Interstate 24

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Interstate 24 is an interstate highway in the eastern United States. It runs (diagonally) from Pulleys Mill, Illinois (near Paducah, Kentucky) at Interstate 57 to Chattanooga, Tennessee at Interstate 75.


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Length

Mileskmstate
37 60Illinois
94 152Kentucky
181 292Tennessee
46Georgia
316 510Total

Major cities along the route


Intersections with other Interstates


Monteagle

One of the most notoriously hazardous stretches of Interstate highway in the United States is approximately 40 miles (64 km) west of Chattanooga on I-24 in Monteagle, Tennessee, where the highway goes over the Cumberland Plateau. Compared to grades elsewhere, Monteagle's 4 to 6 percent grade doesn't sound like much, but the slope is protracted over a distance of several miles. While all motorists need to exercise caution, truckers are particularly vexed by Monteagle, and many have died going through this area. The east bound lanes feature several runaway truck ramps where a truck with no brakes can exit into a long pit full of loose gravel to safely stop. This dangerous stretch of highway inspired Johnny Cash to write a song about Monteagle Mountain.

Notes

  • I-24 has a very small (four mile) section southwest of Chattanooga that dips south into Georgia to meet I-59. This section uses mile markers indicating the elapsed distance in Georgia, but maintains the Tennessee exit numbering and resumes the Tennessee mileage markings (with the indicated mileage including the four mile stretch in Georgia) upon returning north of the border approaching Chattanooga. The Georgia segment is also officially Georgia State Highway 409.
  • A spur into Chattanooga, called I-124, is designated a secret route. There are no official spurs from I-24.
  • I-24 makes up a highway between St. Louis, Missouri and Atlanta, Georgia. It links up through links with I-64 and I-57 across Illinois and I-75 in Georgia.
  • Long-range plans have I-24 being extended from its current terminus at Interstate 57 into the St. Louis metropolitan area.
  • When completed, the southern extension of I-69 will cross I-24 in Oak Grove, Kentucky.

Reference

  • 2005 Rand McNally "The Road Atlas 2005" - newest feature- interstate mileage by state
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