Special Projects

 

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

 

Cheowa Wastewater Pump Station Upgrades

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project

South Northshore Drive Natural Gas and Water Main Replacement

Wayland Road Water Storage Tank 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/.

 

 

Cheowa Wastewater Pump Station Upgrades - Public Meeting

Project Information Sheet

 

KUB will host a public meeting in mid-May to discuss an upcoming Century II project to renovate and upgrade the wastewater pump station located at 617 Cheowa Circle. This station has been in operation since 1947. Construction is expected to begin later this summer and last through summer 2016. Click on the Project Information Sheet for more details.

 

Meeting Details:

Date: Thursday, May 14, 2015

Time: 6-7 p.m.

Locations: Laurel Church of Christ (Room #6 - Laurel Room)

                3457 Kingston Pike

                Knoxville, TN 37902

 

 

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.

 

 

February 5, 2016 UPDATE – This week, Garney Construction crews completed installation and testing of newly installed water mains on Walnut Street between W. Church avenue and Clinch Avenue, on Clinch Avenue between Locust and Henley Street, and Walnut Street between Wall Avenue and the Union Avenue intersection.

 

Crews will wrap up all other construction activities at approximately 3 p.m. today, and reopen all currently closed roadways for the weekend. Crews will return on site at 6 a.m. on Monday, February 8, and re-implement the traffic control plan as indicated on the map in the upper right hand corner of this blog. 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 exercise caution when walking in these areas.


Next week, work will be performed to connect new service tie-ins on the newly installed water mains. Crews will also continue installing new water main, moving to Union Avenue between Locust Street and Walnut Street, and on Walnut Street between Clinch Avenue and W. Church Avenue.


Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project Photos – February 1-5, 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – Walnut Street Lane Closure [Extended February 8-12] – KUB and its contractor will implement a closure of the northbound lane of Walnut Street between Wall Avenue and Union Avenue from 6 a.m., Monday, February 8, until 6 p.m., Friday, February 12, as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade project. Southbound traffic will be permitted on Walnut Street. Parking garage access will be maintained on to the Market Square Garage. Follow up advisories will be issued as necessary. Please see attached map for more detailed traffic information. KUB and its contractor will make every effort to reopen at least one lane of traffic in construction zones on weekends and holidays, construction conditions and safety permitting.

 

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – Clinch Avenue Road Closures UPDATED [February 8-19] – KUB and its contractor will maintain the following road closures on Clinch Avenue as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project:


· Clinch Avenue between Market Street and Walnut Street – remains closed until 6 p.m. Friday, February 12
· Clinch Avenue between Walnut Street and Locust Street – remains closed until 6 p.m. Friday, February 12
· Clinch Avenue between Locust Street and Henley Street – remains closed until 6 p.m. Friday, February 19


All intersections remain open. Alternate routes include S. Gay Street, Cumberland Avenue, Walnut Street, and Union Avenue. Follow up advisories will be issued as necessary. Please see attached map for more detailed traffic information. KUB and its contractor will make every effort to reopen at least one lane of traffic in construction zones on weekends and holidays, construction conditions and safety permitting.

 

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – Union Avenue Road Closure [February 8-26] – KUB and its contractor will close a short section of Union Avenue between Walnut Street and Locust Street from 6 a.m., Monday, February 8, until 6 p.m., Friday, February 26, as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project. Alternate routes include Locust Street, W. Church Avenue, and Walnut Street. Please see attached map for more detailed traffic information. KUB and its contractor will make every effort to reopen at least one lane of traffic in construction zones on weekends and holidays, construction conditions and safety permitting.

 

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – Cumberland Avenue Lane Closure [February 10] – KUB and its contractor will implement a lane closure of the eastbound, curbside lane of Cumberland Avenue between Eleventh Street and Henley Street from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., on Wednesday, February 10, as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project. Please see attached map for more detailed traffic information.

 

 

February 3, 2016 UPDATE - Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – State Street Lane Closure [February 4] – KUB and its contractor will reduce a short section of State Street to one lane of northbound traffic between Main Street and Cumberland Avenue from 6 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Thursday, February 4, as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project. One lane of northbound traffic will be maintained, as will ingress/egress to all parking in this area.

 

 

January 29, 2016 UPDATE – This week, Garney Construction crews completed service tie-ins on the newly installed water main on Walnut Street between Main Street and Cumberland Avenue. New water main installation began on Walnut Street between Wall Avenue and Union Avenue, on Walnut Street between Walnut Street between Clinch Avenue and W. Church Avenue, and on Clinch Avenue between Locust Street and Henley Street. Paving restoration occurred on Union Avenue between Walnut Street and Market Street, and on Walnut Street between Main Street and Cumberland Avenue.

 

Crews will wrap up all other construction activities at approximately 3 p.m. today, and reopen all currently closed roadways for the weekend. Crews will return on site at 6 a.m. on Monday, February 1, and re-implement the traffic control plan as indicated on the map in the upper right hand corner of this blog. 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 exercise caution when walking in these areas.

 

Next week, water main work will continue on Walnut Street between Wall Avenue and Union Avenue, with crews expected to begin work in the Walnut/Union intersection on Tuesday, February 2. More information will be provided on this work early next week. Elsewhere, work will continue on Walnut Street between Clinch Avenue and W. Church Avenue, and on Clinch Avenue between Locust Street and Henley Street. Wastewater main work will begin on Clinch Avenue between Locust Street and Walnut Street.

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TRAFFIC ADVISORIES

 

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – Walnut Street Lane Closure [Extended February 1-5] – KUB and its contractor will maintain a lane closure on a short section of Walnut Street between Main Street and Cumberland Avenue from 6 a.m. Monday, February 1, through 6 p.m. Friday, February 5, as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project. One lane remains open for northbound traffic. Please see attached map for more detailed traffic information. KUB and its contractor will make every effort to reopen at least one lane of traffic in construction zones on weekends and holidays, construction conditions and safety permitting.

 

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – Clinch Avenue Road Closures UPDATED [Extended February 1-5] – KUB and its contractor will maintain a closure of Clinch Avenue between Market Street and walnut Street from 6 a.m. Monday, February 1, through 6 p.m. Friday, February 5, as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project. As progress continues west on Clinch Avenue, the following traffic control measures also remain in place:

· Clinch Avenue between Locust Street and Henley Street – remains closed until 6 p.m. Monday, February 8 

Some work will occur in the Clinch Avenue/Walnut Street and Clinch Avenue/Locust Street intersections, but traffic flow will be maintained around the wok zone. Should construction conditions warrant the closure of the intersections, a follow-up advisory will be issued. Alternate routes include S. Gay Street, Cumberland Avenue, Walnut Street, and Union Avenue. Follow up advisories will be issued as necessary. Please see attached map for more detailed traffic information. KUB and its contractor will make every effort to reopen at least one lane of traffic in construction zones on weekends and holidays, construction conditions and safety permitting.

 

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – Walnut Street at Union Avenue Intersection Closure [February 2-5] – KUB and its contractor will close the intersection of Walnut Street at Union Avenue from 6 a.m. Tuesday, February 2, through 6 p.m. Friday, February 5, as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project. Please see attached map for more detailed traffic information. KUB and its contractor will make every effort to reopen at least one lane of traffic in construction zones on weekends and holidays, construction conditions and safety permitting.

 

(Downtown Knoxville) S. Gay Street Lane Closure [January 31] – KUB crews will close a short section of the northbound, curbside lane of S. Gay Street between Wall Avenue and W. Summit Hill Drive from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., on Sunday, January 31, as work is performed on the natural gas distribution system in the area. One northbound lane and both southbound lanes will remain open, and right hand turns on to W. Summit Hill Drive will be maintained. Sidewalks will not be impacted during this work.

 

January 22, 2016 UPDATE – This week, Garney Construction crews worked on completing new water service tie-ins on Union Avenue between Market Street and Walnut Street, and also on Walnut Street between Main Street and Cumberland Avenue. Work also continued on Clinch Avenue. Manhole restoration work was also completed on Hall of Fame Drive and Market Street.

 

Crews will wrap up all other construction activities at approximately 3 p.m. today, and reopen all currently closed roadways for the weekend. Crews will return on site at 6 a.m. on Monday, January 25, and re-implement the traffic control plan as indicated on the map in the upper right hand corner of this blog. 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 exercise caution when walking in these areas.

 

Next week, following completion of scheduled work and weather permitting, pavement will be repaired in the areas listed below. Please be advised this may require temporary closures to allow the repairs to be completed.

 

Walnut Street between Main Street and Cumberland Avenue
Union Avenue between Market Street and Walnut Street
Clinch Avenue/Locust Avenue intersection
Main Street/State Street intersection
Main Street/S. Gay Street intersection


 

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project Photos – January 18-22, 2016

 

 

 


TRAFFIC ADVISORIES

 

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – Strong Street Road Closures [January 25-26] – KUB and its contractor will close Strong Street between Union Avenue and Clinch Avenue to traffic from 6 a.m., Monday, January 25, until 6 p.m., Tuesday, January 26, as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project. No pedestrian traffic allowed on Strong Street, or in the area of Krutch Park near the work zone. Follow up advisories will be issued as necessary. Please see attached map for more detailed traffic information. KUB and its contractor will make every effort to reopen at least one lane of traffic in construction zones on weekends and holidays, construction conditions and safety permitting.

 

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – Walnut Street Lane Closure [January 25 – February 19] – KUB and its contractor will implement a closure of the northbound lane of Walnut Street between Clinch Avenue and W. Church Avenue from 6 a.m., Monday, January 25, until 6 p.m., Friday, February 19, as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade project. One lane of northbound traffic will be maintained. The following closure also remains in place:


· Walnut Street between Cumberland Avenue and Main Street – lane closure through January 29. One lane of northbound traffic remains open.


Follow up advisories will be issued as necessary. Please see attached map for more detailed traffic information. KUB and its contractor will make every effort to reopen at least one lane of traffic in construction zones on weekends and holidays, construction conditions and safety permitting.

 

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – Union Avenue Road Closure [Extended January 25-29] – Due to weather, the road closure of Union Avenue between Walnut Street and Market Street will be extended from 6 a.m. Monday, January 25, until 6 p.m., Friday, January 29, as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project. Valet parking will remain open for The Oliver Hotel. Alternate routes include Wall Avenue, Locust Street, W. Church Avenue, Walnut Street, and S. Gay Street. Follow up advisories will be issued as necessary. Please see attached map for more detailed traffic information. KUB and its contractor will make every effort to reopen at least one lane of traffic in construction zones on weekends and holidays, construction conditions and safety permitting.

 

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – Clinch Avenue Road Closures UPDATED [January 25 – February 8] – As progress continues west on Clinch Avenue, the following traffic control measures remain in place:


· EXTENDED -Clinch Avenue between Market Street and Locust Street - remains closed until 6 p.m. Friday, January 29
· Clinch Avenue between Locust Street and Henley Street – remains closed until 6 p.m. Friday, February 8

 

Some work will occur in the Clinch Avenue/Walnut Street and Clinch Avenue/Locust Street intersections, but traffic flow will be maintained around the wok zone. Should construction conditions warrant the closure of the intersections, a follow-up advisory will be issued. Alternate routes include S. Gay Street, Cumberland Avenue, Walnut Street, and Union Avenue. Follow up advisories will be issued as necessary. Please see attached map for more detailed traffic information. KUB and its contractor will make every effort to reopen at least one lane of traffic in construction zones on weekends and holidays, construction conditions and safety permitting.


 

January 15, 2016 UPDATE – This week, Garney Construction crews completed the installation and testing of new water main on Union Avenue between Market Street and Walnut Street, and on Walnut Street between Main Street and Cumberland Avenue. Water services were completed on the newly installed main on Clinch Avenue between Walnut Street and Locust Street.


Crews will wrap up all other construction activities at approximately 3 p.m. today, and reopen all currently closed roadways for the weekend. Crews will return on site at 6 a.m. on Monday, January 18, and re-implement the traffic control plan as indicated on the map in the upper right hand corner of this blog. 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 exercise caution when walking in these areas.

 

On Monday, January 18, there will be no heavy construction or pipe installation work performed in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr., holiday; however restoration work will be performed on Hall of Fame Drive, on Market Street, and in the grassy area between Locust Street and Walnut Street at Neyland Drive. Normal construction activities will resume Tuesday, January 19, on Union Avenue, Clinch Avenue, and Walnut Street. Please see the below traffic advisories and traffic map in the upper right hand corner of this blog for more detailed traffic information.


Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project Photos – January 11-15, 2016


 

 

 

 

TRAFFIC ADVISORIES

 

 

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – Market Street Road Closure [January 18] – KUB and its contractor will close a short section of Market Street between Clinch Avenue and W. Church Avenue from 6 a.m. – 6 p.m., on Monday, January 18, as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project. Union Avenue between Market Street and Walnut Street will be open during this timeframe, but will reclose Tuesday, January 19, per the previously issued road closure on January 4, 2016.

 

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – Hall of Fame Lane Closures [January 18] – KUB and its contractor will implement a closure of one southbound lane and one northbound lane of Hall of Fame Drive between East Summit Hill Drive and the James White Parkway Ramp from 6 a.m. – 6 p.m., on Monday, January 18, as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project. One northbound lane and one southbound lane will remain open, and access will be maintained to the James White Parkway Ramp.

 

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – Journal Place Road Closure [January 19] – KUB and its contractor will close Journal Place between State Street and S. Gay Street from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., on Tuesday, January 19, as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project.

 

 

January 12, 2016 UPDATE -   

 

TRAFFIC ADVISORY
 

(Downtown Knoxville) Alley Near Market Square [January 14] – KUB crews will close the alley between Wall Avenue and Union Avenue from 4-7 a.m. on Thursday, January 14, as work is performed on the wastewater collection system in the area. Flagmen will be on site to assist with traffic control.

 

 

January 8, 2016 UPDATE – This week, Garney Construction crews returned to work in downtown, with wastewater main installation occurring in Clinch Avenue between Market Street and Walnut Street, and water main installation in Union Avenue between Market Street and Walnut Street. The water main in Clinch Avenue between Walnut Street and Locust Street was completed, and will be tested before being tied into service.

 

Restoration work on part of Clinch Avenue has been completed, and the section of Clinch Avenue between S. Gay Street and Market Street has been reopened to traffic. Restoration of Strong Street is scheduled for next week.

Crews wrapped up all other construction activities at approximately 3 p.m. today, and reopened all currently closed roadways for the weekend. Crews will return on site at 6 a.m. on Monday, January 11, and re-implement the traffic control plan as indicated on the map in the upper right hand corner of this blog. 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 exercise caution when walking in these areas.

 

Next week, crews will continue westward progression on Clinch Avenue, moving to the block between Henley Street and Locust Street. This will include work in the Locust/Clinch intersection; however, traffic flow will be maintained around the construction zone. Crews will also continue work on Walnut Street between Cumberland Avenue and Main Street, and install new water main on Union Avenue between Market Street and Walnut Street.

 

Tuesday of next week, a crew will move to Walnut Street between Wall Street and Union Avenue. The northbound lane will be closed through February 5. Motorist should enter/exit the Market Street Garage via Wall Street. While crews are in the intersection, only northbound turns (right hand turns) will be permitted from Wall Street to Walnut Street for the safety of crews and motorists. This should last approximately through Friday, January 15, after which both right and left hand turns will be permitted onto Walnut Street from Wall Street. Access will be maintained to the parking garages on Walnut Street, with a possible one day closure of the entrance to the Market Square Garage on Walnut Street to take place during this closure, which will be announced at a later date.

 

Please see traffic map for more detailed traffic information.

 

TRAFFIC ADVISORIES

 

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – Clinch Avenue Road Closures [January 11 – February 8] –As progress on Clinch Avenue continues westward, KUB and its contractor will close Clinch Avenue between Locust Street and Henley Street from 6 a.m., Monday, January 11, until 6 p.m., Monday, February 8, work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade project. Some work will occur in the Clinch Avenue/Locust Street intersection, but traffic flow will be maintained around the wok zone. The following closure also remains in place:

 

· Clinch Avenue between Market Street and Locust Street – closed from 6 a.m. Monday, January 4, until 6 p.m. Friday, January 22. Some work will occur in the Clinch Avenue/Walnut Street intersection, but traffic flow will be maintained around the wok zone.

 

Should construction conditions warrant the closure of the intersections, a follow-up advisory will be issued. Alternate routes include S. Gay Street, Cumberland Avenue, Walnut Street, and Union Avenue. Follow up advisories will be issued as necessary. Please see attached map for more detailed traffic information. KUB and its contractor will make every effort to reopen at least one lane of traffic in construction zones on weekends and holidays, construction conditions and safety permitting.

 

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – Walnut Street Lane Closure [January 12 – February 5] – KUB and its contractor will implement a closure of the northbound lane of Walnut Street between Wall Avenue and Union Avenue from 6 a.m., Tuesday, January 12, until 6 p.m., Friday, February 5, as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade project. Southbound traffic will be permitted on Walnut Street. Only right hand (northbound) turns from Wall Avenue on to Walnut Street will be permitted for the first week of the closure for the safety of crews and motorists. Parking garage access will be maintained on to the Market Square Garage, with a possible one day closure of the Walnut Street entrance to be scheduled during this time frame. The following closure also remains in place:

 

· Walnut Street between Cumberland Avenue and Main Street – lane closure through January 29. One lane of northbound traffic remains open.

 

Follow up advisories will be issued as necessary. Please see attached map for more detailed traffic information. KUB and its contractor will make every effort to reopen at least one lane of traffic in construction zones on weekends and holidays, construction conditions and safety permitting.

 

January 6, 2015 UPDATE - Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – Clinch Avenue Road Closures UPDATED [January 4-22] – Market Street between Cumberland Avenue and Clinch Avenue has been reopened to traffic. As progress on Clinch Avenue continues westward, KUB and its contractor will implement the following closures of Clinch Avenue as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade project:

 

· EXTENDED -Clinch Avenue between S. Gay Street and Market Street - remains closed until 6 p.m. Friday, January 8
· Clinch Avenue between Market Street and Locust Street – closed from 6 a.m. Monday, January 4, until 6 p.m. Friday, January 22

 

Some work will occur in the Clinch Avenue/Walnut Street intersection, but traffic flow will be maintained around the wok zone. Should construction conditions warrant the closure of the intersection, a follow-up advisory will be issued. Alternate routes include S. Gay Street, Cumberland Avenue, Walnut Street, and Union Avenue. Follow up advisories will be issued as necessary. Please see attached map for more detailed traffic information. KUB and its contractor will make every effort to reopen at least one lane of traffic in construction zones on weekends and holidays, construction conditions and safety permitting.

 

January 4, 2016 - Garney Construction crews have resumed work in the downtown area. Please see related traffic control measures detailed below.

 

TRAFFIC ADVISORY

 

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – Union Avenue Road Closure [UPDATED START DATE - January 5-22] – As an update to information previously released, KUB and its contractor have shifted the start date for the closure of the section Union Avenue between Market Street and Walnut Street to 6 a.m., Tuesday, January 5. This closure will remain in effect until 6 p.m., Friday, January 22, as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade project. Valet parking will remain open for The Oliver Hotel. Alternate routes include Wall Avenue, Locust Street, W. Church Avenue, Walnut Street, and S. Gay Street. Follow up advisories will be issued as necessary. Please see attached map for more detailed traffic information. KUB and its contractor will make every effort to reopen at least one lane of traffic in construction zones on weekends and holidays, construction conditions and safety permitting.

 

December 18, 2015 UPDATE – This week, Garney Construction crews continued water main installation on Clinch Avenue near Walnut Street. Work was completed on Hall of Fame Drive and W. Hill Avenue (between State Street and S. Gay Street), and both of these areas have been restored. Wastewater work was completed on Journal Place Alley this week as well.

 

Circumstances necessitated immediate work in Strong Street between Clinch Avenue and Union Avenue. This work will continue until completed, likely lasting through the weekend.

 

Aside from the work in Strong Street, all other construction will shut down today for a two week break in observance of the Christmas and New Year’s holidays. All closed sections of roadway will be reopened during this time frame. Crews will still be present performing clean up tasks, namely in the Garney Construction yard.

 

On Monday, January 4, 2016, crews will return and implement the traffic control plan as outlined in the below traffic advisories and by the map in the upper right hand corner of this blog. A reminder will be issued on December 31.

 

 

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project Photos – December 14-18, 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

December 15, 2015 UPDATE - Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – Strong Street & Clinch Avenue Road Closures [December 15-18] – KUB and its contractor have closed the following sections of roadway, effective immediately, Tuesday, December 15, through 6 p.m., Friday, December 18, as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities upgrade project:

 

 · Strong Street between Union Avenue and Clinch Avenue. No pedestrian traffic allowed on Strong Street, or in the area of Krutch Park near the work zone.

· Clinch Avenue between S. Gay Street and Market Street

 

Follow up advisories will be issued as necessary. Please see the traffic map for more detailed traffic information. KUB and its contractor will make every effort to reopen at least one lane of traffic in construction zones on weekends and holidays, construction conditions and safety permitting.

 

 

December 14, 2015 UPDATE - KUB and its contractor, Garney Construction, began the first of three phases of the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project in July 2014. Phase 1 was completed ahead of schedule in February 2015. Phase 2 of the project began that same month, and work on that portion of the project is scheduled for completion by January 2016. Since then, work has been performed on more than 17,000 feet of water main and just over 11,000 feet of wastewater main. Crews also installed more than 40 fire hydrants, and rehabilitated or replaced over 40 wastewater manholes.

Due to the close proximity of work zones in the downtown area, crews began construction in the Phase 3 work zone in November 2015. The Phase 3 work zone includes the area west of Market Street, extending north to Vine Avenue and south to Hill Avenue, and west to Cumberland Avenue at Eleventh Street. Phase 3 of the project also includes overnight work on Henley Street.

Like Phases 1 & 2, Phase 3 will include road, lane, and sidewalk closures to facilitate safe access for equipment and workers. KUB will coordinate all closures and detours with the City of Knoxville. Alternate access will be provided for businesses and parking facilities. KUB and Garney Construction will also coordinate construction schedules to minimize the impact on special downtown events.

Construction methods will include open-cut replacement, as well as trenchless construction methods. Weekday work hours will generally be limited to 6 a.m.-6 p.m., with some night and weekend work possible in order to meet project milestone dates. Construction is expected to be completed in all areas by spring 2017.

KUB will continue to post regular updates throughout the project on its website at www.kub.org, and on the KUB Facebook page, as well as on the blog at http://downtowncentury2project.blogspot.com/, to keep customers informed about project milestones.

Customers can call 558-2330 after normal business hours to leave a message that will be followed-up with a call from a KUB representative by the end of the next business day.

KUB appreciates the continued support of its customers throughout this project.

 

 

December 11, 2015 UPDATE –  This week, Garney Construction crews continued work in W. Church Avenue, moving between Walnut Street and Locust Street for water and wastewater main work in this area. The new service connections were successfully tied this week on Clinch Avenue between S. Gay Street and Walnut Street.

Paving and restoration work will continue through close of business today, and will be completed on Saturday, December 12, on W. Church Avenue between Locust Street and Walnut Street. Crews will wrap up all other construction activities at approximately 3 p.m. today, and reopen all currently closed roadways for the weekend. Crews will return on site at 6 a.m. on Monday, December 14, and re-implement the traffic control plan as indicated on the map in the upper right hand corner of this blog. 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 exercise caution when walking in these areas.

Next week, W. Church Avenue (between S. Gay Street and Locust Street), and Market Street (between W. Church Avenue and Union Avenue) will reopen. Crews will continue work in Clinch Avenue (between Market Street and Locust Street). Work will also be performed in both Strong Street and Journal Place Alley. West Hill Avenue will also be one lane of traffic, with the exits of BB&T Tower parking garage remaining open. The week of December 14 will be the last week of construction activities before crews break for holiday observance through the end of the year.



Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project Photos – December 7-11, 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 




TRAFFIC ADVISORIES

December 31, 2013 - As a reminder, KUB's contractor Garney Construction will be returning to the job site Monday, January 4, and will implement the traffic control measures as indicated below, and by the current traffic map.

 

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – Clinch Avenue Road Closures [January 4-22] – As progress on Clinch Avenue continues westward, KUB and its contractor will implement the following closures of Clinch Avenue as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade project:

 

· Clinch Avenue between S. Gay Street and Market Street - closed from 6 a.m., Monday, January 4 until 6 p.m. Tuesday, January 5

 

· Clinch Avenue between Market Street and Locust Street – closed from 6 a.m. Monday, January 4, until 6 p.m. Friday, January 22

 

Some work will occur in the Clinch Avenue/Walnut Street intersection, but traffic flow will be maintained around the wok zone. Should construction conditions warrant the closure of the intersection, a follow-up advisory will be issued. Alternate routes include S. Gay Street, Cumberland Avenue, Walnut Street, and Union Avenue. Follow up advisories will be issued as necessary. Please see attached map for more detailed traffic information. KUB and its contractor will make every effort to reopen at least one lane of traffic in construction zones on weekends and holidays, construction conditions and safety permitting.

 

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – Union Avenue Road Closures [January 6-22] – KUB and its contractor will close Union Avenue between Market Street and Walnut Street from 6 a.m., Wednesday, January 6, until 6 p.m., Friday, January 22, as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade project. Valet parking will remain open for The Oliver Hotel. Alternate routes include Wall Avenue, Locust Street, W. Church Avenue, Walnut Street, and S. Gay Street. Follow up advisories will be issued as necessary. Please see attached map for more detailed traffic information. KUB and its contractor will make every effort to reopen at least one lane of traffic in construction zones on weekends and holidays, construction conditions and safety permitting.

 

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – Market Street Road Closures [January 4-15] –KUB and its contractor will close Market Street between Clinch Avenue and Cumberland Avenue from 6 a.m., Monday, January 4, until 6 p.m., Friday, January 15, as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade project. The W. Church Avenue/Market Street intersection will remain open. Alternate routes include Walnut Street, Locust Street, S. Gay Street, and W. Church Avenue. Follow up advisories will be issued as necessary. Please see attached map for more detailed traffic information. KUB and its contractor will make every effort to reopen at least one lane of traffic in construction zones on weekends and holidays, construction conditions and safety permitting.

