Interstate 240 forms part of a beltway along with I-40 in the city of Memphis. The 5.51 mile long western leg connects Midtown and Downtown Memphis with Bunker Hill and Interstate 55 north of Whitehaven. This portion along Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Expressway is also Interstate 69, but the designation is not marked.
The 13.92 mile long arc from I-55 back to I-40 runs between Memphis Depot Industrial Park and Memphis International Airport east to Parkway Village and SR 385 (Bill Morris Parkway). Turning north through White Station, Interstate 240 continues to East Memphis and Shelby Farms Park. I-240 west of Airways Boulevard (Exit 23) to I-55 (Exit 25) is the W.B. Fowler, Sr. Expressway and the Avron B. Fogelman Expressway east from Exit 23..
Interstate 240 Tennessee Guides
Historically Interstate 240 followed the entire beltway encircling Memphis. When I-40 was cancelled through Midtown, it was rerouted to overlap with I-240 along the northern arc of the freeway loop. I-240 was subsequently dropped from the concurrency. I-240 north from I-55 to I-40 was originally numbered Interstate 255.
Page Updated 09-01-2020.