Tennessee State Route 163

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State Route 163

TN 163 in red
Route information
Maintained by TDOT
Length16.2 mi (26.1 km)
Major junctions
West end I-75 near Calhoun
Major intersections US 11 in Calhoun
East end US 411 / SR 30 in Delano
CountryUnited States
CountiesMcMinn, Polk
Highway system
SR 162 SR 164

State Route 163 (SR 163) is an east-west state highway in McMinn and Polk counties of East Tennessee. It connects Calhoun and Delano, along with serving as the main access road between Interstate 75 (I-75) and Calhoun.

Route description

Officially, SR 163 begins in McMinn County at an interchange with I-75 (Exit 36). West of the interchange, the route travels as Lamontville Road through rural wooded areas running parallel to the Hiwassee River, until it reaches SR 58 in Meigs County. About 2.5 miles (4.0 km) east of I-75 the highway enters Calhoun and comes to an intersection and runs concurrently with US 11 (SR 2, Lee Highway) for about 12 mile (0.80 km). They go south near a paper mill operated by Resolute Forest Products, formerly Bowater, before entering a business district, where SR 163 splits off and goes through downtown as Bowater Road. SR 163 then leaves both Calhoun and the Hiwassee River behind and continues east through farmland rural areas to cross into Polk County. About 1 mile (1.6 km) later, the highway enters the unincorporated community of Delano and comes to an end at an intersection with US 411/SR 30 (SR 33).[1]

Major intersections

McMinn0.00.0 I-75 – Chattanooga, KnoxvilleI-75 exit 36; western terminus; road continues west as Lamontville Road
US 11 north (Lee Highway/SR 2 east) – Riceville, Athens
Western end of wrong-way US 11/SR 2 concurrency

US 11 south (Lee Highway/SR 2 west) – Charleston, Cleveland
Eastern end of wrong-way US 11/SR 2 concurrency
PolkDelano16.226.1 US 411 / SR 30 (SR 33) – Etowah, BentonEastern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ Google (July 31, 2019). "State Route 163" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved July 31, 2019.