When this improvement project gets done, there’s going to be two lanes coming out of Indian Trail Drive – a dedicated right turn lane and a second lane for turning left or going across to the other side of Indian Trail.
In his first visit to a Scott County Board of Supervisors meeting since February, Marty Williams repeated his previous message loud and clear: Businesses in Weber City need help. Williams was referring to the ongoing bridge construction on Route 23 in Weber City and the burden it has placed on the nearby small businesses, including his own.
VDOT representatives addressed the Scott County Board of Supervisors recently to provide the board with updates on several of its construction projects. Two of those projects – ongoing bridge construction on U.S. 23 North and new construction on Wadlow Gap Road – could impact motorists in the Weber City area until the summer of next year.
Beginning Monday two major construction projects are scheduled to begin in Kingsport - repaving a portion of Lynn Garden Drive and repairing the bridge on Interstate 26 over Rock Springs Road. Paving work should last until the end of November, while the bridge work will wrap up by the end of October.
Currently, there’s two lanes on that side of Indian Trail, one coming in and one going out. At times, traffic can back up because one vehicle wants to turn left onto Stone Drive and those wanting to turn right have to wait.
During a public hearing at the Board of Supervisors meeting, VDOT representatives outlined their six-year plan for secondary road construction in the county. Some of the projects have already begun, while others are slated to begin in the coming months or years.
West Center Street - from Fulton Avenue to Sullivan Street - will be closed beginning Friday evening and continuing through early Monday morning. Motorists are asked to plan ahead and seek alternate routes during this closure.
The new bridge construction project — estimated for completion in summer of 2019 — will replace the current Route 23 bridges over the North Fork of the Holston River. One of the current bridges was built in the 1940s and the other in the 1960s.
Have you been wondering about the grading work going on beside Interstate 81’s northbound lanes between the bridge over Fort Patrick Henry Lake and Airport Parkway? It’s the first phase of construction of a truck climbing lane, which will begin just north of the bridge and continue to Exit 63.
Enterprise Place is located off the John B. Dennis Highway and runs by Hardee's and Wendy's and is the connector road to three hotels – Comfort Suites, Hampton Inn and Quality Inn. Before work began on the recent development, the road ended with a farm gate.
According to Mark Nagi, spokesman for TDOT, one of the major improvements coming to the intersection will be dual right-turn lanes from Memorial to Fort Henry and bringing these deceleration lanes under signal control.
Now that there's been a lull in the snowfall – at least until next week – the Kingsport's Streets and Sanitation Department is working to catch up on the pot holes that have appeared as a result of the cold, winter weather.
The $1.67 million project began six months ago and widened Sullivan Street to three lanes from Clinchfield Street to just before Church Circle. The project added an eight-foot-wide mobility path, sidewalk, upgraded water and stormwater lines and placed utilities underground.
KINGSPORT – Sullivan Street is getting a little wider every day. The six month-long project to widen and improve one of the more heavily traveled bypass routes in downtown is moving along and right on schedule, Assistant City Manager for Operations Ryan McReynolds said this week.