City work crews will continue to make needed wastewater system repairs along Fort Henry Drive Monday, May 10 to Friday, May 14 from 8:00 AM until 4:00 PM daily.

During this time, the right northbound travel lane and shoulder of Fort Henry Drive, at the Thornton Drive intersection, will be closed reducing traffic flow to a single lane.

Southbound traffic on Fort Henry Drive will not be affected.   Thornton Drive will remain open, but access to/from Fort Henry Drive will be restricted by the lane and shoulder closure.

Motorists are urged to slow down, obey all Warnings and Lane Closures while using extreme caution when traveling in this area.

If you have any questions, please call (423) 229-9454.

Fotr Henry Drive at Thornton sewer lane closure mapLane

A portion of the Kingsport Greenbelt, the Buffalo Grasslands Boardwalk, will be temporarily closed starting tomorrow, May 6.

The closure is allowing a contractor to replace some of the decking boards. Due to work only being able to be completed when weather permits, there is currently no reopening date set. Once a date is determined, residents can check multiple city Facebook pages, such as Kingsport Alerts, Kingsport Parks and Recreation or Kingsport Public Works, or the city website for the reopening information.

The boardwalk is located at the Greenbelt access point of Indian Trail Drive Trailhead, which is behind PetSmart.

The wooden boardwalk, built with uniquely treated Eastman A wood, is a quarter mile loop located in a wetlands marsh. The elevated walkway design allows the Reedy Creek floodwaters to pass under it while providing local wildlife, such as birds, frogs, and insects, a good home. Birdwatching is a popular hobby that can be done from just about anywhere on the boardwalk.

For more information about the Kingsport Greenbelt, please visit www.kingsportparksandrecreation.org.

City work crews will be making needed wastewater system repairs along Central Street on Wednesday, April 7th from 8:00 AM until 4:00 PM.

During this time, Central Street will be closed at the Gott Street intersection.

Motorists are urged to slow down, obey all Warnings, Road Closures and exercise caution while traveling in this area.

Central Street road closure mapIf you have any questions, please call (423) 229-9454.

City work crews will be making needed wastewater system repairs along Linville Street beginning Thursday, April 1 from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. and lasting 5-7 days. During this time, Linville Street will be closed between Springfield Avenue and Longview Street.

Motorists are urged to slow down, obey all Warnings, Road Closures and exercise caution while traveling in this area.

If you have any questions, please call (423) 229-9454.Linville Street closure map

City work crews will be making sidewalk repairs along Fort Henry Drive starting on Monday, March 15 and lasting several weeks. For ease of school traffic, work will last from 8:30 a.m. — 1:30 p.m., and the work zone will be taken down each evening.

During this time, the right lane will be closed on the northbound and southbound side of Fort Henry Drive between Midland Drive and N. Eastman Road.

Motorists are urged to slow down, obey all traffic signs and use extreme caution when traveling in this area.

If you have any questions, please contact (423)229-9451.

Fort Henry Drive northbound lane closure map

Fort Henry Drive southbound lane closure map

The City of Kingsport continues to make critical wastewater system repairs to the West Kingsport Pump Station and force main along Netherland Inn Road.  Part of the nearly $6 million project is to excavate, install and backfill a new, larger force main from the pump station at the Ridgefields Bridge to the Waste Water Treatment Plant on Industry Drive.

Beginning Monday, February 15 and running through Friday, March 5, the Greenbelt will be closed to East-West travel from the parking area at Boatyard Riverfront Park to west of the Ridgefields bridge. Areas of the Greenbelt to the east and west of this area will remain open for use.

Bicyclists, runners and walkers are urged to slow down, obey all Warnings, Detours and Path Closed signs, while also using extreme caution when traveling in this area.

If you have any questions, please call (423) 229-9454.

Greenbelt closure map

[UPDATE 3/31/2020: Main Street will see periodic closings during the time AEP is installing poles. The closure is for the safety of motorists traveling through the area. Detour signs will be in place and each closure shouldn’t be longer than a day.]

 

Currently AEP is working to place poles that will allow the eventual removal of the pole line along the north side of Main St.  Beginning the week of March 1st the AEP work will move into the roadway on the south side of the road in the parking areas to erect the new transmission poles.  Traffic impacts are expected to be intermittent lane closures and flagging operations.  Access to all businesses will be maintained.  More information about the overall project can be found at:

https://www.kingsporttn.gov/city-services/kmtpo/mtpo-projects/main-street-project/