ELIZABETHTON — Travelers on the Mary Patton Highway, also designated Tennessee state Route 362, will encounter road construction work near Big Springs Road for the next month. The work will correct a sinkhole problem on that stretch of the highway.

The work was discussed on Monday by Mark Nagi, Region 1 (East Tennessee) community relations officer for the Tennessee Department of Transportation.

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John Thompson covers Carter and Johnson counties for the Johnson City Press since 1998. He grew up in Washington County and graduated from University High and East Tennessee State University

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