Motorists should expect rolling roadblocks due to utility work on Sunday and Tuesday


JOHNSON CITY – BrightRidge will be pulling static wire across Interstate 26 near University Parkway on Sunday, June 14 from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. as well as conductor wire on Tuesday, June 16 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on TN Highway 36/North Roan Street near the intersection with West Oakland Avenue.

Both projects will require rolling roadblocks and lane closures, with traffic flow alteration expected on all travel lanes. A rolling roadblock modifies traffic flow by deploying professional lead cars as a means of temporarily delaying or stopping traffic, allowing wire to be strung without risk to motorists.

As a result, motorists should seek alternative routes, be prepared for traffic delays on I-26 on Sunday and on North Roan Street on Tuesday, using the utmost caution if work zones cannot be avoided.

About BrightRidge

BrightRidge is a publicly owned electric utility serving 83,671 customers in Washington, Sullivan, Carter and Greene counties. It is the 10th largest local power company in the Tennessee Valley Authority service area. BrightRidge Broadband, a division of BrightRidge, offers nation-leading 10GB symmetrical fiber-to-the-premise services to more than 30,000 locations in its service area.