Tennessee State Route 126

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State Route 126 primary marker State Route 126 secondary marker

State Route 126
Route information
Length: 24.6 mi (39.6 km)
Major junctions
West end: I-26 / US 23 / SR 93 in Kingsport
  SR 93 in Kingsport
I-81 in Kingsport
SR 394 in Blountville
East end: US 11W / SR 1 in Bristol
Counties: Sullivan
Highway system
  • Tennessee State Routes

State Route 126 (SR-126) is a 24.6-mile-long (39.6 km) state highway that travels through Sullivan County in East Tennessee. It connects Kingsport and Bristol.

Route description[edit]

126 was the original US 11W from Bristol to Kingsport until the late 1950's when the US highway was relocated 4 miles north of Blountville and paralleled Reedy Creek Road/Bloomington Pike Road, which bypassed Blountville and Sullivan Gardens. TN 126 being the older road also accessed a county road leading to Warrior's Path State Park.[citation needed]

Junction list[edit]

The entire route is in Sullivan County.

Location Mile km Destinations Notes
Kingsport 0 0 I-26 / US 23 / SR 93 (South John B. Dennis Hwy) – Johnson City, Greeneville Western terminus
SR 355 north (Industry Drive) Southern terminus of SR-355
SR 36 north (East Center Street) Western end of SR-36 overlap
SR 36 south (Fort Henry Drive) – Colonial Heights Eastern end of SR-36 overlap
SR 93 (North John B. Dennis Hwy) – Greeneville, Bloomingdale Interchange
I-81 – Knoxville, Bristol
Blountville SR 75 south – Northeast State Community College, Tri-Cities Regional Airport Northern terminus of SR-75
SR 394Bristol Motor Speedway
Bristol US 11W / SR 1 (West State Street) – Bristol, Kingsport, King University Eastern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


The part known as Memorial Boulevard from Kingsport to Blountville is undergoing an widening project that will add more lanes and make the road safer for traffic. The project has not yet been started.[1]

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