A right-of-way meeting is expected to be scheduled sometime in June, TDOT staff told Sullivan County commissioners earlier this month. Right-of-way and utilities are estimated to cost $23.9 million of the 4-mile, five-segment project’s total $90.1 million price tag.
The project, to widen and improve a 4.1 section of State Route 126 - including bike lanes and sidewalks, is about to enter the right-of-way acquisition phase.
The Tennessee Department of Transportation's current budget includes funding to begin the right-of-way acquistion phase of a long-anticipated improvement project to Memorial Boulevard (State Route 126), from East Center Street in Kingsport to east of Cooks Valley Road (just past East Lawn Cemetery if you're headed toward Blountville).
BLOUNTVILLE — The Tennessee Department of Transportation's proposal for a construction project on State Route 126, from East Center Street in Kingsport to east of Cooks Valley Road (just past East Lawn Cemetery if you're headed toward Blountville) is up for a possible "acceptance" vote by the Sullivan County Commission.
TDOT says the width of the roadway generally needs to be improved from East Center Street to Interstate 81, as most of the existing roadway includes 11-foot-wide lanes with narrow shoulders.