U.S. Route 41 in Tennessee

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U.S. Route 41 marker

U.S. Route 41
Route information
Maintained by TDOT
Length 193.23 mi (310.97 km)
Existed November 11, 1926[1] – present
Major junctions
South end US 41 / US 76 / SR 3 near East Ridge
North end US 41 near Adams
Counties Hamilton, Marion, Grundy, Coffee, Rutherford, Davidson, Sumner, Robertson, Montgomery
Highway system
SR 40US 41A

U.S. Route 41 (US 41) is a United States Numbered Highway that runs from Miami, Florida, to Copper Harbor, Michigan. In Tennessee, the highway is paralleled by Interstate 24 all the way from Georgia to Kentucky, and I-24 has largely supplanted US-41 as a major highway, especially for large and heavy vehicles, such as tractor-trailer trucks and buses.

Route description[edit]

US 41, joined by US 76, enters Tennessee east of I-75 on the outskirts of East Ridge. It is called "Ringgold Road" through East Ridge up to the Bachman Tunnel, where it enters Chattanooga. In Chattanooga, US 41 and US 76 becomes Westside Drive up to the intersection with Dodds Avenue, where for a short distance it is coexistent with Dodds Avenue. Then US 41 and US 76 becomes East Main Street in downtown Chattanooga up to the intersection with Broad Street (US 11 and US 64). At that point US 76 terminates, US 72 begins, and the now-conjoined US 41 and US 72 merges with US 11 and US 64, trekking southwestward around the base of Lookout Mountain into the Tiftonia community. Just west of Tiftonia, US 11 splits off, and it veers southwestward into Georgia. US 41, US 64, and US 72 take a westward path from Hamilton County into Marion County. US 41 breaks off from US 64 and US 72 at Jasper and joins with SR 150 before ascending the Cumberland Plateau. US 41 leaves SR 150 and joins with SR 56 at Tracy City and runs southwest into Monteagle.[2] In Monteagle, US 41 descends toward Manchester, with US 41A breaking off toward Franklin County, travelling through Winchester, Tullahoma, Shelbyville, and other small communities before becoming merging with US 31A and becoming Nolensville Pike in Nashville.

US 41A in Winchester

After reaching Monteagle, US 41, included as part of the older Dixie Highway, continues northwest into Pelham, in Grundy County, then runs closely parallel with I-24 into Coffee County, going through Hillsboro, Manchester (where the road is also named Hillsboro Blvd) and Beechgrove, before entering Rutherford County. From there, the highway continues diagonally through Murfreesboro (where the road is also named Broad St.), where the Dixie Highway joins up with US 70S. The Stones River National Battlefield is located very near US 41 and US 70S on the northwest side, standing as a monument of the Battle of Stones River which took place during the American Civil War. US 41/70S continues northwest through Smyrna, and LaVergne before reaching Davidson County. The road passes through Antioch, before reaching Nashville, where US 41 separates from US 70S. US 41 goes through Nashville as Murfreesboro Rd, then Dickerson Pike, and comes out on the northeast side of the city joined with US 31W. US 41 continues northeast through Goodlettsville before breaking away from US 31W. US 41 then goes northwest and continues on into Robertson County, going through Springfield before heading west/northwest to the Kentucky border. Just before reaching Kentucky, US 41 briefly runs through Montgomery County.[2]

Major intersections[edit]

HamiltonEast Ridge0.000.00 US 41 east / US 76 east / SR 3 east – DaltonContinuation into Georgia
SR 8 westEastern terminus of SR 8; eastern end of SR 8 concurrency
I-75 – Chattanooga, AtlantaExit 1 on I-75
East RidgeChattanooga lineBachman Tubes under Missionary Ridge
Chattanooga I-24 west – Nashville, BirminghamWestbound exit and eastbound entrance; exit 181A on I-24
US 11 south / US 64 west / SR 2 west (East 23rd Street)Southern end of US 11 and US 64/SR 2 concurrencies
US 11 north / US 64 east / SR 2 east (Dodds Avenue)Northern end of US 11 and US 64/SR 2 concurrencies
SR 17 north (Willow Street)Southern end of SR 17 concurrency
SR 58 / SR 8 west (Market Street)Northern end of US 76/SR 8 concurrencies; western terminus of US 76
US 72 west (Broad Street)Southern end of US 72 concurrency
US 11 south / US 64 west / SR 2 west (West 20th Street)Southern end of US 11 and US 64/SR 2 concurrencies
US 27 north – Downtown, Red BankNorthbound exit and southbound entrance
SR 17 south (Tennessee Avenue) – Incline, Rock CityNorthern end of SR 17 concurrency
SR 148 south (Lookout Mountain Parkway) – Lookout Mountain
SR 318 south – Lookout Mountain
US 11 / SR 38 south (Birmingham Highway)Northern end of US 11 and SR 38 concurrencies
I-24 – Chattanooga, NashvilleExit 174 on I-24
MarionHaletown SR 134 east (J.E. Clouse Highway) – Wildwood
Marion Memorial Bridge over the Tennessee River
Jasper SR 28Interchange
US 64 / US 72 / SR 2 – South PittsburgNorthern end of US 64 and US 72 concurrencies
GrundyTracy City SR 56 north – Coalmont, AltamontSouth end of SR 56 concurrency
Monteagle US 41A / SR 56 south – SewaneeNorthern end of SR 56 concurrency; southern terminus of US 41A
Pelham SR 50
CoffeeHillsboro SR 127
Manchester I-24 – Chattanooga, NashvilleExit 114 (I-24)
SR 55
SR 53 north
Busy Corner I-24 – Chattanooga, NashvilleExit 105 on I-24
SR 280 east
Beechgrove SR 64 west / SR 64 east – Shelbyville
RutherfordMurfreesboro SR 99 east (Bradyville Pike)
US 70S east (Mercury Boulevard)Southern end of US 70S concurrency; western terminus of SR 2
US 231 south (Shelbyville Highway)Southern end of US 231 concurrency
US 231 north (Memorial Boulevard) / SR 96 (Old Fort Parkway) – Lebanon, TriuneNorthern end of US 231 concurrency; southern end of SR 96 concurrency
SR 268 (North Thompson Lane)
I-840 – Knoxville, Chattanooga
Smyrna SR 102 (Lee Victory Parkway/Nissan Drive)Interchange
SR 266 – Smyrna Airport, Sam Ridley Parkway
DavidsonNashville SR 171 (Hobson Pike)
SR 254 (Bell Road)
SR 255 (Donelson Pike)
SR 155 (Briley Parkway)Exit 4; single-point urban interchange
I-24 / I-40Exit 52 on I-24; exit 213 on I-40 (westbound only)

I-40 / US 31 Alt. south / US 41A south
Southern end of US 31 Alt./US 41 Alt. concurrency from one-way pair; exit 210C on I-40
US 31 southSouthern end of US 31 concurrency; northern end of US 31 Alt. concurrency; traffic circle
US 70 / US 70S west / US 431 south / SR 11 / SR 24Northern end of US 70S concurrency; southern end of US 431 concurrency
US 41A north (Rosa L. Parks Boulevard)Northern end of US 41A concurrency
Victory Memorial Bridge over the Cumberland River
US 31 south (James Robertson Parkway/SR 6) / US 31W north (Spring Street/SR 11) / US 31E / I-24 north (Ellington Parkway/SR 6) / South 5th Street/Main StreetNorthern end of US 31/US 431 concurrency; south end of US 31W/US 431 concurrency; interchange
To I-24 / I-65 / Spring Street
US 431 north (West Trinity Lane/SR 65) to I-65Northern end of US 431 concurrency; exit 43 on US 431 (Dukes Expressway); no access from US 31W north to US 431 south or US 431 south to US 31W north
I-65 – Nashville, LouisvilleSouthbound off-ramp from SR 155 off-ramp; exit 90A on I-65
SR 155 (Briley Parkway)No eastbound on-ramp (must use northbound I-65 on-ramp); exit 168
SR 45 (Old Hickory Boulevard)
Goodlettsville SR 174 east (Long Hollow Pike)
Sumner US 31W / SR 41 northNorthern end of US 31W concurrency; trumpet interchange
No major junctions
RobertsonRidgetop SR 257 (Greer Road/Woodruff Avenue) to I-65
Springfield US 431 south (Tom Austin Highway/SR 65)Southern end of SR 431 concurrency
SR 49 / SR 76 east (Fifth Avenue)Southern end of SR 76 concurrency
US 431 north (Memorial Boulevard /SR 65) – RussellvilleNorthern end of SR 431 concurrency
Adams SR 76 west (South Church Street)Northern end of SR 76 concurrency
US 41 north – GuthrieContinuation into Kentucky; northern terminus of SR 11; northern end of SR 11 concurrency
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ Bureau of Public Roads & American Association of State Highway Officials (November 11, 1926). United States System of Highways Adopted for Uniform Marking by the American Association of State Highway Officials (Map). 1:7,000,000. Washington, DC: United States Geological Survey. OCLC 32889555. Retrieved November 7, 2013 – via University of North Texas Libraries. 
  2. ^ a b Tennessee Department of Transportation (2010). Official Transportation Map (Map). 1:42,240. Nashville: Tennessee Department of Transportation. §§ A7–E11. 

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