U.S. Route 45W

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U.S. Route 45W

US 45W highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by TDOT
Length62.33 mi (100.31 km)
Major junctions
South end US 45 / US 45E in Three Way
Major intersections US 70A / US 79 in Humboldt
US 51 / SR 22 in Union City
North end US 45 / US 45E / US 51 in South Fulton
CountryUnited States
CountiesMadison, Gibson, Obion
Highway system
US 45E SR 45

U.S. Route 45W (US 45W) is a 62.33-mile-long (100.31 km) United States Numbered Highway in West Tennessee, connecting Jackson with South Fulton via Humboldt, Trenton, Rutherford, and Union City. For the majority of its length, it runs concurrently with unsigned State Route 5 (SR 5).[1]

Route description

US 45W begins in Madison County, concurrent with unsigned SR 5, in Three way at an interchange between US 45 (SR 5) and US 45E (SR 43).[2] The highway goes as a 4-lane divided highway to cross into Gibson County and enter Humboldt, where they come to an intersection with unsigned SR 366. Here, SR 5 follows US 45W Business through while US 45W bypasses downtown to the west and north along SR 366, where it has intersections SR 152 and US 70A/US 79/SR 76. US 45W and SR 5 then rejoin at an intersection with US 70A Bypass/US 79 Bypass, and they leave Humboldt head north through farmland. US 45W/SR 5 then pass through Fruitland, where it has an intersection with SR 420 before passing through rural areas. It then enters Trenton at an intersection with SR 457 and SR 367, where US 45W/SR 5 turn right to follow a 2-lane bypass of downtown on the eastern side. The highway becomes concurrent with SR 54 and an intersection with SR 186 in a business district before having an intersection with SR 77 and SR 104, where it becomes concurrent with SR 77 and crosses the North Fork of the Forked Deer River, in a more rural part of town. SR 54 then splits off before the highway curves to the west to have another intersection with SR 367. US 45W/SR 5/SR 77 then widen to a 4-lane divided highway to curve back northward and leave Trenton. They wind their way north through farmland to pass through Dyer, where it bypasses the town on its west side, to have an interchange with SR 185, where SR 77 splits off and goes west. US 45W/SR 5 continue north to pass through Rutherford, where it bypasses the town on its west side, and has an interchange with SR 105. US 45W/SR 5 then narrows to 2-lanes as it has an intersection with its former alignment just before entering Kenton and crossing into Obion County.[3]

US 45W/SR 5 have a short concurrency with SR 89 before leaving Kenton and continuing north. The highway passes through a wooded area to cross a bridge over the Obion River before passing through farmland to become concurrent with SR 21. They then have an intersection with SR 216 just west of Rives before continuing north to enter Union City and come to an intersection with SR 431/SR 184 (W/E Reelfoot Avenue), where US 45W splits from SR 5 and turns right onto SR 431/SR 184. US 45W/SR 431/SR 184 goes east through a business district as a 4-lane undivided highway before entering neighborhoods before US 45W/SR 184 split off from SR 431 and follow S Miles Avenue. They then make a right onto Nailling Drive to pass through more rural and suburban areas before coming to an interchange between SR 22 and SR 214 (Ken Tenn Highway), where SR 184 ends and US 45W turns north along SR 22. They immediately come to an interchange with US 51/SR 3, where US 45W splits from SR 22 and heads northeast along US 51/SR 3 as a 4-lane freeway. They then have another interchange with SR 214 to enter South Fulton before arriving at an interchange with US 45E/SR 215, where US 45W and US 45E merge to form mainline US 45.[4]

Major intersections

MadisonThree Way0.00.0
US 45 south (SR 5 south/SR 186 south) – Jackson

US 45E north (SR 43 north/SR 186 north) – Medina, Milan
Interchange; US 45 splits into US 45W and US 45E; southern end of unsigned SR 5 concurrency

