Interstate 381

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Interstate 381 marker

Interstate 381
I-381 in wider red
SR 381 in thinner red
Route information
Maintained by VDOT
Length: 2.91 mi[1] (4.68 km)
Existed: 1960 (SR 381)
1961 (I-381) – present
Major junctions
South end: SR 381 in Bristol
North end: I‑81 / US 58 in Bristol
Highway system
SR 380 SR 381

Interstate 381 (I-381) is a spur from Interstate 81 that provides access to Bristol, Virginia, United States. It runs for 1.7 miles (2.7 km) from the intersection of Commonwealth Avenue (State Route 381) and Keys/Church Streets in Bristol at exit 0 north to Interstate 81. The I-81 interchange, the only one on I-381, is signed as exits 1A (I-81 north) and 1B (I-81 south).

Route description[edit]


View north at the south end of I-381

The Interstate 381 freeway originally opened to traffic on November 20, 1961, the same time as the part of Interstate 81 that bypasses Bristol to the north.

In its original configuration, the interchange between Interstates 81 and 381 was a single Y interchange, providing access from southbound I-81 to southbound I-381 (via a left exit) and northbound I-381 to northbound I-81. By 1989, ramps were added to make it a full direction T interchange. In 1996, southbound I-81 was moved next to the northbound side, turning the southbound left exit and entrance into right-side ramps.

Exit list[edit]

Except where indicated, all exit numbers begin with 1. Only lettered exits are given. The entire route is in Bristol.

mi[1] km Exit Destinations Notes
0.00 0.00 0 SR 381 south Southbound exit and northbound entrance
2.91 4.68 A-B I‑81 – Kingsport, Knoxville, Roanoke Northbound exit and southbound entrance; signed as exits A (north) and B (south); I-81 exit 3; Y interchange.
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


External links[edit]

Route map: Google

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