A contractor for the City of Kingsport will begin painting and landscaping the CSX railroad bridge over Wilcox Drive.  The work is scheduled to start May 18.

While required, lane closures will be on going with at least one lane closed at all times. Motorists are urged to use alternate routes as much as possible. The work is expected to take close to two months.

Drivers are asked to use caution in the area during this time. If you have any questions, please contact Public Works at 423-229-9451.

Thank you for your cooperation during this improvement project.

Summers-Taylor will be paving along Fort Henry Drive, between Midland Drive and East Center Street, starting Monday, May 18.

There will be a single lane closure during 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and motorists are urged to use alternate routes as much as possible. The work is expected to take two weeks.

Drivers are asked to use caution in the area during this time. If you have any questions, please contact Public Works at 423-229-9451.

Thank you for your cooperation during this improvement project.

A section of the Kingsport Greenbelt is scheduled for pavement repairs by city work crews starting Monday, April 13. This section, from Orebank Road (at the Exchange Place parking lot) to Creek View Drive (at the bridge near John B. Dennis Hwy.), will be closed periodically during the week.

Citizens are asked to avoid this section of the Greenbelt while these needed repairs are being conducted. Thanks for your patience during this improvement process.

The City of Kingsport has a downtown project nearly complete – the Commerce and New Street bulb out project. With the project starting to finish up, there will be a permanent change to the traffic pattern at this intersection starting Monday, April 13.

Currently, the traffic on Commerce Street stops while traffic traveling on New Street does not. The new traffic pattern will be a 4-way stop at this intersection and signage will be installed and ready for April 13.

Motorist should use caution when traveling through this area until the new traffic pattern is learned and established.

A section of the beloved Kingsport Greenbelt is scheduled for a cleanup by a local contractor starting Monday, April 6. This section, from Eastman Road to the Boys and Girls Club, will be closed periodically during the early part of the week.

Citizens are asked to avoid this section of the Greenbelt while the cleanup is being conducted.

The Lynn View Community Center track will be closed for construction beginning Saturday April 4, until further notice.

For more information, please call 423-224-2526.

[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:

https://www.kingsporttn.gov/city-services/kmtpo/mtpo-projects/main-street-project/

UPDATE: POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER

City crews will be making waterline repairs along Valley Street on Friday, January 3 between the hours of 9:00 am and 2:00 pm. During this time, customers between 1400 and 1433 Valley Street will experience a temporary disruption in their water service.

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.

Valley St map

The City of Kingsport will be performing sanitary sewer extensions in the Tri-Cities crossing area over the next several months. The focused area of this work will be on Snapps Ferry Road and Cox Hollow Road.

McFall Excavating, Inc. will be the contractor performing this work for the city.

The construction zones will be marked by signs and directed by flaggers – when required.  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 for your cooperation during this improvement process.

The City of Kingsport will be performing sanitary sewer extensions in the Tri Cities crossing area over the next six months. The focused area of this work is in the vicinity of Mitchell Road and Fordtown Road.

Baker’s Construction Services will be the contractor performing this work for the city.

The construction zones will be marked by signs and directed by flaggers – when required. 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 improvement process.