Special Projects


KUB regularly communicates with customers and the community about major utility projects through news releases, construction letters to residents, and signs in the construction area. When there is particular interest about a project in an area, we may also have public meetings.


This page offers additional information, such as fact sheets, news releases, or maps, for some long-term major projects that may be of interest to the community. If you have questions or would like to make comments on a project, you can e-mail comm@kub.org or call 524-2911.



South Northshore Drive Natural Gas and Water Main Replacement (April 2014-Summer 2015)

 As part of the Century II program, KUB will upgrade aging infrastructure by replacing sections of natural gas and water mains and related equipment along a three-mile section of South Northshore Drive (between Woodridge Drive and Erin Drive), and a section of Wrights Ferry Road near the South Northshore Drive intersection. The project will also replace water mains and service lines on Bradford Lane, Willmann Lane, and Westford Drive. KUB is installing the natural gas and water mains at the same time to minimize future impact to customers and commuters. This project will not impact the entire length of S. Northshore Drive at the same time. Crews will proceed with main replacements in smaller work zones to limit construction and traffic impacts to short sections at a time.


 S. Northshore Drive Information Sheet



Bearden Village Greenway Detour (Effective through May 2)

Knoxville Utilities Board and its contractors will detour a short section of the Bearden Village Greenway through Friday, May 2, as system upgrades are completed in and around the nearby electric substation located at 104 Lebanon Street.


A quarter-mile section of the Bearden Village Greenway will be closed from the Sutherland Avenue entrance near the UT RecSports Complex to the Lebanon Street entrance. The detour route around the closed work area uses the Sutherland Avenue Greenway which is connected to the Bearden Village Greenway.


Barricades and signage are in place along the greenway to mark the detour route.



Wayland Road Water Storage Tank Project (Summer 2014 through Summer 2015)

Meeting Topic: KUB hosted a public meeting on March 31, 2014, at Mt. Harmony Baptist Church (6500 Strawberry Plains Pike) to discuss details associated with a proposed new one million gallon above-ground water storage tank to be constructed on Wayland Road between Strawberry Plains Pike and Flint Gap Road. KUB is currently designing the facility and plans to begin construction in the summer of 2014. Also as part of this project, KUB will retire the existing 250,000 gallon water storage tank located on Hayswood Road, south of Pine Grove Road. KUB representatives will make a brief presentation about the proposed water storage tank, and video clips showing renderings of the facility will also be available for review.


Wayland Road Water Storage Tank Information Sheet


Wayland Road Water Storage Tank Area Map



South Loop Natural Gas Main Pipeline Installation Project

April 1, 2014 Update - KUB has surveyed approximately 85 percent of the preliminary pipeline corridor. Easement negotiations will start in April, with construction tentatively scheduled to begin in July or August 2014.


December 11, 2013 Update - KUB hosted a community meeting on December 9, 2013 at Sevier Heights Baptist Church to discuss the South Loop Natural Gas Main Project and gather customer input. Representatives from several KUB departments were available at the meeting to answer questions one-on-one following a brief presentation about the scope of the project. The next steps will involve surveying and design of the final route, beginning in late December/early January. Regular updates will be posted on this site as this project progresses.


KUB has designated two Customer Support representatives as the primary points of contact for the duration of the project. If you were unable to attend the meeting, but you would like to speak with someone about the project, contact via the numbers below [Available weekdays between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m.]:


Reno Hall - Office: 558-2117; Cell: 705-2817

Brian Craft - Office: 558-2508; Cell: 659-7264


Customers can call 558-2331 at any time for information on this project. If the call is made after normal business hours, customers can leave a recorded message that will be responded to by the next business day.


View Current Information Sheet and Construction Map

The South Loop Natural Gas Main Installation Project blog







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