 

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – W. Hill Avenue Lane Closures [January 4-8] –KUB and its contractor will reduce W. Hill Avenue to one lane of traffic between S. Gay Street and State Street from 6 a.m., Monday, January 4, until 6 p.m., Friday, January 8, for restoration work following the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade project. The exits of BB&T Parking Garage will remain open, and motorists should follow the implemented traffic control plan, which will vary based upon where crews are working. Please see attached map for more detailed traffic information. KUB and its contractor will make every effort to reopen at least one lane of traffic in construction zones on weekends and holidays, construction conditions and safety permitting.

 

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 Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – Clinch Avenue Road Closures [January 4-22] – As progress on Clinch Avenue continues westward, KUB and its contractor will implement the following closures of Clinch Avenue as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade project:

     · Clinch Avenue between S. Gay Street and Market Street - closed from 6 a.m., Monday, January 4 until 6   p.m. Tuesday, January 5

 · Clinch Avenue between Market Street and Locust Street – closed from 6 a.m. Monday, January 4, until 6 p.m. Friday, January 22

Some work will occur in the Clinch Avenue/Walnut Street intersection, but traffic flow will be maintained around the wok zone. Should construction conditions warrant the closure of the intersection, a follow-up advisory will be issued. Alternate routes include S. Gay Street, Cumberland Avenue, Walnut Street, and Union Avenue. Follow up advisories will be issued as necessary. Please see attached map for more detailed traffic information. KUB and its contractor will make every effort to reopen at least one lane of traffic in construction zones on weekends and holidays, construction conditions and safety permitting.

 

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – Union Avenue Road Closures [January 6-22] – KUB and its contractor will close Union Avenue between Market Street and Walnut Street from 6 a.m., Wednesday, January 6, until 6 p.m., Friday, January 22, as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade project. Valet parking will remain open for The Oliver Hotel. Alternate routes include Wall Avenue, Locust Street, W. Church Avenue, Walnut Street, and S. Gay Street. Follow up advisories will be issued as necessary. Please see attached map for more detailed traffic information. KUB and its contractor will make every effort to reopen at least one lane of traffic in construction zones on weekends and holidays, construction conditions and safety permitting.

 

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – Market Street Road Closures [January 4-15] –KUB and its contractor will close Market Street between Clinch Avenue and Cumberland Avenue from 6 a.m., Monday, January 4, until 6 p.m., Friday, January 15, as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade project. The W. Church Avenue/Market Street intersection will remain open. Alternate routes include Walnut Street, Locust Street, S. Gay Street, and W. Church Avenue. Follow up advisories will be issued as necessary. Please see attached map for more detailed traffic information. KUB and its contractor will make every effort to reopen at least one lane of traffic in construction zones on weekends and holidays, construction conditions and safety permitting.

 

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – W. Hill Avenue Lane Closures [January 4-8] –KUB and its contractor will reduce W. Hill Avenue to one lane of traffic between S. Gay Street and State Street from 6 a.m., Monday, January 4, until 6 p.m., Friday, January 8, for restoration work following the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade project. The exits of BB&T Parking Garage will remain open, and motorists should follow the implemented traffic control plan, which will vary based upon where crews are working. Please see attached map for more detailed traffic information. KUB and its contractor will make every effort to reopen at least one lane of traffic in construction zones on weekends and holidays, construction conditions and safety permitting.

 

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – W. Church Avenue Road Closure [Extended December 12] – KUB and its contractor will maintain a closure of W. Church Avenue between Locust Street and Walnut Street from  6 a.m. - 6 p.m., Saturday, December 12, for roadway restoration following utility upgrades as part of the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project. Alternate routes include W. Church Avenue, Walnut Street, Clinch Avenue, and Locust Street. This section of roadway will reopen as soon as restoration activities are complete.

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – Journal Place Alley Closure [December 14-18] – KUB and its contractor will close Journal Place Alley between State Street and S. Gay Street from 6 a.m. Monday, December 14, until 6 p.m., Friday, December 18, as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities upgrade project.  If necessary, crews may block off one lane of State Street at this intersection, but traffic will still be allowed on State Street. Follow up advisories will be issued as necessary. KUB and its contractor will make every effort to reopen at least one lane of traffic in construction zones on weekends and holidays, construction conditions and safety permitting. 

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – W. Hill Avenue  Lane Closure [December 14-18]
– KUB and its contractor will maintain a lane closure on W. Hill Avenue between S. Gay Street and State Street to traffic from 6 a.m., Monday, December 14, through 6 p.m., Friday, December 18, as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project. BB&T Parking Garage exits will remain open at all times, and exiting traffic should follow the implemented traffic control plan. Alternate routes include S. Gay Street, W. Church Avenue, Hall of Fame Drive, Union Avenue, and S. Central Street. Please see attached map for more detailed traffic information. KUB and its contractor will make every effort to reopen at least one lane of traffic in construction zones on weekends and holidays, construction conditions and safety permitting. 

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – Hall of Fame Drive Lane Closures [Extended December 14-18] – KUB and its contractor will close both southbound lanes, and one northbound lane of Hall of Fame Drive between E. Summit Hill Drive and the James White Parkway on ramp from 6 a.m. Monday, December 14, through 6 p.m., Friday, December 18, and work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project. One northbound lane will remain open. Motorists wishing to access James White Parkway should use East Hill Avenue via Main Street, W. Summit Hill Drive, W. Church Avenue, Howard Baker Jr., Boulevard, or West Hill Avenue. Please see attached map for more detailed traffic information. KUB and its contractor will make every effort to reopen at least one lane of traffic in construction zones on weekends and holidays, construction conditions and safety permitting. 

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – Clinch Avenue Road Closures [December 14-18] – As progress on Clinch Avenue continues westward, KUB and its contractor will close Clinch Avenue between Walnut Street and Locust Street from 6 a.m., Monday, December 14, until 6 p.m., Friday, December 18, as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade project. The following sections of roadway also remain closed during this timeframe:

·    Clinch Avenue between Market Street and Walnut Street

Some work will occur in the Clinch Avenue/Walnut Street intersection, but traffic flow will be maintained around the wok zone. Should construction conditions warrant the closure of the intersection, a follow-up advisory will be issued. Alternate routes include S. Gay Street, Cumberland Avenue, Walnut Street, and Union Avenue. Access for parking and local traffic ONLY will be maintained (no through traffic will be allowed). Follow up advisories will be issued as necessary. Please see attached map for more detailed traffic information. KUB and its contractor will make every effort to reopen at least one lane of traffic in construction zones on weekends and holidays, construction conditions and safety permitting.  

 

December 10, 2015 - (Downtown Knoxville) Cumberland Avenue Lane Closure [December 11-12] – KUB crews will close one lane of a short section of Cumberland Avenue between S. Gay Street and Walnut Street from 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Friday, December 11, and Saturday, December 12, as work is performed on the natural gas distribution system in the area.

