Tennessee State Route 153

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State Route 153 marker

State Route 153
Route information
Maintained by TDOT
Major junctions
South end: I-75 in Chattanooga
  SR 58 in Chattanooga
SR 319 / SR 58 in Chattanooga
North end: US 27 / SR 29 in Chattanooga
Counties: Hamilton
Highway system

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.

Junction list[edit]

The entire route is in Hamilton County.

Location mi km Exit Destinations Notes
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
2 Shallowford Road
3 Jersey Pike
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