Special Projects

 

Please click on one of the Current KUB Special Projects below for more information.

 

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project

 

 

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.

 

 

 

City of Knoxville Cumberland Avenue Project

The City of Knoxville’s Cumberland Avenue Streetscapes Project is underway, and is expected to last through August 2017. The same contractor responsible for the City's roadway improvements is also responsible for the relocation of KUB's water, wastewater, and natural gas utilities during this project. KUB will work with affected customers during utility construction to schedule any necessary planned utility service interruptions. Electric relocation work was previously completed. To stay informed on the latest information regarding this project, as well as changing traffic patterns, please visit http://www.cumberlandconnect.com/.

 

 

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade project

Information Sheet

Current Traffic Map

Downtown Century II Blog

 

 

KUB has designated two Customer Support representatives as the primary points of contact for the duration of the project. If you are unable to attend the public meeting, but would like to speak with someone about the project, please call the numbers listed below (available weekdays between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m.):

 

Massamba Fall - Office: 558-2126; Cell: 705-3501

Ann Keener - Office: 558-2140; Cell: 313-3212

 

Customers can call the customer support hotline at 558-2330 to leave a message after hours. All messages will be responded to by the end of the following work day.


August 24, 2016 UPDATE - Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – S. Gay Street Road Closure [Extended August 24] – KUB and its contractor will implement a closure of S. Gay Street between Cumberland Avenue and Main Street from 6-11 p.m., Wednesday, August 24, as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade project. Alternate routes include Cumberland Avenue, State Street, W. Church Avenue, Locust Street, and Main Street. Please see the DCII Project map for more detailed traffic information.


August 23, 2016 UPDATE  - Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – Henley Street Lane Closure [August 23] – KUB and its contractor will implement a lane closure of the curbside, northbound of Henley Street between W. Church Avenue and Clinch Avenue from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., on Tuesday, August 23, as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade project. One northbound lane, the center turn lane, and all southbound lanes will remain open during this timeframe. As part of this work, the curbside turn lane from Clinch Avenue to Henley Street will also be closed (turn access to Henley will be maintained via the center turn lane). Please see the DCII Project map for more detailed traffic information.

 

August 22, 2016 UPDATE – On Tuesday, August 23, from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m., paving crews will restore the W. Church Avenue/Locust Street intersection. Crews will direct traffic around the paving work through the intersection EXCEPT for eastbound traffic on W. Church Avenue through the intersection. The eastbound lane of W. Church Avenue between Henley Street and the intersection will be closed. Please see updated traffic map for more information.

 

August 19, 2016 UPDATE – This week, Garney Construction completed remaining water work on W. Church Avenue at the Locust Street intersection. Due to weather, the planned work on Cumberland Avenue between Estabrook Road and Poplar Street was delayed, and will now be performed next week.

 

Also next week, additional work will take place on W. Church Avenue, Clinch Avenue, and S. Gay Street as indicated below, and upon successful completion, roadway restoration will follow. In the next two weeks, a manhole crew will move throughout downtown accessing manholes to perform final tasks, and motorists are advised to be mindful of their presence and use caution as temporary lane shifts are expected to allow for safe manhole access.

 

In the coming weeks, Garney Construction will vacate their lay down yard on State Street, thus signaling the end of KUB’s Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project substantially ahead of the original projected completion date of spring 2017. KUB and Garney Construction thank everyone for their cooperation and understanding throughout this project.

 

TRAFFIC ADVISORIES

 

(Downtown Knoxville) Walnut Street Road Closure [August 28] – KUB crews will close a section of Walnut Street, between Union Avenue and Clinch Avenue, from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Sunday, August 28, as work is performed on the natural gas distribution system in the area. Detour routes will include West Church Avenue, Clinch Avenue, Union Avenue, Wall Avenue, and South Gay Street. Parking access will be maintained, and flaggers will be on site to assist with traffic control.

(Downtown Knoxville) W. Summit Hill Drive Lane Closure [August 28] – KUB crews will close the inside, westbound lane of W. Summit Hill Drive at the Locust Street intersection from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Sunday, August 28, as work is performed on the natural gas distribution system in the area. Both eastbound lanes, one westbound lane, and turn access to/from Locust Street will be maintained. Follow-up advisories will be issued as necessary.


Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – W. Summit Hill Drive Lane Closure [August 26] – KUB and its contractor will implement a lane closure of the inside, westbound lane of W. Summit Hill Drive at Walnut Street from 7 a.m. - 3 p.m., on Friday, August 26, to allow safe manhole access as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade project. Turning access from Walnut Street to W. Summit Hill Drive will be maintained. Please see attached DCII Project map for more detailed traffic information.


Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – Cumberland Avenue & Poplar Street Lane Closure [August 26] – KUB and its contractor will implement a lane closure of the curbside, eastbound lane of Cumberland Avenue at Poplar Street, and one lane of traffic on Poplar Street, from 7 a.m. - 3 p.m., on Friday, August 26, to allow safe manhole access as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade project. Ingress/egress to Poplar Street will be maintained. Please see attached DCII Project map for more detailed traffic information.


Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – Henley Street Lane Closure

[August 23] – KUB and its contractor will implement a lane closure of the curbside,
northbound of Henley Street between W. Church Avenue and Clinch Avenue from 9 a.m.
- 3 p.m., on Tuesday, August 23, as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities
Upgrade project. One northbound lane, the center turn lane, and all southbound lanes
will remain open during this timeframe. As part of this work, the curbside turn lane from
Clinch Avenue to Henley Street will also be closed (turn access to Henley will be
maintained via the center turn lane). Please see attached DCII Project map for more

detailed traffic information.


Some listed closures may extend beyond the scheduled times depending on the
conditions encountered during excavation and construction. Appropriate traffic control
measures will be in place at each location to assist motorists traveling in these areas.
Due to the ongoing presence of workers and equipment, motorists are advised to use
caution and expect temporary delays in these areas. More information on this and other
KUB construction projects can be found at www.kub.org.


(Downtown Knoxville) W. Church Avenue/Walnut Street Intersection Closure [August 21-22] – KUB crews will implement the below traffic control measures from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m., on Sunday, August 21, and Monday, August 22, as work is completed on the natural gas distribution system in the area:

  • Road Closure – Walnut Street between W. Church Avenue and Union Avenue
  • Lane Closure – Both eastbound lanes of W. Church Avenue between Walnut Street and Market Street. The westbound lane will remain open and be used to alternate traffic to surface parking lots.

Parking access and hotel access will be maintained on W. Church Avenue. Flaggers will be on-site to assist with traffic control, and follow-up advisories will be issued as necessary.

 

(Downtown Knoxville) Clinch Avenue Road Closure [August 22-26] – KUB crews will close a short section of Clinch Avenue between S. Gay Street and Market Street to traffic from 9 a.m., Monday, August 22, through 3 p.m., Friday, August 26, as work is performed on the electric distribution system in the area. Alternate routes include S. Gay Street, W. Church Avenue, Market Street, Wall Avenue, Walnut Street, and Union Avenue. Follow-up advisories will be issued as necessary.

 

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – S. Gay Street Road Closure [August 22] – KUB and its contractor will implement a closure of S. Gay Street between Cumberland Avenue and Main Street from 6-11 p.m., Monday, August 22, as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade project. Alternate routes include Cumberland Avenue, State Street, W. Church Avenue, Locust Street, and Main Street. Please see the DCII Project map for more detailed traffic information.

 

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – Cumberland Avenue Lane Closure [Extended August 22-23] – KUB and its contractor will implement a lane closure of the curbside, eastbound lane of Cumberland Avenue between Estabrook Road and Poplar Street from 6 a.m., Monday, August 22, through 6 p.m., Tuesday, August 23, as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade project. This work was delayed due to weather. One eastbound lane and both westbound lanes will remain open to traffic. Parking access to the UT Staff Parking Lot and the Poplar Street Parking Lot will be maintained. Follow up advisories will be issued as necessary. Please see the DCII Project map for more detailed traffic information.

 

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project Photos – August 15-19, 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

August 16, 2016 UPDATE – With traffic flow returned to the 700 block of S. Gay Street, Garney Construction will begin the remaining construction work for the Downtown Century II Utilities upgrade project. Following successful completion of the below work, roadway restoration will be performed.

 

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – W. Church Avenue/Locust Street Intersection Closure [August 17-19] – KUB and its contractor will implement a closure of the W. Church Avenue/Locust Street intersection from 6 a.m., Wednesday, August 17, through noon, Friday, August 19, as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade project. As part of this work, the following roadways will also be closed:

  • W. Church Avenue between Henley Street and Walnut Street
  • Locust Street between Clinch Avenue and Cumberland Avenue

Hilton Hotel traffic should use W. Church Avenue from Walnut Street to access the hotel driveway, while access to the hotel parking garage via Locust Street will be maintained. Follow-up advisories will be issued as necessary. Please see the DCII Project map for more detailed traffic information.

