Interstate 181, TennesseeRoads of the Mid-South & West > Highways of the State of Tennessee > Interstate 81, Tennessee > Interstate 181, Tennessee
Interstate 181 is a north-south spur highway connecting Kingspot and Johnson City to I-81. These two cities are part of the region know as the "Tri-Cities", includeing Bristol, VA & TN. As of August 5, 2003, Interstate 181 south of Interstate 81 is now Interstate 26. All pictures below are on the section of I-181 that is now I-26.
On Monday, August 8, 2005 the Kingsport Times-News reported that Interstate 181 will be renumber I-26. This eliminates I-181 from the Interstate Highway System.
Beginning the week of March 5, 2007, the Tennessee Department of Transportation will begin changing all the signage along former I-181 to reflect that the highway is now I-26. All mileage signs, interstate shileds, and exit numbers will be adjusted. This will place the highways in standards with the Federal Highway Administation's west to east mileage designation requirements.*
While in Tennessee, I-181 is multi-plexed.
I-181 is multi-plexed with...
...U.S. Rt. 23, its entire length.
Interstate 181 crosses the following interstates in Tennessee.
Interstate 81, near Kingsport.
BGS for I-81 on Former NB I-181.
BGS for NB I-81 on Former NB I-181.
Former NB I-181 at I-81.
Interstate 26, near Kingsport.
Info on the parent route to I-181.
Former SB I-181 south of the interchange with I-81.
Former I-181 is known as the James H. Quillen Parkway.
* "It's official: I-181 to become I-26 in Tennessee" (tricities.com Bristol Herald Courier [Bristol, TN-VA]; News Channel 11 [WJHL-TV Johnston City, TN]) 1 March 2007
9 October 2009