Kingsport asking for public input on transportation issues


KINGSPORT, TN (WJHL) – The Kingsport Metro Transportation Planning Organization (MTPO) is asking the public for input regarding transportation issues in the area.

MTPO is hosting a series of meetings Tuesday and Wednesday, to find out what areas or projects the public wants fixed. Transportation Planning Manager for Kingsport MTPO, Bill Albright, says that may include traffic flow, safety or accessibility.

“We want to hear from people, understand what their concerns are, what their needs are, and maybe some recommendations for improvement,” said Albright.

The public meetings are scheduled for October 4 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Kingsport LaQuinta Inn and Suites and at the Kingsport Public Library. On October 5, one meeting will be held at the Kingsport Improvement Building on W. Market Street from 10 to 2 p.m. and two meetings from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Kingsport University Center and at the Scott County VA Board of Supervisors Auditorium.

Albright said the transportation plan is not yet in place, as MTPO is awaiting the public feedback.

Albright said he hopes to have a plan drafted by winter time.

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