The largest general fund item on the list is $3.8 million for the extension of Indian Trail Drive, from where it ends behind the Kmart Supercenter over to Eastman Road at the intersection with Reedy Creek Terrace.
Eastman Road and Stone Drive is the busiest intersection in Kingsport, with thousands of motorists passing through to get from one side of town to the other.
“Adding this extension will allow an alternate route to avoid that intersection and improve the traffic flow. It also opens up a potential redevelopment opportunity between Eastman Road and Stone Drive in the vicinity of Reedy Creek Terrace,” Fleming said. A future phase will improve Indian Trail Drive across Stone Drive and on to the John B. Dennis Highway.