 

 

December 9, 2015 UPDATE - Fire Street Alley Closure [December 10] – KUB crews will close a short section of Fire Street Alley at the rear of address 314 S. Gay Street from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., on Thursday, December 10, as work is performed on the water distribution system in the area. Friday, December 11, will be used as a rain date, if necessary.

 

December 8, 2015 UPDATE - Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – W. Hill Avenue & S. Gay Street Intersection Work [December 9-10] – KUB and its contractor will perform work in the W. Hill Avenue and S. Gay Street intersection from 6 a.m., Wednesday, December 9, through 6 p.m., Thursday, December 10, as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project. Southbound Gay Street between Main Street and W. Hill Avenue, and westbound Hill Avenue between S. Gay Street and Walnut Street, will be closed in conjunction with this work. All traffic will be directed northbound on S. Gay Street through the intersection. Flagging personnel will be present. Alternate routes include S. Gay Street, Cumberland Avenue, and Locust Street. The BB&T Parking Garage exits will remain open at all times, and exiting traffic should follow the implemented traffic control plan.

 

December 4, 2015 UPDATE –  This week, Garney Construction crews and KUB crews worked on wastewater system repairs and upgrades in the Walnut Street/W. Church Avenue intersection. Project complications extended the timeframe of this work; however, those repairs are now complete and this intersection will be reopened to traffic following roadway restoration.

This week crews also began work in Hall of Fame Drive, requiring the closure of one northbound lane and both southbound lanes between W. Summit Hill Drive and the James White Parkway ramp. This work will continue next week. On Clinch Avenue, the newly installed watermain between S. Gay Street and Walnut Street was disinfected and tested, and services will be tied over to the new line next week, and new pipeline installation continues west toward Henley Street.

Crews will wrap up construction activities at approximately 3 p.m. today, and reopen all currently closed roadways for the weekend. Crews will return on site at 6 a.m. on Monday, December 7, and re-implement the traffic control plan as indicated on the map in the upper right hand corner of this blog. 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 exercise caution when walking in these areas.

Next week, crews will also continue work in S. Gay Street and W. Hill Avenue. S Gay Street will be paved and the currently closed lanes will be reopened to traffic. Wastewater work will continue on W. Hill Avenue between S. Gay Street and State Street, and a full road closure of this section will be implemented as announced on November 25. Exiting traffic from the BB&T Tower parking garage will be maintained on W. Hill Avenue, and motorists should follow the implemented traffic control plan. Motorists wishing to enter the Dwight Kessell Parking Garage should use E. Hill Avenue, State Street, and S. Central Street to Main Street for garage access.


TRAFFIC ADVISORIES

 


(Downtown Knoxville) West Main Street Lane Closure [December 5] – KUB crews will close the two inside lanes of a short section of W. Main Street between Cumberland Avenue and Henley Street from 4-7 a.m. on Saturday, December 5, as work is performed on the wastewater collection system in the area. The two inside, eastbound lanes will be closed, while two outside, eastbound lanes will remain open. Turning traffic both northbound and southbound from W. Main Street will be maintained, as well eastbound traffic across Henley Street. Flagmen will be on site to assist with traffic control.

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – W. Church Avenue Road Closure [December 7-11] – KUB and its contractor will close W. Church Avenue between Locust Street and Walnut Street from  6 a.m., Monday, December 7, through  6 p.m., Friday, December 11, as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project. Alternate routes include W. Church Avenue, Walnut Street, Clinch Avenue, and Locust Street. Please see attached traffic map for more detailed traffic information.

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project Photos – November 30 – December 4, 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

December 2, 2015 UPDATE - Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – W. Church Avenue/Walnut Street Intersection Closures [EXTENDED - December 3 & 4] – KUB and its contractor will maintain a closure the W. Church Avenue/Walnut Street intersection through Friday afternoon, December 4, as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project. This closure necessitates the following closures around the intersection:

 

· Walnut Street between Clinch Avenue and Cumberland Avenue
· W. Church Avenue between S. Gay Street and Locust Street

 

Alternate routes include S. Gay Street, Cumberland Avenue, Henley Street, Locust Street, and Union Avenue. Please see attached map for more detailed traffic information. Once crews are able to reopen the intersection, Walnut Street between S. Gay Street and Cumberland Avenue will reopen, while W. Church Avenue between S. Gay Street and Locust Street will remain closed through December 11. All closed roadways are expected to reopen ahead of the WIVK Christmas Parade on Friday, December 4.

 

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – S. Gay Street Lane Closures [EXTENDED December 7-11] – KUB and its contractor will maintain a closure of three lanes of S. Gay Street on a one block section between W. Hill Avenue and Main Street starting 6 a.m., Monday, December 7, through 6 p.m., Friday, December 11, as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project. The two southbound lanes and one northbound lane will be closed. One northbound lane of traffic will remain open to through traffic on this section of South Gay Street. Southbound traffic will be detoured via Cumberland Avenue, Locust Street, and West Hill Avenue. During all work, NO on street parking will be allowed in the work zone. Please see attached map for more detailed traffic information. KUB and its contractor will make every effort to reopen at least one lane of traffic in construction zones on weekends and holidays, construction conditions and safety permitting.

 

 

December 1, 2015 UPDATE - Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – W. Church Avenue/Walnut Street Intersection Closures [EXTENDED - December 2] – KUB and its contractor will close the W. Church Avenue/Walnut Street intersection from 6 a.m. – 6 p.m., Wednesday, December 2, as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project. This closure necessitates the following closures around the intersection:

 

· Walnut Street between Clinch Avenue and Cumberland Avenue
· W. Church Avenue between S. Gay Street and Locust Street

 

Alternate routes include S. Gay Street, Cumberland Avenue, Henley Street, Locust Street, and Union Avenue. Please see attached 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.

 

November 30, 2015 UPDATE - (Downtown Knoxville) Strong Alley Closure [December 1] – KUB crews will close Strong Alley between Wall Avenue and Union Avenue from 5-7 a.m. on Tuesday, December 1, as work is performed on the wastewater collection system in the area. The breezeway connecting Market Square and Strong Alley will remain open. Wednesday, December 2, will be used as a rain date if necessary.

 

  

November 25, 2015 UPDATE – Crews have wrapped up all construction activities ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday, and have reopened all currently closed roadways. Crews will return on site at 6 a.m. on Monday, November 30, and re-implement the traffic control plan as indicated on the map in the upper right hand corner of this blog. 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 exercise caution when walking in these areas.

