U.S. Route 41 Alternate (Monteagle, Tennessee–Hopkinsville, Kentucky)

U.S. Route 41 Alternate (US 41 Alt.), also signed U.S. Route 41A in Tennessee (US 41A), connects the town of Monteagle, Tennessee, with Hopkinsville, Kentucky, 10 miles (16 km) north of the Tennessee line. It serves the city of Clarksville, Tennessee, on its way to Nashville, where it briefly runs concurrently with US 41. It then separates again to serve Shelbyville, Winchester, and Tullahoma before rejoining the main route atop Monteagle Mountain. US 41A runs west of US 41 for its entire length, aside from one mile in downtown Nashville where they are concurrent. US 41A is also concurrent with U.S. Route 31A from Nashville to Triune, Tennessee, for a distance of approximately 25 miles (40 km).[citation needed]

U.S. Route 41A marker

U.S. Route 41A
Route information
Maintained by TDOT and KYTC
Length173.86 mi[1] (279.80 km)
157.87 miles (254.07 km) in Tennessee
15.99 miles (25.73 km) in Kentucky
Major junctions
South end US 41 in Monteagle, TN
North end US 41 / US 68 / KY 80 / KY 109 in Hopkinsville, KY
StatesTennessee, Kentucky
CountiesTN:Grundy, Marion, Franklin, Coffee, Moore, Bedford, Rutherford, Williamson, Davidson, Cheatham, Robertson, Montgomery
KY: Christian
Highway system

US 41KYUS 42
US 41TNSR 41

Route descriptionEdit

U.S. 41A begins in Monteagle, and runs along the Marion-Grundy County line on its way to the Interstate 24 Exit 134 interchange. US 41A follows a westward path into Franklin County, connecting I-24 to Sewanee, Cowan, and Winchester. At Winchester, US 41A turns northwestward, bypassing Tims Ford Lake, Woods Reservoir, and Arnold Engineering Development Center before entering Coffee County and the city of Tullahoma. It has a brief concurrency with SR 55 before continuing northwest. US 41A then traverses northeastern Moore County before entering Bedford County.[2]

From Shelbyville, US 41A continues northwest into the southwestern portion of Rutherford County. Further north, it then enters eastern Williamson County, where it begins a concurrency with US 31A that lasts from just south of Triune near the I-840 Exit 42 interchange, through Nolensville, and into Davidson County and the Metro Nashville area.[3]

In downtown Nashville, US 31A ends, while US 41A continues and begins a brief concurrency with US 31, US 41, US 431, and SR 6 on Eighth Avenue. US 41A leaves the concurrency off James Robertson Parkway near the Nashville Farmer's Market, but then begins a concurrency with unsigned SR 12. US 41A/SR 12 follows Rosa L. Parks Boulevard through the Exit 85 interchange of I-65. After crossing the Cumberland River via the Hydes Ferry Bridge, SR 12 leaves the concurrency in the Bordeaux neighborhood.[4] US 41A's continuation after that marks the eastern terminus of SR 112 as US 41A continues north, and then west-northwest into Cheatham and Robertson Counties, following the boundary between the two counties, and crossing it four times, intersecting SR 49 at Pleasant View before the third and fourth times.[5] After crossing the Robertson-Cheatham County line for the final time, US 41A then enters Montgomery County and the city of Clarksville. After the first junction with US 41A Bypass and SR 76, it expands into four lanes. It goes right through the downtown core before crossing the Red River. SR 12, once again as a hidden route, rejoins US 41A at the US 41A Bypass/US 79/SR 76 junction. US 79/SR 76 leaves the concurrency, while US 41A/SR 12 continues northward, following the eastern boundary of the Fort Campbell Military Reservation to the Kentucky state line, where the Clarksville city limits border that of Oak Grove. The state line also marks SR 12's northern/western terminus[6][7]

Once US 41A enters Christian County in Oak Grove,[8] it is signed as US 41 Alternate. After crossing Interstate 24 for a final time, US 41A continues north to a junction with the Pennyrile Parkway (future I-169), and then ending with a junction with US 41/US 68/KY 80/KY 109 in downtown Hopkinsville.[9][10][11]



U.S. Route 41W
LocationNashville, Tennessee-Hopkinsville, Kentucky


U.S. Route 43
LocationNashville, Tennessee-Henderson, Kentucky

Prior to 1930, from Nashville to Hopkinsville, the current US 41A corridor from Nashville to Hopkinsville was originally signed as US 41, while the current US 41 was signed as US 241. In 1930, US 41 became US 41W, and US 241 (the current US 41 main alignment) was renumbered, and signed as US 41E. In 1943, the western route became US 41 Alternate, with the main US 41 moving to the east route.[12][13] Until 1973, the route was signed as and carried US 43, until that route was fully decommissioned north of Columbia.

