Tennessee State Route 153

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State Route 153 marker

State Route 153
Route information
Maintained by TDOT
Length: 13 mi (21 km)
Major junctions
South end: I-75 / US 74 in Chattanooga
  SR 58 / SR 17 in Chattanooga
SR 319 / SR 58 in Chattanooga
North end: US 27 / SR 29 in Chattanooga
Counties: Hamilton
Highway system
SR 152 SR 154

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. It also serves as the primary access Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport.

Route Description[edit]

SR 153 begins in Chattanooga as a 4-lane freeway at a stack interchange with I-75/US 74 in Chattanooga, just north of their interchange with I-24. SR 153 then goes west to have a diamond interchange with US 11/US 64/SR 2 (Lee Highway) before turning northwest. It then has a diamond interchange with Sheperd Road and then another with Shallowford Road a short distance later, which both provide access to Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport. It continues northwest to a diamond interchange with Jersey Pike, then a partial cloverleaf interchange with SR 317 (Bonny Oaks Drive) a half mile later. It then has another partial cloverleaf with SR 17/SR 58, with SR 58 becoming concurrent with SR 153. They then have a partial cloverleaf with SR 319 (Amnicola Highway), where SR 58 separates and turns west. SR 153 then crosses the Tennessee River/Chickamauga Dam on the Wilkes T. Thrasher Bridge on top of the dam. SR 153 then widens to a 6-lane divided highway and becomes an at-grade arterial route and enters Hixson. It then has a partial diamond interchange with SR 319 (Dupont Parkway) once again, this time becoming concurrent with it. They then pass and provide access to Northgate Mall, Chattanooga's second and oldest continuously-operating mall. SR 319 (Hixson Pike) then separates once again at a partial cloverleaf interchange, and SR 153 continues northwest through a major retail district. SR 153 then turns north and leaves Hixson and ends at US 27/SR 29 at a partial cloverleaf interchange, with the road continuing as Dayton Pike into Soddy Daisy.the entire route is in Hamilton County.

Junction list[edit]

The entire route is in Chattanooga, Hamilton County.

mi km Exit Destinations Notes
0 0.0 0 I-75 / US 74 – Knoxville, East Ridge, Atlanta I-75 exit 4; southern terminus.
0.3 0.48 1 US 11 / US 64 / SR 2 (Lee Highway)
1.1 1.8 1A Shepard Road – Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport
1.9 3.1 2 Shallowford Road
2.7 4.3 3 Jersey Pike
3.4 5.5 4 SR 317 (Bonny Oaks Drive)
4.2 6.8 5A SR 58 north – Harrison, Decatur Also exit to Booker T. Washington and Harrison Bay State Parks; southern end of SR 58 concurrency
4.3 6.9 5B SR 17 south
4.9 7.9 6 SR 319 north / SR 58 south – Downtown Chattanooga Northern end of SR 58 concurrency
6.2 10.0 Wilkes T. Thrasher Bridge over the Tennessee River
6.8 10.9 Access Road; Lake Resort Drive Interchange
7.6 12.2 SR 319 south Begin 0.7 mile long concurrency with SR 319
8.3 13.4 SR 319 north (Hixson Pike) – Hixson, Middle Valley, Lakesite End concurrency with SR 319; Interchange
8.5 13.7 South Hixson Pike Interchange
12 19 Dayton Blvd – Red Bank Interchange; no access for Northbound SR 153
13 21 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