The Kingsport Streets and Sanitation Department will be cutting out brush along Netherland Inn Road this weekend, limiting passage to a single lane.

Crews plan to cut brush from Lilac Street to St. Charles Place, an area that spans roughly from Netherland Inn to the bridge over the North Folk Holston River. This work will take place Sunday, February 17 and Sunday, February 24 between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. on both days.

During this time, traffic will be limited to single-lane passage. Due to the reduced traffic flow and potential for delays caused by this partial road closure, the city recommends that drivers attempt to take alternate routes if possible. Netherland Inn Road will reopen upon the work’s completion on both days.

City crews will be making waterline repairs along Church Road on Friday, February 15 between the hours of 8 a.m. and noon. During this time, customers in the following area will experience a temporary disruption in their water service:  between 497 and 1076 Church Road, and between 318 and 495 Church Road South.

During times of water service disruption, the city 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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As part of the City’s program to modernize its existing infrastructure, its crews will be installing a new system control valve near the intersection of Lynn Garden Drive and Interstate 26 this afternoon, Monday, January 28. In order for this work to be completed, customers in the Carters Valley area (west of Lynn Garden Drive) and some customers in the Bell Ridge Road area will experience either a temporary reduction of their water pressure or a temporary disruption in their water service.   This disruption will last approximately one hour beginning around 4 p.m., and the City anticipates this work to be completed by 6 p.m.

During times of water service disruption, the City 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.

Water outage map for West Carters Valley area on Monday, January 28.

Water outage map for West Carters Valley area on Monday, January 28.

On Friday, January 18th, the city of Kingsport will unveil the signage on one of the city’s major streets, that will further honor the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

On that date, Lincoln Street, from Wilcox Drive to the John B. Dennis Bypass, will be designated the “Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Parkway.”  This is a unique and special designation by Kingsport, (two parts of it in particular) that most people do not know about yet, given the number of streets and roads around the country that honor the civil rights leader.  What makes it very special, will be noted during the ceremony.

The new street designation is also distinctive, in that it falls just 3 days after what would have been Dr. King’s 90th birthday.

All city government employees, Mayor Clark, the Kingsport City Aldermen, and all residents of the Model City are invited to join in this joyous celebration, that also kicks off the 3-day celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on Monday, January 21, 2019.

The sign unveiling will be at Noon on Friday, January 18, 2019.  The location will be on Lincoln Street, just past Wilcox Drive beside the Eastman Credit Union.  The street will be blocked off.  Participants are asked to assemble at 11:45 AM, as the ceremony will begin promptly at Noon.

Please click here to view the flyer listing all MLK events happening in Kingsport.

The 19th Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Parade will be held on Monday, January 21, 2019 from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.  Parade participates will need to assemble at 11:15 a.m. at the intersection of E. Sevier & Center Street (Rikki Rhoton Allstate Insurance Co.’s Parking Lot).

The parade route will follow Center Street and end on Shelby Street (City Parking Lot between Kingsport City Hall & The Justice Center). The theme is “ANSWER TO RACISM IS THE LOVE OF CHRIST.”  If you would like to enter a car, float, church/business van, bus, truck, other exhibits or take a 20 minute walk during lunch in the parade, please contact Elder Gwen Collins (TVFAR) at (423) 753-2345 or General Overseer Ronnie Collins (JGII) at (423) 956-0675 or email: gacssccc@aim.com or rcollins.j316@gmail.com.

If you would like to contribute to some service projects from January 21 – March 31, 2019 they are as follows:

  • Butterball Turkey, Can Goods, Mac & Cheese, & Rolls $10/family (My Brother’s Keeper & Food City)
  • Tools-For-School $7/child (Joshua Generation & Office DEPOT)
  • Diapers & Wipes $10/baby (Putting Babies First & Upper East TN Human Dev. Agency)

Make your tax deductible contribution payable to: JGII, P.O. Box 3390, Kingsport, TN 37664-3390.

Parade sponsors include Food City, City of Kingsport, Office Depot, Joshua Generation (JGII), My Brother’s Keeper, Putting Babies First, Tennessee & Virginia Fellowship Against Racism, New Vision, H.O.P.E., & Upper East Tennessee Human Development Agency. Please take time to help bring about positive change in the community in which we live and help us Change a Generation!

Parade Flyer

Please click here to view the flyer listing all MLK events happening in Kingsport.

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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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.