U.S. Route 64 in Tennessee

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This article is about the section of U.S. Route 64 in Tennessee. For the entire route, see U.S. Route 64.

U.S. Route 64 marker

U.S. Route 64
Route information
Maintained by TDOT
Existed: 1926[citation needed] – present
Major junctions
West end: I-55 / US 61 / US 64 / US 70 / US 79 at Arkansas state line in Memphis
  I-55 in Memphis
I-240 in Memphis
I-40 in Memphis
I-269 in Arlington
US 45 in Selmer
I-65 near Pulaski
US 231 in Fayetteville
I-24 from Pelham to Kimball
I-24 in Chattanooga
I-75 from Chattanooga to Ooltewah
East end: US 64 / US 74 at North Carolina state line near Ducktown
Highway system
SR 63 SR 65

In Tennessee, U.S. Route 64 (US 64) stretches from the Mississippi River/Arkansas state line in Memphis to the North Carolina state line near Ducktown. The highway, along with U.S. 72, is a major route for travel between Memphis and Chattanooga.

Route description[edit]

Ocoee Scenic Byway

US-64 enters Tennessee on the Memphis-Arkansas Bridge in Memphis. The route shares the bridge with Interstate 55 and U.S. Highways 61, 70, and 79. The route traverses several streets in Memphis before becoming a rural divided highway in eastern Shelby County. The highway runs directly to the east through the county seats of Tennessee's most southern counties including Oakland, Somerville, Whiteville, Bolivar, Selmer, Adamsville, Savannah, Waynesboro, and Lawrenceburg, the largest on the route between Memphis and Interstate 65. The route then interchanges with I-65, and runs through Fayetteville, Winchester, and comes to an interchange with Interstate 24 near Pelham. The route unofficially runs concurrent with I-24 across the Cumberland Plateau, often cited as one of the most hazardous stretches of highway in the United States and splits at exit 152 near Kimball where it then enters Jasper, becoming concurrent with US-41, of which it crosses Nickajack Lake, part of the Tennessee River to Chattanooga The route then becomes concurrent with US 11 and runs to Cleveland, where it splits and runs into Polk County to the North Carolina state line. The easternmost portion of the highway along the Ocoee River is the Ocoee Scenic Byway, a winding, two-lane road through the Ocoee River gorge.[1] The steep terrain around the highway is subject to landslides.

Bypass Route[edit]

Main article: APD-40

U.S. Route 64 Bypass
Location: Cleveland, Tennessee
Length: 5.1 mi[2] (8.2 km)
Existed: 1968–present

A bypass route exists for the route in Cleveland. The east-west route is part of a beltway around the business district known as APD-40, and stretches from Interstate 75 to a cloverleaf interchange with US 64 and SR 60. SR 60 makes up the remainder of the route. Part of the route is controlled access, and an interchage with US 11/64 is located approximately a mile from the western terminus.

History[edit]

The Ocoee Scenic Byway was the first National Forest Scenic Byway in the nation, designated on July 22, 1988 by the United States Forest Service (USFS).[1]

The Tennessee Department of Transportation is currently working to expand the highway to a four-lane divided highway across the state. The majority of this project is complete.[citation needed]

In November 2009, a massive rock slide closed the Ocoee Scenic Byway for several months.[3]

TDOT plans to remove the designation of US 64 from the Ocoee Scenic Byway, and build a new four lane route, due to the high volumes of commercial traffic passing through the area. Multiple methods have been proposed, including a route on the south side over the river and existing route, a route over nearby Little Frog Mountain, and a tunnel.[citation needed]

Junction list[edit]

County Location mi km Destinations Notes
Mississippi River 0.0 0.0 I-55 / US 61 / US 64 / US 70 / US 79 continue west into Arkansas
Shelby Memphis 0.5–
0.7
0.80–
1.13
I-55 south – Jackson Eastern terminus of I-55 concurrency; I-55 exits 12A & 12B
1.3 2.1 US 61 / SR 1 / SR 14 – Vicksburg, Brownsville Eastern terminus of US 61 concurrency; western terminus of SR 14 concurrency
2.2 3.5 US 78 – Holly Springs
2.9 4.7 US 51 / SR 14 – Millington Eastern terminus of SR 14 concurrency; western terminus of US 51 concurrency
4.0–
4.2
6.4–
6.8
I-240 No direct access to westbound I-240 nor from eastbound I-240 (both signed at Madison Avenue); I-240 exit 30
4.3 6.9 US 51 / SR 1 – Jackson Eastern terminus of US 51 concurrency
6.4 10.3 SR 23
6.9 11.1 US 72 – Collierville
7.5 12.1 Sam Cooper Boulevard
7.7 12.4 SR 1 Western terminus of SR 1 concurrency
13.0–
13.2
20.9–
21.2
I-40 to I-240 – Bartlett I-40 exit 12A
Bartlett 17.7 28.5 US 70 / US 79 / SR 1 / SR 15 – Arlington Eastern terminus of US 70 / US 79 / SR 1 concurrency; western terminus of SR 15 concurrency
20.2 32.5 SR 177 – Germantown
21.1–
21.4
34.0–
34.4
I-40 – Jackson I-40 exit 18
Arlington 28.0–
28.1
45.1–
45.2
I-269 – Millington
28.2 45.4 SR 205 – Collierville
Fayette Hickory Withe 32.1 51.7 SR 196 – Piperton, Gallaway
Oakland SR 194 – Macon, Rossville
Somerville SR 76 – Brownsville, Moscow
Hardeman Whiteville SR 179
SR 100 – Henderson
Bolivar SR 18 – Hickory Valley Western terminus of SR 18 concurrency
SR 18 / SR 125 – Middleton, Medon Eastern terminus of SR 18 concurrency
McNairy SR 225
Selmer
US 45 / US 64 Bus. – Henderson
Interchange; western terminus of US 45 concurrency

