Tennessee State Route 71

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State Route 71 primary marker State Route 71 secondary marker

State Route 71
Route information
Maintained by TDOT
Length: 85.8 mi[1] (138.1 km)
Major junctions
South end: US 441 at North Carolina State Line
North end: US 25W / SR 116 / SR 9 in Rocky Top, Tennessee
Counties: Sevier, Blount, Knox, Anderson, Campbell
Highway system
SR 70 US 72

State Route 71 is a north–south state highway in Tennessee. For most of the length it is a "hidden" route, as it coincides with U.S. Route 441 in all but a short section in Knoxville. The road begins at the North Carolina state line in Sevier County within the Great Smoky Mountains National Park at Newfound Gap and ends at an intersection with U.S. Route 25W, Tennessee SR-116, and Tennessee SR-9 (hidden) in Rocky Top, Tennessee. Along the length SR-71 passes through Sevier County, a small portion of Blount County, Knox County, Anderson County, and in and out of Campbell County.

Within the Great Smoky Mountains National Park SR-71 is known as Newfound Gap Road, and follows along a valley carved by the West Prong of the Little Pigeon River. Near the northern terminus SR-71 follows the Clinch River and passes over the top of Norris Dam.

At downtown Knoxville, SR-71 is signed a primary highway and this the only section where the SR-71 sign is posted. The sign is at the intersection of James White Parkway and Neyland Drive. Tennessee SR-158 follows James White Parkway from Interstate 40 and then splits off onto Neyland Drive leaving SR-71 continuing south as James White Parkway until it crosses the Tennessee River and is then known as South Knox Boulevard (though is still signed as James White Parkway). At this time, South Knox Blvd. ends at Sevierville Pike, although there are current plans to extend the road to meet U.S. Highway 441 (Chapman Highway) or Tennessee SR-168 (Governor John Sevier Highway).[2]

Concurrent routes[edit]

SR-71 overlaps the following routes:

Junction list[edit]

County Location mi km Destinations Notes
Sevier Great Smoky Mountains National Park US 441 (New Found Gap Road) – Cherokee Southern terminus; southern end of US-441 concurrency

SR 73 Scenic east (Little River Road) – Townsend, Elkmont, Cades Cove
Eastern end of SR-73 Scenic concurrency
Gatlinburg Bypass north – Pigeon Forge Southern terminus of Gatlinburg Bypass
Gatlinburg US 321 north / SR 73 north (East Parkway) – Pittman Center, Cosby, Newport Southern end of wrong-way concurrency with US-321/SR-73; End SR 73 Scenic concurrency; Eastern terminus of SR 73 Scenic
Gatlinburg Bypass south – Cherokee Interchange; No northbound access
Pigeon Forge SR 449 north (Dollywood Lane/Veterans Parkway) – Dollywood Southern terminus of SR-449
US 321 south / SR 73 south (Wears Valley Road) – Wears Valley, Townsend Northern end of Wrong-way concurrency with US-321/SR-73
Sevierville Parkway to SR 66 (Winfield Dunn Parkway) / SR 448 (North Parkway)
US 411 north / SR 35 north (West Main Street) / SR 66 north (Winfield Dunn Parkway) to I-40 – Newport, Kodak Southern end of Wrong-way concurrency with US-411/SR-35; Southern terminus of SR-66
Seymour US 411 south / SR 35 south (Maryville Highway) / SR 338 (Boyds Creek Highway) – Maryville, Alcoa, Boyds Creek Northern end of wrong-way concurrency with US-411/SR-35; Southern terminus of SR-338
Knox Knoxville SR 168 (Governor John Sevier Highway) – Johnson University, Strawberry Plains Interchange
US 441 north (Chapman Highway) to SR 33 Northern end of US 441 concurrency
Sevierville Pike – Seymour
Cottrell Street Interchange
Sevier Avenue / Hillwood Avenue Interchange
Riverside Drive, Hill Avenue, Hall of Fame Drive, SR 158 (Neyland Drive, James White Parkway) Interchange; SR 71 north follows ramp unsigned
SR 158 (Neyland Drive, James White Parkway) to I-40 Ramp to SR-158
Ramp TO I-40
West Magnolia Avenue To US 441 / SR 33
US 11 / US 70 / SR 1 (East Magnolia Avenue, West Fifth Street) – Farragut, Strawberry Plains
I-40 – Nashville, Bristol Interchange
US 441 / SR 33 (North Broadway) No access to southbound US 441/SR 33; Southern end of US 441/ SR 33 concurrency
I-640 / US 25W Interchange with Traffic signals
SR 331 (Tazewell Pike) – Corryton, Plainview Southern terminus of SR-331; Interchange
Halls Crossroads SR 33 north (Maynardville Highway) – Maynardville, New Tazewell Northern end of SR-33 concurrency
SR 131 (East Emory Road) – Powell, Corryton
SR 170 west (East Raccoon Valley Road) – Heiskell, Claxton, Anderson County Southern end of SR-170 concurrency
Anderson SR 170 east (Hickory Valley Road) – New Tazewell Northern end of SR-170 concurrency
Norris SR 61 (Andersonville Highway) – Andersonville, Big Ridge State Park Southern end of SR-61 concurrency
SR 61 west (North Charles G. Seivers Boulevard) – Clinton Northern end of SR-61 concurrency
No major junctions
No major junctions
No major junctions
Anderson Rocky Top I-75 – Knoxville, Jellico, Lexington I-75 exit 128
US 25W / SR 9 / SR 116 (North Main Street) – Caryville, downtown Rocky Top Northern terminus of US-441 and SR-71
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

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