Briley Parkway, named in honor of former Nashville mayor Beverly Briley, passes the Grand Ole Opry House, Opry Mills, and the Opryland Hotel east of Nashville. It crosses the Cumberland River twice, once near Madison, and again on the west side of Nashville, near the Riverbend Maximum Security Institution and John C. Tune Airport. On the southeast portion of the loop, Briley Parkway crosses Interstate 40 and passes Nashville International Airport.
The other end of the northern loop, the interchange at I-40 and White Bridge Road (on the west side of town), was completed ahead of schedule in 2005, but additional work is planned. New on-and-off-ramps are being constructed to provide easier access to-and-from Briley and to separate it from the over-congested White Bridge Road/I-40 interchange.
South of Nashville, Briley Parkway becomes Thompson Lane and Woodmont Boulevard (which are principal arterial roads in the south end), before changing to White Bridge Road and back to Briley Parkway again. These roads are interrupted and not divided highways. Woodmont Boulevard is the only section of the continuous road not designated as TN-155. As Thompson Lane, TN-155 passes through Berry Hill at Interstate 65 south and passes 100 Oaks Mall. As Woodmont Boulevard, it passes near Saint Thomas Hospital and Aquinas College near Belle Meade.
Of six interstate crossings, the only one inaccessible directly from this road is I-65 South of town, though drivers are directed via Powell Avenue to the Armory Drive exit of I-65 or via Franklin Road (U.S. Route 31) and Harding Place to I-65.
To make the complete circle, at the speed limit, will typically take a driver 70 to 90 minutes, dependent on traffic conditions, most of which will be spent on the southern loop of this continuous road.
|3||Interchange; signed as exits 3A (east) and 3B (west)|
|West end of freeway|
|Averitt Express Drive|
|North end of freeway|
|South end of freeway|
|6||Signed as exits 6A (east) and 6B (west)|
|7||Elm Hill Pike|
|10||Two Rivers Parkway|
|11||Opry Mills Drive||Serves Opry Mills|
|12||12||Music Valley Drive, McGavock Pike – Gaylord Hotel and Convention Center|
|14||East end of US-31E/SR-6 overlap; signed as exits 14A (north) and 14B (south)|
|15||West end of US-31E/SR-6 overlap; signed as exits 15A (Briarville Road) and 15B (US-31E south)|
|16||– Louisville, Nashville||Signed as exits 16A (I-65 north) and 16B (I-65 south/US-31W/US-41)|
|17||Brick Church Pike|
|18||Signed as exits 18A (west) and 18B (east)|
|21||Signed as exits 21A (north) and 21B (south) westbound|
|25||County Hospital Road|
|26||Centennial Boulevard||Signed as exits 26A (east) and 26B (west) northbound|
|South end of freeway|
|27||Interchange; signed as exits 27A (east) and 27B (west) southbound; no exit number northbound|