BR02: US 23

BR02 Overview Map

Tennessee State Line TO Weber City

Public Information meeting

An in-person citizen information meeting for this study was held on May 25, 2022 at the Scott County Vocational Center. For more information, visit


The survey regarding potential transportation safety and operations improvements along Route 23 in Weber City from the Tennessee state line to Route 58/Wadlow Gap in Scott County is complete.

Project Purpose

The purpose of this study will be to analyze the operational and safety issues identified along US 23 between the TN Stateline and the US 58 intersection in Scott County. This corridor has a high number of crashes attributed to poor spacing between the intersections and various site access driveways located along the corridor, which impacts the reliability of the US 23 corridor. The objective of this study is to identify cost-effective preferred improvement alternatives that address the deficient conditions and minimize ROW impacts.

Study Partners

  • Scott County
  • Kingsport Metropolitan Transportation Planning Organization
  • LENOWISCO Planning District Commission
  • Mountain Empire Transit

Key Points of Contact

District Lead: Blake Ailor

Lead Consultant: Alex Shoemaker 


Phase 1 August 2021 – September 2021 Problem Diagnosis/Brainstorm Alternatives
Phase 2 October 2021 – March 2022 Stakeholder/Public engagement and feedback
Phase 3 March 2022 – July 2022 Investment strategy cost estimation and refinement

Last updated: May 16, 2024

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