U.S. Route 25W
|Auxiliary route of US 25|
|Maintained by KYTC and TDOT|
|Length||145.7 mi (234.5 km)|
|Existed||November 26, 1926–present|
|South end||US 25 / US 25E / US 70 at Newport, TN|
|North end||US 25 / US 25E at North Corbin, KY|
|Counties||TN: Cocke, Jefferson, Sevier, Knox, Anderson, Campbell|
KY: Whitley, Laurel
US 25W has been included in the U.S. Highway System since the system's inception in 1926.
US 25W and US 25E splits at Newport, Tennessee. While US 25E goes on a northerly path towards Morristown, US 25W goes more of a westerly path to cross I-40, and to go through Dandridge, and cross I-40 for a second time. For all of its course from Newport to the east side of Knoxville, it runs concurrently with US 70. It then runs concurrently with I-640 for about two-thirds of its course around the city. It departs I-640 and the city of Knoxville, and goes furthern northwest to Clinton, in Anderson County. It goes on a concurrent run with I-75 from Rocky Top (formerly Lake City) into Campbell County. It then goes through the towns of LaFollette and Jellico. US 25W carries the secret designation of Tennessee State Route 9 for its entire course through the state.
Upon entry into Whitley County, Kentucky, US 25W runs parallel with and closely follow I-75 for the rest of its course, including the points where it traverses the towns of Williamsburg and Corbin. It terminates at North Corbin, where US 25E and US 25W reunites to become US 25 north of Corbin. However, US 25E continues west of this point to terminate at exit 29 of I-75 in southern Laurel County.
US 25W originally ran the current routing of Kentucky Route 26, and KY 90 terminated in downtown Corbin. KY 26 originally ran to KY 90 west of Corbin. At sometime in the 1940s, US 25W was rerouted to its current alignment to provide easier access to Cumberland Falls, and KY 26 ran US 25W's original course between Corbin and Williamsburg.
|Tennessee||Cocke||Newport||0.00||0.00||US 25E north (Dixie Highway/SR 32) / US 25 south / US 70 east (W Broadway Street/SR 9/SR 32/SR 35) – Newport, Morristown||Southern terminus; US 25W south and US 25E merge to form US 25; southern end of SR 9/SR 35 concurrency|
|I-40 – Knoxville, Asheville (NC)||I-40 exit 432|
|US 411 south (SR 35) – Sevierville||Northern terminus of US 411; northern end of SR 35 concurrency|
|Jefferson||||SR 363 west (Indian Creek Road)||Eastern terminus of SR 363|
|SR 113 north to I-40 – White Pine, Morristown||Southern terminus of SR 113|
|Dandridge||SR 66 north (Valley Home Road) – Morristown||Southern end of SR 66 wrong-way concurrency|
|SR 92 south (Gay Street) to SR 139 – Chestnut Hill||Southern end of SR 92 concurrency|
|SR 92 north to I-40 – Jefferson City||Northern end of SR 92 concurrency|
|||I-40 / SR 66 south to I-81 – Knoxville, Bristol||I-40 exit 415; northern end of SR 66 wrong-way concurrency|
|Strawberry Plains||SR 139 north (Old Dandridge Pike) – Strawberry Plains||Southern end of SR 139 concurrency|
|Sevier||SR 139 south (Douglas Dam Road) – Kodak, Sevierville||Northern end of SR 139 concurrency|
|Knox||Trentville||US 11E north (Andrew Johnson Highway/SR 34) – Strawberry Plains, New Market, Jefferson City||Access to US 11E accessible from US 25W/US 70 east only; southern end of US 11E concurrency; Unsigned SR 9 becomes a primary route|
|Knoxville||SR 168 west (Governor John Sevier Highway) – South Knoxville||Southern end of SR 168 concurrency|
|I-40 east / US 11E south / US 70 west (Asheville Highway/SR 168) – Asheville, Downtown Knoxville||I-40 exit 394; northern end of US 11E/US 70/SR 168 concurrency; southern end of I-40 concurrency|
|I-40 west – Knoxville||Northern end of I-40 concurrency; eastern terminus of I-640; southern end of I-640 concurrency; I-40 Exit 393|
|Washington Pike/Mall Road/Millertown Pike||I-640 exit 8; provides access to Knoxville Center (East Towne Mall)|
|US 441 / SR 33 (Broadway/SR 71) / SR 331 (Old Broadway) – Knoxville, Fountain City||I-640 exit 6|
|I-75 north / I-275 south – Downtown Knoxville, Lexington (KY)||I-275 exit 3; I-75 exit 106; southern end of I-75 concurrency; northern terminus of I-275|
|I-75 south / I-640 west – Chattanooga, Nashville||Northern end of I-640 and I-75 concurrencies; I-75/640 exit 3A|
|Powell||SR 131 north (Powell Drive) – Halls Crossroads||Southern end of SR 131 concurrency|
|SR 131 south (West Emory Road) – Karns||Northern end of SR 131 concurrency|
|Anderson||Claxton||SR 170 (Edgemoor Road/Raccoon Valley Road) – Oak Ridge, Heiskell|
|Clinton||SR 61 (Charles G. Seivers Blvd) to I-75 – Norris, Oak Ridge||Unsigned SR 9 becomes a secondary route|
|Rocky Top||SR 116 south (Creek Street) – Briceville||Southern end of SR 116 concurrency|
|US 441 south (Norris Freeway/SR 71) – Norris, Norris Lake, Norris Dam||Northern terminus of US 441|
|I-75 south / SR 116 north (Main Street) – Knoxville, Caryville||I-75 exit 129; northern end of SR 116 concurrency; southern end of I-75 concurrency|