 

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – Cumberland Avenue Lane Closure [August 17-19] – KUB and its contractor will implement a lane closure of the curbside, eastbound lane of Cumberland Avenue between Estabrook Road and Poplar Street from 6 a.m., Wednesday, August 17, through noon, Friday, August 19, as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade project. One eastbound lane and both westbound lanes will remain open to traffic. Parking access to the UT Staff Parking Lot and the Poplar Street Parking Lot will be maintained. Follow up advisories will be issued as necessary. Please see the DCII Project map for more detailed traffic information.

 

August 12, 2016 UPDATE -This week, subcontract crews performed work in the manholes located on Henley Street. Next week on Monday, August 15, between 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., crews will implement a lane closure on Henley Street between W. Church Avenue and Clinch Avenue as indicated by the traffic advisory below.

 

KUB's Downtown Century II project is nearing an end, and remaining work to be completed in the coming weeks on W. Church Avenue between Walnut Street and Locust Street and on S. Gay Street between Cumberland Avenue and Main Street will be coordinated with the City of Knoxville and their work on Gay Street, which is currently underway.

 

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – Henley Street Lane Closure [August 15] – KUB and its contractor will implement a lane closure on Henley Street at Clinch Avenue from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., on Monday, August 15, as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade project. The curbside, northbound lane will be closed, while two northbound and all southbound lanes remain open. Traffic access from Clinch Avenue to Henley Street will be maintained via a flagger. Please see the Downtown Century II traffic map for more detailed traffic information.

 

August 10, 2016 UPDATE - Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – Henley Street Intermittent Lane Closure [Rescheduled August 11-12] – KUB and its contractor will implement intermittent lane closures on Henley Street between Main Street and Clinch Avenue from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., on Thursday, August 11, and Friday, August 12, as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade project. Lane closures to access manholes will be implemented in both the northbound and southbound lanes, but will not occur in both directions at one time. Please see the DCII traffic map for more detailed traffic information.

 

August 5, 2016 UPDATE – This week, crews completed wastewater work in Main Street between Locust Street and Walnut Street, and also in the area of Muroran Drive in World's Fair Park.

 

Crews have wrapped up all construction related activities for the weekend, and will return on site Monday, August 8. KUB and its contractor would like to remind everyone to be mindful of the areas where crews have been working, as rough pavement and gravel may be present over the weekend, and to exercise caution when walking in these areas.

 

On Monday, August 8, and Tuesday, August 9, between 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., crews will implement intermittent lane closures on Henley Street to allow access to manholes for testing. With KUB's Downtown Century II project nearing an end, there will be no construction activities for the project next week, although restoration work will be completed as necessary. The remaining work to be completed in the coming weeks on W. Church Avenue between Walnut Street and Locust Street and on S. Gay Street between Cumberland Avenue and Main Street will be coordinated with the City of Knoxville and their work on Gay Street, which is currently underway.


TRAFFIC ADVISORY

 

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – Henley Street Intermittent Lane Closure [August 8-9] – KUB and its contractor will implement intermittent lane closures on Henley Street between Main Street and Clinch Avenue from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., on Monday, August 8, and Tuesday, August 9, as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade project. Lane closures to access manholes will be implemented in both the northbound and southbound lanes, but will not occur in both directions at one time. Please see the DCII traffic map for more detailed traffic information.


August 2, 2016 UPDATE - (Downtown Knoxville) State Street Road Closure [August 3] – KUB crews will close a section of State Street between Union Avenue and Commerce Avenue from 7 a.m.- 3 p.m., Wednesday, August 3, as work is performed on the electric distribution system in the area. Alternate routes include S. Gay Street, S. Central Street, and Clinch Avenue. Flaggers will be on site to assist with traffic control, and access to the Promenade Parking Garage will be maintained.


 

July 29, 2016 UPDATE – This week, Garney Construction crews completed installation of a new wastewater main in Main Street between Locust Street and Walnut Street.

 

Crews have wrapped up all construction related activities for the weekend, and will return on site Monday, August 1. KUB and its contractor would like to remind everyone to be mindful of the areas where crews have been working, as rough pavement and gravel may be present over the weekend, and to exercise caution when walking in these areas.

 

Next week, paving and restoration work will occur in the following locations: Church Street United Methodist Church, Poplar Street Parking Lot, Locust Street (between Union Avenue and Summer Place) and Main Street (between Locust Street and Walnut Street). Additional crews will also move to the area in World’s Fair Park near the L&M Stem Academy to perform work on the wastewater system in the area, but this will not impact traffic.

