U.S. Route 64 in Tennessee
|Maintained by TDOT|
|Existed||1926 – present|
|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 in Frankewing
US 231 / US 431 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|
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 US 72, is a major route for travel between Memphis and Chattanooga.
US-64 enters Tennessee on the Memphis-Arkansas Bridge in Memphis. The route shares the bridge with Interstate 55 (I-55) and US 61, US 70, and US 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 I-65. The route then interchanges with I-65, and runs through Fayetteville, Winchester, and comes to an interchange with -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 section beginning in Cleveland and continuing into North Carolina is part of Corridor K of the Appalachian Development Highway System. 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. The steep terrain around the highway is subject to rockslides. This is one of the only sections of US 64 in Tennessee that is still two lanes.
|Length||6.6 mi (10.6 km)|
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 I-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.
The route between Cleveland and the eastern end of the Ocoee Scenic Byway follows the route of the Old Copper Road, a wagon trail dating back to the 1830s used for transporting copper from the mines in Copperhill to Cleveland and Chattanooga.
The route originally continued westward from downtown Cleveland, crossing the Tennessee River at a ferry in Hamilton County, through Soddy-Daisy and across the Cumberland Plateau, and joined where the concurrency splits from US 41 (now part of Interstate 24) near Pelham. This designation was removed in 1940 after the Chickamauga Dam went into operation, flooding much of the original route, and the route was moved to its present concurrency with US 11 and 41. Much of this original route no longer exists even as county maintained road. The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) has plans to restore this route with a new four lane highway and toll bridge across the Tennessee River, providing Clevelanders with a more convenient access to Nashville.
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). 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.
In November 2009, a massive rock slide closed the Ocoee Scenic Byway for several months. This was reportedly the largest rockslide in the area's history.
This section contains a table that is missing mileposts for one or more junctions.
|Mississippi River||0.0||0.0||I-55 / US 61 / US 64 / US 70 / US 79||Continuation west into Arkansas|
|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|
|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|
|6.9||11.1||US 72 – Collierville|
|7.5||12.1||Sam Cooper Boulevard|
|7.7||12.4||SR 1||Western terminus of SR 1 concurrency|
|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|
|I-40 – Jackson||I-40 exit 18|
|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|
|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|
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|
|||Natchez Trace Parkway||Interchange / access road|
|Lawrence||||SR 240 – Summertown|
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|
|||I-65 – Nashville, Decatur||I-65 exit 14|
|Lincoln||||SR 244 – Petersburg|
|||SR 273 – Elkton|
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 / SR 50 – Nashville, Winchester||Western terminus of I-24 concurrency; I-24 exit 127|
|Marion||Monteagle||US 41A (SR 15) – Monteagle, Sewanee||I-24 exit 134|
|To US 41 north (SR 2 west) – Monteagle, Tracy City||Western end of SR 2 concurrency; I-24 Exit 135|
|||SR 2 east (Martin Springs Road)||Eastern end of SR 2 concurrency; I-24 Exit 143|
|Kimball||I-24 / US 72 – Chattanooga||Eastern terminus of I-24 concurrency; western terminus of US 72 concurrency; I-24 exit 152|
|SR 2||Western end of SR 2 concurrency|
|Jasper||US 41 – Murfreesboro||Western terminus of US 41 concurrency|
|SR 28 – Whitwell||Interchange|
|||SR 27 – Marion County-Brown Field|
|Haletown||SR 134 – Whiteside|
|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|
|SR 317 (Apison Pike) – Ooltewah, Collegedale||Northern terminus of SR 317 concurrency; I-75 exit 9|
|Ooltewah||I-75 / US 74 – Knoxville||Eastern terminus of I-75 / US 74 concurrency; I-75 exit 11|
|SR 321 – Collegedale, East Brainerd|
US 74 / US 64 Byp.
|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|
|Polk||||US 411 – Benton, Chatsworth, Georgia||Interchange|
|SR 314 – Benton|
|SR 30 – Reliance|
|SR 68 – Copperhill|
|See US 74|
|North Carolina state line||US 64 / US 74||Continuation east into North Carolina|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi|
State Route 40
|Maintained by TDOT|
|Length||39.63 mi (63.78 km)|
|Counties||Bradley and Polk|
State Route 40 (SR 40) runs as a secret, or hidden designation on US 64/U.S. Route 74 from downtown Cleveland, in Bradley County to the North Carolina state line near Ducktown, in Polk County. SR 40 was also a former designation for part of APD-40, which is the origin of part of the common name of that route.
- "Ocoee National Forest Scenic Byway". Tennessee Department of Transportation. Retrieved November 26, 2014.
- Google (November 1, 2015). "US 64 Bypass - Cleveland, Tennessee" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved November 1, 2015.
- Walton, Judy (December 6, 2012). "Without a toll, Tennessee River bridge in doubt". Chattanooga Times Free Press. Retrieved November 3, 2017.
- "US 64 Corridor K". TN.gov. Tennessee Department of Transportation. 2015. Retrieved 2017-10-29.
- "Strike Two—Ocoee Gorge Rockslide Closes U. S. Highway 64". Retrieved 25 September 2014.
- South Cleveland, Tennessee (Map). US Geological Survey. 1965. Retrieved November 12, 2017.
- Special Committee on U.S. Route Numbering (November 19, 1982). "Route Numbering Committee Agenda" (PDF) (Report). Washington, DC: American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials. p. 2. Retrieved January 24, 2015 – via Wikimedia Commons.
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