This report was in response to the new 2007 Tennessee highway map.  This was posted on May 5, 2007.

2007 Tennessee Highway Map

Got a few copies of the 2007 Tennessee highway map in the mail today.  A few comments and comparisons to the 2006 map:

- Unlike the 2006 map, the 2007 version no longer shows TN 385 between US 64 and TN 57 in far eastern Shelby County. The 2006 map showed it as "U/C" (under construction).

- A TN 100 bypass of Henderson is now shown...4 lanes with an interchange at US 45.

- A short section of US 64 between Olive Hill and the Hardin/Wayne County line is now shown as 4-lanes divided. This segment was under construction when I passed through this past Thanksgiving.

- US 79 is now shown as a mix of 4-lanes divided and undivided from near Big Rock east to Clarksville.

- Similar situation to TN 385 (mentioned above) now shown with TN 840: nothing between TN 100 and US 31, while the 2006 map showed it as U/C.

- TN 386 extension to just west of Gallatin shown as completed.

- US 64 now shown as 4-lanes divided from TN 122 near Huntland to the start of the Winchester bypass.

- On the back side of the map showing the Interstate interchanges, a new Exit 9 on I-75 near Chattanooga is shown. It's a 6-ramp par-clo at Volunteer Ordnance Rd.

- No exit numbers shown for I-26.

- On the Memphis inset, the 2006 map showed the full buildout of the 40/240/Sam Cooper Blvd interchange in eastern Memphis. The 2007 map only shows the completed Phase 1 buildout.

- Also on the Memphis inset, the 2007 map shows the flyover from NB I-240 to WB I-40 at the Midtown interchange.

- Back to the front of the map, TDOT has changed National Forest shading from the previous bright green to a hatched (with white) darker green.

- Lastly, previously TDOT had used orange shading to denote the "Corporate limits of principal cities". Now, with the 2007 map, that has been changed to "city limits with population over 50,000". What the change means is that Kingsport and Bristol are no longer shown with the orange shading.

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