Tennessee State Routes 250-259 
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From:  White Bluff (Dickson County)
To:  west of Ashland City (Cheatham County)
Total Length:  13.8 miles
ROUTE LOG
TN Primary 47: 0 - 0
Dickson/Cheatham Co Line: 6.2 - 6.2
TN Primary 49: 7.6 - 13.9
Creation:  Appeared in 1983 as a new route.
History/Adjustments:  No known adjustments.
Posting:  Fully posted as a secondary route.
Comments:  Good leisurely route from eastern Dickson County into central Cheatham County.
From:  Bellevue area of Nashville (Davidson County)
To:  south of Ashland City (Cheatham County)
Total Length:  15.7 miles
ROUTE LOG
US 70S (TN Secondary 1): 0 - 0
I-40: 2.7 - 2.7
US 70 (TN Secondary 24):  0.4 - 3.1
Davidson/Cheatham Co Line: 8.6 - 11.7
TN Secondary 249: 4.0 - 15.7
Creation:  Appeared in 1983 as a new route.
History/Adjustments:  No known adjustments.
Posting:  Fully posted as a secondary route.
Comments:  The segment from US 70S to US 70 constitutes Bellevue's portion of the infamous Old Hickory Blvd.  This segment was also widened from 2 to 5 lanes in the early 1990s.
Also in the early '90s, a 4-lane divided extension of the road south of US 70S over a large hill to TN 100 was built.  Although this 'extension' isn't officially part of TN 251, some signage along US 70S erringly calls it part of TN 251.
From:  Arrington (Williamson County)
To:  Brentwood (Williamson County)
Total Length:  13.4 miles
ROUTE LOG
TN Primary 96: 0 - 0
TN Secondary 441: 7.7 - 7.7
TN Secondary 253: 2.7 - 10.4
US 31 (TN Primary 6):  3.0 - 13.4

Creation:  Appeared in 1983 as a new route.
History/Adjustments:  Around the early 2000s, a roughly 1/2 mile segment about 3/4 mile south of TN 441 was realigned with a new bridge over the parallel CSX rail tracks, replacing a dangerous one-lane underpass and sharp S-curve under the railroad.
Posting:  Fully posted as a secondary route.
Comments:  TN 252 is blown off by I-65.
Locally known as Wilson Pike.  It closely parallels a CSX rail line for most of its length, and crosses that rail line a total of five times.  The southernmost two of these crossings remain as one-lane underpasses.

