UPDATE: This closure has been extended with daily closures from June 1 through Thursday, June 3 from 7am to 6pm.
A portion of the Kingsport Greenbelt will be temporarily closed on Wednesday, May 19 to Wednesday, May 26 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. with the Greenbelt fully open on the weekend.
The closure will begin at the Trailhead Parking Lot adjacent to the Scott Adams Memorial Skate Park, encompassing the portion of the Greenbelt that runs along the back of Cloud Park and will end at the portion of the Greenbelt that is adjacent to Arch Street.
For more information about the Kingsport Greenbelt, please visit www.kingsportparksandrecreation.org or call 423-229-9457.
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.
[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: