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).
|Maintained by TDOT and KYTC|
|Length||173.86 mi (279.80 km)|
157.87 miles (254.07 km) in Tennessee
15.99 miles (25.73 km) in Kentucky
|South end||US 41 in Monteagle, TN|
|North end||US 41 / US 68 / KY 80 / KY 109 in Hopkinsville, KY|
|Counties||TN:Grundy, Marion, Franklin, Coffee, Moore, Bedford, Rutherford, Williamson, Davidson, Cheatham, Robertson, Montgomery|
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.
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.
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. 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. 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
Once US 41A enters Christian County in Oak Grove, 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.
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|Location||Nashville, Tennessee-Hopkinsville, Kentucky|
|Location||Nashville, 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. Until 1973, the route was signed as and carried US 43, until that route was fully decommissioned north of Columbia.
|Monteagle||0.0||0.0||US 41 (Main Street/Dixie Highway/SR 2/SR 56 north) – Tracy City, Manchester||Southern terminus of US 41A; western terminus of unsigned SR 15; southern end of unsigned SR 15/SR 56 concurrency|
|I-24 / US 64 – Nashville, Chattanooga||I-24 exit 134|
|Franklin||Saint Andrews||SR 156 south (Midway Road) – Franklin County Airport, Orme, South Pittsburg||St. Andrew's-Sewanee School north of intersection; northern terminus of SR 156; provides access to Franklin State Forest|
|Sewanee||University Avenue – Sewanee: The University of the South, Sewanee|
|SR 56 south (Sherwood Road) – Sherwood||Northern 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, Decherd||Interchange|
|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-24||Northern end of SR 50 concurrency|
|SR 127 north (Aedc Road) – Hillsboro||Southern terminus of SR 127|
|Estill Springs||SR 279 east (Spring Creek Road) – Franklin County Park, Elk River Dam||Western terminus of SR 279|
|UTSI Road – University of Tennessee Space Institute, Arnold Air Force Base|
|Coffee||Tullahoma||SR 55 east (East Carroll Street) / SR 130 south (West Carroll Street) to I-24 – Arnold Air Force Base, Manchester||Southern 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 College||Northern end of SR 55 and SR 130 concurrencies|
|William Northern Boulevard – Tullahoma Regional Airport|
|SR 269 north (Marbury Crossing) – Normandy, Wartrace||Harton 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 Hill||Eastern terminus of SR 270|
|Rutherford||||SR 99 west (Chapel Hill Pike) – Chapel Hill||Southern end of SR 99 concurrency|
|Eagleville||SR 99 east / SR 269 east – Murfreesboro||Northern end of SR 99 concurrency; southern end of SR 269 concurrency|
|SR 269 west (Allisona Road) – Allisona||Northern end of SR 269 concurrency|
|Williamson||Kirkland||US 31A south (Horton Highway/SR 11 south) – Chapel Hill||Southern end of US 31A/SR 11 concurrency; northern terminus of unsigned SR 16|
|Triune||I-840 – Murfreesboro, Franklin||I-840 exit 42|
|SR 96 (Murfreesboro Road) – Franklin, Murfreesboro|
|Davidson||Nashville||SR 253 west (Concord Road) – Brentwood||Eastern terminus of SR 253|
|SR 254 (Old Hickory Boulevard/Bell Road) – Brentwood, Antioch|
|SR 255 (Harding Place) to I-65 / I-24 – Oak Hill, Donelson||Provides access to Nashville International Airport|
|SR 155 (Thompson Lane)|
|I-440 – Memphis, Knoxville||I-440 exit 6|
|Wedgewood Road – Tennessee State Fairgrounds|
|US 41 south / US 70S east (Lafayette Avenue/SR 1 east) / 2nd Avenue South to I-40||Southern end of US 41/US 70S concurrency; I-40 to the north via 2nd Avenue|
|I-40 to I-65||No entry to I-65 south from I-40 here; I-40 exit 210C|
|US 31 south (8th Avenue South/SR 6 south) / Korean Veterans Boulevard||Southern 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, Huntsville||I-65 exit 85|
|Ed Temple Boulevard – Tennessee State University|
|Hydes Ferry Bridge over the Cumberland River|
|SR 12 north (Ashland City Highway) – Ashland City||Northern 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|
|Cheatham||Pleasant View||SR 49 to I-24 – Ashland City, Coopertown, Springfield|
||No major junctions|
|Cheatham||||SR 256 north (Maxey Road) to I-24 – Adams||Southern 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-24||Interchange; partial beltway around Clarksville|
|SR 236 east (Tinytown Road)||Western terminus of SR 236|
|Tennessee–Kentucky state line; US 41A becomes US 41 Alt.; northern terminus of unsigned SR 12|
|Kentucky||Christian||Oak Grove||0.004||0.0064||KY 400 east (State Line Road)||Western terminus of KY 400|
|0.268||0.431||Screaming Eagle Boulevard – Fort Campbell||Main entrance to the military base|
|1.738||2.797||KY 911 east (Thompsonville Lane)||Western terminus of KY 911|
|2.522||4.059||KY 788 west (Gate 7 Road) – Fort Campbell||Eastern terminus of KY 788|
|3.967||6.384||KY 117 west (Henderson-Oak Grove Road)||Eastern terminus of KY 117|
|I-24 – Nashville, Paducah||I-24 exit 86|
|Hopkinsville||5.744||9.244||KY 1453 (Elmo Road)|
|6.656||10.712||KY 756 east (Fidello Road)||Western terminus of KY 756|
|9.002||14.487||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|
|14.145||22.764||KY 380 east (Skyline Drive) to US 41||Southern end of KY 380 concurrency|
|14.410||23.191||KY 380 west (Country Club Lane)||Northern end of KY 380 concurrency|
|15.990||25.733||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 (US 41A Byp.) is a bypass of the city of Clarksville, Tennessee, on its south side. 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.
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