Road Information

Interstate 81 in Tennessee Total Mileage in State: 75 miles
Northern End: At Virginia state line
Southern End: At I-40, near Dandridge
Mileage covered in Photos: 75 miles
Counties covered in Photos: Jefferson, Hamblen, Greene, Washington, Sullivan
Major Junctions in Photos: I-26, near Kingsport
Control Cities in Photos: Dandridge, White Pine, Kingsport, Bristol

Northbound

   

Interstate 81 North: Road view from mile marker 1, shortly after merging onto I-81 from Interstate 40.  (Photo taken 5/11/11).

Speed limit sign near mile marker 1.5. The speed limit is 65 mph for cars and 55 mph for trucks.  (Photo taken 5/11/11).

Interstate 81 North at Exit 4: SR 341 - White Pine Rd  (Photo taken 5/11/11).

Interstate 81 North shield sign located near mile marker 5.  (Photo taken 5/11/11).

Interstate 81 North: Road view from mile marker 5.  (Photo taken 5/11/11).

Mileage sign located near mile marker 6. It's 9 miles to Morristown and 75 miles to Bristol.  (Photo taken 5/11/11).

Interstate 81 North: Road view from mile marker 7.  (Photo taken 5/11/11).

Interstate 81 North at Exit 8: US 25E - Morristown / White Pine  (Photo taken 5/11/11).

Speed limit sign located near mile marker 8. The speed limit increases to 70 mph for all traffic at this point.  (Photo taken 5/11/11).

Interstate 81 North: Road view from mile marker 9.  (Photo taken 5/11/11).

Interstate 81 North at Exit 12: TN 160 - Lowland / Morristown  (Photo taken 5/11/11).

Interstate 81 North: Road view from mile marker 12.  (Photo taken 5/11/11).

Mileage sign located near mile marker 13. It's 53 miles to Kingsport and 66 miles to Bristol.  (Photo taken 5/11/11).

Interstate 81 North: Road view from mile marker 14.  (Photo taken 5/11/11).

Interstate 81 North at Exit 15: SR 340 - Fish Hatchery Rd  (Photo taken 5/11/11).

Interstate 81 North shield sign located near mile marker 16.  (Photo taken 5/11/11).

Interstate 81 North: Road view from mile marker 19.  (Photo taken 5/11/11).

Interstate 81 North: Road view from mile marker 21.  (Photo taken 5/11/11).

Interstate 81 North at Exit 23: US 11E - Greeneville / Bulls Gap  (Photo taken 5/11/11).

Interstate 81 North: Road view from mile marker 29.  (Photo taken 5/11/11).

Interstate 81 North at Exit 30: TN 70 - Greeneville / Rogersville  (Photo taken 5/11/11).

Interstate 81 North: Road view from mile marker 31.  (Photo taken 5/11/11).

Interstate 81 North at Exit 36: SR 172 - Baileyton  (Photo taken 5/11/11).

Interstate 81 North at the Rest Area located near mile marker 38.  (Photo taken 5/11/11).

Interstate 81 North: Road view from mile marker 41.  (Photo taken 5/11/11).

Interstate 81 North at Exit 44: Jearoldstown Rd  (Photo taken 5/11/11).

Interstate 81 North: Road view from mile marker 46.  (Photo taken 5/11/11).

Interstate 81 North: Road view from mile marker 49.  (Photo taken 5/11/11).

Interstate 81 North at Exit 50: TN 93 - Jonesborough / Fall Branch  (Photo taken 5/11/11).

Interstate 81 North: Road view from mile marker 52.  (Photo taken 5/11/11).

Speed limit sign near mile marker 53, as the split speed limits return. When will they ever learn? The speed limits stay this way until you reach the Virginia state line.  (Photo taken 5/11/11).

Interstate 81 North: Road view from mile marker 54.  (Photo taken 5/11/11).

Interstate 81 North: Road view from mile marker 55.  (Photo taken 5/11/11).

Interstate 81 North at Exit 56: Tri-Cities Crossing  (Photo taken 5/11/11).

Interstate 81 North approaching Exit 57A - 1/2 mile.  (Photo taken 5/11/11).

Interstate 81 North at Exit 57A: Interstate 26 East / US 23 South - Asheville / Johnson City  (Photo taken 5/11/11).

Interstate 81 North at Exit 57B: Interstate 26 West / US 23 North - Kingsport  (Photo taken 5/11/11).

Interstate 81 North at Exit 59: SR 36 - Kingsport / Johnson City  (Photo taken 5/10/11).

Interstate 81 North: Road view from mile marker 60.  (Photo taken 5/10/11).

Interstate 81 North at Exit 63: SR 357 - Tri-Cities Airport  (Photo taken 5/10/11).

Interstate 81 North: Road view from mile marker 64.  (Photo taken 5/10/11).

Interstate 81 North approaching Exit 66 - 1 mile.  (Photo taken 5/10/11).

Interstate 81 North at Exit 66: SR 126 - Kingsport / Blountville  (Photo taken 5/10/11).

Interstate 81 North at Exit 69: TN 394 - Blountville / Bristol  (Photo taken 5/10/11).

Interstate 81 North: Road view from mile marker 70.  (Photo taken 5/10/11).

Interstate 81 North: Road view from mile marker 74.  (Photo taken 5/10/11).

Interstate 81 North at Exit 74A: US 11W North (W. State St) - Bristol  (Photo taken 5/10/11).

Interstate 81 North at Exit 74B: US 11W South - Kingsport. This is the final Tennessee exit, as I-81 prepares to cross into Virginia.  (Photo taken 5/10/11).