These pages are devoted to providing information about TN 385 and related Memphis-area highway projects, such as the proposed NAFTA and Memphis-Atlanta interstates.
Tennessee Primary State Road 385 (from here on, TN 385) is the proposed suburban loop for Shelby County, Tennessee. Two portions of TN 385 are complete:
To keep things straight, I'll refer to the three sections of TN 385 as the “north”, “east” and “south” legs.
TN 385 is an interstate-quality road. Most of the existing portions are 4 lanes wide; however, the section of the south leg from I-240 to Winchester Road is 6 lanes wide. In addition, there are two auxilliary lanes (one in each direction) between Winchester and Riverdale and between Winchester and Hacks Cross.
Here's a map showing the route (based on Tennessee's 2001 official state highway map; the Collierville-Arlington route and the route of MS 304 are drawn in):
As the use of three different names for TN 385 indicates, each major segment of TN 385 serves a different purpose:
TN 385, in addition to providing an suburban loop highway for Memphis, may also be part of two major interstate highway projects in the not-so-distant future. For more information, see the future interstates page.
Some links for additional information; some of these pages are also sources of information referenced here:
Note: this page is not endorsed by the Tennessee Department of Transportation or any other agency.