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Following the spine of the Appalachian Mountains, Interstate 81 provides a major trucking corridor and link from the Southeastern States and Tennessee Valley northward to the Northeastern Megalopolis.

Interstate 81 does not enter major metropolitan areas; it instead serves an array of small to mid-size cities.

The route commences from a rural directional T interchange near Dandridge, Tennessee to run northeast across agricultural areas and forest land along the west side of the Appalachian Mountains to the Tri-Cities region.

A spur route, I-181, once connected I-81 with Kingsport and Johnson City.

It was renumbered in 2003 as a northern extension of Interstate 26 from Asheville, North Carolina. A short spur, I-381, links I-81 with the Bristol city center as the freeway bypasses the community to the north.

Crossing into Virginia by the two-state city of Bristol, Interstate 81 combines with U. Further east, Interstate 81 combines with Interstate 77 along a "wrong-way" overlap, where I-77 south combines with I-81 north and vice versa due to their east-west orientation between Wytheville and Fort Chiswell.

I-77 leads north to Charleston, West Virginia and south to Charlotte, adding truck traffic from the Carolinas to Interstate 81 as it progresses northeast to Christiansburg, Roanoke and Lexington.

I-581 represents the second urban spur for Interstate 81, as it combines with U. 220 south through Roanoke while the parent freeway stays north by Salem.

Interstate 64 combines with I-81 from Lexington northeast to Staunton as part of its east-west route between Beckley, West Virginia and Roanoke, Virginia.

Additional truck traffic funnels onto I-81 south from central Virginia via I-64.

Northward from their overlap, I-81 continues to Harrisonburg, Strasburg and the west end of I-66, and Winchester to exit the state through the Eastern Panhandle West Virginia.

The short stretch through the Mountaineer State takes I-81 through the urban area of Martinsburg. West from there, I-81 passes between urban Scranton and Dickson City to briefly combine with U. 11 through to the north end of Interstate 476 (Pennsylvania Turnpike - Northeast Extension).