U.S. Route 64 in Tennessee

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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 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
Highway system
SR 63US 64 Byp.

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.

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 (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.[1] 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.

Bypass route[edit]


U.S. Route 64 Bypass
Location Cleveland, Tennessee
Length 6.6 mi[2] (10.6 km)
Existed 1966–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 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.

History[edit]

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.[3]

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] 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.[4]

TDOT 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. This was reportedly the largest rockslide in the area's history.[5]

Junction list[edit]

CountyLocationmikmDestinationsNotes
Mississippi River0.00.0 I-55 / US 61 / US 64 / US 70 / US 79Continuation west into Arkansas
ShelbyMemphis0.5–
0.7
0.80–
1.1
I-55 south – JacksonEastern terminus of I-55 concurrency; I-55 exits 12A & 12B
1.32.1 US 61 / SR 1 / SR 14 – Vicksburg, BrownsvilleEastern terminus of US 61 concurrency; western terminus of SR 14 concurrency
2.23.5 US 78 – Holly Springs
2.94.7 US 51 / SR 14 – MillingtonEastern terminus of SR 14 concurrency; western terminus of US 51 concurrency
4.0–
4.2
6.4–
6.8
I-240No direct access to westbound I-240 nor from eastbound I-240 (both signed at Madison Avenue); I-240 exit 30
4.36.9 US 51 / SR 1 – JacksonEastern terminus of US 51 concurrency
6.410.3 SR 23
6.911.1 US 72 – Collierville
7.512.1Sam Cooper Boulevard
7.712.4 SR 1Western terminus of SR 1 concurrency
13.0–
13.2
20.9–
21.2
I-40 to I-240 – BartlettI-40 exit 12A
Bartlett17.728.5 US 70 / US 79 / SR 1 / SR 15 – ArlingtonEastern terminus of US 70 / US 79 / SR 1 concurrency; western terminus of SR 15 concurrency
20.232.5 SR 177 – Germantown
21.1–
21.4
34.0–
34.4
I-40 – JacksonI-40 exit 18
Arlington28.0–
28.1
45.1–
45.2
I-269 – Millington
28.245.4 SR 205 – Collierville
FayetteHickory Withe32.151.7 SR 196 – Piperton, Gallaway
Oakland SR 194 – Macon, Rossville
Somerville SR 76 – Brownsville, Moscow
HardemanWhiteville SR 179
SR 100 – Henderson
Bolivar SR 18 – Hickory ValleyWestern terminus of SR 18 concurrency
SR 18 / SR 125 – Middleton, MedonEastern 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, LexingtonWestern terminus of SR 22 concurrency
HardinCrump SR 69 – Morris ChapelWestern terminus of SR 69 concurrency
SR 22 – Shiloh, MichieEastern terminus of SR 22 concurrency
Savannah SR 128 – Walkertown, Nixon, PyburnsWestern terminus of SR 128 concurrency
SR 69 to SR 203 – Maddox, Walnut GroveEastern terminus of SR 69 concurrency
SR 226 – Savannah-Hardin County Airport, Olivet, Maddox
SR 128 – CrossroadsEastern terminus of SR 128 concurrency
Wayne US 641 – Clifton
Waynesboro SR 13 – Collinwood, LindenAccess road
 – Wayne Medical Center
SR 99 – Ashland, Hohenwald
WayneLawrence
county line
Natchez Trace ParkwayInterchange / access road
Lawrence SR 240 – Summertown
SR 241
Lawrenceburg
US 64 Bus.
SR 242 – Westpoint, Iron City
US 43 – Columbia, FlorenceInterchange

