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Tennessee State Route 95

State Route 95 (SR 95) is a state route in the U.S. state of Tennessee. It serves to connect Lenoir City with Greenback and Oak Ridge, via U.S. Route 321.

State Route 95 primary marker State Route 95 secondary marker

State Route 95
Route information
Maintained by TDOT
Length42.3 mi[1] (68.1 km)
Major junctions
South end US 411 in Greenback
 
North end SR 61 near Oak Ridge
Location
CountiesLoudon, Roane, Anderson
Highway system
SR 94SR 96

Route descriptionEdit

SR 95 serves as a secondary route between its southern terminus in Greenback and I-40 and as a primary highway for the rest of its duration.

SR 95 begins at US 411 (SR 33), in Greenback, and goes northwest predominantly along Lenoir City Road. Curving through the Red Knobs, it passes through the communities of Centersville and Glendale, before reaching US 321 (SR 73). This section of SR 95 is two-lane throughout, with no shoulders and minimum allowable lane widths. The next 12.8 miles (20.6 km), SR 95 is a hidden overlap of US 321, as it traverses through Lenoir City, intersecting US 11 (SR 2), I-75, and then US 70 (SR 1) in that city.[2]

At the I-40 interchange, US 321 (SR 73) ends and SR 95 reemerges to continue the route towards Oak Ridge. Crossing the Clinch River, via the Charles Vaden Bulck Bridge, SR 95 enters Roane County and land controlled by the Department of Energy/Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The highway curves along the various ridges, most access roads are controlled or blocked off. As SR 95 approaches SR 58, the highway widens to four-lane before the interchange. After the interchange, it continues north along Oak Ridge Turnpike as a four-lane divided highway. It exits the Department of Energy's boundary near the Roane/Anderson county line, soon after neighborhoods begins to appear just off the road and bike lanes are along the shoulders.[3]

In Anderson County, SR 95 serves as the main highway through Oak Ridge, with commercial businesses along its shoulders and neighborhoods connected by access roads. At the center of Oak Ridge, SR 95 connects with SR 62 (Illinois Avenue), which continues to Oliver Springs and Knoxville. Northeast of Oak Ridge, towards Clinton, SR 95 ends at the intersection of SR 61 (Oliver Springs Highway).[4]

HistoryEdit

Junction listEdit

 
SR 95 north of I-40
CountyLocationmi[1]kmDestinationsNotes
LoudonGreenback0.00.0  US 411 (SR 33/Greenback Road) – Madisonville, MaryvilleSouthern terminus; SR 95 begins as a secondary highway
9.915.9  US 321 north (W. Lamar Alexander Parkway/SR 73) – Friendsville, MaryvilleSouth end of unsigned US 321/SR 73 overlap
13.621.9  SR 444 west (Tellico Parkway) – Tellico VillageEastern terminus of SR 444; interchange
14.222.9Bridge over the Tennessee River
Lenoir City15.424.8  US 11 (Broadway Street/SR 2) – Knoxville, Loudon, Farragut
18.029.0  I-75 – Knoxville, ChattanoogaI-75 exit 81
18.930.4  US 70 (Kingston Pike/SR 1) – Knoxville, Kingston
22.736.5  I-40 – Knoxville, Nashville
  US 321 ends
I-40 exit 364; South end of unsigned US 321/SR 73 overlap; northern terminus of US 321/SR 73; SR 95 becomes a signed primary highway
Clinch River23.638.0Charles Vanden Bulck Bridge over the Clinch River
RoaneOak Ridge29.447.3  SR 58 south (Oak Ridge Turnpike) – KingstonInterchange; northern terminus of SR 58
Anderson36.859.2  SR 62 (Illinois Avenue) – Oliver Springs, Knoxville
42.368.1   SR 61 (Oliver Springs Highway) – Oliver Springs, ClintonNorthern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Google (July 11, 2014). "Tennessee State Route 95" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved July 11, 2014.
  2. ^ General Highway Map, Loudon County, Tennessee (PDF) (Map). Tennessee Department of Transportation. 2003. Retrieved July 12, 2014.
  3. ^ General Highway Map, Roane County, Tennessee (PDF) (Map). Tennessee Department of Transportation. 2006. Retrieved July 12, 2014.
  4. ^ General Highway Map, Anderson County, Tennessee (PDF) (Map). Tennessee Department of Transportation. 2004. Retrieved July 12, 2014.

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