For the past seven years, Kingsport has used a data-driven approach to street resurfacing. First, by ranking all city streets from 0 to 100 based on condition and then creating an annual paving plan where the lowest ranked streets are given priority.
By following this program, Kingsport has repaved roughly 20 miles of streets every year since 2017. Last year, Kingsport allocated $3.5 million for street resurfacing projects with contractors paving nearly 20 miles of streets and the city itself paving an additional 10 miles.
Deputy City Manager Ryan McReynolds recently gave an update to the Board of Mayor and Aldermen on the city’s paving program and the work scheduled to take place later this year.
This past fall, contractors paved nearly half of the Cliffside neighborhood, including Cliffside Road, Atoka Lane, Hull Drive and Crest Road. The remaining 10 miles of streets within the neighborhood, such as Thorton, Stratford, Parkcliff, Wesley and Skyland, are scheduled to be repaved by the end of the year.
Kingsport also hopes to begin repaving in Fairacres – the next neighborhood on the list – by the end of the year. Smaller paving projects on tap for 2023 include portions of Edens View Road, Coventry Wynde Road, John Gaines Boulevard, Caintuck Road, Exchange Court and Susan Cook Place.
The City of Kingsport is responsible for maintaining approximately 500 miles of streets within the city limits. The Tennessee Department of Transportation oversees the repair and paving of state highways and federal interstates within Kingsport’s borders, including Stone Drive, Fort Henry Drive, Center Street, Lynn Garden Drive and the John B. Dennis Highway.
For more information on Kingsport’s paving schedule, updated road condition maps, or to view the latest presentations, visit www.pavekingsport.com.