Elizabethton’s Summers-Taylor is the contractor on the job.
This project, which began in January 2011, was initiated to provide an alternate route for motorists coming mostly from the southeastern portion of Kingsport, and to create a thoroughfare to accommodate vehicles when Interstate 26 is blocked for whatever reason. If that happens, traffic will be moved over from Boones Creek Road or from the Gray exit onto Highway 36 to bypass potential traffic jams.
Farmer said the work on Highway 36, also is known as North Roan Street and the Kingsport Highway, is about 30 percent complete.
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