Traffic interruptions planned Sunday on North Roan Street & State of Franklin Road


JOHNSON CITY – On Sunday, October 18, a rolling roadblock and traffic detour are planned on North Roan Street and State of Franklin Road to allow ongoing utility maintenance while protecting motorists and utility crews.

Rolling roadblocks allow traffic to be slowed or temporarily stopped while critical utility infrastructure is replaced.

A rolling roadblock is planned from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. on North Roan Street near East Mountain View Road. A traffic detour is planned from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on State of Franklin Road in the vicinity of the intersection with Browns Mill Road and the Bristol Highway.

These measures will allow BrightRidge contractors to replace multiple strands of transmission and static line as well as utility poles as the public power provider works to improve system stability and reliability. No power outages are necessary for the work to be completed.

AWP will be managing traffic control in both areas. Motorists should pay close attention and use the utmost caution near work zones while seeking alternative routes when possible.

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.