 

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project Photos – July 25-29, 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

July 28, 2016 UPDATE - (Downtown Knoxville) Neyland Drive Lane Closure [July 29 – August 7] – KUB contract crews will close a short section of the westbound, curbside lane of Neyland Drive at the Second Creek Greenway entrance near parking Lot C7/S4 Drive from 6 a.m., Friday, July 29,  through 6 p.m., Sunday, August 7, as work is performed on the wastewater collection system in the area. The inside, westbound lane and both eastbound lanes will remain open to traffic.  Access to the parking area will be maintained. Due to the work being performed, the closed lane will not reopen on weekends. Follow-up advisories will be issued as necessary.

 

July 22, 2016 UPDATE – This week, Garney Construction crews completed the new service tie-ins to the newly installed water main on W. Church Avenue between Walnut Street and Locust Street. Crews also completed wastewater work on Locust Street between Union Avenue and Summer Place, with additional manhole work completed on Clinch Avenue between Market Street and Walnut Street.

 

Crews have wrapped up all construction related activities for the weekend, and will return on site Monday, July 25. KUB and its contractor would like to remind everyone to be mindful of the areas where crews have been working, as rough pavement and gravel may be present over the weekend, and to exercise caution when walking in these areas.

 

Next week, crews will move to Main Street between Walnut Street and Locust Street, and implement a road closure as indicated below. There will be a temporary closure of the Main Street/Walnut Street intersection from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. on Wednesday, July 27, to all northbound Walnut Street traffic. Traffic will be directed east on Main Street at the intersection. Please see the traffic advisories and updated traffic map for more detailed information.

 

TRAFFIC ADVISORY

 

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – Main Street Road Closure [July 25-29] – KUB and its contractor will close a short section of Main Street between Locust Street and Walnut Street from 6 a.m., Monday, July 25, through 12 p.m., Friday, July 29, as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade project. As part of this work, the below traffic control measures will be implemented.

 

· 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. on Wednesday, July 27 – Main Street/walnut Street intersection closed to northbound through traffic. All traffic will be diverted east on Main Street.

 

Alternate routes include Main Street, Locust Street, W. Hill Avenue, Walnut Street, S. Gay Street, Cumberland Avenue, and W. Church Avenue. Please see the DCII traffic map for more detailed traffic information.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

July 15, 2016 UPDATE – This week, Garney Construction crews completed the installation of new wastewater main on W. Church Avenue between Henley Street and Locust Street. Crews also completed water main installation on the block of W. Church Avenue between Locust Street and Walnut Street.   

Crews have wrapped up all construction related activities for the weekend, and will return on site Monday, July 18. KUB and its contractor would like to remind everyone to be mindful of the areas where crews have been working, as rough pavement and gravel may be present over the weekend, and to exercise caution when walking in these areas.

Next week, crews will return to W. Church Avenue to complete service tie-ins to the newly installed main near the Locust Street intersection. Additional crews will also return to Locust Street between Summer Place and Union Avenue. On Monday, a crew will work on Clinch Avenue between Market Street and Walnut Street. Access to parking areas will be maintained. Please see below traffic advisories and the updated map in the upper right hand corner of this blog for more detailed information.  





July 11, 2016 UPDATE - TRAFFIC ADVISORY

 

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – W. Church Avenue Lane Closure [July 12-22] – KUB and its contractor will reduce a short section of W. Church Avenue between Locust Street and Walnut street to one alternating lane of traffic from 1 p.m., Tuesday, July 12, through 6 p.m., Friday, July 22, as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade project. Flaggers will be on site to direct traffic, and alternate routes to avoid congestion include Locust Street, Clinch Avenue, Walnut Street, and Cumberland Avenue. The contractor will make every effort to open at least one lane of traffic on weekends. Please see the DCII Project map for more detailed traffic information.

 

 

July 8, 2016 UPDATE – This week, Garney Construction crews continued work on W. Church Avenue between Henley Street and Locust Street. Work also began on manholes located on Henley Street between Clinch Avenue and Main Street.

 

Crews have wrapped up all construction related activities for the weekend, and will return on site Monday, July 11. KUB and its contractor would like to remind everyone to be mindful of the areas where crews have been working, as rough pavement and gravel may be present over the weekend, and to exercise caution when walking in these areas.

