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

Henley Street 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. 

 

 

May 20, 2016 UPDATE – This week, Garney Construction crews completed the installation of the new wastewater main on Walnut between W.  Summit Hill Drive and W. Vine Avenue, and on Locust Street between W. Vine Avenue and Cafego Place. Crews also began the installation of the new sewer line on Locust between Summer Place and Union Avenue. Additionally, the previously closed block of Clinch Avenue between Market Street and Walnut Street has been reopened.

 

Unexpected subsurface conditions were encountered this week on Locust Street between Summer Place and Union Avenue, resulting in a full block closure of this section of roadway under the guidance of City of Knoxville. Repairs in this area are expected to be completed over the weekend, and Garney will return on Monday, May 23, to complete remaining work in this area as indicated by the traffic advisory below.


Also next week, work will continue on Walnut Street between Wall Avenue and W. Summit Hill Drive, requiring a closure of the northbound lane of Walnut Street north of Wall Avenue, including a small portion of this intersection. Access for semis and delivery truck traffic will be closed at S. Gay Street while work takes place in the intersection. All other vehicle traffic access will be maintained to the Market Square Parking Garage, and traffic exiting this garage will be directed southbound on Walnut Street.  Motorist wishing to go north should utilize Union Avenue to Locust Street or S. Gay Street. Please see below traffic advisories and update map in the upper right hand corner of the blog for more detailed information.

 

 

 

 

 

May 20, 2016 UPDATE - Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – Clinch Avenue Road Closure [Updated May 20] – KUB and its contractor in cooperation with the City of Knoxville will expand the lane closure between Market Street and Walnut Street to a full road closure in order to address unexpected subsurface conditions and to facilitate a safe work zone starting today, Friday, May 20, until further notice. Alternate routes include W. Church Avenue, S. Gay Street, Summit Hill Drive, and Henley Street. Follow-up advisories will be issued as necessary. 

 

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.

 

 

 

May 20, 2016 UPDATE - Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – Clinch Avenue Lane Closure [Immediate May 20] – KUB and its contractor have implemented a lane closure of Clinch Avenue between Market Street and Walnut Street effective immediately though 6 p.m. today, Friday, May 20, as repairs are made in the area. One lane of westbound traffic will be maintained, and flaggers will be on site to assist with traffic control. Follow up advisories will be issued as necessary. 

 

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.

 

 

May 19, 2016 UPDATE - Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – Locust Street Road Closure [Updated] – KUB and its contractor in cooperation with the City of Knoxville will expand the lane closure between Summer Place and Union Avenue to a full road closure in order to address unexpected subsurface conditions and to facilitate a safe work zone starting today, Thursday, May 19, until further notice. Parking access will be maintained via Union Avenue to Locust Street. Please see the traffic map for more detailed information.

 

May 13, 2016 UPDATE – This week, Garney Construction crews completed testing and new service tie-ins on the newly installed water main on Cumberland Avenue (between Henley Street and Walnut Street). Two new fire hydrants were also installed on Walnut Street near Cafego Place, and crews began new wastewater main installation on this section of Walnut Street (between W. Summit Hill Drive and W. Vine Avenue).

Crews will wrap up all construction activities at approximately 3 p.m. today, and reopen all other currently closed roadways for the weekend. Crews will return on site at 6 a.m. on Monday, May 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, work will continue on Walnut Street (between W. Summit Hill Drive and W. Vine Avenue). When this work is completed, this crew will move to Locust Street (between Cafego Place and W. Vine Avenue). More information will be issued ahead of this move. Also next week, wastewater work will begin on Locust Street between Summer Place and Union Avenue, as well as Walnut Street between Wall Avenue and W. Summer Hill Drive. Restoration work will also take place on Cumberland Avenue (between Henley Street and Walnut Street). Please see below traffic advisories and the traffic map for more detailed information.

TRAFFIC ADVISORIES


Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – W. Summit Hill Drive/Locust Street Intersection Lane Closures [May 26-27] – KUB and its contractor will implement lane closures on W. Summit Hill Drive and Locust Street at their intersection from 9 a.m., Thursday, May 26, through 12 p.m., Friday, May 27, as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade project. W. Summit Hill Drive will be reduced to one lane each direction through the intersection and the westbound turn lane of W. Summit Hill Drive to Locust Street will be closed. Please see attached DCII Project map for more detailed traffic information.


Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – W. Hill Avenue Road Closure [May 24-27] – KUB and its contractor will implement a road closure on W. Hill Avenue between Maplehurst Court and S. Broadway Street from 6 a.m., Tuesday, May 24, through 6 p.m., Friday, May 27, as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade project. Alternate routes include Henley Street, W, Hill Avenue, Cumberland Avenue, and Poplar Street. Please see attached map for more detailed information.


Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project –Summer Place Road Closure & Locust Street Lane Closure [May 23] – KUB and its contractor will implement the following traffic control measures from 6 a.m. – 6 p.m., Monday, May 23, as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade project:

· Summer Place – Road closure between Locust Street and Walnut Street. Local traffic and delivery access will be maintained.

· Locust Street – Lane closure between Summer Place and Union Avenue. The northbound lane will be closed, and the southbound lane will remain open and be used to alternate traffic.

Pedestrians and motorists are advised to us caution in this area. Please see attached map for more detailed traffic information.

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – Walnut Street Lane Closures [May 23 & 24] – KUB and its contractor will implement a lane closure on Walnut Street between Wall Avenue and W. Summit Hill Drive from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Monday, May 23, and Tuesday, May 24, as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade project. The northbound lane will be closed, while the southbound lane remains open. Northbound traffic should use Union Avenue to access Locust Street or S. Gay Street. Traffic access to parking areas will be maintained. This work will impact the Walnut Street/Wall Avenue intersection, and Wall Avenue will be closed to semi and delivery traffic while work takes place in the intersection. Follow up advisories will be issued as necessary. Please see attached map for more detailed traffic information.

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – Locust Street Road Closure [May 18-20] – KUB and its contractor will maintain a road closure on Locust Street between Cafego Place and W. Vine Avenue from 6 a.m., Wednesday, May 18, through 6 p.m., Friday, May 20, as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade project. Detour traffic should follow implemented traffic control measures through the gravel lot at the corner of W. Vine Avenue and Locust Street. Follow up advisories will be issued as necessary. Please see attached map for more detailed information. 

 

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – Walnut Street Road Closure [May 19] – KUB and its contractor will implement a full road closure of Walnut Street between Union Avenue and Clinch Avenue between 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Thursday, May 19, as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade project. Parking access will be maintained, and flaggers will be on site to assist with traffic control. Follow up advisories will be issued as necessary. Please see attached map for more detailed traffic information. 

 

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project –Summer Place & Locust Street Lane Closures [May 16-20] – KUB and its contractor will implement the following traffic control measures from 6 a.m., Monday, May 16, through 6 p.m., Friday, May 20, as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade project:


· Summer Place – Lane closure between Locust Street and Walnut Street. Eastbound lane will be closed, and eastbound traffic should use Union Avenue.
· Locust Street – Lane closure between Summer Place and Union Avenue. The northbound lane will be closed, and the southbound lane will remain open and be used to alternate traffic.


Pedestrians and motorists are advised to us caution in this area. Please see the traffic map for more detailed traffic information.

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – Walnut Street Road Closure [Extended May 16-20] – KUB and its contractor will implement a road closure on Walnut Street between W. Summit Hill Drive and W. Vine Avenue from 6 a.m., Monday, May 16, through 6 p.m., Friday, May 20, as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade project. Detour traffic should follow W. Summit Hill, S. Gay Street, to W. Vine Avenue. Follow up advisories will be issued as necessary.

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – Walnut Street Lane Closures [May 16-20] – KUB and its contractor will implement a lane closure on Walnut Street between Wall Avenue and W. Summit Hill Drive from 6 a.m., Monday, May 16, through 6 p.m., Friday, May 20, as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade project. The northbound lane will be closed, while the southbound lane remains open. Northbound traffic should use Locust Street or S. Gay Street. Traffic access to parking areas will be maintained. Follow up advisories will be issued as necessary. Please see the traffic map for more detailed traffic information.

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project Photos – May 9-13, 2016


 

May 12, 2016 UPDATE – Tomorrow, Friday, May 13, paving restoration crews will be working in Henley Street at the Cumberland Avenue intersection. Their work will require lane closures, and will take place between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Motorists are advised to expect delays in this area while the road surface is restored.

 

May 11, 2016 - UPDATE - Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – Main Street Lane Closures [May 12] – KUB and its contractor will implement a lane closure on Main Street between Henley Street and Locust Street from 6 a.m. – 6 p.m., Thursday, May 12, as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project. One lane of eastbound traffic will be maintained, as will parking access. Follow up advisories will be issued as necessary. Please see the traffic map for more detailed traffic information. 

 

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – Locust Street/Cumberland Avenue Intersection Closure [May 12] – KUB and its contractor will implement a full closure of the intersection of Locust Street and Cumberland Avenue from 6 a.m. - 6 p.m., Thursday, May 12, as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade project. As a result of this closure, the following are also closed: 

· Cumberland Avenue between Walnut Street and Henley Street

· Locust Street between W. Church Avenue and Main Street 

 

Alternate routes include W. Church Avenue, Henley Street, Main Street, and Walnut Street. Follow up advisories will be issued as necessary. Please see the traffic map for more detailed traffic information.

 

May 10, 2016 - UPDATE - Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – Clinch Avenue Road Closure & Locust Street Lane Closure [May 11-13] – KUB and its contractor will implement the following traffic control measures from 6 a.m., Wednesday, May 11, through 6 p.m., Friday, May 13, as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade project: 

  • Clinch Avenue – Road closure between Henley Street and Locust Street. Alternate routes include Locust Street and W. Church Avenue. 
  • Locust Street – Lane closure between Clinch Avenue and W. Church Avenue. One lane of southbound traffic will be maintained. 

A section of sidewalk on the southwest corner of the Clinch Avenue/Locust Street intersection will also be closed during this time frame, but access to the pedestrian bridge will be maintained. Pedestrians and motorists are advised to us caution in this area. Please see the traffic map for more detailed traffic information.

 

 

May 6, 2016 UPDATE – This week, Garney Construction crews completed installation of new water main on Cumberland Avenue between Henley Street and Walnut Street and began testing the new line. Wastewater work on Locust Street between Clinch Avenue and Union Avenue was also completed.

Crews have wrapped up all construction activities and reopened all currently closed roadways for the weekend. Crews will return on site at 6 a.m. on Monday, May 9, 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 tie in services to the newly installed water main on Cumberland Avenue (between Henley Street and Walnut Street) and will begin installation of a new wastewater main on Walnut Street between W. Summit Hill Drive and W. Vine Avenue. There will also be crews present on Walnut Street between Summer Place and Union Avenue. Restoration work on Cumberland Avenue will also be performed next week. Please see the traffic advisories and maps for more detailed traffic information.

TRAFFIC ADVISORIES

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – Walnut Street Road Closure [May 9-13] – KUB and its contractor will implement a road closure on Walnut Street between W. Summit Hill Drive and W. Vine Avenue from 6 a.m., Monday, May 9, through 6 p.m., Friday, May 13, as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade project. Detour traffic should follow W. Summit Hill, S. Gay Street, to W. Vine Avenue. Follow up advisories will be issued as necessary.

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – Walnut Street Lane Closures [May 9-13] – KUB and its contractor will implement lane closures on Walnut Street between Union Avenue and Wall Avenue from 6 a.m. – 6 p.m. daily, Monday-Friday, starting Monday, May 9, through Friday, May 13, as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project. Local traffic access and all parking areas will be maintained. Follow up advisories will be issued as necessary. Please see the map for more detailed traffic information.

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – Cumberland Avenue Lane Closures [May 9-13] – KUB and its contractor will implement lane closures on Cumberland Avenue between Henley Street and Walnut Street from 6 a.m., Monday, May 9, through 6 p.m., Friday, May 13, as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade project. One lane of westbound traffic will be maintained. Crews will be completing new service tie-ins, which will require a full closure of the Locust Street/Cumberland Avenue intersection during this timeframe, which will be announced with a follow-up advisory. Please see the map for more detailed traffic information.

