U.S. Route 431 in Tennessee

U.S. Route 431 (US 431) in Tennessee totals an estimated 116 miles (187 km) through Lincoln, Marshall, Maury, Williamson, Davidson, and Robertson Counties in Middle Tennessee.[2]

U.S. Route 431 marker

U.S. Route 431
Route information
Auxiliary route of US 31
Maintained by TDOT
Length116.10 mi (186.84 km)
ExistedJanuary 1954[1]–present
Major junctions
South end US 231 / US 431 at the Alabama state line south of Fayetteville
 
North end US 431 at the Kentucky state line near Springfield
Location
CountiesLincoln, Marshall, Maury, Williamson, Davidson, Robertson
Highway system
SR 429SR 431

Route description[2]Edit

Alabama state line to NashvilleEdit

US 431 runs concurrently with US 231 upon entry into Tennessee from Madison County, Alabama, where the concurrency begins. The state line also marks the beginning of a secret concurrency with, and the southern terminus of unsigned Tennessee State Route 10. The two U.S. routes plus SR 10 do not split until they reach downtown Fayetteville. While US 231 goes into a north-northeasterly path, US 431 turns northwest into Marshall County, bypassing around Lewisburg, and later into northeastern Maury and into Williamson County. It traverses the city of Franklin, Tennessee before entering the Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County area.[3]

In Nashville, US 431, being known as Hillsboro Pike, traverses the Exit 3 interchange of I-440, and eventually merging into US 70/SR 1 before entering the downtown area. US 431 then joins US 31 and US 41A onto the James Robertson Parkway. After crossing I-24’s exit 47 interchange, US 431 then follows US 41 (SR 11) and US 31W towards the northern suburbs.[4]

Nashville to the Kentucky state lineEdit

 

State Route 65
LocationNashville to the Kentucky state line
Length34.98 mi (56.29 km)

US 431, now paired with a secret SR 65 designation, then follows Trinity Lane, crossing the I-65/24 Exit 87 interchange, and turns right onto Whites Creek Pike. A few miles later, it intersects Briley Parkway (SR 155) and Old Hickory Boulevard near Whites Creek. Like most major routes in and out of Nashville, US 431 crosses Old Hickory Boulevard. twice, the first time in the southern suburbs, and the other in the north. US 431/SR 65 continues northward to traverse I-24’s Joleton interchange, exit 35, before entering Robertson County.[3]

It traverses the Springfield area, running concurrently with US 41 (SR 11) through town. It then splits off again, and US 431 continues north to the Kentucky state line, which marks the northern terminus of SR 65.

Concurrencies and secret designationsEdit

In Tennessee, when a US highway runs concurrently with a state highway, the state highway’s designation is not signed, but is a secret designation. Along US 431 in Tennessee, the secret designations include:

  • SR 10 from the Alabama state line to Fayetteville (in association with US 231)
  • SR 50 from Fayetteville to Lewisburg
  • SR 106 from Lewisburg to the US 70S/SR 1 junction in Nashville
  • SR 1 in downtown Nashville (in association with US 70S)
  • SR 24 in downtown Nashville (with US 70)
  • SR 11 from downtown Nashville to the Trinity Lane intersection (in association with US 31/41/41A, and US 31W/41, including James Robertson Parkway), and through downtown Springfield (with US 41) [4]
  • SR 65 from Nashville to the Kentucky state line [3]
  • SR 76 from downtown Springfield to the north side of Springfield.

