The West Walnut Street Corridor Redevelopment Plan is a $33 million investment that will lay the foundation for the revitalization of the area that connects East Tennessee State University to downtown.
The existing road will be removed and replaced with a new design which will include upgrades to water and sewer lines and storm drains. The new, pedestrian-friendly roadway will include sidewalks on both sides, on-street parking and a bike lane. The design of the roadway will include traffic calming measures such as raised intersections and slight curves.
The intersection of West Walnut Street and University Parkway will be converted to a right-in-right-out configuration and a street extension will be constructed at Cherokee Street to connect West Walnut Street to State of Franklin Road. A new signal will be installed at Pine Street and University Parkway. Public, accessible greenspaces are included in the plan to aid in the best management of stormwater and serve as gathering places for people living in or visiting the City of Johnson City.
To view the plan in its entirety, please visit West Walnut Street Corridor Redevelopment Plan.
Project UPDATE - May 20
Infrastructure work taking place as part of the City of Johnson City’s West Walnut Street Redevelopment Project will impact traffic on West Walnut Street and neighboring streets next week.
Waterline installation work on the Earnest St. alleyway from Cherry St. to Ashe St. No impact to traffic is anticipated in this area. Traffic on West Walnut Street between West Watauga Avenue and Southwest Avenue will be impacted while waterline installation work continues in the area.
Installation of a stormwater line on Ashe Street will impact traffic on Ashe Street between Earnest and Sevier streets.
Sewer infrastructure near the Southwest Ave. and W. Maple St. intersection may take place next week and would impact traffic at the intersection until the work is complete.
Drivers who cannot avoid these areas should expect delays, use caution in the construction zone, and observe posted speed limits for their safety and the safety of workers.
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