Water Outage Notification: Ambrosia Drive, Chelsea Circle, Winston Circle

City crews will be making waterline repairs along Ambrosia Drive on Thursday, February 23 between the hours of 8:30 am and 1:00 pm.  During this time, water service will be temporarily disrupted for customers along Ambrosia Drive, Chelsea Circle, and Winston Circle.

During times of water service disruption, we recommend that customers make any necessary precautions to protect their water system (such as turning off their water heater).  If you have any questions, please call (423) 229-9454.

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Bays Mountain Park Road Repairs Begin Monday

The city of Kingsport will begin work on Bays Mountain Park Road on Monday, February 20. It is expected that the work will be complete by mid-March. GeoStabilization International 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 caution in the area during this time.

If you have any questions, please contact Michael Thompson with the city of Kingsport’s Public Works Department at 224-2748 or MichaelThompson@KingsportTn.gov.

Road Improvements: Enterprise Place

The city of Kingsport will begin roadway improvements on Enterprise Place beginning on Monday, February 7.  It is expected that the work will be complete early June.

King General Contractors will be the contractor performing this work for the city. The construction zones and detours (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 423-229-9324 or hankclabaugh@kingsporttn.gov. Thanks for your cooperation during this improvement process.

Water Line Improvements: Mitchell Road & Pickens Road

As part of the City of Kingsport’s ongoing process of utility enhancements throughout the city, water system improvements will be occurring on Mitchell Road and Pickens Road (in the vicinity of the intersections with Fordtown Road) from January 30 until March 11.

Merkel Brothers/Franklin Construction will be the contractor performing this work for the City. The construction zones and detours (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 or hankclabaugh@kingsporttn.gov. Thanks for your cooperation during this improvement process.

Snow Removal Policy

With the possibility of winter weather arriving later this week, Kingsport wants to inform residents of the city snow removal policy.

Pretreating the streets with brine is the first step when the winter weather starts. Brine, a liquid salt mixture, has the same melting characteristics of solid rock salt but is more effective in lower temperatures. Using brine as a preventative measure, it takes four times less salt to prevent accumulation than to remove the snow and ice after it’s been formed.

Once snow has started to fall, the city snow removal crews take their places and prepare to start clearing road. The city has over 30 vehicles equipped with snow plows and salt spreaders.

After the last snowflake falls, the crews start the snow removal process in the first priority area – state road routes. Once the state roads are cleared, the crews begin moving into the next priority area and move on from there.

It takes between 24 to 36 hours for the total operation to be complete.

Once the snow removal operation is complete, crews will work in areas that might need more attention and will recheck areas around the schools. They also check neighborhoods for icy patches.

In 2015 Kingsport used 3,853 tons of salt for snow removal; 3,813 tons of salt were applied in 2014. Over the last four years, the city has used an average of 3,479 tons per year.

Currently, Kingsport has 3,500 tons of salt on hand, and contracts in place to procure another 6,000 tons of salt if needed.

To view the priority list, please click here.