 

Next week, crews will continue work on W. Church Avenue between Henley Street and Locust Street. Additionally, crews will return to Locust Street between Summer Place and Union Avenue for wastewater work. Intermittent lane closures will continue Monday on Henley Street to allow access and work on manholes. Please see traffic advisories and updated map on the blog for more detailed information.

 

 



July 6, 2016 UPDATE - TRAFFIC ADVISORIES


Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – Henley Street Intermittent Lane Closure [July 7, 8, & 11] – KUB and its contractor will implement intermittent lane closures on Henley Street between Main Street and Clinch Avenue from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m., on Thursday, July 7, Friday, July 8, and Monday, July 11, as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade project. Lane closures to access manholes will be implemented in both the northbound and southbound lanes, but will not occur in both directions at one time. Please see the DCII Project map for more detailed traffic information.

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – Poplar Street Road Closure [July 7] – KUB and its contractor will maintain a road closure on Poplar Street between Cumberland Avenue and W. Hill Avenue from 6 a.m. – 6 p.m., on Thursday, July 7, as restoration work is performed following work on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade project. The Poplar Street Parking Lot will be maintained. Alternate routes include Cumberland Avenue, Henley Street, and W. Hill Avenue. Please see the DCII Project map for more detailed traffic information.



July 1, 2016 UPDATE – This week, Garney Construction crews completed remaining work on State Street between Union Avenue and Commerce Avenue, and also began installation of new wastewater main on W. Church Avenue between Henley Street and Locust Street. Restoration work in the Poplar Street Parking lot and the Church Street United Methodist Church parking lot was also completed.

Crews have wrapped up all construction related activities for the extended holiday weekend, and will return on site Tuesday, July 5. KUB and its contractor would like to remind everyone to be mindful of the areas where crews have been working, as rough pavement and gravel may be present over the weekend, and to exercise caution when walking in these areas.

Next week, crews will continue work on W. Church Avenue between Henley Street and Locust Street. Crews will also perform work on a manhole in Cumberland Avenue/Main Street near Poplar Street. Additionally, crews will return to Locust Street between Summer Place and Union Avenue for wastewater work. There will be additional manhole work in Henley Street requiring intermittent lane closures next week, which will be announced 48 hours in advance. Please see traffic advisories below and updated map for more detailed information.

TRAFFIC ADVISORIES


Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – Cumberland Avenue/Main Street Lane Closure [July 5-6] – KUB and its contractor will implement a lane closure of one eastbound lane of Cumberland Avenue/Main Street at the Poplar Street intersection from 6 a.m., Tuesday, July 5, through 6 p.m., Wednesday, July 6, as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade project. One eastbound lane will be closed while one eastbound lane and both westbound lanes will remain open to traffic. Follow up advisories will be issued as necessary. Please see the DCII Project map for more detailed traffic information.

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – Locust Street Lane Closure [July 5-8] – KUB and its contractor will implement a lane closure of the northbound lane of Locust Street between Summer Place and Union Avenue from 6 a.m., Tuesday, July 5, through 6 p.m., Friday, July 8, as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade project. The northbound lane will be closed while the southbound lane will remain open to alternate traffic flow. Access to area parking will be maintained. Follow up advisories will be issued as necessary. Please see the DCII Project map for more detailed traffic information.

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project Photos – June 27 – July 1, 2016












June 29, 2016 UPDATE - Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – Cumberland Avenue Lane Closure [June 30] – KUB and its contractor will implement a lane closure of Cumberland Avenue between Henley Street and Locust Street from 6 a.m. – 6 p.m., on Thursday, June 30, as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade project. The center, westbound lane will be closed, while both of the outside westbound lanes remain open to traffic.  Please see the DCII Project map for more detailed traffic information.

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – W. Church Avenue Road Closure [REVISED June 29 – July 15] – KUB and its contractor will maintain a road closure of W. Church Avenue between Henley Street and Locust Street through Friday, July 15, as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade project. Effective June 29, the below traffic control plan will also be implemented to maintain a safe work zone on W. Church Avenue:

  • Henley Street - lane closure between Clinch Avenue and Cumberland Avenue. The curbside, northbound lane is closed and all other remains remain open.

Alternate routes around W. Church Avenue include Henley Street, Clinch Avenue, Locust Street, Main Street, Walnut Street, and Cumberland Avenue. The contractor will make every effort to open at least one lane of traffic on weekends.  Please see the DCII Project map for more detailed traffic information.


June 24, 2016 UPDATE – This week, Garney Construction crews completed installation of a new wastewater main in the Church Street United Methodist Church parking area, and in the City of Knoxville Poplar Parking Lot. This parking area will be completely open for the weekend. 

Crews have wrapped up all construction related activities for the weekend, and will return on site Monday, June 27. KUB and its contractor would like to remind everyone to be mindful of the areas where crews have been working, as rough pavement and gravel may be present over the weekend, and to exercise caution when walking in these areas.

Next week, crews will finish minor work in the back section (southern side) of the Poplar Street Parking Lot before restoration work takes place. Ingress/egress to the lot remains open. Additionally, crews will move to W. Church Avenue between Henley Street and Locust Street to begin wastewater work on this block. Garney Construction crews will also move to State Street to perform utility work between Commerce Avenue and Union Avenue. Please see traffic advisories below and updated map in the upper right hand corner of the blog for more detailed information.

 

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project Photos – June 20-24, 2016





 






June 21, 2016 UPDATE -  Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – W. Church Avenue Lane Closure [June 22] – KUB and its contractor will implement a lane closure of on eastbound lane of W. Church Avenue between Henley Street and Locust Street from 9-11 a.m., on Wednesday, June 22, as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade project. One eastbound lane will be closed, while one eastbound and one westbound lane remain open to traffic. Follow up advisories will be issued as necessary. Please see the DCII Project map for more detailed traffic information.

 

(Downtown Knoxville) Multiple Shifting Road Closures [June 22-23] – KUB crews will implement multiple road closures on downtown streets that will shift as work progresses. Between 11 p.m., Wednesday, June 22, and 5 a.m., June 23, crews will close the below sections of roadways as work is performed on the electric distribution system: 

  • Market Street between Clinch Avenue and Union Avenue
  • Union Avenue between S. Gay Street and State Street
  • State Street between Union Avenue and Commerce venue (previously closed for City of Knoxville Streetscapes work)

These sections of roadways will NOT be closed at the same time, and motorists are advised to use caution in the area. Follow-up advisories will be issued as necessary.

 

June 17, 2016 UPDATE – This week, Garney Construction crews completed installation of a new wastewater main on Poplar Street between Cumberland Avenue and W. Hill Avenue, and continued installation of a new wastewater main in the Poplar Street Parking Lot. Dense rock in this area has slowed progress. Crews also began work in the Church Street United Methodist Church parking area.

 

Crews will wrap up all construction related activities today and break for the weekend, and will return on site Monday, June 20. KUB and its contractor would like to remind everyone to be mindful of the areas where crews have been working, as rough pavement and gravel may be present over the weekend, and to exercise caution when walking in these areas.

 

Next week, crews will continue work in the back section (southern side) of the Poplar Street Parking Lot, and in the Church Street United Methodist Church parking area. Ingress/egress to the lot will be open to the public, and the front portion will be available for parking. Motorists are advised to be cautious of construction vehicles entering, exiting, and working in the parking lot. Additionally, crews will return to Locust Street to continue work between Summer Place and Union Avenue.

 

TRAFFIC ADVISORY

 

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – Locust Street Lane Closure [June 20-24] – KUB and its contractor will implement a lane closure of one lane of Locust Street between Summer Place and Union Avenue from 6 a.m., Monday, June 20, through 6 p.m., Friday, June 24, as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade project. One northbound lane will be closed, while the southbound lane remains open. Parking access will be maintained. Follow up advisories will be issued as necessary. Please see the DCII Project map for more detailed traffic information.

 

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project Photos – June 13-17, 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

June 14, 2016 UPDATE - Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – Locust Street Lane Closure [Extended June 14-16] – KUB and its contractor will maintain a lane closure of one lane of southbound Locust Street between W. Church Avenue and Cumberland Avenue from 6 p.m., Tuesday, June 14, through 6 p.m., Thursday, June 16, as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade project. One southbound lane will be closed, while one southbound lane remains open. Follow up advisories will be issued as necessary. Please see the DCII Project map for more detailed traffic information.

(Downtown Knoxville) South Central Street Lane Closure [June 15-16] – KUB crews will reduce a section of South Central Street to one alternating lane of traffic between Willow Avenue and West Summit Hill Drive, overnight from 10 p.m., Wednesday, June 15, through 6 a.m., Thursday, June 16,  as work is performed on the water distribution system in the area. The southbound lane will be closed while the northbound lane remains open and is used to alternate traffic. Flaggers will be on site to assist with traffic control.

(Downtown Knoxville) Union Avenue Lane Closure [June 15]
– KUB crews will reduce a section of Union Avenue to one eastbound lane of traffic between Walnut Street and Market Street, from 5:30-10 p.m., Wednesday, June 15, as work is performed on the water distribution system in the area. Access to all businesses in the area will be maintained, and flaggers will be on site to assist with traffic control.

Some listed closures may extend beyond the scheduled times depending on the conditions encountered during excavation and construction. Appropriate traffic control measures will be in place at each location to assist motorists traveling in these areas. Due to the ongoing presence of workers and equipment, motorists are advised to use caution and expect temporary delays in these areas. More information on this and other KUB construction projects can be found at www.kub.org.

June 10, 2016 UPDATE - This week, Garney Construction crews continued wastewater work on Poplar Street and in the Poplar Street Parking Lot. Necessary work in Cumberland Avenue was also completed. Additional work was also completed on W. Vine Avenue between Locust Street and Walnut Street. Restoration was also performed on Walnut Street north of W. Summit Hill Drive.

 

Crews will wrap up all construction related activities today and break for the weekend, and will return on site Monday, June 13. KUB and its contractor would like to remind everyone to be mindful of the areas where crews have been working, as rough pavement and gravel may be present over the weekend, and to exercise caution when walking in these areas.

 

Next week, concrete restoration will begin on W. Vine Avenue between Locust Street and Walnut Street. Crews will also return to Locust Street between W. Church Avenue and Cumberland Avenue, requiring a lane closure of one southbound lane of this section of roadway. Work will also continue on Poplar Street and the adjacent parking lot. There is also work planned for Main Street between Locust Street and Walnut Street for late next week, and more information will be issued in the coming days. Please see the traffic advisories and updated map for more detailed information.

 

TRAFFIC ADVISORIES

 

(Downtown Knoxville) Union Avenue Road Closure [June 11] – KUB crews will close a section of Union Avenue between S. Gay Street and State Street, from 11 a.m.- 4 p.m., Saturday, June 11, as work is performed on the natural gas distribution system in the area. Access to all businesses in the area will be maintained, and flaggers will be on site to assist with traffic control. Alternate routes include S. Gay Street, State Street, Clinch Avenue, and Wall Avenue.

 

(Downtown Knoxville) Henley Street Lane Closure [June 11] – KUB crews will close a short section of the curbside, southbound lane of Henley Street between W. Hill Avenue and Front Avenue from 6:30-11:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 11, as work is performed on the natural gas distribution system in the area. One southbound lane, all turn lanes, and both northbound lanes will remain open. Flaggers will be on site to assist with traffic control.

 

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – Poplar Street Road Closure [EXTENDED June 13-24] – KUB and its contractor will maintain a road closure on Poplar Street between Cumberland Avenue and W. Hill Avenue from 6 a.m., Monday, June 13, through 6 p.m., Friday, June 24, as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade project. The Poplar Street Parking Lot will also be closed during this time. Alternate routes include Cumberland Avenue, Henley Street, and W. Hill Avenue. Crews will make every effort to open at least one lane of traffic on weekends as safety allows. Please see the DCII Project map for more detailed traffic information.

 

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – Locust Street Lane Closure [June 13-14] – KUB and its contractor will implement a lane closure of one lane of southbound Locust Street between W. Church Avenue and Cumberland Avenue from 6 a.m., Monday, June 13, through 6 p.m., Tuesday, June 14, as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade project. One southbound lane will be closed, while one southbound lane remains open. Follow up advisories will be issued as necessary. Please see the DCII Project map for more detailed traffic information.

 

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project Photos – June 6-10, 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 8, 2016 - TRAFFIC ADVISORIES

 

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – Cumberland Avenue Lane Closures [Extended June 9] – KUB and its contractor will maintain lane closures of all eastbound lanes of Cumberland Avenue between Eleventh Street and Church Street United Methodist Church until 6 p.m., Thursday, June 9, as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade project. All westbound lanes will remain open, and eastbound traffic will be detoured to Eleventh Street, Clinch Avenue, and Henley Street. Please see the DCII Project map for more detailed traffic information.

 

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – Locust Street Lane Closure [June 9-10] – KUB and its contractor will close the northbound lane of Locust Street between Summer Place and W. Summit Hill Drive from 6 a.m., Thursday, June 9, until 6 p.m., Friday, June 10, as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project. Northbound traffic should use Walnut Street. Southbound traffic access on Locust Street will be maintained, and traffic will be directed southbound on Locust Street from Summer Place. Flaggers will be on site to assist with traffic control. Please see the DCII Project map for more detailed traffic information.

 

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – Walnut Street Road Closure [June 9-10] – KUB and its contractor will implement a full road closure of Walnut Street between W. Summit Hill Drive and W. Vine Avenue between 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Thursday, June 9, and on Friday, June 10, as restoration work is performed following work on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade project. Alternate routes include W. Summit Hill Drive, S. Gay Street, and W. Vine Avenue. Please see the DCII Project map for more detailed traffic information.

 

 

June 3, 2016 UPDATE – This week, Garney Construction crews began wastewater work on Poplar Street, and continued wastewater work on W. Vine Avenue. Restoration was also performed on Walnut Street, portions of Henley Street, and Cumberland Avenue between Walnut Street and Locust Street.

 

Crews will wrap up all construction related activities today and break for the weekend, and will return on site Monday, June 6. KUB and its contractor would like to remind everyone to be mindful of the areas where crews have been working, as rough pavement and gravel may be present over the weekend, and to exercise caution when walking in these areas.

 

Next week, crews will continue work on Poplar Street, which will require access to a manhole in Cumberland Avenue and necessitate lane closures as indicated in the below traffic advisory and the map in the upper right hand corner of the blog. Work will also continue on W. Vine Street, which is expected to be completed in the week ahead. Due to the concrete street surface of this roadway, restoration work will take an extended amount of time to complete in the coming weeks.

 

On Henley Street, all significant work was completed in May. In the coming weeks, subcontract crews will return to perform manhole rehabilitation work, which will require two days of intermittent lane closures between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., which will be announced ahead of completion.


 

TRAFFIC ADVISORIES

 

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – Cumberland Avenue Lane Closures [June 6-8] – KUB and its contractor will implement lane closures of all eastbound lanes of Cumberland Avenue between Eleventh Street and Church Street United Methodist Church from 9 a.m., Monday, June 6, through 6 p.m., Wednesday, June 8, as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade project. All westbound lanes will remain open, and eastbound traffic will be detoured to Eleventh Street, Clinch Avenue, and Henley Street. Please see attached DCII Project map for more detailed traffic information.

 

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – Poplar Street Road Closure [June 6-10] – KUB and its contractor will implement a road closure on Poplar Street between Cumberland Avenue and W. Hill Avenue from 6 a.m., Monday, June 6, through 6 p.m., Friday, June 10, as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade project. The Poplar Street Parking Lot will also be closed during this time. Alternate routes include Cumberland Avenue, Henley Street, and W. Hill Avenue. Please see attached DCII Project map for more detailed traffic information

 

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – W. Hill Avenue Lane Closure [June 6] – KUB and its contractor will implement a lane closure on W. Hill Avenue between Poplar Street and Maplehurst Court from 6 a.m. – 6 p.m., Monday, June 6, as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project. Flaggers will be on site to assist with traffic control. Please see attached DCII Project map for more detailed traffic information.

 

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – W. Vine Avenue Lane Closure [June 6-10] – KUB and its contractor will implement a lane closure on W. Vine Avenue between Locust Street and Walnut Street from 6 a.m., Monday, June 6, through 6 p.m., Friday, June 10, as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade project. One lane of westbound traffic will be maintained. Please see attached DCII Project map for more detailed traffic information.

 

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – Locust Street Lane Closure [June 7-10] – KUB and its contractor will reduce Locust Street between Summer Place and Union Avenue to one alternating lane of traffic from 6 a.m., Tuesday, June 7, until 6 p.m., Friday, June 10, as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project. Flaggers will be on site to assist with traffic control. Please see attached DCII Project map for more detailed traffic information.


Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project Photos – May 31 – June 3, 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 3, 2016 UPDATE - TRAFFIC ADVISORY

 

(Downtown Knoxville) Henley Street and Main Street Lane Closures [Immediately June 3-5 ] – KUB crews have implemented lane closures as indicated below effective immediately though 6 p.m. Sunday, June 5, as work is performed on the electric distribution system in the area:

  • Henley Street – northbound, inside lane (closest to median) closed between W. Hill Avenue and Cumberland Avenue. Access to Main Street is maintained, and two northbound lanes remain open on Henley Street. 
  •  Main Street – one eastbound lane closed. One lane of eastbound traffic is maintained.

 Follow up advisories will be issued as necessary. Motorists are advised to use caution and expect delays in this area.

 

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