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Clinchfield/Press intersection work gets under way

April 7th, 2014 8:57 pm by Matthew Lane

Clinchfield/Press intersection work gets under way

Press Street has been closed from Clinchfield Street to Roller Street as work has begun to reconfigure and improve the Clinchfield/Press intersection. Photo by David Grace.

KINGSPORT — Changes are under way for Clinchfield Street.

Tipton Construction began work on Monday near the intersection of Clinchfield and Press streets. The end result will be a reconfigured entrance into the Food City property and the installation of a traffic signal at this intersection.

During construction of the intersection tie-in, one lane of Clinchfield entering the downtown area will be closed approaching Press.

The work is taking place in connection with the Kingsport Carousel Project — the creation of a traditional carousel adjacent to the Kingsport Farmers Market.

Kingsport bought back from Food City the 0.6 acre lot beside the farmers market building for $140,000 earlier this year, with the plan being to close that entrance to the shopping center, build the carousel roundhouse on that site along with a small, adjacent park and playground.

However, before the carousel work takes place, Kingsport has to reconfigure and improve the Clinchfield/Press intersection in accordance with the land deal with Food City.

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