Recent News

Feb 09, 2016

New traffic signals begin flashing operation Wednesday

New traffic signals at the intersections of Princeton Road/East Oakland Avenue and Southwest Avenue/University Parkway will be activated at 10 a.m. Wednesday (Feb. 10). These signals will have a flashing operation only until Feb. 23, to help drivers become accustomed to their presence. The main roads will have a flashing yellow signal to advise motorists to use caution proceeding through the intersection. The side streets will have a flashing red signal to show that drivers are still required to stop and not proceed until traffic clears.

These two signals are a part of a project that includes new installations and upgrades to existing signals. The project – which is financed with federal funds – is a collaboration between Johnson City and the Tennessee Department of Transportation.

CONTACT:
Anthony Todd, engineer
Public Works – Traffic 
(423)975-2733


Back to Top


Feb 08, 2016

Lane closure on North Roan planned for overnight Thursday

Water and Sewer Services will be performing sewer line maintenance on North Roan Street between Boones Creek Road and Old Gray Station Road from 8 p.m. Thursday (Feb. 11) until 5 a.m. Friday (Feb. 12), weather permitting. One northbound lane will be closed while work takes place.
For more information, please call 461-1643.

CONTACT:
Michael Manuel, assistant water/wastewater maintenance superintendent
Water and Sewer Services
(423)975-2638


Back to Top


Feb 08, 2016

TRAFFIC ADVISORIES for week of Feb. 8

Public Works projects:
• State of Franklin Road (at Med Tech corridor) – turn lane closed until further notice.

Water/Sewer projects:
• Pine Grove Street (off Unaka Avenue) – water line replacement; lane closures
• Amoyee Drive – water line replacement; lane closures
• Douglas Chapel Road – water line installation; lane closures
• 4524 N. Roan St. – sewer line repair; lane closures (overnight Thursday only)
• Bristol Highway (5000 block) – water line replacement
• Boone Avenue, Brightridge Drive, Roseview Drive – water line replacement; lane closures
• 902 Mountainview Road – sewer line repair

TDOT projects:
• SR 36 between SR 354 and SR 75: Motorists can expect intermittent lane closures throughout the project. These closures should not last more than a few minutes. Traffic has been shifted on SR36 to the inside lanes from Boone Avenue up to Oak Grove. Transitions for these lane shifts are designated by pavement markings and construction barrels. Browns Road is closed but can be accessed via Boones Creek Road. Orchard Avenue is closed. Traffic is still shifted at Spurgeon Island Road. Motorists should be alert for workers present and use caution in this area.
All work is weather permitting.

Back to Top


Feb 05, 2016

BOC to hold workshop Wednesday

The Johnson City Board of Commissioners will hold a workshop at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday (Feb. 10) at Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., to discuss long-range planning.

CONTACT:
Beth Greene, executive assistant
Administration
(423)434-6002


Back to Top


Feb 05, 2016

Grant workshop scheduled for Feb. 11

An application workshop for the FY 16-17 THDA Emergency Solutions Grant will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday (Feb. 11) in the Administrative Conference Room of the Municipal and Safety Building, 601 E. Main St. The Emergency Solutions Grant Program awards funds to eligible non-profit agencies that provide services to the homeless and those at risk of being homeless in Johnson City. If your agency is interested in applying for this funding, please plan to send a representative to this meeting.

For more information, contact Diane Bradley, Community Development program manager, at (423)434-6293 or dbradley@johnsoncitytn.org.

CONTACT:
Diane Bradley, Program Manager
Community Development
(423)434-6293


Back to Top


Feb 03, 2016

Who Killed Mimsy murder mystery at MPCC Feb. 12

Citizens are invited to a whodunit at Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., Friday, Feb. 12. Who Killed Mimsy will be presented by Murder Mystery Caravan. Doors open at 6:15 p.m.; show starts at 7 p.m. You don’t want to miss this hilarious murder mystery!

Admission is $10, which includes a dessert buffet. Pre-registration and payment are required in advance. Tickets will not be sold at the door.

Register in person at the MPCC Senior Services desk. For more information, call (423)434-6237.

CONTACT:

Amy Otto, program coordinator

Senior Services

(423)434-6229


Back to Top


Feb 01, 2016

TRAFFIC ADVISORIES for week of Feb. 1

Public Works projects:

• State of Franklin Road (at Med Tech corridor) – turn lane closed until further notice.



Water/Sewer projects:

• Pine Grove Street (off Unaka Avenue) – water line replacement; lane closures

• Amoyee Drive – water line replacement; lane closures

• Douglas Chapel Road – water line installation; lane closures

• 4508 N. Roan St. – sewer line repair

• Bristol Highway (5000 block) – water line replacement

• Boone Avenue, Brightridge Drive, Roseview Drive – water line replacement; lane closures

• 407 E. Main St. – manhole installation

• Old Lewis Road – sewer line installation; lane closures



TDOT projects:

• SR 36 between SR 354 and SR 75: Motorists can expect intermittent lane closures throughout the project. These closures should not last more than a few minutes. Traffic has been shifted on SR36 to the inside lanes from Boone Avenue up to Oak Grove. Transitions for these lane shifts are designated by pavement markings and construction barrels. Browns Road is closed but can be accessed via Boones Creek Road. Orchard Avenue is closed. Traffic is still shifted at Spurgeon Island Road. Motorists should be alert for workers present and use caution in this area.

All work is weather permitting.







Back to Top


Feb 01, 2016

BOC to hold workshop Thursday

The Johnson City Board of Commissioners will hold a workshop Thursday (Feb. 4) at 4:30 p.m. to discuss proposed changes to the Beer Ordinance and other items. This workshop will be held in the Administrative Conference Room of the Municipal and Safety Building, 601 E. Main St.

CONTACT:

Beth Greene, executive assistant

Administration

(423)434-6002


Back to Top


Jan 29, 2016

Section of Old Lewis to be closed Monday

Old Lewis Road between South Roan Street and Hillmont Drive will be closed from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Monday (Feb. 1) for sewer line installation. Traffic will be detoured via Chestnut Lane.

CONTACT:

Michael Manuel, assistant water/wastewater superintendent

Water and Sewer Services

(423)483-0504


Back to Top


Jan 29, 2016

MPCC hypertension program starts Wednesday

Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., will offer Taking Control of Your Chronic Disease – Hypertension, a nine-session series for individuals with high blood pressure, starting Wednesday (Feb. 3). Classes will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to noon. The first session will feature a guest speaker while the following sessions (through March 2) will include 30 minutes of educational information and 30 minutes of exercise. Participants should wear appropriate clothing and shoes for exercise.

Cost is $8 for the series. Participants may pre-register at the Senior Services front desk or by calling (423)434-6237.

CONTACT:

Debbie Fogle, program coordinator

Senior Services

(423)434-6231


Back to Top