Interstate 140

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Interstate 140 East
The Interstate 140 begin overhead is placed at the Dutchtown Road parclo interchange to the north of Interstate 40 & 75. Here the Pellissippi Parkway transitions from a surface highway into a limited access freeway. Tennessee 162 becomes hidden here, following Interstate 140 eastward to its terminus. Photo taken 08/23/03.
The first eastbound Interstate 140 reassurance shield. Three lanes carry eastbound between Dutchtown Road and Interstate 40 & 75. Photo taken 08/23/03.
Interstate 140 eastbound at the departure of the connector ramps to Interstate 40 & 75 east & west. A high speed ramp carries Tennessee 162 eastbound motorists toward the city of Knoxville via Interstate 40 east & 75 south. Photo taken 08/23/03.
Ahead is the three-quarter cloverleaf interchange of Exits 1A/B (U.S. 11 & 70). The east-west orientated U.S. 11 & 70 (Kingston Pike) travel between Cedar Springs and the town of Farragut (pop. 17,720) within the immediate vicinity of Interstate 140. Photo taken 08/23/03.
0.25 mile overhead for Exits 1A/B (U.S. 11 & 70) on Interstate 140 eastbound at the Interstate 40 & 75 undercrossing. The Interstate 40 & 75 westbound on-ramp merges ahead to add an auxiliary lane for U.S. 11 & 70 west. Photo taken 08/23/03.
Interstate 140 eastbound at the Exit 1A ramp departure of U.S. 11 south & 70 west. The paired U.S. highways continue another seven miles together to their split at Dixie Lee Junction. Photo taken 08/23/03.
One-half mile guide sign for Exit 3 (Westland Drive) on Interstate 140 eastbound. Westland Drive travels east-west between Northshore Drive (Tennessee 332) at both ends of the highway. Photo taken 08/23/03.
Interstate 140 at the Westland Drive diamond interchange. Exit 3 serves the nearby communities of West Emory, Garland, Kensington, and Concord (via Tennessee 332). Photo taken 08/23/03.
The aforementioned Northshore Drive (Tennessee 332) intersects Interstate 140 at the Exit 5 diamond interchange. Northshore Drive derives its name from straddling the north shore of the Tennessee River created Fort Loudon Lake. Photo taken 08/23/03.
Interstate 140 crosses the Tennessee River into Blount County just north of the Topside Drive (Tennessee 333) diamond interchange. Tennessee State Secondary 333 loops west of U.S. 129 (Alcoa Highway) through the communities of Singleton, Mentor, Carlton, and Louisville (pop. 2001). Photo taken 08/23/03.
At present Interstate 140 concludes at the Exit 11A/B cloverleaf interchange with U.S. 129 (Airport Highway). The freeway however does not end just yet, as a short segment continues southeast to Singleton Station Road. Photo taken 08/23/03.
End Interstate 140 shield posted within the Exit 11A/B cloverleaf interchange. Photo taken 08/23/03.
Construction is well underway to extend Interstate 140 eastward to Tennessee 33 (Old Knoxville Highway & Maryville Pike) at the town of Rockford (pop. 798). The eventual plan is to see Interstate 140 continue southward to U.S. 321 (Lamar Alexander Parkway) to the east of Maryville (pop. 23,120). The freeway would then act as a conduit to the Great Smokey Mountains National Park area to/from Interstate 40 & 75. Photo taken 08/23/03.
Interstate 140 West
Interstate 140 westbound at U.S. 129 (Airport Highway). U.S. 129 derives its name from the nearby McGhee Tyson Airport. The north-south U.S. highway travels between Alcoa (pop. 7,734) and Maryville to the city of Knoxville. Photo taken 08/23/03.
The U.S. 129 southbound cloverleaf ramp (Exit 11A) departs Interstate 140 westbound. U.S. 129 continues south of Alcoa-Maryville to Tallassee before crossing into the state of North Carolina en route to Robbinsville (pop. 1,731). Photo taken 08/23/03.
Interstate 140 westbound at the Wrights Ferry Road overpass and Exit 9 interchange with Tennessee 333 (Topside Road). Wrights Ferry Road is split into two segments because of the Fort Loudon Lake and the Tennessee River. Photo taken 08/23/03.
Suburban sprawl takes shape adjacent to the Exit 3 (Westland Drive) diamond interchange of Interstate 140. Ahead Interstate 140 crosses a finger of Fort Loudon Lake. Photo taken 08/23/03.
One mile south of the Kingston Pike (U.S. 11 & 70) three-quarter cloverleaf interchange on Interstate 140 westbound. There is only one ramp to U.S. 11 & 70 in this direction (Exit 1). This fact helps explain why the Interstate 40 & 75 ramps are assigned the suffixes 1C & 1D when considering that Interstate 140 eastbound sees two ramps to U.S. 11 & 70 (Exits 1B/A). Photo taken 08/23/03.
Interstate 140 westbound at U.S. 11 & 70 (Kingston Pike). The interchange serves Farragut (pop. 17,720) to the west. Eastward U.S. 11 & 70 continue in overlapped fashion through the city of Knoxville. 16 miles to the east U.S. 11 splits between U.S. 11E & 11W. U.S. 70 follows the U.S. 11E alignment (Asheville Highway) an additional eight miles before finally parting ways with the corridor. Photo taken 08/23/03.
Interstate Ends one-half mile advisory sign, posted within the Kingston Pike interchange of Interstate 140 westbound. Photo taken 08/23/03.
Entering the Interstate 40 & 75 (Exit 1C/D) junction of Interstate 140 westbound. Displayed here is the Exit 1C ramp for Interstate 40 east & 75 north to the city of Knoxville (pop. 173,890). Interstate 40 & 75 travel a eight-lane freeway another eight miles to the Interstate 640 (Knoxville Bypass) interchange (Exit 385). Photo taken 08/23/03.
Interstate 140 westbound nearing the transition into Tennessee 162 north. Traffic to Interstate 40 west & 75 south departs via Exit 1D. The paired Interstates conclude their cosigning eight miles to the west near Eaton Crossroad. From there Interstate 75 sinks southwestward to Chattanooga via Exit 368. Photo taken 08/23/03.
Tennessee 162 continues as a freeway from Interstate 40 & 75 northward to Dutchtown Road. Paralleling the roadway to the north is Sherill Boulevard. Photo taken 08/23/03.
A half-cloverleaf interchange facilitates the movements between Dutchtown Road and Interstate 140 east & Tennessee 162 north. The Pellissippi Parkway continues westward to the city of Oak Ridge otherwise. Photo taken 08/23/03.
Interstate 140 scenes
Dutchtown Road eastbound approaching the Interstate 140 & Tennessee 162 (Pellissippi Parkway) interchange. Obscured due to the foliage overgrowth is the advance shield assembly for the upcoming junction. Photo taken 08/23/03.
Even standing in front of the shield assembly does not fully reveal every sign. The two-digit Interstate 140 shields are not common for the 11.17 mile freeway. Photo taken 08/23/03.
Dutchtown Road eastbound at the Tennessee 162 southbound off-ramp, Interstate 140 eastbound on-ramp, and north end of Cogdill Road. Photo taken 08/23/03.

Page Updated January 31, 2004.

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