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May 8, 2024

Road construction to impact traffic on University Parkway near West State of Franklin

As part of the West Walnut Corridor Redevelopment Plan, contractors working with the Johnson City Water and Sewer Services and Public Works departments will close lanes on University Parkway between West State of Franklin Road and West Pine Street beginning Sunday, May 19. During this time, all traffic will be diverted to one lane in each direction in the construction area. This project will be done in phases.

During the first phase of construction, access to University Parkway from the east (Tree Streets side) at West Walnut, Lynn and West Maple streets will be blocked. This phase will last approximately six to eight weeks. The second phase will reopen access to these streets and close access on the west side (ETSU side) to Lynn and Maple streets for approximately four weeks. West Walnut Street on the west side will remain closed for the duration of the project. Additional lane closures and traffic interruptions are anticipated. 

Emergency vehicles will be able to pass; however, the construction area will see increased congestion as a result of the construction activities with long delays expected. Motorists and pedestrians are strongly encouraged to find alternative routes.

The project will take approximately three months, weather dependent.

Motorists should expect delays, use caution in the construction zone, and observe posted speed limits for their safety and the safety of workers.



UniversityParkway_TrafficPatternChanges_PhasesMaps.pdf

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