Tennessee State Route 394

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State Route 394 primary marker State Route 394 secondary marker

State Route 394
Route information
Length: 15.7 mi (25.3 km)
Major junctions
West end: US 11W / SR 1 in Blountville
  I-81 in Blountville
US 11E / US 19 / SR 34 in Bristol
East end: US 421 / SR 34 / SR 435 in Bristol
Counties: Sullivan
Highway system
  • Tennessee State Routes

State Route 394 (SR-394) is a west-east state highway in Sullivan County, Tennessee. It serves as southern bypass of Bristol and as a connector route from Interstate 81 (I-81) to Bristol Motor Speedway.

Route description[edit]

It begins at U.S. Route 11W (US-11W) and SR-1 north of Blountville it heads south toward Blountville just inside the Blountville corporate limits SR-394 junctions with I-81 and continues south to downtown Blountville and through a heavily congested area to junction with SR-126. After this junction it turns east through a retail area. It then passes the former Exide Technologies and has an interchange with US-11E and US-19. Just past this junction, it immediately junctions with SR-390. It then passes Bristol Motor Speedway and Bristol Dragway, and then SR-394 turns more northeasterly to have a partial interchange with SR-358. SR-394 ends at US 421 and SR-34 in Bristol as the roadway continues east as SR-435 northward.

Junction list[edit]

The entire route is in Sullivan County.

Location Mile km Destinations Notes
Blountville 0.0 0.0 US 11W / SR 1 – Bristol, Kingsport Western terminus
2.7 4.3 I-81 – Bristol, Johnson City
3.7 6.0 SR 126 – Bristol, Gray, Kingsport
Bristol 8.0 12.9 US 11E / US 19 / SR 34 – Bristol, Piney Flats, Johnson City, Bristol, Virginia Interchange; access to Bristol Motor Speedway
8.3 13.4 SR 390 south – Bluff City Northern terminus of SR-390
14.0 22.5 SR 358 – Bristol Interchange
15.7 25.3 US 421 / SR 34 / SR 435 north – Bristol, Shady Valley, Mountain City, Bristol, Virginia Eastern terminus of SR-394 and southern terminus of SR-435; road continues eastward as SR-435; also access to South Holston Lake
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi