Second phase of Roan Street utility, streetscape project to begin Monday

Roan Street detour map (City of Johnson City)

JOHNSON CITY, TN (WJHL) – Construction is set to begin at the intersection of Main and Roan streets Monday, Aug. 17 at 6 p.m., as city workers start phase II of the Roan Street utility and streetscape replacement project.

According to a City of Johnson City news release, the project will close South Roan Street between Main and Market streets for around 9-12 weeks.

Roan Street detour map (City of Johnson City)
Roan Street detour map (City of Johnson City)

The intersection will open again once completed and a full block of Roan Street from Main Street to Market will be closed Tuesday, Aug. 18.

Traffic will be detoured along Buffalo Street and State of Franklin Road, and trucks will not be allowed on South Roan Street between Buffalo Street and State of Franklin Road.

Smaller vehicles will be allowed to travel to Main Street from the south side and Market Street from the north side to access businesses.

According to the release, businesses in the area will be accessible by sidewalk during construction.

“The first part of Phase II, which should take three to four weeks, will include replacing original water and sewer lines dating back to the late 1800s,” from the release. “Upon completion of the utility replacement, repaving and installation of new crosswalks, sidewalks and curbs will begin. That portion is expected to take six to eight weeks.”

The first phase of the project included the area from State of Franklin to East Main Street and was completed in late 2013, and the third phase, set for 2016, will complete the remainder of the work to Buffalo Street.

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