Major intersectionsEdit

CountyLocationmikmDestinationsNotes
Lincoln0.00.0   US 231 south / US 431 south – HuntsvilleAlabama state line; southern end of concurrency with unsigned   SR 10
Park City2.33.7  SR 275 east (Lincoln Road) – FlintvilleWestern terminus of SR 275
Fayetteville9.214.8  SR 110 west (Ardmore Highway) – Kirkland, Taft, ArdmoreEastern terminus of SR 110
10.717.2  
   US 64 Byp. / US 231 north (Wilson Parkway/Thornton Taylor Parkway/SR 10 north) – Pulaski, Shelbyville, Winchester
Northern end of US 231 and unsigned SR 10 concurrency; southern end of concurrency with unsigned   SR 273
11.418.3   US 64 / SR 50 east (College Street/SR 15/SR 273 west) – Pulaski, Lynchburg, WinchesterNorthern end of unsigned SR 273 concurrency; southern end of unsigned SR 50 concurrency
Petersburg23.037.0  SR 244 south (Boonshill-Petersburg Road)Northern terminus of SR 244
Marshall24.238.9   SR 129 east / SR 130 east (Railroad Street) – Lynchburg, ShelbyvilleSouthern end of SR 129 concurrency; western terminus of SR 130
25.641.2  SR 129 west (Delina Road) – CornersvilleNorthern end of SR 129 concurrency
Belfast32.151.7  SR 271 north (Belfast-Farmington Road) – FarmingtonSouthern terminus of SR 271
Lewisburg36.558.7     
    US 31A south / SR 272 south (Ellington Parkway/SR 106 south) / US 431 Bus. north (E Commerce Street/SR 50 west) – Pulaski, Lewisburg
Southern end of US 31A/SR 272 and unsigned SR 106 concurrency; southern terminus of US 431 Business; northern end of unsigned SR 50 concurrency
37.760.7        
     US 31A Bus. south / US 431 Bus. south (Verona Avenue/SR 11 south) / US 31A north / SR 272 north (Nashville Highway/SR 11 north) – Downtown, Chapel Hill
Northern end of US 31A/SR 272 concurrency; northern terminus of US 31A Business/US 431 Business
38.962.6  SR 50 east (Franklin Road) – DowntownSouthern end of SR 50 concurrency
39.062.8  SR 417 south (W Ellington Parkway)Northern terminus of SR 417
39.663.7  SR 50 west (Jim McCord Highway) – ColumbiaNorthern end of SR 50 concurrency
Maury50.481.1  SR 99 east (Sylvester Chunn Highway) – Chapel HillSouthern end of SR 99 concurrency
51.282.4    SR 99 west (Bear Creek Pike) to I-65 to US 412 – ColumbiaNorthern end of SR 99 concurrency
WilliamsonDuplex59.095.0  SR 247 west (Dulpex Road) – Spring HillEastern terminus of SR 247
64.3–
64.5
103.5–
103.8
   I-840 to I-65 – Memphis, KnoxvilleI-840 Exit 30
Franklin67.1108.0  SR 248 (Goose Creek Bypass)
69.8112.3     
    SR 397 / US 31 Truck / US 431 Truck (Mack Hatcher Memorial Parkway)
72.2116.2   US 31 / SR 96 east (Columbia Avenue/Main Street/SR 6) – Spring Hill, Murfreesboro, BrentwoodSouthern end of SR 96 concurrency
72.3116.4  SR 96 west (New Highway 96 W) – FairviewNorthern end of SR 96 concurrency
73.7118.6     
    SR 397 / US 31 Truck / US 431 Truck (Mack Hatcher Memorial Parkway)
Northern terminus of SR 397/US 31 Truck/US 431 Truck
78.2125.9  SR 46 west (Old Hillsboro Road) – Leipers ForkSouthern (signed eastern) terminus of SR 46
DavidsonForest Hills81.4131.0  SR 254 (Old Hickory Boulevard) – Bellevue, Brentwood
Nashville86.9139.9  SR 155 (Woodmont Boulevard)
87.5–
87.7
140.8–
141.1
   I-440 (Four-Forty Parkway) to I-65 – Memphis, KnoxvilleI-440 Exit 3
90.0144.8  US 70S west (Broadway/West End Avenue/SR 1 west)Southern end of US 70S/SR 1 concurrency; Northern terminus of unsigned   SR 106
