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TDOT announces widening plans for State Route 126

May 30th, 2013 7:49 am by Matthew Lane, NET News Service

TDOT announces widening plans for State Route 126

Yancey's Tavern on Chestnut Ridge Road just off highway 126 in Sullivan County. Photo by Ned JIlton II.

KINGSPORT - After more than a decade of planning, the Tennessee Department of Transportation has made up its mind about what to do with State Route 126.

TDOT announced on Wednesday its plans on how to widen SR 126, from roughly East Center Street to Interstate 81, choosing a modified option presented to Kingsport and Sullivan County in December 2012.

The option - dubbed Alternative B-Modified - widens the road without affecting East Lawn Cemetery or taking property from the historic Yancy’s Tavern. In addition, the option is the cheapest of the three under consideration and displaces the fewest residences and businesses.


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