 

May 2, 2016 UPDATE - Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – Clinch Avenue Road Closure [May 3-5] – KUB and its contractor will implement a road closure on Clinch  Avenue between Walnut Street and Locust Street from 6 a.m., Tuesday, May 3, through 6 p.m., Thursday, May 5, as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade project. Access to the parking garage on this block will be maintained via Walnut Street. Follow up advisories will be issued as necessary.

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – Locust Street Lane Closure [May 3-5] – KUB and its contractor will implement a lane closure of Locust Street between Union Avenue and Clinch Avenue from 6 a.m., Tuesday, May 3, through 6 p.m., Thursday , May 5, as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade project. One southbound lane will remain open, and parking access will be maintained. Follow up advisories will be issued as necessary. Please see the traffic map for more detailed traffic information

April 29, 2016 UPDATE – This week, Garney Construction crews began installation of the new water main on Cumberland Avenue between Henley Street and Locust Street, and completed installation of the new wastewater main on Clinch Avenue between Locust Street and Walnut Street.

Crews also reached two major milestones this week by completing the new water main on Cumberland Avenue/Main Street (between Eleventh Street and Henley Street), and by completing the new water main on Henley Street. Paving restoration will take place on both of these roadways next week with intermittent lane closures throughout the day to repave necessary areas. Additionally, throughout the month of May, intermittent overnight lane closures will continue as the subcontractor completes remaining wastewater work, but all work requiring excavation on Henley Street has been completed.

Crews will wrap up all construction activities at approximately 3 p.m. today, and reopen all other currently closed roadways for the weekend. Crews will return on site at 6 a.m. on Monday, May 2, 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 Cumberland Avenue through the Locust Street intersection and east toward Walnut Street. Wastewater work will also take place on Clinch Avenue between Locust Street and Walnut Street. Crews will also begin work north of W. Summit Hill Drive on Cafego Place, and more information will be issued ahead of that work.

TRAFFIC ADVISORIES

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – Locust Street/Cumberland Avenue Intersection Closure [Extended May 2-3] – KUB and its contractor will implement a full closure of the intersection of Locust Street and Cumberland Avenue from 6 a.m., Monday, May 2, through 6 p.m., Tuesday , May 3, as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade project. As a result of this closure, the following are also closed:

· Cumberland Avenue between Walnut Street and Henley Street
· Locust Street between W. Church Avenue and Main Street

Alternate routes include W. Church Avenue, Henley Street, Main Street, and Walnut Street. Follow up advisories will be issued as necessary. Please see the traffic map for more detailed traffic information.

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – Henley Street Intermittent Lane Closures [May 2-27] – Following completed water main installation on Henley Street, KUB’s contractor will perform wastewater work requiring intermittent lane closures of Henley Street between Clinch Avenue and Main Street from Monday, May 2 through Friday, May 27, as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade project. This work will not require excavation of the roadway surface. A minimum of one lane of traffic will be maintained during work hours, with lane closures from 6 p.m. – 6 a.m.

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – Cumberland Avenue Road Closure [May 2-6] – KUB and its contractor will implement a road closure of Cumberland Avenue between Locust Street and Walnut Street from 6 a.m., Monday , May 2, through 6 p.m., Friday, May 6, as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade project. Alternate routes include Walnut Street, W. Church Avenue, Locust Street, and Cumberland Avenue. Follow up advisories will be issued as necessary. Please see the traffic map for more detailed traffic information.

 

April 22, 2016 UPDATE – This week, Garney Construction crews completed installation of the new water main on Cumberland Avenue/Main Street between Poplar Street and Henley Street, and completed installation of the new wastewater main on Henley Street between Main Street and Hill Avenue. Wastewater work also began on Cumberland Avenue/Main Street from Henley Street toward Poplar Street.

Over the weekend, a lane closure will be maintained on a section of Cumberland Avenue/Main Street at Henley Street. The right hand, curbside lane will be closed. Crews will wrap up all construction activities at approximately 3 p.m. today, and reopen all other currently closed roadways for the weekend. Crews will return on site at 6 a.m. on Monday, April 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, water main work will begin on Cumberland Avenue between Henley Street and Locust Street. Wastewater work will also take place on Clinch Avenue between Locust Street and Walnut Street. Crews will also return to Union Avenue between State Street and S. Central Street to make repairs to a storm water line. Following successful testing of the newly installed water main on Cumberland Avenue/Main Street, restoration will take place on that section of roadway. Please see the traffic advisory below and updated traffic maps for more detailed information.

TRAFFIC ADVISORIES

(Downtown Area) Clinch Avenue Road Closure [April 27-28] – KUB crews will close a section of Clinch Avenue between S. Gay Street and Market Street overnight from 11 p.m., Wednesday, April 27, through 4 a.m., Thursday, April 28 , as work is performed on the electric distribution system in the area. Alternate routes include S. Gay Street, W. Church Avenue, market Street, and Clinch Avenue. Flaggers will be on site to assist with traffic control if necessary. 

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – Locust Street/Cumberland Avenue Intersection Closure [April 28-29] – KUB and its contractor will implement a full closure of the intersection of Locust Street and Cumberland Avenue from 6 a.m., Thursday, April 28, through 6 p.m., Friday, April 29, as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade project. As a result of this closure, the following are also closed: 

· Cumberland Avenue between Walnut Street and Henley Street 

· Locust Street between W. Church Avenue and Main Street 

Alternate routes include W. Church Avenue, Henley Street, Main Street, and Walnut Street. Follow up advisories will be issued as necessary. Please see attached map for more detailed traffic information

 

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – Union Avenue Lane Closure [April 25] – KUB and its contractor will implement a lane closure of Union Avenue between State Street and S. Central Street from 6 a.m. - 6 p.m., Monday, April 25, as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade project. One westbound lane will be closed, while the eastbound lane remains open and is used to alternate traffic. Access to the State Street Parking Garage will be maintained. Follow up advisories will be issued as necessary. Please see the traffic map for more detailed traffic information.

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – Cumberland Avenue Lane Closures [April 25-29] – KUB and its contractor will implement lane closures on Cumberland Avenue between Henley Street and Locust Street from 6 a.m., Monday, April 25, through 6 p.m., Friday, April 29, as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade project. One lane of westbound traffic will be maintained. Follow up advisories will be issued as necessary.

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – Clinch Avenue Road Closure [April 25-29] – KUB and its contractor will implement a road closure on Clinch  Avenue between Walnut Street and Locust Street from 6 a.m., Monday, April 25, through 6 p.m., Friday, April 29, as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade project. Access to the parking garage on this block will be maintained via Walnut Street. Follow up advisories will be issued as necessary.

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – Locust Street Lane Closure Rescheduled [April 25-29] – KUB and its contractor will implement a lane closure of Locust Street between Union Avenue and Clinch Avenue from 6 a.m., Monday, April 25, through 6 p.m., Friday, April 29, as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade project. One southbound lane will remain open, and parking access will be maintained. Follow up advisories will be issued as necessary. Please see the traffic map for more detailed traffic information.

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

 

 

April 21, 2016 UPDATE - Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – Henley Street Lane Closures [EXTENDED TIMEFRAME - April 21] –KUB and its contractor will maintain a closure of the two right-hand, northbound lanes of Henley Street between Hill Avenue and Main Street through mid afternoon, today, Thursday, April 21, as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade project. Two northbound lanes remain open, and motorists are advised to expect delays in this area. Follow up advisories will be issued as necessary.

 

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.

 

April 21, 2016 UPDATE - Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – Henley Street Lane Closures [April 21] – Due to construction conditions encountered, KUB and its contractor will maintain a closure of the two right-hand, northbound lanes of Henley Street between Hill Avenue and Main Street through 12 p.m., today, Thursday, April 21, as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade project. Two northbound lanes remain open, and motorists are advised to expect delays in this area. Follow up advisories will be issued as necessary.

 

April 15, 2016 UPDATE – This week, Garney Construction crews completed new service tie ins to the newly installed water main on Walnut Street between Clinch Avenue and Union Avenue. Work also continued on Cumberland Avenue/Main Street east of Poplar Street toward Henley Street. Night crews also completed installation of the new wastewater main on Henley Street north of Clinch Avenue. The wastewater work in the vicinity of Hall of Fame Drive was also completed this week.

Crews will wrap up all 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, April 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.

Next week, water main work will continue on Main Street working east toward Henley Street. Wastewater work will also continue on Henley Street, focused on the area between Main Street and W. Hill Avenue. Overnight work Sunday night into Monday morning will temporarily have the left hand lanes of northbound Henley Street closed, with traffic being diverted into the right hand, northbound lanes. Also, overnight work on Locust Street between Union Avenue and Clinch Avenue is planned Wednesday and Thursday night next week. Please see the traffic advisory below and updated traffic maps for more detailed information.

TRAFFIC ADVISORY

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – Locust Street Lane Closure [April 20-22] – KUB and its contractor will implement a lane closure of Locust Street between Union Avenue and Clinch Avenue overnight between 6 p.m. – 6 a.m. starting Wednesday, April 20, through Friday, April 22, as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade project. One southbound lane will remain open, and parking access will be maintained. Follow up advisories will be issued as necessary. Please see attached map for more detailed traffic information.
 

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

 

 

April 8, 2016 UPDATE – This week, Garney Construction crews completed new service tie ins to the newly installed water main on Henley Street, and began installation of the new wastewater main. The new water main on Cumberland Avenue/Main Street between Eleventh Street and Poplar Street was completed and tested this week, and is expected to be tied into service early next week. 

 

Wastewater crews will continue work in the Hall of Fame Drive area near the Knoxville Civic Auditorium and Coliseum, but their work will not impact traffic. 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, April 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, water main work will continue on Main Street working east toward Henley Street. Wastewater work will also continue on Henley Street, as well as near Hall of Fame Drive. Please be advised of workers in this area. Work will be performed on Walnut Street between Union Avenue and Clinch Avenue to complete new service tie-ins, requiring a road closure of this block. Local traffic access will be maintained to the parking areas. Please see below traffic advisories and updated maps for more detailed information.

 

 

TRAFFIC ADVISORY

 

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – Walnut Street Road Closure [April 13-15] – KUB and its contractor will implement a full road closure of Walnut Street between Union Avenue and Clinch Avenue between 6 a.m. – 7 p.m. daily, Starting Wednesday, April 13, through Friday, April 15, as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade project. Parking access will be maintained. Follow up advisories will be issued as necessary. Please see the traffic map for more detailed traffic information.

 

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project Photos – April 4-8 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 1, 2016 UPDATE – This week, Garney Construction crews continued installation of the new water main on Cumberland Avenue/Main Street, crossing the intersection at Poplar Street working east toward Henley Street. Overnight work on Henley Street also continued this week. Wastewater work was also performed near Hall of Fame Drive in the vicinity of the Knoxville Civic Auditorium and Coliseum. Some asphalt restoration was also completed in various areas where possible this week. 

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, April 4, 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 Main Street working east toward Henley Street. Work will also continue on Henley Street, with wastewater work beginning near Clinch Avenue. Crews will also continue work near Hall of Fame Drive at the Knoxville Civic Auditorium and Coliseum, but their work will not require roadway impacts. Please be advised of workers in this area. 

TRAFFIC ADVISORY 

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – Clinch Avenue Road Closure [April 4-8] – KUB and its contractor will implement a full road closure of Clinch Avenue between Henley Street and Locust Street from 6 a.m., Monday, April 4, through 6 p.m., Friday, April 8, as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade project. Follow up advisories will be issued as necessary. Please see the traffic map for more detailed traffic information. 

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project Photos – March 28 – April 1, 2016

 

March 30, 2016 UPDATE – Due to unforeseen construction conditions, Garney Construction has closed Poplar Street at Main Street/Cumberland Avenue as indicated by the traffic advisory below. Following the completed installation of water main at this location, crews will continue eastward progress on Main Street toward Henley Street, maintaining a lane closure through April 29. Please see below traffic advisory, and maps in the upper right hand corner of this blog for more detailed information.

 

(Downtown) Poplar Street Road Closure [Effective Immediately] – KUB and its contractor have temporarily closed Poplar Street to through traffic in association with ongoing utility construction in the area. This closure is expected to remain in effect through Wednesday evening, with plans to have the road reopened to traffic prior to the morning commute on Thursday. Alternate routes include Henley Street and W. Hill Avenue. Flaggers will be on site to direct traffic, and access will be maintained to driveways and parking areas.

