Tennessee State Route 153

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State Route 153 marker

State Route 153
SR 153 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by TDOT
Length13 mi (21 km)
Major junctions
South end I-75 / US 74 in Chattanooga
North end US 27 in Chattanooga
Highway system
SR 152SR 154

State Route 153 (SR 153) is a state highway in Chattanooga, Tennessee. It runs from Interstate 75/U.S. Route 74 (I-75/US 74) a few miles east of the 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 Tennessee Valley Authority 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 six-lane freeway at a stack interchange with I-75 in Chattanooga, just north of its 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), the route narrows to four lanes and 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 six-lane divided highway once again 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.

Junction list[edit]

The entire route is in Chattanooga, Hamilton County.

00.00 I-75 / US 74 – Knoxville, Chattanooga, AtlantaI-75/US 74 exit 4; southern terminus
0.30.481 US 11 / US 64 (Lee Highway/SR 2)
1.11.81AShepard Road  – Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport
1.93.12Shallowford Road
2.74.33Jersey Pike
3.45.54 SR 317 (Bonny Oaks Drive)
4.26.85A SR 58 north – Harrison, DecaturAlso exit to Booker T. Washington and Harrison Bay State Parks; southern end of SR 58 concurrency
4.36.95B SR 17 south
4.97.96 SR 319 north / SR 58 south – Downtown ChattanoogaNorthern end of SR 58 concurrency
6.210.0Wilkes T. Thrasher Bridge over the Tennessee River
6.810.9Access Road; Lake Resort DriveInterchange
7.612.2 SR 319 southSouthern end of SR 319 concurrency
8.313.4 SR 319 north (Hixson Pike) – Hixson, Middle Valley, LakesiteNorthern end of SR 319 concurrency; interchange
8.513.7South Hixson PikeInterchange
1219Dayton Blvd – Red BankInterchange; no access for northbound SR 153
1321 US 27 (SR 29) to SR 111 – Chattanooga, DaytonNorthern terminus; roadway continues north as Dayton Pike to Soddy-Daisy
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi