Interstate 275 (Tennessee)
I-275 highlighted in red
|Maintained by TDOT|
|Length||2.98 mi (4.80 km)|
|Existed||1958 (as a part of I-75)|
1982 (as I-275)–present
|North end||I-75 / I-640 / US 25W|
Interstate 275 (I-275) is an Interstate Highway in Tennessee that serves Knoxville by connecting the downtown with I-75/I-640/US-25W. Measuring 2.98 miles (4.80 km) in length, the northern terminus is the junction with I-75/I-640/US-25W and the southern terminus is I-40.
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Originally constructed in 1958 as I-75, this was renumbered as I-275 in early 1982. Its renumbering became necessary when I-75 was re-routed onto I-640 to divert traffic from the downtown area; the remnant was designated as I-275.
In 2007, the existing cloverleaf exits (1A–B, 1C–D, 2A–B) were replaced with traditional diamond interchanges to add a continuous third lane in each direction. This was done to handle increased traffic flow for the shutdown of I-40 in downtown Knoxville that took place on May 1, 2008 . I-275 was the designated detour route for I-75 northbound traffic during the I-40 shutdown to avoid traffic congestion at the I-75/I-640/US-25W/I-275 junction as the ramp for I-75 northbound from I-640 eastbound is only one lane.
|0.00||0.00||0B||I-40 west to I-75 south – Nashville, Chattanooga||Southbound beyond the 275/40 interchange exit ramps are for Henley St. (US 441) & Western Ave./Summit Hill Dr. (TN 62); I-40 exit 387A|
|0.00||0.00||0A||I-40 east / US 441 south – Asheville||Continues as Henley St. (US 441) southbound beyond this exit and the following exit to TN 62 (Western Ave./Summit Hill Dr.); I-40 exit 388 eastbound; southern terminus|
|0.68||1.09||1A||Baxter Avenue||Formerly exits 1A-B|
|1.04||1.67||1B||West Woodland Avenue, West Oldham Avenue||Formerly exits 1C-D|
|2.23||3.59||2||Central Street, Heiskell Avenue||Formerly exits 2A-B|
|2.97||4.78||3||I-75 south / I-640 / US 25W – Clinton, Asheville||Northbound exit and southbound entrance|
|3.35||5.39||—||I-75 north – Lexington||Northbound exit and southbound entrance; northern terminus|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi|
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