US 45 / US 64 Bus. – Corinth
Eastern terminus of US 45 concurrency
 – Robert Sibley Airport
SR 224 – Enville
Adamsville SR 22 / SR 117 – Milledgeville, Lexington Western terminus of SR 22 concurrency
Hardin Crump SR 69 – Morris Chapel Western terminus of SR 69 concurrency
SR 22 – Shiloh, Michie Eastern terminus of SR 22 concurrency
Savannah SR 128 – Walkertown, Nixon, Pyburns Western terminus of SR 128 concurrency
SR 69 to SR 203 – Maddox, Walnut Grove Eastern terminus of SR 69 concurrency
SR 226 – Savannah-Hardin County Airport, Olivet, Maddox
SR 128 – Crossroads Eastern terminus of SR 128 concurrency
Wayne US 641 – Clifton
Waynesboro SR 13 – Collinwood, Linden Access road
 – Wayne Medical Center
SR 99 – Ashland, Hohenwald
WayneLawrence
county line
Natchez Trace Parkway Interchange / access road
Lawrence SR 240 – Summertown
SR 241
Lawrenceburg
US 64 Bus.
SR 242 – Westpoint, Iron City
US 43 – Columbia, Florence Interchange

US 64 Bus. – Lawrenceburg-Lawrence County Airport
Giles Pulaski SR 166 – Mount Pleasant, Hampshire Western terminus of SR 166 concurrency
SR 15 / SR 166 Eastern terminus of SR 15 / SR 166 concurrency
SR 166 – Aspen Hill
SR 11 – Goodspring, Minor Hill
US 31 – Columbia, Decatur
SR 15
I-65 – Nashville, Decatur I-65 exit 14
Lincoln SR 244 – Petersburg
SR 273 – Elkton
Fayetteville
US 64 Byp.
US 431 – Lewisburg, Huntsville

US 231 / US 64 Byp. – Murfreesboro, Huntsville
SR 50 – Lynchburg
SR 275 – Flintville
SR 121 – Elora Western terminus of SR 121 concurrency
SR 121 Eastern terminus of SR 121 concurrency
Franklin SR 122 – Huntland
Winchester SR 16 Partial interchange
US 41A – Tullahoma Interchange
Nissan Powertrain Drive Interchange
Grundy Pelham I-24 – Nashville Western terminus of I-24 concurrency; I-24 exit 127
See I-24
Marion Kimball I-24 / US 72 – Chattanooga Eastern terminus of I-24 concurrency; western terminus of US 72 concurrency; I-24 exit 152
SR 2
Jasper US 41 – Murfreesboro Western terminus of US 41 concurrency
SR 28 – Whitwell Interchange
SR 27 – Marion County-Brown Field
Haletown SR 134 – Whiteside
No major junctions for at least 10 miles (16 km); US 64 runs parallel to the Tennessee River
Hamilton I-24 – Chattanooga I-24 exit 174
US 11 – Birmingham Western terminus of US 11 concurrency
SR 148 – Lookout Mountain
Chattanooga To SR 58 – Lookout Mountain
I-24 / US 27 – East Ridge, Lexington, Fort Ogelthorpe No direct access to westbound I-24; I-24 exit 178
US 41 / US 72 / SR 58 – Marietta Eastern terminus of US 41 / US 72 concurrency; western terminus of SR 58 concurrency
SR 58 Eastern terminus of SR 58 concurrency
I-24 Direct access only from northbound I-24; I-24 exit 180A
US 41 / US 76 – East Ridge Western terminus of US 41 / US 76 concurrency
US 41 Eastern terminus of US 41 concurrency
US 76 / SR 2 – HealthSouth Chattanooga Rehabilitation Hospital, Parkridge Medical Center Eastern terminus of US 76 concurrency
SR 320 – East Brainerd
SR 153 – Soddy-Daisy, Falling Water SR 153 exit 1
SR 317 – Tyner Western terminus of SR 317 concurrency
I-75 / US 74 / SR 317 – Atlanta Eastern terminus of SR 317 concurrency; western terminus of I-75 / US 74 concurrency; I-75 exit 7
See I-75
Ooltewah I-75 / US 74 – Knoxville Eastern terminus of I-75 / US 74 concurrency; I-75 exit 11
SR 321 – Collegedale, East Brainerd
Bradley Cleveland
US 74 / US 64 Byp.
Interchange
US 11 / SR 312 – Athens, Baugh Spring, Snow Hill Eastern terminus of US 11 concurrency
SR 74 Western terminus of SR 74 concurrency
SR 60 / SR 74 – Wildwood Lake Eastern terminus of SR 74 concurrency; western terminus of SR 60 concurrency

US 74 / US 64 Byp. / SR 60
Interchange; eastern terminus of SR 60 concurrency; western terminus of US 74 concurrency
See US 74
North Carolina state line US 64 / US 74 continue east into North Carolina
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Ocoee National Forest Scenic Byway". Tennessee Department of Transportation. Retrieved November 26, 2014. 
  2. ^ Google (November 1, 2015). "US 64 Bypass - Cleveland, Tennessee" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved November 1, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Strike Two—Ocoee Gorge Rockslide Closes U. S. Highway 64". Retrieved 25 September 2014.