Tennessee State Route 62

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State Route 62

TN 62; primary in red, secondary in blue
Route information
Maintained by TNDOT
Length87.5 mi (140.8 km)
ExistedOctober 1, 1923[1]–present
Major junctions
West end SR 84 in Monterey
Major intersections US 127 in Clarkrange

US 27 in Wartburg
SR 61 / SR 330 in Oliver Springs
SR 95 in Oak Ridge
SR 162 in Solway
I-640 / I-75 in Knoxville

I-40 / I-275 in Knoxville
East end US 441 / SR 33 at Knoxville
CountryUnited States
CountiesPutnam, Fentress, Morgan, Roane, Anderson, Knox
Highway system
SR 61 SR 63

State Route 62 (SR 62) is a 87.5-mile-long (140.8 km) west-to-east highway in the U.S. state of Tennessee. It is designated as a primary route except for the short segment between SR 169 and its eastern terminus, which is secondary.

State Route 62 begins in Putnam County at State Route 84; it ends in Knox County at U.S. Route 441/State Route 33.

Route description

Putnam and Fentress counties

View along Commercial Avenue (SR 62) in Monterey

SR 62 begins in Putnam County in downtown Monterey as a primary highway at an intersection with SR 84 and SR 164. It then heads east (as East Commercial Avenue) through downtown before leaving Monterey (as Clarkrange Highway) as a two-lane highway to parallel I-40 for a short distance before going through forested areas and the community of Muddy Pond before crossing into Fentress County.

SR 62 in eastern Putnam County, Tennessee

SR 62 immediately enters farmland and goes down a fertile valley to enter Clarkrange and junction with US 127/SR 28. The highway now leaves Clarkrange (as Deer Lodge Highway) and continues east through farmland and crosses into Morgan County.

Morgan and Roane counties

View of Wartburg, Tennessee. Lone Mountain is in the background on the left. US 27 and SR 62 (Morgan County Highway) is below.

In Morgan County, SR 62 enters the Eastern Time Zone, leaving farmland and becoming very curvy (and becoming Nashville Highway) as it heads east through the mountains of the Cumberland Plateau. It passes through Chestnut Ridge before it intersects the southern end of SR 329 south of Deer Lodge and continues east to intersect with SR 298. SR 62 continues eastward and goes through Lancing and becomes even curvier, before coming to an intersection with US 27/SR 29 (Morgan County Highway) north of Wartburg. It becomes concurrent with US 27/SR 29 and widens into a four-lane highway before entering Wartburg. They then pass just east of downtown before SR 62 separates from US 27/SR 29 and continues southeast (as Knoxville Highway) as a four-lane and then exits Wartburg. SR 62 continues southeast and narrows to a two-lane before entering Joyner. The highway continues through Joyner, which is mainly farmland, and then junctions with SR 116 west of Petros before entering Stephens. It goes through Stephens and then goes through a short mountain pass (locally known as Stephens Mountain) before passing through Coalfield to enter Oliver Springs and crosses into Roane County.

SR 62 almost immediately has an intersection between SR 61 (Tri County Boulevard/Harvey H. Hannah Memorial Highway) and SR 330, with it becoming concurrent with SR 61. They then bypasses downtown to the north and east as a four-lane and enters Anderson County.

Anderson and Knox counties

The highway continues through Oliver Springs and then Separates from SR 61 and enters Oak Ridge (as Illinois Avenue). In Oak Ridge, SR 62 has a junction with SR 95 before widening to a six-lane and going through a major business district, passing by the Oak Ridge City Center (Mall), before downgrading to a four-lane at an interchange with Centrifuge way. The highway continues to an interchanges with Bethel Valley Road, which provides access to the Y-12 National Security Complex, and SR 170 before leaving Oak Ridge and crossing the Clinch River/Melton Hill Lake, crossing into Knox County and entering Solway.

