Sullivan Street to re-opnen December 22nd

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KINGSPORT ‚¬ Join us as we reopen Sullivan Street on Tuesday, December 22 at 1:00 pm at the entrance closest to Church Circle.

The Sullivan Street project has been in the works for many years.‚  For the past five years, the project has been implemented in phases to improve the access and safety of those traveling between Lynn Garden Drive (State Route 36) and Center Street (also State Route 36).

Phase 1 improved the intersection of Clinchfield and Sullivan Street and replaced two aging traffic signals.‚ Phase 1 was completed in December 2013.

During Phase 2, the existing road was widened for the needed three lanes to provide access to the residential and commercial uses along the road.‚ The new roadway provides adequate room for three lanes.‚ The roadway provides a vital link around the edge of downtown.‚  The Sullivan Street project included upgraded water lines and storm lines, widening of the sidewalk on the north side of the road and the addition of a sidewalk along the south side.‚  Overhead utilities were put underground to provide aesthetic improvements, and decorative light poles now illuminate the street and sidewalks.‚  Additional features such as bulb-outs at intersections allow pedestrians to have a shorter walking distance, and therefore exposure to vehicles.