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Kingsport paving project expected to begin Tuesday night

June 9th, 2014 7:45 pm by Matthew Lane

Kingsport paving project expected to begin Tuesday night

The Tennessee Department of Transportation is launching a major resurfacing project along Center Street, Lynn Garden Drive and Stone Drive this summer. Photo by David Grace.

KINGSPORT — A major resurfacing project along Center Street and Lynn Garden Drive that was supposed to start Sunday night should be under way Tuesday night.

The $4.2 million project calls for nearly eight miles of roads (Center, Lynn Garden and Stone Drive) to get a fresh layer of asphalt, new bicycle lanes and a lane adjustment for a good portion of Center Street.

As announced in the Times-News, "Road Work Ahead" signs have been placed, and the plan was for W&L Construction and Paving to begin work Sunday night. That obviously didn't happen.

Mark Nagi, spokesman for the Tennessee Department of Transportation, said that another project pushed the one in Kingsport back and work should begin Tuesday night.

The TDOT-funded project calls for the resurfacing work to start on Center Street at Fort Henry Drive, then move to Lynn Garden and finish up with Stone Drive. The contract calls for the work to be completed by August 31.

During the course of the contract, the milling and paving will be performed Sundays through Thursdays, from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Other work, such as sidewalk ramp construction, will be allowed during the day.

For an expanded version of this article, please see Tuesday's print edition or our expanded electronic edition.

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