Interstate 26, TennesseeRoads of the Mid-South & West > Highways of the State of Tennessee > Interstate 26, Tennessee
Intersate 26 runs north-south from the North Carolina/Tennessee State Line, near Flag Pond, to U.S. Rt. 11W, near Kingsport. This replaced Interstate 181 in the "Tri-Cities" area.
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 not 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 Tennesse, I-26 is multi-plexed.
I-26 is multi-plexed...
...U.S. Rt. 23, throughout Tennessee.
...U.S. Rt. 19W, from near Ernestville, to Johnston City.
Interstate 26 crosses the following interstate in Tennessee.
Interstate 81, near Kingsport.
NB I-26/Former NB I-181 at I-81.
There are no branches of I-26 in Tennessee.
SB I-26 south of the interchange with I-81.
* "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