U.S. Route 76 in Tennessee

U.S. Route 76 (US 76) is an east–west U.S. highway in the U.S. state of Tennessee. Its route is almost entirely in Chattanooga.

U.S. Route 76 marker

U.S. Route 76
Route information
Maintained by TDOT
Length8.9 mi[1] (14.3 km)
Existed1926–present
Major junctions
West end US 41 / US 72 / SR 8 / SR 17 in Chattanooga
  I-24 in Chattanooga
I-75 in East Ridge
East end US 41 / US 76 / SR 3 at the Georgia state line east of Lakeview
Location
CountiesHamilton
Highway system
SR 75SR 76

Route descriptionEdit

US 76 begins at an intersection with US 41/US 72/SR 8/SR 2 (Broad Street) in downtown Chattanooga. It goes east, concurrent with US 41/SR 8/SR 17 (as Main Street) through some industrial areas before entering suburbs and coming to an intersection with South Willow Street, where SR 17 splits off and goes north. US 41/US 76/SR 8 then comes to an intersection with US 11/US 64/SR 2 (Dodds Avenue), where they turn south to become concurrent with those three highways for a short distance before US 11/US 64/SR 2 turn east onto East 23rd Avenue while US 41/US 76/SR 8 turn southeast onto Westside Drive and have an interchange with I-24 (Exit 181A). They then turn east again pass through the Bachman Tubes, leaving Chattanooga and entering the City of East Ridge. They travel through the city and then have an interchange with I-75 (Exit 1 southbound; 1 A/B northbound) before entering Georgia, where SR 8 ends and US 41/US 76 become concurrent with Georgia State Route 3, which begins here. The entire route of US 76 in Tennessee is in Hamilton County and is concurrent with US 41 and SR 8.

HistoryEdit

Major intersectionsEdit

The entire route is in Hamilton County.

Locationmi[1]kmDestinationsNotes
Chattanooga0.00.0     US 41 north / US 72 west / SR 8 north / SR 17 south (Broad Street)Western terminus of US 76; eastern terminus of US 72; western end of US 41/SR 8 and SR 17 concurrencies
2.13.4  SR 17 north (Willow Street)Eastern end of SR 17 concurrency
2.64.2    US 11 north / US 64 east / SR 2 east (Dodds Avenue)Western end of US 11/US 64/SR 2 concurrency
3.15.0    US 11 south / US 64 west / SR 2 west (East 23rd Street)Eastern end of US 11/US 64/SR 2 concurrency
3.25.1  I-24 west – Nashville, BirminghamWestbound exit and eastbound entrance
East RidgeChattanooga lineBachman Tubes under Missionary Ridge
East Ridge7.912.7  I-75 – Chattanooga, AtlantaExit 1 southbound; exit 1A/B northbound
8.914.3    US 41 south / US 76 east / SR 3 south – DaltonContinuation into Georgia; eastern end of SR 8 concurrency
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Google (February 12, 2013). "U.S. Route 76 in Tennessee" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved February 12, 2013.

External linksEdit


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