Tennessee State Route 277

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State Route 277

East Parkway
Airways Boulevard
Route information
Maintained by TDOT
Length3.17 mi[1] (5.10 km)
ExistedJuly 1, 1983[2]–present
Major junctions
South end US 78 (Lamar Avenue)
Major intersections US 70 / US 79 / US 64 / SR 23 (Union Avenue)
North end US 70 / US 79 / US 64 (Summer Avenue) / SR 1 (North Parkway) / SR 57 (N Trezevant Street)
CountryUnited States
Highway system
SR 276 SR 278

State Route 277 (SR 277), also known as Airways Boulevard and East Parkway, is a major north-south urban state highway in Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee.

Route description

SR 277 begins as a signed secondary highway at an intersection with Lamar Avenue (US 78/SR 4) and Airways Boulevard in the Orange Mound community and continues north as Airways. It intersects the Memphis Parkway System and turns into East Parkway. Continuing north it crosses under Union Avenue (US 70/79/64/SR 23) and picks up the former three routes, where it becomes an unsigned primary highway. Local expressway Sam Cooper Boulevard terminates along SR 277 just south of the state route's northern terminus at North Parkway (SR 1)/Summer Avenue. The U.S. routes continue east along Summer.[3]

The state designation is not generally referred to by locals; SR 277 is generally referred to solely by the street names. The Airways Blvd section is a 4-lane undivided urban street with a 35 MPH speed limit. The majority of the East Parkway section is a 6 lane divided major urban arterial with a wide, treed median (except under the Union Avenue overpass). It carries a 40 MPH speed limit.[1]

Major intersections

The entire route is in Memphis, Shelby County.

0.00.0 US 78 (Lamar Avenue/SR 4)
Airways Boulevard to I-240 - Memphis International Airport
Southern terminus; roadway continues south as Airways Boulevard; SR 277 begins as a signed secondary highway
0.641.03South Parkway/Spottswood AvenueSR 277 joins the Memphis Parkway System and becomes East Parkway

US 64 west / US 70 west / US 79 south (Union Avenue/SR 23 west)

SR 23 east (Union Avenue)
Southern end of US 64/US 70/US 79 concurrency; interchange; SR 277 becomes an unsigned primary highway

US 72 east / SR 57 east (Poplar Avenue)
Southern end of SR 57 concurrency; western terminus of US 72
3.004.83Sam Cooper Boulevard east to I-40 / I-240 – NashvilleWestern terminus of Sam Cooper Boulevard

US 64 east / US 70 east / US 79 north (Summer Avenue/SR 1 east)

SR 1 west (North Parkway)

SR 57 west (N. Trezevant Street)
Northern terminus; SR 277 ends as an unsigned primary highway
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ a b c Google Maps. "State Route 277". Google. Retrieved October 28, 2019. {{cite web}}: |author= has generic name (help)
  2. ^ "The Road To 100 Years" (PDF). Tennessee Road Builder. Vol. 17, no. 5. September 2014. p. 22. Retrieved April 6, 2019.
  3. ^ Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT). "Shelby County road map" (PDF). www.tn.gov. Retrieved October 28, 2019.