Interstate 140 / State Route 162

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Interstate 140 constitutes an 11.19 mile freeway spur extending southeast from I-40/75 and SR 162 in western Knoxville to U.S. 129 and SR 162 (Pellissippi Parkway) in Alcoa. SR 162 overlays I-140 north to SR 62 near Oak Ridge and south to SR 33 between Eagleton Village and Rockford. SR 162 is 19.62 miles long.

Within Knox County, Interstate 140 serves suburban areas east of Concord and north of Fort Loudon Lake on the Tennessee River. The segment in Blount County provides part of a route to McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS). An extension of Pellissippi Parkway (SR 162) will lengthen the limited access highway south from SR 33 to U.S. 321 (Lamar Alexander Highway) east of Maryville. A Record of Decision (ROD) for the State Route 162 Pellissippi Parkway Extension was issued by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) on August 31, 2017.

Interstate 140 East

Signs reference Pellissippi Parkway as apart of Interstate 140 leading south from the folded diamond interchange with Dutchtown Road.
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The first confirming marker for Interstate 140 east precedes the directional cloverleaf interchange with I-40/75.
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Two lanes separate from I-140 east for both directions of I-40/75.
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Interstate 140 proceeds south from I-40/75 to a cloverleaf interchange (Exit 1) with U.S. 11/70 (Kingston Pike).
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U.S. 11/70 (Kingston Pike) constitutes a commercial arterial west from Exit 1B to the town of Farragut.
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U.S. 11/70 (Kingston Pike) parallel I-40/75 just to the south along a commercialized stretch to West Town Mall in Knoxville.
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I-140 crosses an arm of Fort Loudoun Lake ahead of the diamond interchange (Exit 3) with Westland Drive.
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Exit 3 departs I-140 east for Westland Drive at the community of West Emory.
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SR 332 (Northshore Drive) meanders east from Concord and Fort Loudoun to meet Interstate 140 at Exit 5.
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Exit 5 consists of a distributor roadway with ramps to both adjacent Town Center Boulevard and SR 332 (Northshore Drive).
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Interstate 140 curves east ahead of Sinking Creek.
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An S-curve leads Interstate 140 south to the bridge across Fort Loudoun Lake and Exit 9 for SR 333 (Topside Road).
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The Tennessee River at Fort Loudoun Lake separates Knox and Blount Counties.
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SR 333 (Topside Road) meets Interstate 140 at a diamond interchange (Exit 9) in north Alcoa.
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A cloverleaf interchange joins I-140/SR 162 (Pellissippi Parkway) with U.S. 129 (Alcoa Highway) at Exit 11.
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Construction of a new freeway alignment for U.S. 129/SR 115 (Alcoa Highway) will all but remove the exchange at Exit 11. Only the southbound ramp at Exit 11A will remain.
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U.S. 129 will bypass the arterial stretch leading south to McGhee Tyson Airport along a freeway to SR 35. A new exchange will be built with SR 162 further south.
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Interstate 140 ends at U.S. 129. SR 162 extends Pellissippi Parkway southeast another 2.54 miles to SR 33.
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Tennessee State Route 162 South

A half diamond interchange connects SR 162 (Pellissippi Parkway) with Cusick Road. These ramps will be removed during construction of the cloverstack interchange with the relocated U.S. 129.
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Pellissippi Parkway concludes 1.25 miles south of the Norfolk Southern Railroad / Grade Road underpass.
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SR 33 (Old Knoxville Highway) heads south from Rockford to SR 162 at Exit 14.
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SR 33 (Old Knoxville Highway) continues south from SR 162 onto Broadway Avenue through Eagleton Village and the city of Maryville.
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Provisions were built into the half diamond interchange with SR 33 for the planned extension of Pellissippi Parkway southeast to U.S. 411 and U.S. 321.
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Tennessee State Route 162 North

The first confirming marker for SR 162 stands along Pellissippi Parkway northbound ahead of Pistol Creek.
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The realignment of U.S. 129/SR 115 (Alcoa Highway) will include a new cloverstack interchange to be built along Interstate 140 at Cusick Road.
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The cloverleaf interchange joining SR 162 northbound with U.S. 129 at Exit 11 will be removed.
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U.S. 129 runs north into Knoxville along a freeway to Interstate 40.
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Interstate 140 West

Interstate 140 takes over SR 162 along Pellissippi Parkway west from U.S. 129.
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U.S. 129 (Alcoa Highway) travels south to McGhee Tyson Airport, Alcoa and Maryville.
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Interstate 140 crosses a ridge by the Mimosa Estates subdivision beyond the first reassurance shield.
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SR 333 heads southwest through the town of Louisville along a 14.48 mile course from U.S. 129 (Alcoa Highway) to U.S. 321 at Friendsville.
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Crossing the Tennessee River / Fort Loudoun Lake, Interstate 140 west enters Knox County.
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SR 332 (Northshore Drive) comprise a 14.42 mile long suburban loop west to U.S. 11/70 in Farragut and northeast to I-40/75 in Knoxville.
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SR 332 (Northshore Drive) lines a commercial strip at Northshore Town Center through the diamond interchange at Exit 5.
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Interstate 140 an arm of Fort Loudoun Lake at Sinking Creek beyond this shield assembly.
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Continuing into the Knoxville city limits, I-140 (Pellissippi Parkway) next meets U.S. 11/70 (Kingston Pike).
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U.S. 11/70 parallel I-40/75 along a heavily developed commercial arterial between Farragut and Knoxville.
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I-40/75 overlap east from Farragut to Interstate 640 in Knoxville.
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Exit 1D follows within the cloverleaf interchange for I-40 west / I-75 south.
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Tennessee State Route 162 North

SR 162 (Pellissippi Parkway) continues north from I-140 to a folded diamond interchange with Dutchtown Road.
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Dutchtown Road leads west to a number of office and industrial parks and east to Thompson Place, Crest Haven, Gulf Park and other subdivisions.
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Interstate 140 scenes
Dutchtown Road connects with SR 162 just north of the exchange joining I-140 with I-40/75. SR 162 (Pellissippi Parkway) is a controlled access expressway north to Solway. Photo taken 01/16/19.
SR 162 (Pellissippi Parkway) combines with Interstate 140 south from Dutchtown Road at I-40/75. Photo taken 01/16/19.
SR 162 east becomes Interstate 140, 1.17 miles south from the loop ramp joining Dutchtown Road with Pellissippi Parkway. Photo taken 01/16/19.
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Dutchtown Road east at SR 162 (Pellissippi Parkway). Photos taken 08/23/03.
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Traffic along SR 162 south splits nearby for I-140 (Pellissippi Parkway) east and the exit ramps for I-40/75. Photos taken 08/23/03.



Photo Credits:

    08/23/03 by AARoads and Justin Cozart. 01/16/19 by AARoads.

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Page Updated 08-19-2020.

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