East Cedar Street

Please check this page frequently for information and updates on the East Cedar Street reconstruction project. Updates will include details on project phases, planned closures and detours, and other relevant information to help residents navigate the project area. A full set of project plans may be found under the Project Details tab below.

  1. Construction Updates
  2. Project Details

Section of East Cedar to reopen on Tuesday, Sept. 28

A section of Bristol, Tennessee’s East Cedar Street will reopen on Tuesday, Sept. 28, and traffic signs will be returned to their pre-construction locations, once again requiring motorists traveling east along King College Road to stop when they reach the East Cedar Street intersection. Barricades will be removed and traffic will flow along the newly constructed portion of East Cedar Street from its intersection with King College Road to Valley Drive. The road closure was necessary to install a new box culvert at Cedar Creek, realign a sharp S curve, relocate utilities, install a new storm sewer system, and install curbing and sidewalks along this section of East Cedar Street. The section of East Cedar Street between Valley Drive and Georgia Avenue will remain closed to through traffic while major work continues there.

Motorists are encouraged to use alternate routes when possible. Those traveling along East Cedar Street should expect periodic traffic delays and be aware of construction crews working in the area. Construction is expected to continue through Fall 2022.

Project Progress as of September 10, 2021

Since the project began:

  • East Cedar Street has been realigned to remove a sharp S curve on the eastern section of the road.
  • Installation of a new box culvert at Cedar Creek has been completed.
  •  A new and much-improved storm sewer system has been installed from Florida Avenue to the intersection of King College Road.
  • Curbing and sidewalks have been installed along the majority of the project’s eastern section.

Crews are currently working to:

  • Complete curbing and sidewalks from Florida Avenue to the King College Road intersection.
  • Install a base layer of paving along the eastern section of East Cedar Street.

When this work has been completed, the eastern end of East Cedar Street from Florida Avenue to King College Road will be open to traffic. A firm timeline has not been determined.

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Public Information Meetings

Public meetings were held on October 20 and 27, 2020 where members of the public had an opportunity to hear from the East Cedar St project team. In the video below, City Engineer Jake Chandler, Jeff Mize with CDM Smith, and Kevin Buck with Baker's Construction Services provide an overview of the project.