Road Closures – Come to Bethlehem: A Living Nativity

The collective churches of Church Circle presents the second annual Come to Bethlehem: A Living Nativity event in Downtown Kingsport on Sunday, December 16 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

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 Street and Center Street. All streets feeding into the event line-up route will be closed. There will be a right hand only turn exiting Church Circle and all vehicles must exit toward Clinchfield Street. Parking is available at any of the Church Circle churches for those utilizing the pedestrian path, with the path entrance location 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 www.fbckpt.org/livingnativity or helenkern@fbckpt.org or call 423-247-4122.

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Garbage and Recycling Schedule For 12/10-12/15

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Due to the winter storm, the area landfills are closed and therefore the normal collection schedule will be shifted by one day and therefore the garbage and recycling normally collected on Monday will be collected on Tuesday and similarly for the rest of the week, with Friday’s normal route being collected on Saturday.

Yard waste and leaf collection will resume once the snow has melted and the piles are visible once again.

If you have any questions related to this message, please call the Streets & Sanitation Division at (423) 229-9451.

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Called BMA Work Session – Presentation by Ballad Health

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The City of Kingsport BMA will hold a special called work session on Thursday, December 6, at 7:00 p.m. at the Higher Education Center, located at 300 W Market Street. The meeting is open to the public.

Purpose of the meeting: 

  • For context, to understand the historical timeline of the Wellmont-MSHA merger and creation of Ballad Health leading up to today
  • To provide an opportunity for Ballad Health officials to present information and answer pre-submitted questions from the Board of Mayor and Aldermen (on behalf of the community) about the Trauma Center, NICU, and to explain services that will remain or expand in Kingsport
  • To allow interaction between Ballad officials and the BMA. The public is invited to observe and listen, but there will not be an opportunity for public questions or comment.

Time/Location:

Format:

  • This is an official BMA work session
  • BMA members will pre-submit questions based on input they have received from community
  • Community members can directly pre-submit questions on the city’s website here
  • Due to time constraints, specific questions may not be able to be answered, but every effort will be made

Path Forward:

  • The Board of Mayor and Aldermen has no specific authority to approve or disapprove
  • Community members have as much direct access to influence the process as the BMA
  • Pre-hospital care (EMS, ALS) is of particular interest as it is provided by  the City & County
  • The BMA would like to develop a strong working relationship with Ballad Health on the provision of integrated healthcare in Kingsport and the region

Please submit your question for Ballad Health through the link in the ticker on city website at www.kingsporttn.gov or follow this link: Submit Question to Ballad Health.

What: Ballad Health Called Work Session

Where: Higher Education Center, 300 W Market Street, Kingsport

When: Thursday, December 6, at 7:00 p.m.

Contracted Paving to Begin November 10

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Asphalt milling, paving and road improvements in the Ridgefields, Rivermont, and Fort Robinson areas will begin on Saturday, November 10. The contracted paving work is expected to be completed by the end of November.

The areas of improvements include:

  • Ridgefields Road from Riverport Road to Chippendale Road
  • Pendragon Road
  • Fort Robinson Drive
  • Rivermont Drive to Lawson Drive.

Work will include subgrade repairs, milling, placement of new asphalt, and new asphalt markings. W-L Construction and Paving will be the contractor performing this work for the city.

Signs will mark the construction zones and lane closures.  Drivers are asked to use caution in the areas during this time.

If you have any questions, please contact Hank Clabaugh with the City of Kingsport Engineering Division at 423-229-9475.  Thanks for your cooperation during this road improvements project.

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Water System Improvements: Snapps Ferry Road, Cox Hollow Road, and Fordtown Road

The City of Kingsport will begin water system improvements on Snapps Ferry Road, Cox Hollow Road, and Fordtown Road (Tri Cities Crossing Area) beginning on Tuesday, September 4th. It is expected that the work will be completed by the end of November.

King General Contractors will be the contractor performing this work for the city.

The construction zones and detours (when and where applicable) will be marked by signs and flaggers will be directing traffic. Drivers are asked to use caution in the area during this time.

If you have any questions, please contact Hank Clabaugh with the City of Kingsport Engineering Division at 229-9324. Thanks for your cooperation during this water system improvement process.

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West Lynn Garden Area Paving

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Asphalt paving and road improvements in the West Lynn Garden Area will begin on Monday August 27th.  Work is expected to be completed by the end of November. The general area of improvements includes the area bounded by Lynn Garden Drive to the east, US Highway 23/Interstate 26 to the west, Highpoint Avenue to the north, and Tranbarger Drive to the south. Work will include subgrade repairs, milling, placement of new asphalt, and new asphalt markings.

W-L Construction and Paving will be the contractor performing this work for the City.

Signs will mark the construction zones and lane closures. Drivers are asked to use caution in the area during this time.

If you have any questions, please contact Hank Clabaugh with the City of Kingsport Engineering Division at 423-229-9475.  Thanks for your cooperation during this road improvements project.