Interstate 24 dips into northern Dade County, Georgia as it circles around Aetna and Raccoon Mountains in Tennessee. The four lane freeway runs through a gap north of Windy and Tatum Mountains, entering the Peach State just ahead of Interstate 59. Measuring just 4.10 miles in length within Georgia, exit numbers for the exchanges with I-59 and SR 299 continue the Tennessee mileage system. Designated State Route 409 by the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT), heavy freight and regional traffic can result in congestion leading south from Monteagle, Tennessee to I-59.

Interstate 24 East
Confirming marker for I-24 east posted as traffic from Interstate 59 north merges onto the freeway by the Slygo Road overpass. 11/03/11
SR 299 parallels I-24 east from Tennessee State Route 134 to Hooker and a folded diamond interchange (Exit 169) with the freeway. 11/03/11
I-24 reenters Tennessee beyond SR 299. Downtown Chattanooga lies eight miles to the northeast. 11/03/11
The 3.5 mile route of SR 299 ends just east of Exit 169 at U.S. 11. U.S. 11 travels southwest to the community of Wildwood and northeast to run alongside I-24 to Exit 174. 11/03/11
Interstate 24 crosses over a CSX Railroad line beyond this shield assembly posted north of SR 299. 11/03/11
Travelers enter both Hamilton County and the city of Chattanooga at mile marker 171 and a Tennessee welcome sign. 11/03/11
Interstate 24 West
A state named shield for Interstate 24 stands just ahead of the folded diamond interchange (Exit 169) with State Route 299. 06/25/12
Exit 169 loops away from I-24 west for SR 299 east to U.S. 11 near Wildwood and west to Hooker and Tennessee State Route 134 and Whiteside. 06/25/12
SR 299 travels 3.5 miles overall, from U.S. 11 west to the state line at Paris Hollow. Slygo Road stems south from Hooker to meet Interstate 59 at Exit 17. 06/18/05
Interstate 24 curves westward toward Exit 167 for I-59 south. Interstate 59 provides a direct route from the Chattanooga area to Birmingham, Alabama. The freeway travels 445 miles between north Georgia and Slidell, Louisiana. 06/25/12
Interstate 59 begins at Left Exit 167 from I-24 west. A three-wye interchange joins the two freeways east of Tatum Mountain and north of Slygo Ridge. 06/25/12
Slygo Road spans Interstate 24, just ahead of the partition with I-59 south. Interstate 59 angles southwest 20.67 miles within the Peach State, serving the Dade County communities of New England, Trenton and Rising Fawn. 06/25/12
Interstate 24 turns northwesterly from Exit 167 on the 117 mile long course to the Tennessee capital city of Nashville. Interstate 59 ventures 77 miles southwest to Gadsden, Alabama and 132 miles to Birmingham. 06/25/12
Interstate 24 scenes
SR 299 parallels Wauhatchie Branch west from U.S. 11 to meet Interstate 24. Construction of the freeway realigned the route southward. 08/23/03
Approaching Interstate 24 on SR 299 east at the intersection with Old State Route 299. 06/18/05
I-24 arcs west from SR 299 to meet Interstate 59 south before reentering Tennessee around Windy Mountain. 06/18/05

Photo Credits:

  • 08/23/03 by AARoads and Justin Cozart.
  • 06/18/05 by AARoads.
  • 11/03/11 by AARoads.
  • 06/25/12 by AARoads.

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Page Updated 07-06-2017.

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