 

Next week, crews will continue work in S. Gay Street and W. Hill Avenue. Work in Clinch Avenue will also continue, and a full closure of the W. Church Avenue/Walnut Street intersection will be implemented from 6 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Monday, November 30. Crews will also implement lane closures of Hall of Fame Drive between W. Summit Hill Drive and the James White Parkway entrance ramp. For more detailed traffic information, please see the below traffic advisories and map in the upper right hand corner of this blog.

 

November 20, 2015 UPDATE – This week, Garney Construction crews completed water main installation in S. Gay Street between W. Hill Avenue and Main Street. Crews also continued water main installation in Clinch Avenue, and crews have moved west of Market Street working toward Walnut Street. Service tie-ins were completed in Walnut Street, W. Church Avenue, and Market Street, and paving crews restored Walnut Street and W. Church Avenue. Walnut Street (between W. Church Avenue and Cumberland Avenue) and W. Church Avenue (between S. Gay Street and Walnut Street) will reopen to traffic by the end of the day.

 

Crews will wrap up construction activities at approximately 3 p.m. today, and reopen all currently closed roadways for the weekend. Crews will return on site at 6 a.m. on Monday, November 23, and re-implement the traffic control plan as indicated on the map in the upper right hand corner of this blog. 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 exercise caution when walking in these areas.

 

Next week, crews will continue work in S. Gay Street and W. Hill Avenue by completing service tie-ins. Work in Clinch Avenue will also continue. Crews will work Monday, November 23, and Tuesday, November 24. Crews will be on site Wednesday, November 25, to prepare the construction zones ahead of the Thanksgiving holidays. There will be no work Thursday, November 26, or Friday, November 27. Crews will return on site Monday, November 30.

 

Please see traffic map in the upper right hand corner of this blog for more detailed traffic information.

 

 

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project Photos – November 16-20, 2015

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

November 13, 2015 UPDATE – This week, Garney Construction crews completed water main installation in W. Hill Avenue, across S. Gay Street, into the southbound lanes of S. Gay Street between Main Street and W. Hill Avenue. Crews also continued work in W. Church Avenue and Clinch Avenue.

 

Crews will wrap up construction activities at approximately 3 p.m. today, and reopen all currently closed roadways for the weekend. Crews will return on site at 6 a.m. on Monday, November 16, and re-implement the traffic control plan as indicated on the map in the upper right hand corner of this blog. 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 exercise caution when walking in these areas.

 

Next week, crews will continue work in S. Gay Street, W. Church Avenue, Market Street, Clinch Avenue, and Walnut Street. Walnut Street between W. Church Avenue and Cumberland Avenue will have one lane closed (with one lane remaining open for northbound traffic) Monday, November 16, and Wednesday through Friday, November 18-20. On Tuesday, November 17, there will be a full road closure on this block of Walnut Street. Please see traffic map for more detailed information.

 

TRAFFIC ADVISORIES
 

 

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – W. Church Avenue/Walnut Street Intersection Closures [November 30] – KUB and its contractor will close the W. Church Avenue/Walnut Street intersection from 6 a.m. – 6 p.m., Monday, November 30, as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project. This closure necessitates the following closures around the intersection:

· Walnut Street between Clinch Avenue and Cumberland Avenue

· W. Church Avenue between S. Gay Street and Locust Street

Alternate routes include S. Gay Street, Cumberland Avenue, Henley Street, Locust Street, and Union Avenue. Please see attached map for more detailed traffic information.

 

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – Hall of Fame Drive Lane Closures [November 30 – December 11] – KUB and its contractor will close both southbound lanes, and one northbound lane of Hall of Fame Drive between E. Summit Hill Drive and the James White Parkway on ramp from 6 a.m. Monday, November 30, through 6 p.m., Friday, December 11, and work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project. One northbound lane will remain open. Motorists wishing to access James White Parkway should use East Hill Avenue via Main Street, W. Summit Hill Drive, W. Church Avenue, Howard Baker Jr., Boulevard, or West Hill Avenue. Please see attached map for more detailed traffic information. KUB and its contractor will make every effort to reopen at least one lane of traffic in construction zones on weekends and holidays, construction conditions and safety permitting.

 

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – W. Hill Avenue Lane & Full Road Closure [November 30 – December 11] – KUB and its contractor will perform work on W. Hill Avenue between S. Gay Street and State Street to traffic from 6 a.m., Monday, November 30, through 6 p.m., Friday, December 11, as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project. The following closures will be implemented:

· November 30 – December 4 – Westbound lane closed, eastbound lane open.

· December 7-11 – Full road closure

The BB&T Parking Garage exits will remain open at all times, and exiting traffic should follow the implemented traffic control plan. Alternate routes include S. Gay Street, W. Church Avenue, Hall of Fame Drive, Union Avenue, and S. Central Street. Please see attached map for more detailed traffic information. KUB and its contractor will make every effort to reopen at least one lane of traffic in construction zones on weekends and holidays, construction conditions and safety permitting

 

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – S. Gay Street Lane Closures [November 30 – December 4] – KUB and its contractor will close three lanes of S. Gay Street on a one block section between W. Hill Avenue and Main Street starting 6 a.m., Monday, November 30, through 6 p.m., Friday, December 4, as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project. The two southbound lanes and one northbound lane will be closed. One northbound lane of traffic will remain open to through traffic on this section of South Gay Street. Southbound traffic will be detoured via Cumberland Avenue, Locust Street, and West Hill Avenue. During all work, NO on street parking will be allowed in the work zone. Please see attached map for more detailed traffic information. KUB and its contractor will make every effort to reopen at least one lane of traffic in construction zones on weekends and holidays, construction conditions and safety permitting.


(Downtown Knoxville) Cumberland Avenue Road Closure [November 8] – KUB crews will close a short section of Cumberland Avenue between S. Gay Street and Walnut Street from 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Sunday, November 8, as work is performed on the wastewater collection system in the area. Alternate routes include S. Gay Street, W. Church Avenue, Walnut Street, and Main Street. As a part of this work, the sidewalk on the southern side of Cumberland Avenue will be closed, while the sidewalk on the northern side of the street will remain open.

 

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – South Gay Street/W. Hill Avenue Intersection Lane Closures [November 10-11] – KUB and its contractor will close the northbound lanes of S. Gay Street in the S. Gay Street/W. Hill Avenue intersection from 6 a.m. Tuesday, November 10, until 6 p.m., Wednesday, November 11, as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project. Northbound traffic through the intersection will be maintained via flagmen in the intersection. KUB and its contractor will make every effort to reopen at least one lane of traffic in construction zones on weekends and holidays, construction conditions and safety permitting.

