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Take the scenic route around Chattanooga this summer

Summer is quickly approaching, and with it comes the travel — from folks coming in to natives going on vacation, here are some scenic routes you can take without the traffic.

An overshot of the bend around Chattanooga and the Tennessee River

Summer travelin’ had us a blast.

You’ve heard of beating the summer heat, but what about the traffic? Thanks to Thrive Regional Partnership + the Tennessee Infrastructure Alliance, here are four scenic routes to keep in mind when traveling in and out of the Greater Chattanooga area:

US Hwy 321 + TN State Route 320 | Avoids I-24/I-75 congestion
Use if traveling from Ooltewah to Ringgold, GA + Ooltewah to downtown Chattanooga.

TN State Route 58 | Avoids I-75 congestion (along Chickamauga Lake + Tennessee River)
Connects downtown and leads to Harrison, continuing through Decatur to I-40 at Kingston.

TN State Route 318 | Avoids Moccasin Bend + congestion on I-24
Use when driving from the St. Elmo and Lookout Mountain area towards Wildwood, GA (or near Trenton, GA).

TN State Route 111 (toward Cookeville) and TN State Route 8 | Avoids I-75 / I-24 split, Missionary Ridge + Moccasin Bend
Can take you from the Cleveland and Soddy-Daisy area through McMinnville to I-24 in Manchester, TN.

Bonus: Traveling a longer distance? Check out another route through North Georgia.

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