State Route 357 - Airport Parkway

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Tennessee 357 follows Airport Parkway for 2.5 miles between Tri-Cities Regional Airport (TRI) and Interstate 81. The state route constitutes a controlled-access expressway with some grade separations.

SR 357 north
SR 75 (Bristol Highway) widens to four lanes with a grass median through the Tri-Cities Regional Airport area at SR 357 (Airport Parkway). Airport Parkway joins Bristol Highway with Interstate 81, 2.5 miles to the north. Photo taken 07/16/05.
Leaving the half diamond interchange with Bristol Highway, SR 357 (Airport Parkway) advances north to Kingsport. An Interstate 81 trailblazer takes the place of an SR 357 marker. Photo taken 07/16/05.
North after the intersection with Harry Steadman Drive and its associated industrial park area, Airport Parkway sinks toward the Centenary Road junction. Photo taken 07/16/05.
A short connector roadway joins Airport Parkway above with grade-separated Centenary Road below. Centenary Road travels along Dunlap Hollow southwest to Dunlap Road and Fordtown. Photo taken 07/16/05.
SR 357 (Airport Parkway) next meets Shipley Ferry Road. The expressway passes over Centenary Ridge on the approach. Photo taken 07/16/05.
Shipley Ferry Road travels southwest to Gottland Shoal Road and the Holston River area from Airport Parkway. Shipley Ferry Road continues north alongside Interstate 81 to SR 126 (Memorial Boulevard) at Gunnings. Photo taken 07/16/05.
Like the grade separation with Centenary Road, a short connector road joins Airport Parkway with Shipley Ferry Road below. Shipley Ferry Road meets Lynn Road at Interstate 81, with Lynn Road looping west to Browder Road, the road extending north from Airport Parkway. Photo taken 07/16/05.
The diamond interchange joining Interstate 81 with SR 357 (Airport Parkway) and Browder Road features an array of travel-based services. Photo taken 07/16/05.
SR 357 (Airport Parkway) northat the northbound on-ramp to I-81 for Bristol and Roanoke. Browder Road extends north from the ending SR 357 to Lynn Road for Hunt Ridge. Interstate 81 south travels next to Kingsport. Photo taken 07/16/05.
SR 357 south
SR 357 (Airport Parkway) leaves Interstate 81 and approaches Shipley Ferry Road. Both sides of the diamond interchange are developed, but driveways do not connect to the four-lane, divided highway. Photo taken 07/16/05.
Airport Parkway passes over Shipley Ferry Road, with a connector road joining the two highways. Shipley Ferry Road travels along Centenary Ridge from Lynn Road and Interstate 81 southwest to King Ridge. Photo taken 07/16/05.
A left turn is required from SR 357 south to Shipley Ferry Road. Shipley Ferry Road heads 1.75 miles southwest to Buttermilk and Gottland Shoal Roads and three miles east to Shadowtown Road near the exchange joining I-81 with SR 126 (Memorial Boulevard). Photo taken 07/16/05.
One half mile ahead of Centenary Road posted on Airport Parkway southbound. SR 357 rises across Centenary Ridge. Photo taken 07/16/05.
The Centenary Road grade separated intersection lies between Centenary Ridge and Dunlap Hollow along SR 357 (Airport Parkway) south. Centenary Road travels between the two hills from Hilton Hill Road to Spurgeon Lane. Photo taken 07/16/05.
A short connector road again joins Airport Parkway with Centenary Road as it passes below. Centenary Road leads southwest 3.5 miles to Dunlap Road and Beulah Church Drive to SR 36 near Fordtown. Photo taken 07/16/05.
Nearing the at-grade intersection with Harry Steadman Drive along Airport Parkway south, interests to Tri-Cities Regional Airport are advised to move to the left as SR 357 approaches the half diamond interchange with SR 75 (Bristol Highway). Photo taken 07/16/05.
SR 75 (Bristol Highway) serves the Air Cargo facilities of Tri-Cities Regional Airport and Northeast State Technical Community College near the interchange with SR 357 (Airport Parkway). Photo taken 07/16/05.
Southbound Airport Parkway partitions for ramps to SR 75 (Bristol Highway) and the terminal access road. SR 75 travels southwest to Spurgeon, Gray, and I-26/U.S. 23 (Exit 13) and northeast to Blountsville and SR 126. Photo taken 07/16/05.
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SR 357 leads directly into the Tri-Cities Regional Airport terminal. A loop road continues through the 1968-built terminal east of SR 75 (Bristol Highway). Photos taken 07/16/05.
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Leaving the terminal, drivers are provided with a direct ramp onto Airport Parkway north or an intersection with Bristol Highway across from Bell Street Photos taken 07/16/05.

Photo Credits:

07/16/05 by AARoads

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Interstate 81

Page Updated 10-20-2011.

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