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Expect to see more than $12 million worth of street resurfacing in Kingsport later this year – money that will come from the city itself and from the state.
Apparently the pandemic was good for business last year in Church Hill, where folks shopping closer to home helped create a big increase in sales tax revenue.
One paving project bid the Board of Education approved Tuesday night was the only bid and was 149% of the cost originally estimated by an engineering firm.
The project covers all of Phipps Bend Road between Highway 11-W in Surgoinsville south to the end of the road in front of the new Miyake Forging plant.
The $1.3 million project is to perform repair work on the bridge, including making minor structural repairs to the bridge deck, installing new parapet walls with protective fencing for the railroad and conducting slope repairs under the bridge.
The city’s paving plans breaks down the work into basically three categories – “worst first” roads, main road paving (which is contracted out) and neighborhood paving. The “worst first” and neighborhood roads will be done in-house by city crews.
The paving and preliminary work is done and opening day is set for Lonesome Pine Raceway, which will now go racing on Aug. 29 with five divisions in action.
KINGSPORT — Everyone wants to drive on a smooth road, not one filled with cracks and potholes.