Kingsport has been planning to fix Main Street for years and the project is on the cusp of getting under way. But before work could start on the $5.5 million rebuild, city leaders needed to make a decision on what to do with the overhead power lines that run down Main Street.
The Kingsport Board of Mayor and Aldermen have a choice to make about the future appearance of Main Street and whether the cost is worth it. Should the power lines be placed underground, should they be moved across the street or should they be left alone? A decision is expected within the next 30 days.
The core of the project calls for rebuilding Main Street, digging down and removing the existing road structure and back filing it with stone to produce a good, stable base. Kingsport plans to keep Main Street an asphalt road rather than use concrete for the rebuild.
Today's Community Scrapbook features photos from the second Cruise-In of the summer in historic downtown Rogersville. The photos were taken and submitted by community contributor Sheldon Livesay.
The Main Street Board sponsors a Cruise-In