Governor John Sevier Highway (State Route 168) falls entirely within Knox County. Its western terminus is with US Route 129/State Route 115 (Alcoa Highway), and its eastern terminus is with US Route 11E/State Route 9 (Asheville Highway). Portions of John Sevier Highway also fall within the city limits of Knoxville.
Prohibited within 1000' of designated highways
- Building height is limited to 35' feet
Prohibited within 2000' feet of a designated parkway
- Advertising signage greater than 100 square feet in size
The highway is designated in either the Scenic Highway Act of the 1971 and/or Scenic Parkway (1982) of the Tennessee Code Annotated Scenic Roadways sections (TCA §54-17)
Notes on implementation of the Scenic Highway designation
- There are exemptions within the legislation, for example, agricultural buildings and silos are exempted from the building height restriction.
- Incorporated areas are exempted from advertising signage and junkyards regulations
- All outdoor advertising structures issued a permit prior to April 27, 1982 shall be valid – these structures can be "maintained, repaired, reconstructed or constructed according to the original application" for the permit. (Tenn. Code Ann. §54-17-205)