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State Route 52 (Corridor J) - Overton County

From State Route 136 to State Route 111 in Livingston, TN

Project Description

The current proposal to improve State Route 52 from State Route 136 to State Route 111 in Livingston was initially identified as a highway system needed in the Upper Cumberland area to provide better access to and to enhance the economic development of the region.

The proposed improvement is on a section of State Route 52 that is part of the proposed four-lane route identified to connect all of Tennessee’s county seats to the interstate system. Recently, this section of State Route 52 has been designated as part of Corridor J, one of the federal Appalachian Routes running through Tennessee.Photo of State Route 52

The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) completed a transportation planning report for this section of State Route 52 in early 2008. This planning report provides a brief history of the project, a preliminary purpose and need for the project, a review of the existing conditions and proposed improvements, among other information. There were deficiencies noted in the report, including deficient vertical and horizontal alignments, which indicates much of the route has inadequate sight distance. In addition, the majority of the route is comprised of no-passing zones.

The project has been divided into two separate sections. The first section starts near Oakley Allons Road and ends at State Route 111 in Livingston. The next section is from State Route 136 to Oakley Allons Road

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Project Location Map
Project map for State Route 52