U.S. 127

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Beginning in Chattanooga, U.S. 127 in Tennessee follows a mostly rural route north to Static along the Kentucky state line. The route initially winds northwest to Signal Mountain, connecting Chattanooga with the Sequatchie County seat of and Dunlap. U.S. 127 trends northeast from there to Pikesville and Crossville.

North of Interstate 40, U.S. 127 continues to Clarkrange, Grimlsey and the Fentress County seat of Jamestown. U.S. 127 turns northwest to Pall Mall and Pickett County en route to Albany, Kentucky.

The southernmost 3.33 miles of U.S. 127 along State Route 8 in Chattanooga are unsigned. The signed end point is at the exchange with the freeway along U.S. 27 at Duncan Hills in the city of Red Bank. U.S. 127/SR 8 continue 0.34 miles east along Signal Mountain Road to Dayton Boulevard (old U.S. 27). U.S. 127 follows Dayton County south onto Cherokee Boulevard at North Chattanooga. The Market Street Bridge takes U.S. 127 across the Tennessee River into Downtown Chattanooga. U.S. 127 concludes opposite the west end of U.S. 76, where SR 8 turns from Market Street west onto Martin Luther King Boulevard.

U.S. 127 North

Unsigned U.S. 127/SR 8 on Market Street intersects 8th Street one block north of Martin Luther King Boulevard and the west end of U.S. 76.
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4th Street comprises a multi lane boulevard west to U.S. 27/I-124 and east toward the Bluff View Art District and McKenzie Arena.
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3rd Street heads west from Market Street (U.S. 127/SR 8) three blocks to AT&T Field, home of the Chattanooga Lookouts Minor League Baseball team.
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Aquarium Way (2nd Street) links Market Street with Riverfront Parkway (old SR 58) three blocks to the east and parking facilities by the Tennessee Aquarium to the west.
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1st Street intersects Market Street one block west from Cherry Street, just south of the Chief John Ross Bridge.
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Also known as the Market Street Bridge, the Chief John Ross Bridge is a bascule bridge spanning the Tennessee River.
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The Market Street Bridge was originally built in 1917. It was rehabilitated in 2006.1
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The Chief John Ross Bridge accommodates four lanes of traffic and two sidewalks across a 56 foot wide deck. The bridge measures 2000 feet in length.1
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U.S. 127/SR 8 turn west onto Cherokee Boulevard by Renaissance Park in North Chattanooga.
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The signed beginning of U.S. 127 northbound is along Signal Mountain Road beyond the parclo interchange with U.S. 27.
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The previous first shield for U.S. 127 north was posted at the intersection joining Signal Mountain Road and Pineville Road. A 127 Corridor trailblazer referred to the annual World's Largest Yard Sale event, which takes place along U.S. 127 in Tennessee.
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U.S. 127 South

An end shield was previously posted for U.S. 127 at the gore point for the entrance ramp to U.S. 27 south into Chattanooga.
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U.S. 127 (Signal Mountain Road) concludes at a parclo interchange with the freeway along U.S. 27 in the city of Red Bank. U.S. 27 south crosses the Tennessee River into Chattanooga, becoming a part of I-124 en route to Interstate 24.
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U.S. 27 extends north from Red Bank along a freeway to Soddy-Daisy and SR 111.
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The Rhea County seat of Dayton lie 34 miles to the northeast along U.S. 27.
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The remainder of U.S. 127 south from U.S. 27 to Downtown Chattanooga is unsigned. The route turns south onto Dayton Boulevard from the end of Signal Mountain Road.
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A wye interchange joins U.S. 127 along Dayton Boulevard south with U.S. 27.
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U.S. 27 runs along the west side of Downtown Chattanooga, becoming a part of Interstate 124 south to I-24.
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U.S. 127 (Dayton Boulevard) enters the Chattanooga city limits at Stringers Ridge.
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U.S. 127 passes through Stringers Ridge Tunnel, a 299.8 foot long tunnel built in 1909.2
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U.S. 127 exits Stringers Ridge Tunnel on Cherokee Boulevard.
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Cherokee Boulevard angles southeast into the North Chattanooga business district, intersecting Manning Street at these signals.
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Manufacturers Road leads west to a parclo interchange with U.S. 27 at the north end of the Olgiati Bridge.
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U.S. 127 follows Market Street south from Cherokee Boulevard to Downtown Chattanooga.
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Market Street (U.S. 127) expands to four lanes across the Chief John Ross Bridge.
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The Market Street Bridge was built in 1917. The 2,000 foot long span was reconstructed in 2007.1
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The Chief John Ross Bridge is a bascule steel through arch bridge.
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Market Street enters Downtown Chattanooga by the Tennessee Aquarium at E 1st Street.
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Market Street south at 8th Street.
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U.S. 127 concludes along Market Street south ahead of the eastbound beginning of U.S. 76 at Martin Luther King Boulevard. SR 8 also turns west one block onto MLK Boulevard to Broad Street.
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A trailblazer for I-24 is the lone route marker posted at the junction of U.S. 127, U.S. 76 and SR 8.
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Sources:
  1. FAU 8 over TN RIVER & FAU 5395, Hamilton County, Tennessee. BridgeReports.com.
  2. Stringers Ridge Tunnel. Bridgehunter.com

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    U.S. 27

    Page Updated 08-22-2020.

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