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Interstate 759

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Interstate 759 (I-759) is a part of the Interstate Highway System in the U.S. state of Alabama. It is a spur route that runs for 4.54 miles (7.31 km) between the cities of Attalla and Gadsden in Etowah County. It begins at an Interstate 59 (I-59) in Attalla and ends at U.S. Route 411 (US 411) in southern Gadsden adjacent to the Gadsden Mall. The route continues east as the at-grade thoroughfare State Route 759 (SR 759) until the route ends at SR 291 in Gadsden.

Interstate 759 markerState Route 759 marker

Interstate 759 and State Route 759
I-759 and SR 759 highlighted in red
Route information
Length5.407 mi[2] (8.702 km)
4.541 mi (7.308 km) as I-759
0.866 mi (1.394 km) as SR 759
ExistedOctober 22, 1986[1]–present
Major junctions
West end I-59 in Attalla
  US 411 in Gadsden
East end SR 291 in Gadsden
Location
CountiesEtowah
Highway system
  • Alabama Highways
I-685SR 959

Route descriptionEdit

 
I-759 becomes SR 759 at US 411

I-759 begins at Exit 182 of I-59 in Attalla.[3] From this point the route travels in an easterly direction across a marshy area prior to reaching its first exit at Black Creek Parkway, a diamond interchange.[4][5] From the Black Creek exit, I-759 continues in its easterly direction and crosses the Coosa River along a causeway and short bridge prior to reaching US 411.[6] At the US 411 interchange, the I-759 designation ends, but the route continues as SR 759 in spanning the Coosa River.[7]

HistoryEdit

A new four lane bridge crossing the Coosa River opened in 2004.[8]

FutureEdit

Currently, there are plans to extend I-759 east to US 278 on the east side of Gadsden,[9] as well as west towards Attalla and linking it to SR 77.[citation needed] This would mean that SR 759 would be completely removed.

Exit listEdit

The entire route is in Etowah County.

Locationmi[2]kmExit[10]DestinationsNotes
Attalla0.000.00  I-59 – Birmingham, ChattanoogaWestern terminus; I-59 exit 182
Gadsden2.674.302Black Creek Parkway
4.547.314  US 411 (SR 25/Rainbow Drive) – Rainbow City, GadsdenSigned as exits 4A (south) and 4B (north); I-759 ends and SR 759 begins; eastern terminus
5.418.71  SR 759 east – East Gadsden
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Alabama State Route 759Edit

SR 759 or Interstate 759 Extension is the I-759 at-grade extension past US 411. It runs to SR 291 in Gadsden, where SR 759 ends.

Major junctionsEdit

The entire route is in Gadsden, Etowah County.

mikmDestinationsNotes
0.000.00    I-759 west / US 411 to I-59
0.350.56Bridge over Coosa River
1.001.61    SR 291 north to US 431 / US 278
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Alford, Chip (October 20, 1986). "I-759 opens Wednesday". The Gadsden Times. p. A1. Retrieved April 21, 2010.
  2. ^ a b Alabama Department of Transportation. "Milepost Maps". Archived from the original on July 27, 2011. Retrieved March 27, 2011.
  3. ^ Google Maps street maps and USGS topographic maps, accessed April 21, 2010 via ACME Mapper
  4. ^ Google (April 21, 2010). "Interstate 759 spanning marsh" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved April 21, 2010.
  5. ^ Google (April 21, 2010). "Interstate 759/Exit 2" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved April 21, 2010.
  6. ^ Google (April 21, 2010). "Interstate 759/ Neely Henry Lake causeway" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved April 21, 2010.
  7. ^ Google (April 21, 2010). "Interstate 759 eastern terminus" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved April 21, 2010.
  8. ^ "Bridge on the River Coosa Helped Ease Traffic Flow". The Gadsden Times. March 7, 2006. p. C1.
  9. ^ Powell, Andy (July 12, 2012). "Interstate 759 extension hits roadblock". The Gadsden Times. Retrieved June 16, 2013.
  10. ^ Official Highway Map (Map) (2007-2008 ed.). Alabama Department of Transportation.

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