Interstate 81

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Interstate 81 branches northeast from I-40, along a 75.5 mile long course to Bristol and the Virginia state line. Connecting the Tri-Cities region with Knoxville via I-40 west and Asheville, North Carolina via I-26 south, I-81 constitutes a major freight corridor joining the Northeastern U.S. with the Southeast.

Interstate 81 Tennessee Guides


Interstate 81 scenes
SR 160 (Enka Highway) connects Interstate 81 with the Hamblen County seat of Morristown at Exit 12. Photo taken 08/23/03.
Interstate 81 leads south from the diamond interchange with SR 160 to the town of White Pine and I-40 outside Dandridge. Photo taken 08/23/03.
Confirming marker for SR 160 south beyond the exchange with Interstate 81. The state route crosses the Nolichucky River and Cocke County line in 3.7 miles. Photo taken 08/23/03.
SR 93 south at the parclo interchange with Interstate 81 in the community of Fall Branch. I-81 leads northeast six miles to Tri-Cities Crossing and the exchange with I-26 & U.S. 23. SR 93 meets the north end of SR 81 in 1.25 miles at Haws Crossroads. Photo taken 07/18/04.



Photo Credits:

    08/23/03 by AARoads and Justin Cozart. 07/18/04 by Carter Buchanan.

Connect with:
Interstate 26 & U.S. 23
Interstate 40

Page Updated 03-21-2019.