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Interstate 81 Descriptions

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Tennessee:
Interstate 81 begins in Tennessee at Interstate 40 near Dandridge. The route parallels the Appalachian Mountains for much of its route through Tennessee and Virginia, serving such cities as Roanoke, Lexington, and Winchester. It parallels its older counterpart, U.S. Route 11, for its entire length in Virginia.

Virginia:
Interstate 81 begins in Tennessee at Interstate 40 near Dandridge. The route parallels the Appalachian Mountains for much of its route through Tennessee and Virginia, serving such cities as Roanoke, Lexington, and Winchester. It parallels its older counterpart, U.S. Route 11, for its entire length in Virginia.

West Virginia:
Interstate 81 briefly enters the eastern panhandle of West Virginia, serving the city of Martinsburg. It then traverses the state of Maryland at one of its narrowest points, passing through the "Hub City" of Hagerstown where it intersects with a large number of other routes.

Maryland:
Interstate 81 briefly enters the eastern panhandle of West Virginia, serving the city of Martinsburg. It then traverses the state of Maryland at one of its narrowest points, passing through the "Hub City" of Hagerstown where it intersects with a large number of other routes.

Pennsylvania:
Interstate 81 forms a major north-south corridor through the state of Pennsylvania, serving the boroughs of Chambersburg and Carlisle, where it meets the Pennsylvania Turnpike. Around the state capital of Harrisburg, the route forms the northeastern section of Pennsylvania's Capital Beltway. The route then travels northeast towards the Wyoming Valley, where it serves the cities of Wilkes-Barre and Scranton, then heads north through the Endless Mountains region towards the state line.

New York:
Interstate 81 enters the New York state near Binghamton. It parallels U.S. Route 11 in a north-south direction, serving the cities of Syracuse (where it intersects the New York State Thruway), and Watertown. The route ends at the Canadian border at the Thousand Islands Bridge, where it crosses the St. Lawrence River, continuing as Highway 137.

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