Tennessee/Speed Limits

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Statewide Speed Limits

According to Tennessee Code Annotated 55-8-152, the following maximum speed limits apply in Tennessee, with individual counties and municipalities setting lower speeds on individual roads as needed:

  • Interstates and limited access freeways (urban and rural): 70 MPH
  • Divided highways: 65 MPH
  • Undivided and two-lane roads: 55 MPH
  • Residential streets: 30 MPH

Note that speed limits along a particular stretch of road may be lower than these limits, but will never be higher.

Resources by County or Municipality

In cases where the following data sources are used to set speed limits, it MUST be confirmed either with the street view reticle in WME or reports from "on the ground" that no speed limit is posted on the road segment. If in doubt, do not set or verify the speed.

Anderson County

  • Clinton: 30 MPH unless posted: [1]
  • Norris: 30 MPH unless posted: [2]
  • Oak Ridge: 25 MPH unless posted: [3]
  • Oliver Springs: 30 MPH unless posted: [4]
  • Rocky Top: 30 MPH unless posted: [5]

Blount County

County GIS map contains an incomplete database of speed limit sign locations here.

  • Alcoa: 30 MPH unless posted: [6]
  • Friendsville: 30 MPH unless posted: [7]
  • Maryville: 30 MPH unless posted: [8]

Bradley County

  • Cleveland: 30 MPH unless posted: [9]

Campbell County

  • Jacksboro: 30 MPH unless posted: [10]
  • LaFolette: 30 MPH unless posted: [11]

Carter County

  • Elizabethton: 30 MPH unless posted: [12]

Claiborne County

  • Cumberland Gap: 25 MPH unless posted: [13]
  • New Tazewell: 30 MPH unless posted: [14]
  • Tazewell: 30 MPH unless posted: [15]

Coffee County

  • Manchester: 30 MPH unless postedː Section 15-301 [16]
  • Tullahomaː30 MPH unless postedː [17]

Cumberland County

  • Crossville: 30 MPH unless posted: [18]

Franklin County

  • Winchester: 30mph unless postedː Section 15-202 [19]

Grainger County

  • Blaine: 20 MPH unless postedː [20]

Greene County

Outside of city limits, 45 MPH on roads with painted centerline, 30 MPH on unlined roads. [21]

  • Greeneville: 30 MPH unless posted: [22]
  • Tusculum: 30 MPH unless posted: [23]

Grundy County

  • Monteagle: 30 MPH unless postedː [24]

Hamblen County

  • Morristown: 30 MPH unless signed: [25]

Hamilton County

- Chattanooga

  • Unsigned residential streets have a max speed limit of 25 MPH (source)
  • Unsigned streets in business/ commercial districts are max 30 MPH (source)

- East Ridge

  • 25 MPH unless posted: [26]

- Lakesite

  • 25 MPH unless posted: [27]

- Lookout Mountain

  • 30 MPH unless posted: [28]

- Red Bank

  • 25 MPH unless posted: [29]

- Signal Mountain

  • 25 MPH unless posted: [30]

- Walden

  • 30 MPH unless posted: [31]

Hardin County

  • Savannah: 35 MPH unless posted: [32]

Hawkins County

  • Church Hill: 30 MPH unless posted: [33]
  • Mount Carmel: 30 MPH unless posted: [34]
  • Rogersville: 30 MPH unless posted: [35]

Henderson County

  • Lexingtonː 30 MPH unless postedː [36]

Henry County

  • Parisː 30 MPH unless postedː [37]

Jackson County

  • Gainsboro: 30 MPH unless posted: [38]

Jefferson County

  • Jefferson City: 30 MPH unless posted: [39]
  • White Pine: 30 MPH unless posted: [40]

Knox County

Outside of city limits, 30 MPH unless posted: [41]

- Knoxville

Unless otherwise signed, the following limits apply within Knoxville: (source)

  • Fifteen (15) miles per hour in alleys.
  • Thirty (30) miles per hour on all streets within the city except....
  • Fifty-five (55) miles per hour on all highways of the national system of interstate and defense highways and other highways which incorporate similar design and access control features.

- Farragut

  • Thirty (30) miles per hour on all streets within the Town except those covered by subsection (c) and those posted with appropriate speed limit signs by the Town traffic coordinator.
  • Fifty-five (55) miles per hour on all highways of the National System of Interstate and Defense Highways and other highways which incorporate similar design and limited access control features. [42]

Lawrence County

  • Lawrenceburg: 30 MPH unless posted: [43] (Code states other limits for certain roads. Refer to link, Title 15, Chapter 3)

Loudon County

Outside of city limits, 30 MPH unless postedː (phone call to County Highway Dept)

  • Lenoir City: 30 MPH unless posted: [44]
  • City of Loudon: 30 MPH unless posted: [45]

Madison County

  • Jackson 30 MPH unless posted: [46]

Marion County

  • Monteagle: 30 MPH unless posted: [47]
  • Jasper: 30 MPH unless posted: [48]
  • South Pittsburg: 30 MPH unless posted: [49]
  • Whitwell: 35 MPH unless posted: [50]

McMinn County

County Roads outside of city limits, 55 MPH unless posted

  • Athens: 30 MPH unless posted: [51]
  • Englewood: 30 MPH unless posted: [52]
  • Etowah: 30 MPH unless posted: [53]

Meigs County

  • Decatur: 30 MPH unless posted: [54]

Monroe County

  • Madisonvile: 35 MPH unless posted: [55]
  • Sweetwater: 30 MPH unless posted: [56]

Polk County

  • Bentonː 30 MPH unless postedː [57]
  • Ducktown: 20 MPH unless posted: [58]

Putnam County

  • Algood: 30 MPH unless posted: [59]

Rhea County

  • Dayton: 30 MPH unless posted: [60]
  • Graysville: 30 MPH unless posted: [61]
  • Spring City: 30 MPH unless posted: [62]

Roane County

  • Harriman: 30 MPH unless postedː [63]
  • Kingston: 30 MPH unless posted: [64]
  • Oak Ridge: See Anderson County
  • Oliver Springs: 30 MPH unless posted: [65]
  • Rockwood: 30 MPH unless posted: [66]

Robertson County

  • Springfield: 30 MPH unless posted: Section 15-301 [67]
  • Greenbriar: 30 MPH unless posted: Section 15-301 [68]
  • Cross Plainsː 30 MPH for all city streets exceptː
    • Maple Street, Willow Street, Cedar Street and Village Green Circle: 20 MPH unless postedː Section 15-201 [69]
  • White Houseː 30 MPH unless postedː Section 15-301 [70]

Sevier County

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  • Gatlinburg: 25 MPH unless posted: [71]
  • Pigeon Forge: 20 MPH unless posted: [72]
  • Sevierville: 30 MPH unless posted: [73]

Sullivan County

  • Bristol: 25 MPH unless posted: [74]
  • Kingsport: 30 MPH unless posted: [75]

Sumner County

  • Hendersonvilleː 30 MPH unless postedː Section 15-301 [76]
  • Portland: 30 MPH unless postedː Section 15-301 [77]
  • White Houseː See Robertson County

Van Buren County

  • Spencer: 30 MPH unless posted: [78]

Warren County

  • Morrison: 30 MPH unless posted: [79]

Washington County

  • Johnson City: 30 MPH unless posted: [80]

White County

  • Sparta: 35 MPH unless posted: [81]