Projects and Studies
JOHN B DENNIS HWY/EAST STONE DR INTERCHANGE AREA STUDY (2022 Urban Transportation Planning Grant)
The City of Kingsport worked in partnership with TDOT and a consultant team to study the John B Dennis Highway (SR-93) and East Stone Dr (US-11W/SR-1) interchange and the area surrounding the interchange. The study area is along John B Dennis Hwy from Bloomingdale Rd to Memorial Blvd and on Stone Dr from Brookside Dr to the Kingsport Pavilion Shopping Center. The study reviewed safety issues, future development potential, current and future traffic counts, and other items to ensure this area continues to operate efficiently and safely. The study aims to improve the overall safety, traffic flow, and operations for all modes of transportation.
In addition to data analysis, the consultant took into consideration input from stakeholders and the general public. An online public survey in January received more than 500 responses! Public meetings were held on May 9, 2023 and June 28, 2023. The feedback from the survey and public meetings helped the consultant refine their recommendations.
The final report and recommendations will be presented to the Kingsport Board of Mayor and Aldermen at the October 2, 2023 work session.
EAST CENTER STREET STUDY (2021 Urban Transportation Planning Grant)
In the Summer of 2021, the City of Kingsport launched Center Stage, a planning and visioning initiative for East Center Street from Fort Henry Drive to East Sullivan Street. Over the next several months, the consultant gathered data, walked the corridor, and offered many opportunities for public input throughout the entire process. The plan is a partnership with the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) to improve East Center Street for people and motor vehicles and to set the stage for revitalization and reinvestment in the corridor. The Kingsport Board of Mayor and Aldermen endorsed the Final Report at their March 8, 2022 meeting.
The Final Report and all related material is also available for viewing at https://engagekh.com/centerstage
Thanks for doing your part to help plan the future of East Center Street!
VDOT PROJECT PIPELINE
Project Pipeline is a performance-based planning program to identify cost-effective solutions to multimodal transportation needs in Virginia. Through this planning process, projects and solutions may be considered for funding through programs, including SMART SCALE, revenue sharing, interstate funding, and others. Project Pipeline aims to implement a statewide look at needs and formalize the connection with planning, funding, and programming transportation solutions for Virginia. To learn more about Project Pipeline, click here.
Project Pipeline studies in the Kingsport MTPO planning area: US-23 from the Tennessee State Line to US-58/Wadlow Gap Highway in Scott County. For more information about this study, click here.