US 64 Bus. – Lawrenceburg-Lawrence County Airport
GilesPulaski SR 166 – Mount Pleasant, HampshireWestern terminus of SR 166 concurrency
SR 15 / SR 166Eastern 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, DecaturI-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 – EloraWestern terminus of SR 121 concurrency
SR 121Eastern terminus of SR 121 concurrency
Franklin SR 122 – Huntland
Winchester SR 16Partial interchange
US 41A – TullahomaInterchange
Nissan Powertrain DriveInterchange
GrundyPelham I-24 / SR 50 – Nashville, WinchesterWestern terminus of I-24 concurrency; I-24 exit 127
MarionMonteagle US 41A (SR 15) – Monteagle, SewaneeI-24 exit 134
To US 41 north (SR 2 west) – Monteagle, Tracy CityWestern 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 – ChattanoogaEastern terminus of I-24 concurrency; western terminus of US 72 concurrency; I-24 exit 152
SR 2Western end of SR 2 concurrency
Jasper US 41 – MurfreesboroWestern terminus of US 41 concurrency
SR 28 – WhitwellInterchange
SR 27 – Marion County-Brown Field
Haletown SR 134 – Whiteside
Hamilton I-24 – ChattanoogaI-24 exit 174
US 11 – BirminghamWestern terminus of US 11 concurrency
SR 148 – Lookout Mountain
Chattanooga To SR 58 – Lookout Mountain
I-24 / US 27 – East Ridge, Lexington, Fort OgelthorpeNo direct access to westbound I-24; I-24 exit 178
US 41 / US 72 / SR 58 – MariettaEastern terminus of US 41 / US 72 concurrency; western terminus of SR 58 concurrency
SR 58Eastern terminus of SR 58 concurrency
I-24Direct access only from northbound I-24; I-24 exit 180A
US 41 / US 76 – East RidgeWestern terminus of US 41 / US 76 concurrency
US 41Eastern terminus of US 41 concurrency
US 76 / SR 2 – HealthSouth Chattanooga Rehabilitation Hospital, Parkridge Medical CenterEastern terminus of US 76 concurrency
SR 320 – East Brainerd
SR 153 – Soddy-Daisy, Falling WaterSR 153 exit 1
SR 317 – TynerWestern terminus of SR 317 concurrency
I-75 / US 74 / SR 317 – AtlantaEastern terminus of SR 317 concurrency; western terminus of I-75 / US 74 concurrency; I-75 exit 7
SR 317 (Apison Pike) – Ooltewah, CollegedaleNorthern terminus of SR 317 concurrency; I-75 exit 9
Ooltewah I-75 / US 74 – KnoxvilleEastern terminus of I-75 / US 74 concurrency; I-75 exit 11
SR 321 – Collegedale, East Brainerd
BradleyCleveland
US 74 / US 64 Byp.
Interchange
US 11 / SR 312 – Athens, Baugh Spring, Snow HillEastern terminus of US 11 concurrency
SR 74Western terminus of SR 74 concurrency
SR 60 / SR 74 – Wildwood LakeEastern 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, GeorgiaInterchange
SR 314 – Benton
SR 30 – Reliance
SR 68 – Copperhill
See US 74
North Carolina state line US 64 / US 74Continuation east into North Carolina
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

State Route 40[edit]

State Route 40 primary marker State Route 40 secondary marker

State Route 40
Route information
Maintained by TDOT
Length 39.63 mi (63.78 km)
Location
Counties Bradley and Polk
Highway system
I-40US 41

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.[6][7]

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. ^ Walton, Judy (December 6, 2012). "Without a toll, Tennessee River bridge in doubt". Chattanooga Times Free Press. Retrieved November 3, 2017.
  4. ^ "US 64 Corridor K". TN.gov. Tennessee Department of Transportation. 2015. Retrieved 2017-10-29.
  5. ^ "Strike Two—Ocoee Gorge Rockslide Closes U. S. Highway 64". Retrieved 25 September 2014.
  6. ^ South Cleveland, Tennessee (Map). US Geological Survey. 1965. Retrieved November 12, 2017.
  7. ^ 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.
U.S. Route 64
Previous state:
Arkansas
Tennessee Next state:
North Carolina