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Interstate 40

Interstate 40 is one of the longest interstates, if not the longest interstate, in Tennessee. Running from the Arkansas/Tennessee State Line at Memphis, to North Carolina near Hartford, TN. I-40 links most of the major cities in Tennessee together. It also provides downtown Nashville with a direct link to Nashville International Airport.


EB I-40 near I-65, at Nashville.

While in Tennessee, I-40 is multi-plexed several times.

I-40 is multi-plexed with...

...Interstate 69, at Memphis.
...Interstate 65, through downtown Nashville

...Interstate 24, for about 3 miles southeast of Downtwon Nashville.

...Interstate 75, from the Knox/Loudon County Line to Knoxville

...U.S. Rt. 25W, at Knoxville.
...Tennessee State Route 9, at Knoxville.
...Tennessee State Route 66, from near Kodak to near Danridge.
...U.S. Rt. 321, from Newport to Wilton Springs.

Interstates that I-40 cross in Tennessee.

Interstate 69, at Memphis.
Interstate 240, at Memphis.

EB I-40 near I-240 in Midtown-Memphis.

Another BGS on EB I-40.

WB I-40 near I-240.
Interstate 69, at Memphis.
Interstate 240, at Memphis.

WB I-40 about a mile from I-240.

WB I-40 near I-240.

WB I-40 at I-240.
Interstate 440, (Four Fourty Freeway) at Nashville
EB I-40

Graphical BGS on EB I-40.

EB I-40 near I-440.

One of the last BGS on EB I-40 for I-440.

EB I-40 at I-440.
WB I-40

WB I-40 near I-440.

WB I-40 with in a 1/2 mile of I-440.

WB I-40 at I-440.
Interstate 65, at Nashville

First BGS for the split on the northwest side of downtown Nashville.

WB I-40/NB I-65 on the westside of Downtown Nashville.

The last BGS at this split.

Curve warning sign.

WB I-40 at the gore point.
Interstate 65, at Nashville.

BGS on WB I-40.

WB I-40 at I-65 south of Downtown Nashville.

WB I-40 at the gore point to SB I-65.

Interstate 24, at Nashville


WB I-24/40, one (1) mile from their split at the Cumberland River.

WB I-24/40 near thier stack interchange at the Cumberland River.

Interstate 24, at Nashville.
WB I-40

BGS on WB I-40.

WB I-40 near Murfreesboro Road.

WB I-40 at I-24.
EB I-40

EB I-24/40 near the first signs for the interchange.

EB I-24/40 at another overhead sign for the interchange.

Portions of EB I-24/40 are very narrow in this area.

EB I-24/40 at the split.
Interstate 75, near Knoxville
Interstate 140, near Farragut.
Interstate 75, at Knoxville.
Interstate 640, at Knoxville

EB I-40/NB I-75 near I-640 at Knoxville.

Overhead signs for the interchange.

Marker of Hazardous Cargo.

EB I-40/NB I-75 near I-640.

EB I-40 at the gore point for NB I-75/EB I-640.
Interstate 275, at Knoxville
Interstate 640, at Knoxville

One of the first BGS for I-640 on the eastside of Knoxville.

BGS for I-640.

EB I-40 at I-640. The fly-over to WB I-640 is in view ahead.
Interstate 81, near Dandridge

The first marker for the interchange.

EB I-40 at the one mile point.

Close-up of the BGS from the picture above.

The half mile point.

EB I-40 near the gore point.

EB I-40 at the gore point.

EB I-40 two miles from I-81. (October, 2017)

EB I-40 a half mile from I-81. (October, 2017)

EB I-40 at I-81. (October, 2017)

Branches of I-40 in Tennessee



EB I-40 at the Tennessee/Arkansas State Line.

WB I-40 on the Tennessee side of the Mississippi River Bridge.

WB I-40 crossing the Mississippi River.

The Hernando De Soto Bridge which carries I-40 over the Mississippi River at night.

The Hernando De Soto Bridge during the day.

EB I-40 near Watkins Street in Memphis.

WB I-40 near M.P. 196.

WB I-40 near M.P. 201.

WB I-40 near 46th Ave. on Nashville's westside.

Sign to I-40/65 on Broadway Ave. in Nashville.

WB I-40/NB I-65 on the southwest side of Downtown Nashville.

WB I-40, west of I-24 at the Cumberland River.

WB I-24/40 looking at Downtown Nashville.

EB I-40 just past the split from I-24 at Nashville

EB I-40 after the I-24 split.

EB I-40 near Tennessee State Route 155 (Briley Parkway) and Nashville International Airport

EB I-40 at Tennessee State Route 155 (Briley Parkway).

EB I-40 in Wilson County.

EB I-40/NB I-75 on the westside of Knoxville.

Marker for WB I-40 in Downtown Knoxville.

WB I-40 in Downtown Knoxville.

BGS in Downtown Knoxville.

Overhead guide marker n Downtown Knoxville.

A set of guide markers in Downtown Knoxville.

EB I-40 near the Broadway interchange in Downtown Knoxville.

BGS from the pictures above.

EB I-40 on the eastside of Knoxville.

EB I-40 east of Knoxville.

WB I-40 west of Knoxville.

EB I-40 at TN St Rt 66.

A BGS on EB I-40.

EB I-40 near Danridge.

EB I-40 near Danridge.

EB I-40 near TN St Rt 92.

EB I-40 near I-81.

A BGS on EB I-40 at Newport.

EB I-40 at Newport.

3 April 2018