Oak Ridge Highway (SR 62) passing through Solway at the interchange with Pellissippi Parkway (SR 162)

SR 62 goes through Solway (as Oak Ridge Highway) and has partial interchange with SR 162 (Pellisippi Parkway) before leaving Solway and narrowing to a two-lane. It then passes through Karns and junctions with SR 131 before entering Knoxville, widening to a four-lane (and becoming Western Avenue). SR 62 continues through North Knoxville before widening to a six-lane and having an interchange with I-640/I-75. The highway narrows to a two-lane for short distance before widening back out to a four-lane and intersecting SR 169. SR 62 then turns secondary and has an interchange with I-40/I-275 before entering downtown and ending at an intersection with US 441/SR 33.

Junction list

SR 84 (West Commercial Avenue / South Holly Street) to I-40 – Livingston, Sparta
Western terminus; SR 62 begins as a primary route
0.10.16 SR 164 (North / South Chestnut Street) – Hanging Limb, Crawford
FentressClarkrange15.925.6 US 127 (York Highway/SR 28) – Jamestown, Crossville
SR 329 north (Deer Lodge Highway) – Deer Lodge, Sunbright
Southern terminus of SR 329
SR 298 south (Genesis Road) – Crossville
Northern terminus of SR 298
US 27 north (Morgan County Highway/SR 29) – Sunbright, Huntsville
Western end of US 27/SR 29 concurrency
Wartburg45.172.6North Kingston Street – Downtown Wartburg, Obed Wild and Scenic River National Park Service Visitor Center, Justin P. Wilson Cumberland Trail State Park
45.372.9Water Tank Hill Road South – Downtown Wartburg
US 27 south (Morgan County Highway/SR 29) – Harriman
Eastern end of US 27/SR 29 concurrency
SR 116 north (Petros Highway) – Petros
Southern terminus of SR 116
RoaneOliver Springs61.098.2
SR 61 west (Tri-County Boulevard) – Harriman

SR 330 north (Winter Gap Road) – Downtown Oliver Springs
Eastern end of SR 61 concurrency; Southern terminus of SR 330
Anderson61.899.5Downtown Oliver Springs To SR 330 (Spring Street)Interchange; Westbound exit and eastbound entrance
SR 61 east (Oliver Springs Highway) – Clinton
Eastern end of SR 61 concurrency
Oak Ridge66.4106.9 SR 95 (Oak Ridge Turnpike) – Clinton, Kingston
68.7110.6Centrifuge WayInterchange
70.2113.0Bethel Valley Road – Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Y-12 National Security ComplexInterchange
SR 170 east (Edgemoor Road) – Claxton
Western terminus of SR 170; Interchange
Melton Hill Lake/Clinch River71.4114.9Dr. Herman Postma Memorial Solway Bridge over Melton Hill Lake/Clinch River
SR 162 south (Pellissippi Parkway) – Alcoa, Maryville
Interchange; Northern terminus of SR 162; No Access to SR 162 from westbound 62
Karns76.2122.6 SR 131 (Byington Beaver Ridge Road) – Farragut, Powell
Knoxville84.1135.3Ed Shouse Road To SR 169 (Middlebrook Pike)
84.3135.7 I-75 / I-640 – Lexington, Nashville, ChattanoogaI-640, exit 1
SR 169 west (Middlebrook Pike)
Eastern terminus of SR 169; SR 62 changes to a secondary route

I-275 north / I-40 east – Lexington, Asheville
Ramp to I-275 North and I-40 East
87.5140.8 US 441 / SR 33 (Henley Street) – University of Tennessee, Worlds Fair Park, Halls CrossroadsEastern terminus of SR 62; SR 62 ends as a secondary route
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ Highway Planning Survey Division (1925). Biennial Report of the Commissioner of the Department of Highways and Public Works State of Tennessee for the Years 1923 and 1924 (PDF) (Report). Nashville: Tennessee Department of Highways and Public Works. pp. 39–44. Retrieved May 19, 2023.
  • Tennessee Department of Transportation (January 24, 2003). "State Highway and Interstate List 2003".

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