JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. -

It's a green light for Phase III of Northeast State Community College's Johnson City teaching site.

College and state officials let contractors know they are ready to move forward with the $1.6 million, and 38,000 square-foot renovation. It will include the addition of classroom space, science and computer labs, a learning resource center, and admin space.

Work is expected to be complete by the end of March.

The building is located at 101 East Market St. in Downtown Johnson City.