Interstate 759

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Interstate 759 marker

Interstate 759
Route information
Maintained by ALDOT
Length: 5.407 mi[2] (8.702 km)
4.541 mi (7.308 km) as I-759
0.866 mi (1.394 km) as SR-759
Existed: October 22, 1986[1] – present
Major junctions
West end: I‑59 in Attalla
East end: US-411 / SR-759 in Gadsden
Highway system
  • Alabama State Routes
SR-299 SR-959

Interstate 759 (I-759) is a part of the Interstate Highway System in the U.S. state of Alabama. It is a spur route that runs for 4.54 miles (7.31 km) between the cities of Attalla and Gadsden in Etowah County. It begins at an Interstate 59 (I-59) in Attalla and ends at U.S. Route 411 (US 411) in southern Gadsden adjacent to the Gadsden Mall. The route continues east as the at-grade thoroughfare State Route 759 (SR 759) until the route ends at SR 291 in Gadsden.

Route description[edit]

Two green signs are located above an elevated portion of roadway with no traffic visible on a cloudy day.
I-759 becomes SR-759 at US-411

I-759 begins at Exit 182 of I-59 in Attalla.[3] From this point the route travels in an easterly direction across a marshy area prior to reaching its first exit at Black Creek Parkway, a diamond interchange.[4][5] From the Black Creek exit, I-759 continues in its easterly direction and crosses the Coosa River along a causeway and short bridge prior to reaching US 411.[6] At the US 411 interchange, the I-759 designation ends, but the route continues as SR 759 in spanning the Coosa River.[7]

History[edit]

A new four lane bridge crossing the Coosa River opened in 2004.[8]

Future[edit]

Currently, there are plans to extend I-759 east to US 278 on the east side of Gadsden,[9] as well as west towards Attalla and linking it to SR 77.[citation needed]

Exit list[edit]

The entire route is in Etowah County.

Location Mile[2] km Exit[10] Destinations Notes
Attalla 0.00 0.00 I‑59 – Birmingham, Chattanooga
Gadsden 2.67 4.30 2 Black Creek Parkway
4.54 7.31 4 US-411 (Rainbow Drive) – Rainbow City, Gadsden Signed as exits 4A (south) and 4B (north); I-759 ends and SR-759 begins
5.41 8.71 SR-759 east – East Gadsden
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ Alford, Chip (October 20, 1986). "I-759 opens Wednesday". The Gadsden Times. p. A1. Retrieved April 21, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b Alabama Department of Transportation. "Milepost Maps". Retrieved March 27, 2011. 
  3. ^ Google Maps street maps and USGS topographic maps, accessed April 21, 2010 via ACME Mapper
  4. ^ Google Inc. "Interstate 759 spanning marsh". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. http://maps.google.com/maps?ie=UTF8&ll=34.004218,-86.069952&spn=0,0.011362&t=h&z=17&layer=c&cbll=34.004253,-86.070141&panoid=-y615akq3MZb7jJay_T_WQ&cbp=12,101.98,,0,-6.05. Retrieved April 21, 2010.
  5. ^ Google Inc. "Interstate 759/Exit 2". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. http://maps.google.com/maps?ie=UTF8&ll=33.992121,-86.042658&spn=0,0.011362&t=h&z=17&layer=c&cbll=33.992147,-86.042774&panoid=7Hp-OWBzxcd_ZsSl_udXTQ&cbp=12,139.27,,0,-0.35. Retrieved April 21, 2010.
  6. ^ Google Inc. "Interstate 759/ Neely Henry Lake causeway". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. http://maps.google.com/maps?ie=UTF8&ll=33.991827,-86.016362&spn=0,0.011362&t=h&z=17&layer=c&cbll=33.991537,-86.016732&panoid=A8UrqwgrOpfXXa6P_9sYow&cbp=12,88.04,,0,-7.92. Retrieved April 21, 2010.
  7. ^ Google Inc. "Interstate 759 eastern terminus". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. http://maps.google.com/maps?ie=UTF8&ll=33.992735,-86.003981&spn=0,0.011362&t=h&z=17&layer=c&cbll=33.992764,-86.003871&panoid=23_P1CNwgzQyCOlXH5ftdg&cbp=12,76.72,,0,-0.01. Retrieved April 21, 2010.
  8. ^ "Bridge on the River Coosa Helped Ease Traffic Flow". The Gadsden Times. March 7, 2006. p. C1. 
  9. ^ Powell, Andy (July 12, 2012). "Interstate 759 extension hits roadblock". The Gadsden Times. Retrieved June 16, 2013. 
  10. ^ Alabama Department of Transportation. Official Highway Map (Map) (2007-2008 ed.).

External links[edit]

Route map: Google / Bing