR 96 then separates from SR 100 and then turns southeast to cross back into Williamson County. Just after crossing the county line, SR 96 has an interchange with the Natchez Trace Parkway, just after passing under the Natchez Trace Parkway Bridge. It then goes through some wooded areas before having an intersection with SR 46 just before entering Franklin. SR 96 then travels through some suburban areas before intersecting and becoming concurrent with US 31/US 431/SR 6/SR 106 in downtown. They first go south before turning east at an intersection with SR 246, which is also where US 431/SR 106 split off and continue south. SR 96 then splits off from US 31/SR 6 and goes east, leaving downtown and having an intersection with SR 397 and then an interchange with I-65 (Exit 65) before leaving Franklin and continuing southeast. SR 96 then passes through some farmland before passing through Arrington and having an intersection with SR 252. It then begins paralleling I-840 just before entering Triune, where it has an intersection with US 31A/SR 11, just north of its interchange with I-840 (Exit 42). SR 96 then goes east and crosses under the interstate before crossing into Rutherford County. It then almost immediately has an intersection with SR 102 just south of Almaville, which is also just south of its interchange with I-840 (Exit 47). SR 96 then leaves the interstate and passes through some rural countryside before entering Murfreesboro just before a partial cloverleaf interchange with I-24 (Exit 78). It then passes through a major retail district, passing by Stones River Mall and having an intersection and becoming concurrent with SR 99, before entering downtown and having an intersection with US 41/US 70S/US 231/SR 1/SR 10, with SR 96 curving to the northeast to become concurrent with US 231/SR 10 as they turn northeast at this intersection from the south. They go northeast, leaving downtown, for about a mile before SR 96 turns east onto E Clark Blvd. for a short distance before turning northeast again onto Lascassas Pike. SR 96 then has an intersection with SR 268 before it leaves Murfreesboro and continues northeast through countryside once more. It then passes through Lascassas and intersects and has a short concurrency with SR 266. SR 96 then curves to the east and passes through some more rural farmland and countryside, passing through Milton before crossing into northwest corner Cannon County. It then passes through Auburntown, where it has an intersection with SR 145 before crossing into the southeast corner of Wilson County. It then has an intersection with SR 267 just across the county line, south of Statesville, before passing through more countryside and then crossing into DeKalb County. It then comes to an intersection with US 70/SR 26/SR 53 near Liberty. They then enter Liberty at an intersection where SR 53 separates and turns south. They then pass through Liberty before leaving it to go east and pass through Dowelltown and some mountains before SR 96 separates from US 70/SR 26, just east of Smithville, as a very curvy secondary highway through some mountainous terrain. It then has an intersection with SR 264 before winding its way along the shores of Center Hill Lake before coming to an intersection with SR 141. They then become concurrent with each other and cross overtop Center Hill Dam together before separating with SR 96 turning north to cross into Putnam County. It then immediately enters Buffalo Valley and has another interchange with I-40 (Exit 268). It then winds its through farmland, crossing briefly through the eastern portion of Smith County before crossing back into Putnam County, before coming to an intersection with and becoming concurrent with US 70N/SR 24 east of Chestnut Mound. They go east and wind through some more mountains before SR 96 splits off and goes north as an even curvier road before crossing into Jackson County. It then runs along an arm of the Cordell Hull Lake/Cumberland River before entering Granville and ending at SR 53.

Major intersections[edit]

[2]

County Location mi km Destinations Notes
Dickson Dickson
Tennessee 96.svg SR 96 begins as a primary route
0.0 0.0 US 70 / SR 1 (E. College Street) Western terminus of SR 96
Burns SR 47 (Stuart Street)
Williamson New Hope I-40 – Memphis, Nashville Exit 182
Fairview SR 100 west (Fairview Boulevard) Interchange; Concurrency with SR 100 begins
Davidson Nashville SR 100 east Concurrency with SR 100 ends
Williamson Bingham Natchez Trace Parkway Via short access road
SR 46 (Old Hillsboro Road)
Franklin US 431 / SR 106 north (Fifth Avenue) Concurrency with US 431/SR 106 begins
US 31 / SR 6 (Columbia Pike)/ US 431 / SR 106 (Fifth Avenue)/ SR 246 (Church Street) Concurrency with US 431/SR 106 ends; Concurrency with US 31/SR 6 begins
US 31 / SR 6 north (Main Street) Concurrency with US 31/SR 6 ends
SR 397 (Mack Hatcher Memorial Parkway)
I-65 – Nashville, Huntsville Exit 65
Arrington SR 252 north (Wilson Pike)
Triune US 31A / US 41A / SR 11 (Nolensville Road) to I-840 (Exit 42)
Rutherford Almaville SR 102 north (Almaville Road) to I-840 (Exit 47)
Murfreesboro I-24 – Nashville, Chattanooga Exit 78
SR 99 west (New Salem Highway) Concurrency with SR 99 begins
US 231 / SR 10 south/ SR 99 east/ US 41 / US 70S / SR 1(Broad Street) Concurrency with SR 99 ends; Concurrency with US 231/SR 10 begins
US 231 / SR 10 north (Memorial Boulevard) Concurrency with US 231/SR 10 ends
Compton SR 268 west (Compton Road)
Lascassas SR 266 south (E. Jefferson Pike) Concurrency with SR 266 begins
SR 266 north (Cainsville Pike) Concurrency with SR 266 ends
Cannon Auburntown SR 145 south (W. Main Street)
Wilson Prosperity SR 267 north (Statesville Road)
DeKalb Liberty US 70 / SR 26 west / SR 53 north Unsigned concurrency with US 70/SR 26/SR 53 begins
SR 53 south Concurrency with SR 53 ends
Dowelltown US 70 / SR 26 east Unsigned concurrency with US 70/SR 26 ends
Secondary Tennessee 96.svg SR 96 becomes a secondary route
Temperance Hall SR 264 north (Hickman Road)
Laurel Hill SR 141 west (Lancaster Road) Concurrency with SR 141 begins to cross Center Hill Dam
SR 141 east (Wolf Creek Road) Concurrency with SR 141 ends
Putnam Buffalo Valley I-40 – Nashville, Knoxville Exit 268
US 70N / SR 24 west Unsigned concurrency with US 70N/SR 24 begins
Gentry US 70N / SR 24 east Unsigned concurrency with US 70N/SR 24 ends
Jackson Granville 128.2 206.3 SR 53 (Granville Highway) Eastern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Microsoft MapPoint 2006, Retrieved on 2007-8-13
  2. ^ Tennessee Atlas & Gazetteer (Map) (2004 ed.). DeLorme.