From:  Brentwood (Williamson County)
To:  Nashville (Davidson County)
Total Length:  7.3 miles
ROUTE LOG
US 31 (TN Primary 6): 0 - 0
I-65: 0.7 - 0.7
TN Secondary 252:  1.0 - 1.7
Williamson/Davidson Co Line: 5.4 - 7.1
US 31A, US 41A (TN Primary 11): 0.2 - 7.3
Creation:  Appeared in 1983 as a new route.
History/Adjustments:  No known adjustments.
Posting:  Fully posted as a secondary route.
Comments:  Locally known as Concord Rd.
The interchange at I-65, not originally existing, opened ca. 1989.  The road was widened to 5 lanes from US 31 to I-65 around this time.
The 5-lane widening extended to just east of TN 252 in the late 1990s.
East of I-65, the route passes by the historic WSM-AM radio tower and multi-million dollar homes in the Governorís Club golf club and gated community.
From:  Bellevue area of Nashville (Davidson County)
To:   Antioch area of Nashville (Davidson County)
Total Length:  17.3 miles
ROUTE LOG
TN Primary 100: 0 - 0
US 431 (TN Primary 106): 2.8 - 2.8
US 31 (TN Primary 6): 4.4 - 7.2
I-65: 0.2 - 7.4
US 31A, US 41A (TN Primary 11): 4.3 - 11.7
I-24: 3.2 - 14.9
US 41, US 70S (TN Primary 1): 2.4 - 17.3
Creation:  Appeared in 1983 as a new route.
History/Adjustments:  Upgraded to Primary route status ca. 1990.
Posting:  Assumed to be fully posted as a primary route.
Comments:  An important corridor from Bellevue to Brentwood to Antioch.  Most of the route is along Old Hickory Blvd, except for the eastern portion which is Bell Rd.
Except for the westernmost 5 miles or so, TN 254 is at least 4 lanes.
Rush-hour backups are common in the Brentwood area around I-65 and US 31 due to the nearby Maryland Farms business park.
From:  Oak Hill area of Nashville (Davidson County)
To:   Donelson ara of Nashville (Davidson County)
Total Length:  11.2 miles
ROUTE LOG
US 31 (TN Secondary 6): 0 - 0
I-65: 0.6 - 0.6
US 31A, US 41A (TN Primary 11): 2.2 - 2.8
I-24: 1.5 - 4.3
US 41, US 70S (TN Primary 1): 2.5 - 6.8
Nashville Int'l Airport: 1.9 - 8.7
I-40: 0.6 - 9.3
US 70 (TN Primary 24): 1.9 - 11.2
Creation:  Appeared in 1983 as a new route.
History/Adjustments:  No known adjustments.
Posting:  Assumed to be fully posted as a secondary route.
Comments:  Follows Harding Place and Donelson Pike.
Around 1987, the main passenger terminal at Nashville Int'l Airport was moved from off Briley Pwky (TN 155) to off Donelson Pike (TN 255).  A diamond interchange was built on TN 255 as access to the new terminal.  A little south of this interchange, TN 255 passes underneath a runway taxiway.
The area around the I-65 interchange was reconstructed in 2001 and features an 11-lane-wide bridge over the CSX Radnor Yards just east of I-65.
Rush hour backups are common around I-24.
Billy Riddle reports that there recently was a proposal to extend Harding Place, starting at the point where Harding Place becomes Donelson Pike about a mile south of US 41/US 70S.  This extension was purported to be a full freeway running east of and parallel to Donelson Pike up to I-40 around the Elm Hill Pike overpass.  Whether TN 255 would have been relocated to any such freeway, as well as details on the proposal itself, is unknown.
From:  northwest of Pleasant View (Cheatham County)
To:   Adams (Robertson County)
Total Length:  10.6 miles
ROUTE LOG
US 41A (TN Secondary 112): 0 - 0
Cheatham/Robertson Co Line: 0.1 - 0.1
I-24: 0.4 - 0.5
TN Primary 76:  10.1 - 10.6
Creation:  Appeared in 1983 as a new route.
History/Adjustments:  No known adjustments.
Posting:  Assumed to be fully posted as a secondary route.
Comments:  A leisurely route from I-24 to Adams.
From:  Coopertown (Robertson County)
To:   Millersville (Sumner County)
Total Length:  18.1 miles
ROUTE LOG
TN Primary 49: 0 - 0
US 431 (TN Primary 65): 3.8 - 3.8
US 41 (TN Primary 11): 8.0 - 11.8
Robertson/Sumner Co Line:  2.6 - 14.4
Sumner/Robertson Co Line: 0.8 - 15.2
I-65: 1.0 - 16.2
Robertson/Sumner Co Line:  0.5 - 16.7
Sumner/Robertson Co Line: 0.1 - 16.8
Robertson/Sumner Co Line:  1.1 - 17.9
US 31W (TN Secondary 41): 0.2 - 18.1
Creation:  Appeared in 1983 as a new route.
History/Adjustments:  No known adjustments.
Posting:  Assumed to be fully posted as a secondary route.
Comments:  This route crosses the Robertson/Sumner County line a total of 5 times within a 3.5 mile stretch.  Billy Riddle doesn't think any of these county line crossings are posted.
From:  Hendersonville (Sumner County)
To:   White House (Robertson County)
Total Length:  14.1 miles
ROUTE LOG
US 31E (TN Primary 6): 0 - 0
TN Primary 386: 2.1 - 2.1
TN Secondary 174: 3.1 - 5.2
Sumner/Robertson Co Line: 8.3 - 13.5
US 31W (TN Secondary 41): 0.0 - 13.5
TN Secondary 76:  0.6 - 14.1
Creation:  Appeared in 1983 as a new route.  The original northern terminus was at US 31W in the middle of White House.
History/Adjustments:  In the mid-90s, TN 258 was rerouted out of central White House onto a then-new southern bypass, with a new terminus at TN 76 where it ends today.
Posting:  Assumed to be fully posted as a secondary route.
Comments:  Heavy growth in the Hendersonville area is pushing the need for improvements along this route.
From:  Mitchellville (Sumner County)
To:   Oak Grove (Sumner County)
Total Length:  12.9 miles
ROUTE LOG
US 31W (TN Secondary 41): 0.0 - 0.0
TN Primary 52: 12.9 - 12.9
Creation:  Appeared in 1983 as a new route.
History/Adjustments:  No known adjustments.
Posting:  Assumed to be fully posted as a secondary route.
Comments:  The US 31W/TN 259 intersection is literally right at the Kentucky line.

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