Blountville, Tennessee Speed Traps
The new airport highway is five lanes with a speed limit of 45. This replaced a 2 lane hwy with a speed limit of 55. Try to make a left turn from the middle of the new bridge below Boone Dam. Yes, there is a left turn lane in the middle of long. new bridge. From hwy 36 to Gray, speed goes to 50, then to 40 for a few feet then to 35 on to I-26 interchange. Zip code 37615 is in both Sullovan and Washington counties,.
State Troopers often sit under the bridge in the West-bound lane.
Several nice hiding places along the I81 side of Shipley Ferry, Most often patrolled during AM school rush hour, but have seen patrols at all hours.
County & State sit hidden all along HWY11-W between Kingsport & Bristol & will pull you over for as little as 2-3 miles over 55. Be Careful!
Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office has received several grants and is now in the radar business. They sit on highway 126 in Blountville,the county seat, and run radar at all hours of the night. The speed limit is 30 which is ok during the day but the town rolls up the sidewalks at dusk which means no traffic. Then the trap comes out and makes money on a section near the Houser auto sales. Sometimes they run two cruisers at this site, one a 1/4 mile down the road for the stops. They will give your granny a ticket going to church on Sunday morning if she is not careful.