The Hope House Dream Run presented by Birth Tissue Donor Services will take place Saturday, December 14, in Downtown Kingsport. Please see the attached race route.  The race will begin at 8:00 a.m. and the following streets will be affected:

  • Main Street from Center Street to East Sullivan Street
  • Market Street from Clinchfield Street to East Sullivan Street

Drivers should expect the road closures to be in place by 7:00 a.m. and the streets to reopen at the conclusion of the event. Motorists needing to access the area may approach the road guard/police officer at the closure and be worked through when safe to do so.


The collective churches of Church Circle presents the second annual Come to Bethlehem:  A Living Nativity event in Downtown Kingsport on December 15 from 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm.

Please note the attached route and road closures for the event.  The event is a drive through event with a pedestrian path offered.  The only vehicle entrance will be East Sullivan Street from the intersection of East Sullivan and Center Streets.  All streets feeding into the event line-up route will be closed.  There will be a right hand only turn exiting Church Circle.  Parking is available at any of the Church Circle churches for those utilizing the pedestrian path, the path entrance will be on East Sullivan Street.

All road closures and traffic detours will be in place by 4:30 pm and will remain closed through the duration of the event. Directional signage for the event entrance will also be in place.

For more information regarding the event please contact, or 423-247-4122.

road closures map

AEP will be working on Eastman Road at the railroad bridge starting tomorrow, December 10 and working through Friday, December 13. The road will be closed in 5-minute intervals to allow the crew to pull conductors across the road.

The work will not begin before 8:00 a.m. No closures will occur between 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Flaggers will be used to control the flow of traffic. Motorists should seek an alternate route during these few days, but if traveling in the area, should use caution.

For more information from AEP, please call 423-360-7497.

The City of Kingsport will be performing sanitary sewer extensions in the TriCities Crossing area over the next seven months. The current focused area of this work is in the vicinity of the Mitchell Road and Fordtown Road intersection. Merkel Bros. Construction will be the contractor performing this work for the city.

The construction zones will be marked by signs and directed by flaggers when required. Drivers are asked to use caution in the area during this time. If you have questions, please contact Hank Clabaugh with the City of Kingsport Engineering Division at 229-9324.

Thanks for your cooperation during this improvement process.