99.2159.6   I-40 east / I-65 south – Knoxville, HuntsvilleI-40 EB/I-65 SB accessed via 14th Avenue South
99.23159.70    I-40 west / I-65 north / US 70 west (13th Avenue North/SR 24 west) – Memphis, LouisvilleI-40 WB/I-65 NB accessed via 13th Avenue North; southern end of US 70/SR 24 concurrency
99.65160.37      US 70 east (Broadway/SR 24 east) / US 70S east / US 31 south / US 41 south / US 41A south (8th Avenue S/SR 1 east/SR 6 south/SR 11 south)Northern end of US 70S/SR 1/US 70/SR 24 concurrency; Southern end of US 31/41/41A (SR 6/11) concurrency; follows James Robertson Parkway
100.35161.50  US 41A north (Rosa L. Parks Boulevard/SR 12 north)Northern end of US 41A concurrency; southern terminus of unsigned SR 12
101.6163.5Interstate Drive south to   I-24 east – ChattanoogaExit 48 from I-24 Eastbound; I-24 EB accessed via Interstate Drive
No access to I-24 Westbound
101.8163.8Main Street East (Old US 31E) -- Hendersonville, Gallatin
102.0164.2  US 31E north (Ellington Parkway/SR 6 north)US 31 splits into US 31E and US 31W; southern end of   US 31W concurrency
102.3164.6Spring Street west to   I-24 west – ClarksvilleI-24 Exit 47A off-ramp
104.4168.0   US 31W north / US 41 north (Dickerson Pike/SR 11 north)Northern end of US 31W/US 41/SR 11 concurrency; Southern terminus and southern end of concurrency with unsigned   SR 65
104.7–
104.9
168.5–
168.8
   I-24 / I-65 – Nashville, Chattanooga, Clarksville, LouisvilleI-65/24 Exit 87
107.2–
107.3
172.5–
172.7
  SR 155 (Briley Parkway)SR 155 Exit 19
Whites Creek109.7176.5   SR 45 east (Old Hickory Boulevard) to I-24 – MadisonWestern terminus of SR 45; Old Hickory Blvd continues west
NashvilleJoelton line113.9183.3Old Clarksville Pike west to   US 41A
114.6–
114.8
184.4–
184.8
  I-24 – Clarksville, NashvilleI-24 Exit 35
Robertson123.3198.4  SR 257 (Mount Zion Road) – Coopertown, Ridgetop
Springfield127.2204.7  US 41 south (Memorial Boulevard/SR 11 south) – Greenbrier, RidgetopSouthern end of US 41/SR 11 concurrency
128.5206.8   SR 49 / SR 76 east (5th Avenue) – Ashland City, White House, OrlindaSouthern end of SR 76 concurrency
130.0209.2  US 41 north (Highway 41 N/SR 11 north/SR 76 west) – Adams, Hopkinsville, KYNorthern end of US 41/SR 11/SR 76 concurrency
130.3209.7  SR 161 north – Allensville, KYSouthern terminus of SR 161
133.1214.2  SR 25 (Lakewood Road) – Cross Plains
138.6223.1  US 431 north – Adairville, RussellvilleKentucky state line; northern terminus of unsigned   SR 65
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "U.S. 431, U.S. 280 Markers Now Up". The Opelika Daily News. Opelika, Alabama. January 26, 1954. p. 1. Retrieved December 21, 2019 – via Newspapers.com.  
  2. ^ a b Rand McNally (2016). "Tennessee" (Map). The Road Atlas (2016 Walmart ed.). 1 in≈30 mi. Chicago: Rand McNally. pp. 94–95. §§ G12; F11-F12; E11; D11; C11; B11; A11. ISBN 0-528-00626-6.
  3. ^ a b c Tennessee Department of Transportation (2017). Tennessee's Official Transportation Map [front] (PDF) (Map) (2016 ed.). Nashville: Tennessee Department of Transportation. § A7, B7-B8, C7-C8, D7-D8, E8 (West). Retrieved February 28, 2017.
  4. ^ a b Tennessee Department of Transportation (2016). Tennessee's Official Transportation Map (Map) (PDF)|format= requires |url= (help) (2016 ed.). Nashville: Tennessee Department of Transportation. Nashville inset. |access-date= requires |url= (help)

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