Interstate 265 Tennessee

I-265 Tennessee
North End
South End


Interstate 265 was a short connector between I-40 and the overlap of I-24/65 around the north side of Downtown Nashville.


Interstate 265 in Tennessee was decommissioned on April 7, 2000, per an action by the Route Numbering subcommittee of AASHTO. The route was renumbered as part of I-65 in an effort to better disperse through traffic around central Nashville. I-65 formerly overlapped with I-24 to the east of Downtown and with I-40 to the southeast. The reroute overtook I-265 to the north, and formed a new overlap with I-40 around the west side of the central business district.

Route Information

  • North End – Nashville, TN

  • South End – Nashville, TN

  • Mileage – 2.25

  • Cities – Nashville

  • JunctionsI-40 I-65

Source: January 1991 Interstate Route Log and Finders List

I-24/65 south at I-265 - Music City USA Magnet

Music City USA magnet showing the split of I-265 from I-24/65 south purchased by contributor Jeff Morrison in 1994.

North End I-24 I-65 – Nashville, Tennessee

I-24 east/I-65 south at the former northern terminus of Interstate 265. Photo by Kelly G. Kawamoto (07/93).

Northbound Interstate 65 (old I-265) approaching the directional T interchange with I-24. I-24 combines with I-65 north for 1.8 miles. Photo by Jeff Morrison (08/12/05).

South End I-40 – Nashville, Tennessee

I-40 east at I-265

I-40 approaching the three wye interchange with Interstate 265 north on May 25, 1995.

Page updated February 2, 2019.