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The City of Bristol is inviting community members to share their ideas for the West State Street corridor through an online survey. This survey follows up on public input received during a public open house held at the Slater Center in November. The survey will be open through March 7, 2023.
This corridor extends from the area surrounding Exit 74 of Interstate 81, including the Pinnacle and Bristol Regional Medical Center, all the way to the intersection with Volunteer Parkway and downtown Bristol. It was identified as a subject for study in order to support and encourage redevelopment of the corridor as a central spine of commerce, tourism and economic growth.
Through the study, the city aims to seek out strategies to maximize existing infrastructure, define levels of access and mobility, improve safety, promote efficiencies and identify deficiencies within operations, identify preferred future land use, encourage redevelopment and revitalization, and promote place-making best practices within the streetscape to revitalize the West State Street corridor as a destination.
“We were so pleased with the level and quality of the input we received from the community back in November and are looking forward to receiving even more valuable insight through this survey,” said Cherith Young, director of community development and planning for the City of Bristol, Tennessee. “West State Street is a major transportation artery for Bristol, not just for the people who live and work here every day, but also for the thousands upon thousands of visitors we welcome every year. We owe it to everyone who drives, walks, bikes, lives or owns property along this corridor to thoroughly study how it can be elevated to its highest potential. Hearing the voice of the community is a critical part of that process.”
The study and resulting plan are scheduled to be finalized by late summer 2023. This effort is being funded through a Transportation Planning Grant (TPG) from the Tennessee Department of Transportation. To complete the survey, visit the following link or scan the QR code below: https://metroquestsurvey.com/08lv
For more information about the survey or plan please contact Director of Community Development and Planning, Cherith Young at [email protected] or Project Manager Mary Connelly with consultant WSP at [email protected].