 

 

 

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – W. Hill Avenue Lane Closure [November 23-25] – KUB and its contractor will close the westbound lane of W. Hill Avenue between S. Gay Street and State Street from 6 1.m., Monday, November 23, until 12 p.m., Wednesday, November 25, as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade project. The BB&T Parking Garage exits remain open, and exiting traffic should follow the implemented traffic control. Please see attached map for more detailed traffic information. KUB and its contractor will make every effort to reopen at least one lane of traffic in construction zones on weekends and holidays, construction conditions and safety permitting.

 

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – Walnut Street Road Closure [November 17] – KUB and its contractor will close Walnut Street between W. Church Avenue and Cumberland Avenue from 6 a.m. - 6 p.m. on Tuesday, November 17, as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade project. Alternate routes include Cumberland Avenue, Henley Street, and W. Church Avenue. Please see attached map for more detailed traffic information related to the project.

 

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – Clinch Avenue Road Closures [November 16 – December 18] – KUB and its contractor will close Clinch Avenue between Market Street and Walnut Street from 6 a.m., Monday, November 16, until 6 p.m., Friday, December 18, as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade project. The following sections of roadway also remain closed during this timeframe:


· Clinch Avenue between Market Street and S. Gay Street
· Market Street between Clinch Avenue and W. Church Avenue

 

Alternate routes include S. Gay Street, Cumberland Avenue, Walnut Street, and Union Avenue. Access for parking and local traffic ONLY will be maintained (no through traffic will be allowed). Follow up advisories will be issued as necessary. Please see attached map for more detailed traffic information. KUB and its contractor will make every effort to reopen at least one lane of traffic in construction zones on weekends and holidays, construction conditions and safety permitting.

 

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project Photos – November 16-20, 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

November 10, 2015 UPDATE - KUB and its contractor will close three lanes of South Gay Street on a one block section between W. Hill Avenue and Main Street starting 6 a.m. Wednesday, November 11, through Wednesday, November 25, as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project. The two southbound lanes and one northbound lane will be closed. One northbound lane of traffic will remain open to through traffic on this section of South Gay Street. Southbound traffic will be detoured via Cumberland Avenue, Locust Street, and West Hill Avenue. During all work, NO on street parking will be allowed in the work zone. Please see attached map for more detailed traffic information. KUB and its contractor will make every effort to reopen at least one lane of traffic in construction zones on weekends and holidays, construction conditions and safety permitting.

 

 

November 6, 2015 UPDATE – This week, Garney Construction crews completed water main installation in Market Street, Walnut Street, and W. Church Avenue, and began the testing process on these mains. Installation continued on Clinch Avenue between S. Gay Street and Walnut Street.


Crews will wrap up construction activities at approximately 3 p.m. today, and reopen all currently closed roadways for the weekend. Crews will return on site at 6 a.m. on Monday, November 9, and re-implement the traffic control plan as indicated in the map in the upper right hand corner of this blog. 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 exercise caution when walking in these areas.


Next week, crews will continue remaining work in W. Hill Avenue at S. Gay Street on Monday, and will work west across this intersection. Traffic through the intersection will be maintained via flagmen Tuesday and Wednesday of next week. On Thursday, November 12, the currently closed section of W. Hill Avenue will be reopened, and crews will move to S. Gay Street. The two southbound lanes and one northbound lane will be closed. One northbound lane of traffic will remain open to through traffic on this section of South Gay Street. Southbound traffic will be detoured via Cumberland Avenue, Locust Street, and West Hill Avenue. During all work, NO on street parking will be allowed in the work zone. This timeline is subject to change pending weather and project progress.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

November 4, 2015 UPDATE – Due to necessary project work, the closure of the westbound lane of W. Hill Avenue between S. Gay Street and State Street (which was planned to begin next week) was implemented today, Wednesday, November 4. This closure is expected to last until Friday, November 13 (weather permitting). The BB&T Parking Garage exits remain open, and traffic will be directed east on West Hill Avenue. Please see updated traffic map in the upper right hand corner of this blog for more detailed traffic information.

 

Also, starting tonight, Wednesday, November 4, at 11 p.m., and lasting through 4 a.m., Thursday, November 5, KUB crews will be performing work on the electric system in downtown, on Wall Avenue between Strong Alley and Walnut Street. This work is unrelated to the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project, and will not require any road closures. Those in the area should be advised of the presence of these workers during the work hours.

 

 

TRAFFIC ADVISORY

 

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – W. Hill Avenue Lane Closure [November 4-13] KUB and its contractor have closed the westbound lane of W. Hill Avenue between S. Gay Street and State Street starting today, November 4, until 6 p.m., Friday, November 13, as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade project. The previously closed eastbound lane of this section of W. Hill Avenue has been reopened. The BB&T Parking Garage exits remain open, and traffic will be directed east on West Hill Avenue. Please see attached map for more detailed traffic information. KUB and its contractor will make every effort to reopen at least one lane of traffic in construction zones on weekends and holidays, construction conditions and safety permitting.

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

S. Northshore Drive Information Sheet

 

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.


 

Westland Drive Electric System Improvements

 

Area Map

 

Westland Drive Electric System Improvements (July 6-10, 2015) - KUB’s plans to improve electric system reliability issues with upgrades to utility infrastructure in the Westland Drive area have been moved up to take advantage of current low traffic volume and the opportunity to partner with the City of Knoxville’s traffic plan related to ongoing bridge and roadway work in the area.

 

To avoid impacting the area a second time at a later date when traffic has been returned to normal, KUB has coordinated with the City of Knoxville to safely complete electric system improvements on this narrow section of Westland Drive beginning on Monday, July 6.

 

The closure of this section of Westland Drive between Rotherwood Drive and Sherwood Drive to the west will be in effect daily from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Monday, July 6, through Friday, July 10 (weather permitting) to avoid impacting the morning and afternoon commutes. Alternate routes during the above-mentioned work hours include Rotherwood Drive, Tain Road, and Sherwood Drive.

 

Minimal electric service outages lasting no longer than 45 minutes may be required in the immediate area near poles and transformers. KUB will notify all affected customers at least 24 hours in advance of any planned service interruption. Access for emergency vehicles will be maintained at all times. Access to driveways and other entrances/exits will remain open for local traffic (where possible). Any changes to this schedule will be communicated to customers in the affected area.

 

Electronic message boards will be placed near key intersections at both the east and west ends of the closure area the week of June 29 to alert commuters about the pending traffic pattern change. Additionally, KUB will issue a traffic advisory to local media outlets announcing the closures. This information will also be posted on our website at www.kub.org and on Facebook and Twitter.

 

Appropriate traffic control measures will be in place at this location to assist motorists traveling in the area. Due to the ongoing presence of workers and equipment, motorists are advised to use extreme caution and expect temporary delays in this area.


 

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

 

Wayland Road Water Storage Tank Information Sheet

Wayland Road Water Storage Tank Area Map

 

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.

 

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