A portion of 6th Street in downtown Bristol, Tennessee and the adjacent sidewalk and parking lot will be closed for a three-day period beginning Sunday, July 10, while demolition crews remove the façade of building where structural issues were discovered earlier this year.
Beginning at sunrise on Sunday, 6th Street between Shelby and State streets will be closed to traffic and on-street parking. The adjoining sidewalk and parking lot also will be closed to allow a safe perimeter for crews from Taff & Frye to remove the façade on the three-story building at 23 6th Street. The work will continue through Tuesday and, if additional time is needed, will resume Sunday, July 17, through Tuesday, July 19. The closures have been scheduled in an effort to have minimal impact to adjacent properties.
Emergency crews and engineers were called to the area in February after neighboring property owners reported breaking glass on the front of the building that houses an import/export business. Temporary repairs were made at that time to stabilize the building until more extensive work could be completed.
Motorists and pedestrians are encouraged to avoid the area and use caution when traveling around the impacted area.