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U.S. Highway 321

U.S. 321 North
U.S. 321 north & Tennessee 67 eastbound (University Parkway) at South Roan Street in Johnson City (pop. 55,469). Ahead is the Exit 31 partial cloverleaf of Interstate 26 & U.S. 19W-23. Before the freeway was built, U.S. 19W & 23 followed South Roan Street into downtown Johnson City. Photo taken 08/23/03.
University Parkway eastbound at the Interstate 26 eastbound on-ramp. The interchange here composes the historic southern terminus of Interstate 181. Before August 5, 2003, Interstate 181 traveled north-south between Exit 31 and Exit 55 of the U.S. 23 freeway between Johnson City and Kingsport. Interstate 181 is relegated to the freeway between Interstate 81 (Exit 45) and Exit 55 now. Photo taken 08/23/03.
Just shy of three weeks after the Interstate 26 extension became official, Interstate 181 signage still stood at the U.S. 321 & Tennessee 67 junction with U.S. 23 northbound. Photo taken 08/23/03.
U.S. 321 & Tennessee 67 follow a 4.5 mile freeway between Interstate 26 and the city of Elizabethton (pop. 13,372). The freeway sees an interchange with Legion Street & Milligan Highway just east of the Interstate 26 & U.S. 19W-23 junction. The north-south surface roadway links Tennessee 67A at College Park with Main Street (Tennessee State Secondary 91) east of downtown Johnson City. Photo taken 08/23/03.
U.S. 321 South
Interstate 26 westbound & U.S. 19W-23 northbound overhead on U.S. 321 south & Tennessee 67 westbound at the Milligan Highway overpass. Note that TDOT affixed an Interstate 26 shield as a quick fix for the August 5, 2003 resigning of Interstate 181. Photo taken 08/23/03.
The historic northbound beginning of Interstate 181 departs University Parkway westbound. U.S. 321 did not always follow the freeway between Interstate 26 and Elizabethton. The original alignment traveled through downtown Johnson City via Tennessee State Secondary 91 (Main Street) and to Elizabethton via the same roadway as Elizabethton Highway. Photo taken 08/23/03.

Page Updated January 29, 2004.