|Campbell||Caryville||I-75 north / SR 63 west – Lexington||I-75 exit 134; northern end of I-75 concurrency; southern end of SR 63 concurrency|
|SR 116 south (John McGhee Boulevard) – Rocky Top||Northern terminus of SR 116|
|LaFollette||SR 63 east (E Central Avenue) – Harrogate||Northern end of SR 63 concurrency|
|Morley||SR 90 east – White Oak, Eagan, Clairfield, Middlesboro, KY||Western terminus of SR 90|
|Jellico||I-75 – Knoxville, Lexington||I-75 exit 160|
|SR 297 south (S Main Street) – Newcomb, Elk Valley, Pioneer, Huntsville||Northern terminus of SR 297|
|Tennessee–Kentucky state line|
Northern end of SR 9 concurrency
|Kentucky||Whitley||||0.485||0.781||KY 1804 north||Southern terminus of KY 1804|
|Saxton||3.379||5.438||KY 2996 west (West Creek-Saxton Road)||Eastern terminus of KY 2996|
|3.507||5.644||KY 1804 south||Northern terminus of KY 1084|
|Pleasant View||6.819||10.974||KY 628 west||Eastern terminus of KY 628|
|Williamsburg||10.923||17.579||KY 92 west to I-75 – Pine Knot||Southern end of KY 92 concurrency|
|Bridge over Cumberland River|
|11.533||18.561||KY 92 east – Pineville||Northern end of KY 92 concurrency|
|12.125||19.513||KY 858 north||Southern terminus of KY 858|
|12.319||19.826||KY 296 west – Downtown Williamsburg, University of the Cumberlands||Southern end of KY 296 concurrency|
|12.422||19.991||KY 296 east||Northern end of KY 296 concurrency|
|13.694||22.038||KY 858 south||Northern terminus of KY 858|
|14.127||22.735||KY 26 north||Southern terminus of KY 26|
|I-75 – Lexington, Knoxville||I-75 exit 15|
|17.718||28.514||KY 836 east||Western terminus of KY 836|
|18.789||30.238||KY 204 east – Williamsburg/Cumberland Falls Airport||Western terminus of KY 204|
KY 90 Spur west to KY 90 west
|Eastern terminus of KY 90 Spur|
|22.242||35.795||KY 90 west – Cumberland Falls S.R.P.||Eastern terminus of KY 90|
|23.666||38.087||KY 511 east – Rockholds||Western terminus of KY 511|
|24.861||40.010||KY 1193 north (Walker Branch Road) – Laurel River Lake||Southern terminus of KY 1193|
|28.244||45.454||KY 727 east – Corbin||Western terminus of KY 727|
|Corbin||29.551||47.558||I-75 south – Knoxville||Exit 25 from I-75 south and ramps to I-75 south|
|29.628||47.682||I-75 north – London, Lexington||Exit 25 from I-75 north and ramps to I-75 north|
|30.425||48.964||KY 3041 east||Western terminus of KY 3041|
|30.795||49.560||KY 1259 west||Western terminus of KY 1259|
|32.115||51.684||KY 26 south – Williamsburg||Northern terminus of KY 26|
|32.977||53.071||KY 727 west (Fourth Street)||Eastern terminus of KY 727|
|33.278||53.556||KY 312 west||Southern end of KY 312 concurrency|
|33.464||53.855||KY 312 east||Northern end of KY 312 concurrency|
|Laurel||Corbin||34.142||54.946||KY 830 west (Colonel Street)||Eastern terminus of KY 830|
|34.168||54.988||KY 1223 north||Southern terminus of KY 1223|
|North Corbin||34.308||55.213||KY 3431 north||Southern terminus of KY 3431|
|34.799||56.004||US 25 north / US 25E (Cumberland Gap Parkway) to I-75 – London, Barbourville, Cumberland Gap||Northern terminus; continues as US 25|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi|
- Bureau of Public Roads & American Association of State Highway Officials (November 11, 1926). United States System of Highways Adopted for Uniform Marking by the American Association of State Highway Officials (Map). 1:7,000,000. Washington, DC: U.S. Geological Survey. OCLC 32889555. Retrieved November 7, 2013 – via Wikimedia Commons.
- Rand McNally (2016). "Tennessee" (Map). The Road Atlas (2016 Walmart ed.). c. 1:1,900,800. Chicago: Rand McNally. p. 95. §§ B19, C19, D19–D20, L15-L16. ISBN 0-528-01329-7.
- Rand McNally (2016). "Kentucky" (Map). The Road Atlas (2016 Walmart ed.). c. 1:1,900,800. Chicago: Rand McNally. p. 43. §§ L14, M13–M14, N13, N14. ISBN 0-528-01329-7.
- Editor's note: The total mileage is only an estimate as TDOT does not have an official state highway mileage total report like the KYTC does.
- DeLorme (2010). Kentucky Atlas & Gazetteer (Map) (4th ed.). Yarmouth, ME: Delorme. pp. 69, 86.[full citation needed]
- Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (2015). Kentucky Official Highway Map (PDF) (Map). Scale not given. Frankfort: Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.
- Kentucky Department of State Highways (September 15, 1939). Road Map of Kentucky (PDF) (Map). c. 1:760,320. Frankfort: Kentucky Department of State Highways.
- Kentucky Department of Highways (1957). Kentucky Official Highway Map (PDF) (Map). c. 1:760,320. Frankfort: Kentucky Department of Highways. §§ H5-H6.
- Elkins, H.B. (June 2, 1998). "H.B.'s Fun Facts About Kentucky Highways". Millennium Highway. Archived from the original on August 27, 2002. Retrieved July 12, 2016.[self-published source]
- Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. "Official DMI Route Log: District 11". Frankfort: Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. Retrieved July 7, 2016.