Starting Sunday, August 25 at 7:00 p.m., Summers-Taylor, Inc. will be doing sidewalk work for the city on Eastman Road near Stone Drive that will result in a lane closure.

Work will be done at night after 7:00 p.m. and is expected to be completed by Tuesday, August 27.  Traffic control will be present during this time and motorists are asked to use caution in this area.

If you have any questions, please contact the City of Kingsport Engineering Division at 229-9475. Thanks for your cooperation during this improvement project.

The Unashamed event will take place on August 24 in downtown Kingsport at 4:00 p.m. at the Kingsport Farmers Market with a walk to follow. Road closures will be in place by 4:00 p.m. and will be lifted at the conclusion of the event.

The following streets will be closed for the walk.

  • Press Street to Clay Street
  • Clay Street to New Street
  • New Street to Broad Street
  • Broad Street to Church Circle
  • Church Circle will also be closed for the event.

Detours will be in place for the road closures and motorists should expect short delays. Traffic will be worked through the closures by police as needed and when it is safe to do so.

For more information, please call 423-224-2821.

walk route map

Repaving of Bays Mountain Park’s main entry road will begin tomorrow, Thursday, August 15. As part of this project, the park will be closed to the public Monday through Wednesday of next week, August 19-21.

Here’s a detailed timeline:

Thursday & Friday – Pave-Well Paving Co. work crews will begin milling the road and installing the leveling course in preparation for the actual paving.  The park will be open to the public per normal operations as traffic control will be present directing traffic during this time to conduct proper passage for visitors and to ensure the safety of the workers.

Monday thru Wednesday (August 19-21) of next week – Paving of the entry road will be underway daily from roughly 6:30 a.m. until sundown. The Park will be closed to the public during this time due to the nature of the work being performed.  Although the park will be closed to the public, park staff will be present, including at the gatehouse.

Thursday and Friday (August 22 & 23) of next week – The Park will reopen to the public on a normal operating schedule as crews complete paving. If paving is completed on time and without weather delay, restriping of the entry road may take place during this time and possibly into the following week.

As always, Bays Mountain Park would like to thank our park guests for their amazing support and patience with us as we make these much needed improvements to the park.

For more information on Bays Mountain Park please call 423-229-9447 or visit

The City of Kingsport will begin an asphalt pavement resurfacing project on Bays Mountain Park Road starting on Thursday, August 15. It is expected that the work will be completed by Thursday, August 29. Pave-Well Paving Co. will be the contractor performing this work for the city.

The construction zone will be marked by signs and flaggers will be directing traffic. Drivers are asked to use extreme 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 road improvement project.