City road crews will be paving the ramps that connect Airport Pkwy and Shipley Ferry Rd starting Tuesday Aug. 3rd thru Thursday Aug. 5th 8am-4:30pm.

They will be working on 1 direction at a time, starting with the lane that runs from Airport Pkwy to Shipley Ferry Rd.

During this time the roadway will be closed with detour route in place.

Motorists are urged to slow down, obey all traffic signs and use extreme caution when traveling in this area.

If you have any questions, please contact (423) 229-9451.

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 or call 423-229-9457.

greenbelt closure map

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

City work crews will be making sidewalk repairs along Fort Henry Drive starting on Monday, March 15 and lasting several weeks. For ease of school traffic, work will last from 8:30 a.m. — 1:30 p.m., and the work zone will be taken down each evening.

During this time, the right lane will be closed on the northbound and southbound side of Fort Henry Drive between Midland Drive and N. Eastman Road.

Motorists are urged to slow down, obey all traffic signs and use extreme caution when traveling in this area.

If you have any questions, please contact (423)229-9451.

Fort Henry Drive northbound lane closure map

Fort Henry Drive southbound lane closure map

The City of Kingsport continues to make critical wastewater system repairs to the West Kingsport Pump Station and force main along Netherland Inn Road.  Part of the nearly $6 million project is to excavate, install and backfill a new, larger force main from the pump station at the Ridgefields Bridge to the Waste Water Treatment Plant on Industry Drive.

Beginning Monday, February 15 and running through Friday, March 5, the Greenbelt will be closed to East-West travel from the parking area at Boatyard Riverfront Park to west of the Ridgefields bridge. Areas of the Greenbelt to the east and west of this area will remain open for use.

Bicyclists, runners and walkers are urged to slow down, obey all Warnings, Detours and Path Closed signs, while also using extreme caution when traveling in this area.

If you have any questions, please call (423) 229-9454.

Greenbelt closure map

[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: