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Highway 36 project about 30 percent complete

August 8th, 2013 6:00 am by gary b. gray, NET News Service

Highway 36 project about 30 percent complete

Tennessee Highway 36, also known as North Roan Street and the Kingsport Highway, is expected to wrap up its road construction in mid-December 2014. (Lee Talbert/NET News Service)

A more than $42 million road construction project to widen a stretch of roadway on Tennessee Highway 36 from Tennessee Highway 354 — Boones Creek Road — to Tennessee Highway 75 has been slightly delayed because of recent rains, but Tennessee Department of Transportation Project Superintendent Jason Farmer said Wednesday he expects the job to wrap up in mid-December 2014.

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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