US 45W Bus. north (E Main Street/SR 5 north) / SR 366 begins – Downtown
Northern end of SR 5 concurrency; southern terminus of US 45 Business; eastern terminus of unsigned SR 366; southern end of SR 366 concurrency
5.18.2 SR 152 (E Mitchell Street) – Medina, Downtown
6.610.6 US 70A / US 79 (Eastend Drive/SR 76) – Milan, Downtown

US 70A Byp. begins / US 79 Byp. begins
Eastern terminus of US 70A Bypass; northern terminus of US 79 Bypass; southern end of US 70A Bypass/US 79 Bypass concurrency

US 70A Byp. west / US 79 Byp. south (SR 366 west) – Gadsden, Bells

US 45W Bus. south (N Central Avenue/SR 5 south) – Downtown
Northern terminus of US 45W Business; southern end of SR 5 concurrency; northern end of US 70A Bypass/US 79 Bypass/SR 366 concurrency
SR 420 east – Gibson
Western terminus of SR 420

SR 457 west / SR 367 north (S College Street) – Dyersburg, Trenton
Eastern terminus of SR 457; Southern terminus of SR 367
SR 54 south (Armory Street) – Alamo
Southern end of unsigned SR 54 concurrency
SR 186 south (Gibson Road) – Gibson
Northern terminus of SR 186
SR 104 / SR 77 east (E Eaton Street) – Dyersburg, Milan
Southern end of unsigned SR 77 concurrency
Bridge over the North Fork of the Forked Deer River
SR 54 north (Halliburton Street) – Bradford
Northern end of unsigned SR 54 concurrency
SR 367 south (N College Street) – Trenton
Northern terminus of SR 367

SR 77 west (Yorkville Street) / SR 185 east – Yorkville, Dyer
Northern end of unsigned SR 77 concurrency; interchange; western terminus of SR 185
Rutherford30.549.1 SR 105 (McKnight Street) – Trimble, BradfordInterchange
ObionKenton36.057.9 SR 89 (E College Street/E Church Street) – Trimble, SharonShort SR 89 concurrency
Three Rivers Wildlife Management Area41.4–
Bridge over the Obion River
SR 21 west (Troy-Rives Road) – Troy
Southern end of SR 21 concurrency
SR 216 east (Pleasant Hill Road) – Rives
Western terminus of SR 216
Union City51.582.9
SR 431 north (W Reelfoot Avenue/SR 184 south)

SR 5 north / SR 21 east (S 1st Street) – Downtown
Northern end of SR 5/SR 21 concurrency; southern end of SR 431/SR 184 concurrency
SR 431 south (E Reelfoot Avenue) – Martin
Northern end of SR 431 concurrency
SR 22 south – Martin

SR 214 north (Ken Tenn Highway)
Interchange; northern terminus of unsigned SR 184; southern terminus of SR 214; southern end of SR 22 concurrency

US 51 south (Jere B Ford Memorial Highway/SR 3 south) / SR 22 north – Troy, Dyersburg
Interchange; northern end of SR 22 concurrency; southern end of US 51/SR 3 concurrency
South Fulton60.697.5
SR 214 south (Ken Tenn Highway)
Interchange; southbound exit and northbound entrance
US 51 north (SR 215 west) – Mayfield, KY

US 45 north (Chickasaw Drive/SR 3 north) – Downtown

US 45E south (SR 215 east) – Martin
Interchange; US 45W and US 45E merge to form US 45
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ Google (November 14, 2019). "U.S. Route 45W" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved November 14, 2019.
  2. ^ Tennessee Department of Transportation. Madison County (PDF) (Map). Nashville: Tennessee Department of Transportation. Retrieved November 14, 2019.
  3. ^ Tennessee Department of Transportation. Gibson County (PDF) (Map). Nashville: Tennessee Department of Transportation. Retrieved November 14, 2019.
  4. ^ Tennessee Department of Transportation. Obion County (PDF) (Map). Nashville: Tennessee Department of Transportation. Retrieved November 14, 2019.