Interstate 759 Article

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Interstate 759 marker State Route 759 marker

Interstate 759 and State Route 759
I-759 and SR 759 highlighted in red
Route information
Length5.407 mi [2] (8.702 km)
4.541 mi (7.308 km) as I-759
0.866 mi (1.394 km) as SR-759
ExistedOctober 22, 1986 [1]–present
Major junctions
West end I-59 in Attalla
  US 411 in Gadsden
East end SR 291 in Gadsden
Highway system
  • Alabama Highways
I-685 SR 959

Interstate 759 (I-759) is a part of the Interstate Highway System in the U.S. state of Alabama. It is a spur route that runs for 4.54 miles (7.31 km) between the cities of Attalla and Gadsden in Etowah County. It begins at an Interstate 59 (I-59) in Attalla and ends at U.S. Route 411 (US 411) in southern Gadsden adjacent to the Gadsden Mall. The route continues east as the at-grade thoroughfare State Route 759 (SR 759) until the route ends at SR 291 in Gadsden.

Route description

Two green signs are located above an elevated portion of roadway with no traffic visible on a cloudy day.
I-759 becomes SR-759 at US-411

I-759 begins at Exit 182 of I-59 in Attalla. [3] From this point the route travels in an easterly direction across a marshy area prior to reaching its first exit at Black Creek Parkway, a diamond interchange. [4] [5] From the Black Creek exit, I-759 continues in its easterly direction and crosses the Coosa River along a causeway and short bridge prior to reaching US 411. [6] At the US 411 interchange, the I-759 designation ends, but the route continues as SR 759 in spanning the Coosa River. [7]

History

A new four lane bridge crossing the Coosa River opened in 2004. [8]

Future

Currently, there are plans to extend I-759 east to US 278 on the east side of Gadsden, [9] as well as west towards Attalla and linking it to SR 77.[ citation needed] This would mean that SR 759 would be completely removed.

Exit list

The entire route is in Etowah County.

Locationmi [2]kmExit [10]DestinationsNotes
Attalla0.000.00 I-59 – Birmingham, ChattanoogaWestern terminus; I-59 exit 182
Gadsden2.674.302Black Creek Parkway
4.547.314 US 411 ( Rainbow Drive) – Rainbow City, GadsdenSigned as exits 4A (south) and 4B (north); I-759 ends and SR-759 begins; eastern terminus
5.418.71 SR 759 east – East Gadsden
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Alabama State Route 759

SR 759 or Interstate 759 Extension is the I-759 at-grade extension past US 411. It runs to SR 291 in Gadsden, where SR 759 ends.

Major junctions

The entire route is in Gadsden, Etowah County.

mikmDestinationsNotes
0.000.00 I-759 west / US 411 to I-59
0.350.56Bridge over Coosa River
1.001.61 SR 291 north to US 431 / US 278
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References

  1. ^ Alford, Chip (October 20, 1986). "I-759 opens Wednesday". The Gadsden Times. p. A1. Retrieved April 21, 2010.
  2. ^ a b Alabama Department of Transportation. "Milepost Maps". Archived from the original on July 27, 2011. Retrieved March 27, 2011.
  3. ^ Google Maps street maps and USGS topographic maps, accessed April 21, 2010 via ACME Mapper
  4. ^ Google (April 21, 2010). "Interstate 759 spanning marsh" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved April 21, 2010.
  5. ^ Google (April 21, 2010). "Interstate 759/Exit 2" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved April 21, 2010.
  6. ^ Google (April 21, 2010). "Interstate 759/ Neely Henry Lake causeway" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved April 21, 2010.
  7. ^ Google (April 21, 2010). "Interstate 759 eastern terminus" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved April 21, 2010.
  8. ^ "Bridge on the River Coosa Helped Ease Traffic Flow". The Gadsden Times. March 7, 2006. p. C1.
  9. ^ Powell, Andy (July 12, 2012). "Interstate 759 extension hits roadblock". The Gadsden Times. Retrieved June 16, 2013.
  10. ^ Official Highway Map (Map) (2007-2008 ed.). Alabama Department of Transportation.

External links

Route map:

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