Tennessee State Route 153
|Maintained by TDOT|
|South end:||I-75 in Chattanooga|
| SR 58 in Chattanooga
SR 319 / SR 58 in Chattanooga
|North end:||US 27 / SR 29 in Chattanooga|
Tennessee State Route 153 (also called "Highway 153") is a state highway in Chattanooga. It runs from Interstate 75 a few miles east of the I-75/I-24 interchange, to US 27 just south of Soddy-Daisy. The route serves as a bypass around downtown Chattanooga for I-75 travelers heading towards US 27 North. It is also an important route for drivers from Soddy-Daisy, Hixson, and other parts of northwestern Hamilton County who are heading for I-75 and the eastern half of the county. It is also an important link to the TVA Chickamauga Dam, which the highway crosses on the Wilkes T. Thrasher Bridge.
Beginning at I-75, the route is a limited-access freeway to just north of the Chickamauga Dam. It then transitions to a mostly six-lane surface route that is the major commercial center of the Hixson community. Northgate Mall, Chattanooga's second and oldest continuously-operating, is located on Highway 153 in Hixson. In recent years other major retailers, such as Target, Wal-Mart, and Academy Sports, have built along the highway.
The entire route is in Hamilton County.
|Chattanooga||0||I-75 – Knoxville, East Ridge, Atlanta||Southern terminus|
|1||US 11 / US 64 / SR 2 (Lee Highway)|
|1||Shepard Road – Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport|
|4||SR 317 (Bonny Oaks Drive)|
|5A||SR 58 north – Harrison, Decatur||Also exit to Booker T. Washington and Harrison Bay State Parks|
|5B||SR 17 south|
|Tennessee River||Wilkes T. Thrasher Bridge|
|6||SR 319 north / SR 58 south – Downtown Chattanooga|
|–||Access Road; Lake Resort Drive||Interchange|
|–||SR 319 south||Begin 0.7 mile long concurrency with SR-319|
|–||SR 319 north (Hixson Pike) – Hixson, Middle Valley, Lakesite||End concurrency with SR-319; Interchange|
|–||South Hixson Pike||Interchange|
|–||Dayton Blvd – Red Bank||Interchange; no access for Northbound SR-153|
|–||US 27 / SR 29 to SR 111 – Soddy-Daisy, Dayton||Northern Terminus; Road continues north as Dayton Pike To Soddy-Daisy|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi