Tennessee State Route 155
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State Route 155 (SR 155), mostly designated as Briley Parkway, is a major freeway and parkway beltway around
Briley Parkway, named in honor of former Nashville
Briley Parkway is an uninterrupted, divided highway on its northern loop from I-40 near the airport to I-40 in West Nashville. Much of the northern loop between I-40 and I-65 (the section passing through Donelson and Pennington Bend) was recently widened from four lanes to eight lanes, including new interchanges at I-40,
The other end of the northern loop, the interchange at I-40 and White Bridge Road (on the west side of town), was reconstructed. Phase one was completed ahead of schedule in 2005; phase two, ramps to and from Briley and separation it from the White Bridge Road/I-40 interchange, was completed by 2013.
In south Nashville, Briley Parkway runs into Thompson Lane which later becomes Woodmont Boulevard (which are principal arterial roads in the south end), before changing to White Bridge Road and back to Briley Parkway again. These roads are interrupted and not divided highways. Woodmont Boulevard is the only section of the continuous road not designated as SR 155. As Thompson Lane, SR 155 passes through
Of six interstate crossings, the only one inaccessible directly from this road is I-65 south of town, though drivers are directed via Powell Avenue to the Armory Drive exit of I-65 or via Franklin Road (
To make the complete circle, at the speed limit, will typically take a driver 70 to 90 minutes, dependent on traffic conditions, most of which will be spent on the southern loop of this continuous road.