Interstate 24

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Interstate 24 dips into northern Dade County, Georgia as it circles around Aetna and Raccoon Mountains in Tennessee. The four-lane freeway shoots through a gap north of Windy and Tatum Mountains, entering the Peach State just ahead of Interstate 59. Totaling just 4.10 miles within Georgia, exit numbers for I-59 and SR 299 continue the Tennessee mileage system. Designated State Route 409 by GDOT, the four-lane freeway can be congested 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. Photo taken 11/03/11.
Georgia 299 parallels Interstate 24 east from Tennessee 134 to Hooker and a folded diamond interchange (Exit 169) with the freeway. Photo taken 11/03/11.
I-24 reenters Tennessee beyond SR 299. Downtown Chattanooga lies eight miles to the northeast. Photo taken 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. Photo taken 11/03/11.
Interstate 24 crosses over a CSX Railroad line beyond this shield assembly posted north of Georgia 299. Photo taken 11/03/11.
Travelers enter both Hamilton County and the city of Chattanooga at mile marker 171 and a Tennessee welcome sign. Photo taken 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. Photo taken 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. Photo taken 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. Photo taken 06/18/05.
Interstate 24 curves westward toward the northern terminus of I-59 (Exit 167). Interstate 59 provides a direct route from the Chattanooga area to Birmingham, Alabama. The freeway travels 445 miles between north Georgia and Slidell, Louisiana. Photo taken 06/25/12.
Interstate 59 begins via a left side ramp (Exit 167) from I-24 west. A three-wye interchange joins the two freeways east of Tatum Mountain and north of Slygo Ridge. Photo taken 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. Photo taken 06/25/12.
Interstate 24 turns northwesterly from Exit 167 on the 117-mile course to the Tennessee capital city of Nashville. Interstate 59 ventures 77 miles southwest to Gadsden, Alabama and 132 miles to Birmingham. Photo taken 06/25/12.
Interstate 24 scenes
Georgia 299 parallels Wauhatchie Branch west from U.S. 11 to meet Interstate 24. Construction of the freeway realigned the route southward. Photo taken 08/23/03.
Approaching Interstate 24 on Georgia 299 east at the intersection with Old State Route 299. Photo taken 06/18/05.
I-24 arcs west from Georgia 299 to meet Interstate 59 south before reentering Tennessee around Windy Mountain. Photo taken 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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