Tennessee State Route 34

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State Route 34

Route information
Maintained by TDOT
Length155.7 mi[1] (250.6 km)
ExistedOctober 1, 1923[2]–present
Major junctions
West end US 70 / US 11E / US 25W in Carter
Major intersections
East end US 421 at the North Carolina state line
CountryUnited States
CountiesKnox, Jefferson, Hamblen, Hawkins, Greene, Washington, Sullivan, Johnson
Highway system
SR 33 SR 35

State Route 34 (SR 34) is a state highway located in East Tennessee. The 155.7-mile-long (250.6 km) route traverses several cities through eight counties from the Knoxville area to the North Carolina state line via Greeneville and Bristol. The portion from Carter to Bristol is concurrent with U.S. Route 11E (US 11E) while the portion from Bristol to North Carolina is concurrent with US 421.

Route description

SR 34 is a hidden route as it follows the routes of certain U.S. highways throughout its course. SR 34 begins with following US 11E (Andrew Johnson Highway) east of Knoxville. It continues to follow that U.S. route through Jefferson City and Morristown. Continuing to concurrently with US 11E, SR 34 crosses Interstate 81 (I-81) and traverses Greeneville, Jonesborough, and then U.S. Route 19W joins in the concurrency starting with the I-26 exit 20 interchange in Johnson City. US 321 is also concurrent with SR 34 from Tusculum to Johnson City.[1]

At Bluff City, US 19E merges with US 19W to make US 19 part of SR 34's concurrency with US 11E until it reaches Bristol. Just short of the Virginia state line, SR 34 joins US 421 eastbound to cross Holston Lake, goes through Mountain City, and terminates at the North Carolina state line near Trade.[1][3]

Tennessee State Route 34 is primary, except for a small portion between State Route 91 and State Route 381 in Washington County.[4]

Since 1994, a access-controlled bypass route of SR 34 in Greeneville has been proposed and studied by TDOT.[5]

Major intersections


US 11E south / US 25W south / US 70 west / SR 9 (Asheville Highway)
Interchange; western end of US 11E concurrency
See US 11E (mile 8.1-120.1)

US 11E north / US 19 north / US 421 north / SR 1 west (Volunteer Parkway) / Broad Street
Eastern end of US 11E / US 19 concurrences; western end of US 421 concurrency
See US 421 (mile 43.2-0.0)
US 421 south – Boone
Eastern end of US 421 concurrency
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also


  1. ^ a b c d Google (March 25, 2022). "Tennessee State Route 34" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved March 25, 2022.
  2. ^ Highway Planning Survey Division (1925). Biennial Report of the Commissioner of the Department of Highways and Public Works State of Tennessee for the Years 1923 and 1924 (PDF) (Report). Nashville: Tennessee Department of Highways and Public Works. pp. 39–44. Retrieved May 19, 2023.
  3. ^ Tennessee Department of Transportation (2020). Tennessee's Official Transportation Map (PDF) (Map) (2020 ed.). Nashville: Tennessee Department of Transportation. § B14-B16, A16 and A17. Retrieved March 25, 2022.
  4. ^ Washington County Tennessee (PDF) (Map). Tennessee Department of Transportation. Retrieved March 25, 2022.
  5. ^ "Greeneville Bypass". Tennessee Department of Transportation. Retrieved March 26, 2022.

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