Virginia State Route 381

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State Route 381 marker

State Route 381
Commonwealth Avenue
Route information
Maintained by VDOT
Length: 1.21 mi[1] (1.95 km)
Existed: 1960 – present
Major junctions
South end: US 11E / US 19 / SR 1 in Bristol
  US 11 / US 11W / US 19 / US 421 in Bristol
North end: I‑381 in Bristol
Counties: City of Bristol
Highway system
I‑381 SR 382

Virginia State Route 381 (SR 381) is a primary state highway in the U.S. state of Virginia. Known as Commonwealth Avenue, the state highway runs 1.21 miles (1.95 km) from the Tennessee state line north to Interstate 381 (I-381) within the independent city of Bristol. In conjunction with I-381, SR 381 connects I-81 with downtown Bristol. The state highway also connects the Interstate Highways with U.S. Route 11, US 11W, US 11E, US 19, and US 421; SR 381 runs concurrently with the latter three highways between downtown Bristol and US 11.

Route description[edit]

SR 381 begins at the Tennessee state line at State Street, which follows the Virginia–Tennessee state line as the main street of Bristol, Virginia, to the north and Bristol, Tennessee, to the south and forms the easternmost part of Tennessee State Route 1 west of the intersection. The roadway continues south as US 11E and US 19 following Volunteer Parkway, a major arterial through Bristol, Tennessee, that leads toward Johnson City. SR 381 and the two U.S. Highways head north along Commonwealth Avenue, a four-lane divided highway that intersects Goode Street one block north of the state line; Goode Street carries US 421 and both US 11 Truck and US 19 Truck through the Bristol Commercial Historic District. SR 381, US 11E, US 19, and US 421 meet the southern end of SR 113 at separate intersections: Cumberland Street carries northbound SR 113 east and Sycamore Street carries the westbound direction. The four highways continue north to east–west Euclid Avenue, where US 11E has its northern terminus. Westbound Euclid Avenue heads west carrying northbound US 421 and southbound US 11W toward Kingsport and Gate City. US 19 turns east to join US 11 on eastbound Euclid Avenue. SR 381 continues north along Commonwealth Avenue, paralleling a railroad line through an industrial area to its northern terminus at an intersection with Keys Street. The roadway continues north as I-381, which connects downtown Bristol with I-81, the route to Roanoke and Knoxville.[1][2]

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in Bristol.

Mile[1] km Destinations Notes
0.00 0.00 US 11E south / US 19 south / US 421 south (Volunteer Parkway / SR 1 east) / West State Street (SR 1 west) Southern terminus; Tennessee state line; south end of US 11E / US 19 / US 421 overlap
0.08 0.13
US 11 Truck north (Goode Street) / US 19 Truck north
South end of US 11 Truck overlap
0.23 0.37 Cumberland Street (SR 113 north)
0.58 0.93 US 11 north / US 11W south / US 19 north / US 421 north (Euclid Avenue) to I‑81 south north end of US 11E / US 19 / US 421 / US 11 Truck overlap
1.21 1.95 I‑381 north to I‑81 / Key Street / Church Street Northern terminus; southern terminus of I-381
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


External links[edit]

Route map: Google / Bing