Major intersectionsEdit

county line
Monteagle0.00.0  US 41 (Main Street/Dixie Highway/SR 2/SR 56 north) – Tracy City, ManchesterSouthern terminus of US 41A; western terminus of unsigned SR 15; southern end of unsigned SR 15/SR 56 concurrency
county line
   I-24 / US 64 – Nashville, ChattanoogaI-24 exit 134
FranklinSaint Andrews   SR 156 south (Midway Road) – Franklin County Airport, Orme, South PittsburgSt. Andrew's-Sewanee School north of intersection; northern terminus of SR 156; provides access to Franklin State Forest
SewaneeUniversity Avenue – Sewanee: The University of the South, Sewanee
  SR 56 south (Sherwood Road) – SherwoodNorthern end of wrong-way unsigned SR 56 concurrency
Winchester  Aviation Drive – Winchester Municipal Airport
   US 64 (Veterans Memorial Drive/SR 433) to I-24 – Tims Ford State Park, Fayetteville, DecherdInterchange
   SR 16 south / SR 50 west (1st Avenue Southwest/SR 15 west)Southern end of SR 50 concurrency and unsigned SR 16 concurrency; northern end of unsigned SR 15 concurrency
Decherd   SR 50 east (Main Street) to I-24Northern end of SR 50 concurrency
  SR 127 north (Aedc Road) – HillsboroSouthern terminus of SR 127
Estill Springs  SR 279 east (Spring Creek Road) – Franklin County Park, Elk River DamWestern terminus of SR 279
UTSI Road – University of Tennessee Space Institute, Arnold Air Force Base
CoffeeTullahoma    SR 55 east (East Carroll Street) / SR 130 south (West Carroll Street) to I-24 – Arnold Air Force Base, ManchesterSouthern end of SR 55 and SR 130 concurrencies; I-24 via 55 east
   SR 55 west / SR 130 north (Wilson Avenue) – Lynchburg, Motlow State Community CollegeNorthern end of SR 55 and SR 130 concurrencies
  William Northern Boulevard – Tullahoma Regional Airport
  SR 269 north (Marbury Crossing) – Normandy, WartraceHarton Regional Medical Center west of this intersection
No major junctions
Bedford  SR 276 south (Thompson Creek Road)Northern terminus of SR 276
   SR 437 west (Shelbyville Bypass)Eastern terminus of SR 437; northern and eastern bypass of Shelbyville
Shelbyville   SR 64 (Wartrace Pike) to I-24 – Wartrace
    US 231 Bus. / SR 82 (Main Street/SR 10)
Former route of US 231; Bedford County Medical Center to the north
  US 231 (Colloredo Boulevard/Lake Parkway/SR 387) – Fayetteville, Murfreesboro
  SR 270 west (Old Columbia Road) – Chapel HillEastern terminus of SR 270
Rutherford  SR 99 west (Chapel Hill Pike) – Chapel HillSouthern end of SR 99 concurrency
Eagleville   SR 99 east / SR 269 east – MurfreesboroNorthern end of SR 99 concurrency; southern end of SR 269 concurrency
  SR 269 west (Allisona Road) – AllisonaNorthern end of SR 269 concurrency
WilliamsonKirkland  US 31A south (Horton Highway/SR 11 south) – Chapel HillSouthern end of US 31A/SR 11 concurrency; northern terminus of unsigned SR 16
Triune  I-840 – Murfreesboro, FranklinI-840 exit 42
  SR 96 (Murfreesboro Road) – Franklin, Murfreesboro
DavidsonNashville  SR 253 west (Concord Road) – BrentwoodEastern terminus of SR 253
  SR 254 (Old Hickory Boulevard/Bell Road) – Brentwood, Antioch
     SR 255 (Harding Place) to I-65 / I-24 – Oak Hill, DonelsonProvides access to Nashville International Airport
  SR 155 (Thompson Lane)
  I-440 – Memphis, KnoxvilleI-440 exit 6
Wedgewood Road – Tennessee State Fairgrounds
   US 41 south / US 70S east (Lafayette Avenue/SR 1 east) / 2nd Avenue South to   I-40Southern end of US 41/US 70S concurrency; I-40 to the north via 2nd Avenue
   I-40 to I-65No entry to I-65 south from I-40 here; I-40 exit 210C
  US 31 south (8th Avenue South/SR 6 south) / Korean Veterans BoulevardSouthern end of US 31 concurrency; roundabout; northern terminus of US 31A
    US 70 / US 70S west / US 431 south (Broadway/SR 1 west/SR 24)Northern end of US 70S concurency; southern end of US 431 concurrency
    US 31 north / US 41 north / US 431 north (James Robertson Parkway/SR 6 north/SR 11 north)Northern end of US 31/US 41/US 431 concurrency; southern terminus of unsigned SR 12; southern end of unsigned SR 12 concurrency
  I-65 – Louisville, HuntsvilleI-65 exit 85
Ed Temple Boulevard – Tennessee State University
Hydes Ferry Bridge over the Cumberland River
  SR 12 north (Ashland City Highway) – Ashland CityNorthern end of unsigned SR 12 concurrency; eastern terminus of unsigned SR 112; southern end of unsigned SR 112 concurrency
  SR 155 (Briley Parkway)Interchange; Briley Parkway exit 21 (21A/21B eastbound)
Cheatham   SR 249 (New Hope Road/Jackson Felt Road) to I-24 – Ashland City
No major junctions
CheathamPleasant View   SR 49 to I-24 – Ashland City, Coopertown, Springfield
No major junctions
Cheatham   SR 256 north (Maxey Road) to I-24 – AdamsSouthern terminus of SR 256
    SR 76 east (M.L.K. Jr. Parkway) / US 41A Byp. north (Ashland City Road) to I-24 – Port Royal State Park
Southern end of unsigned SR 76 concurrency; southern terminus of US 41A Bypass; SR 76 changes from an east-west route to a north-south route
  SR 374 north (Richview Road)Southern terminus of SR 374; partial beltway around Clarksville
  SR 48 north (College Street)South end of SR 48 concurrency; Austin Peay State University directly north of intersection
   SR 48 south (College Street) to US 41A Byp.
Northern end of SR 48 concurrency
   US 79 north / US 41A Byp. south (Kraft Street/SR 12 south/SR 13)
Southern end of US 79 concurrency; northern terminus of US 41A Byp.; western terminus of unsigned SR 112; southern end of unsigned SR 12 concurrency
Lewis Memorial Bridge over the Red River
  US 79 south (Dover Road/SR 76 south)Northern end of US 79/SR 76 concurrency
   SR 374 (101st Airborne Division Parkway) to I-24Interchange; partial beltway around Clarksville
  SR 236 east (Tinytown Road)Western terminus of SR 236
TennesseeKentucky state line; US 41A becomes US 41 Alt.; northern terminus of unsigned SR 12
KentuckyChristianOak Grove0.0040.0064  KY 400 east (State Line Road)Western terminus of KY 400
0.2680.431Screaming Eagle Boulevard – Fort CampbellMain entrance to the military base
1.7382.797  KY 911 east (Thompsonville Lane)Western terminus of KY 911
2.5224.059  KY 788 west (Gate 7 Road) – Fort CampbellEastern terminus of KY 788
3.9676.384  KY 117 west (Henderson-Oak Grove Road)Eastern terminus of KY 117
  I-24 – Nashville, PaducahI-24 exit 86
Hopkinsville5.7449.244  KY 1453 (Elmo Road)
6.65610.712  KY 756 east (Fidello Road)Western terminus of KY 756
9.00214.487  KY 1027 (Long Pond Road)
    US 68 Byp. (Dr. Martin Luther King Way / Eagle Way) to US 41 Truck
    I-169 / US 41 Truck north to I-24 – Madisonville
Truck route via northbound I-169; former Pennyrile Parkway; I-169 exit 7
14.14522.764   KY 380 east (Skyline Drive) to US 41Southern end of KY 380 concurrency
14.41023.191   KY 380 west (Country Club Lane)Northern end of KY 380 concurrency
15.99025.733     US 41 / US 68 / KY 80 / KY 109 (East 9th Street)Northern terminus of US 41 Alt.
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi





U.S. Route 41A Bypass
LocationClarksville, Tennessee

U.S. Route 41A Bypass (US 41A Byp.) is a bypass of the city of Clarksville, Tennessee, on its south side.[citation needed] It first splits off from the US 41A mainline at 2nd Street and Kraft, following Riverside Drive south, running concurrently with SR 13 and SR 12, along the Cumberland River to an intersection with SR 48 (College Street). It becomes concurrent with SR 48 and they travel south and leave town to an intersection with Cumberland Drive, where SR 13 and SR 48 split off to continue southward. The bypass then curves to the east, still following the river, and enters some neighborhoods and comes to an intersection with Ashland City Road, where SR 12 splits off and goes toward Ashland City. US 41A Byp. then continues east and comes to an end at an intersection with US 41A (Madison Street) and SR 76 (M.L.K. Jr. Bypass Parkway). Most of the road is a two-lane highway, occasionally widening to three lanes to accommodate truck traffic on hills.[citation needed]

See alsoEdit

  U.S. Roads portal


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  7. ^ DeLorme (2010). Kentucky Atlas & Gazetteer (Map). Yarmouth, ME: DeLorme. p. 79. § G6, G7, H7, I7, and I8. ISBN 0-89933-340-0.
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  9. ^ Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (2018). Kentucky Official Highway Map (PDF) (Map) (2018–2019 ed.). Scale not given. Frankfort: Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. § F5.
  10. ^ Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (2018). Kentucky Official Highway Map (PDF) (Map) (2018–2019 ed.). Scale not given. Frankfort: Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. Hopkinsville inset.
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  13. ^ Kentucky Department of Highways (1937). Christian County Highway Map (PDF) (Map) (1937 ed.). Frankfort: Kentucky Department of Highways. Retrieved January 22, 2019.

External linksEdit

  Media related to U.S. Route 41 Alternate (Monteagle, Tennessee–Hopkinsville, Kentucky) at Wikimedia Commons