 

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – Cumberland Avenue/Main Street Lane Closure [March 31-April 29] – As KUB’s contractor continues eastward progress on Cumberland Avenue/Main Street, crews will implement a lane closure of the eastbound, curbside lane of Cumberland Avenue/Main Street between Popular Street and Henley Street from 6 a.m., Thursday, March 31, until 6 p.m., Friday, April 29, as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project following weather delays. Please see attached map for more detailed traffic information. A previously implemented lane closure of this section of roadway between Eleventh Street and Poplar Street will also be maintained during this timeframe. 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.

 

 

March 25, 2016 - UPDATE - This week, Garney Construction crews continued installation of the new water main on Cumberland Avenue, working between Eleventh Street and Poplar Street. The newly installed water mains on Henley Street were tested, and tie-ins were completed at W. Church Avenue. Wastewater work was completed on Clinch Avenue between Henley Street and Locust Street, and on Walnut Street between Clinch Avenue and Union Avenue, and restoration work was also performed on both of these sections of roadway.

 

Crews will wrap up all other construction activities at approximately 6 p.m. today, and reopen all currently closed roadways for the weekend except one lane of Cumberland Avenue/Main Street between Eleventh Street and Poplar Street. This lane must remain closed outside work hours for the safety of the public. Crews will return on site at 6 a.m. on Monday, March 28, 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 Cumberland Avenue/Main Street moving east toward Henley Street from Poplar Street. This work will still require a closure of the curbside, eastbound lane. Water main tie-ins will also continue on Henley Street, with a tie-in planned early in the week on Henley Street near Cumberland Avenue. More information will be issued ahead of that work. Additional crews will also be returning to Hall of Fame Drive near the Knoxville Civic Auditorium and Coliseum, but their work will not require roadway impacts. Please be advised of workers in this area.

 

Elsewhere in downtown, WOW! is performing work on their communications equipment near KUB utilities. KUB crews may be present at the work sites, but inquires about this work should be directed to WOW!.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 23, 2016 - UPDATE - TRAFFIC ADVISORIES

 

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – W. Church Avenue Road Closure [March 23-24] – KUB and its contractor will close a short section of W. Church Avenue between Locust Street and Henley Street to traffic overnight from 6 p.m., Wednesday, March 23, through 6 a.m., Thursday, March 24, as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project. The northbound, curbside lanes of Henley Street will also be closed during this timeframe. Please see the traffic map for more detailed traffic information.

 

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – Cumberland Avenue Lane Closure [March 24] – KUB and its contractor will implement a lane closure of one westbound lane of Cumberland Avenue between Henley Street and Locust Street from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., on Thursday, March 24, as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade project. Follow up advisories will be issued as necessary. Please see the traffic map for more detailed traffic information.

 

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – Clinch Avenue Road Closure [Extended through April 1] – KUB and its contractor will maintain a full road closure due to construction conditions encountered on the section of Clinch Avenue between Henley Street and Locust Street through 6 p.m., Friday, April 1, as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade project. 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.

 

 

March 18, 2016 UPDATE – This week, Garney Construction crews continued installation of the new water main on Henley Street, and also began water main installation on Cumberland Avenue near Eleventh Street working east toward Henley Street.

 

Crews will wrap up all other construction activities at approximately 3 p.m. today. The section of Clinch Avenue between Locust Street and Henley Street will remain closed over the weekend, however, due to the ongoing presence of construction-related materials and equipment. All other currently closed roadways will reopen for the weekend as of close of business Friday (there will be no Saturday work occurring March 19). Crews will return on site at 6 a.m. on Monday, March 21, 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 continue on Cumberland Avenue between Eleventh Street and Henley Street, where a continuous lane closure will remain in place. Crews will also work on Walnut Street between Union Avenue and Clinch Avenue, requiring a road closure. Local traffic access to the parking lots and garages will be maintained. Please see below traffic advisory and map in the upper right hand corner of this blog for more information. Elsewhere in downtown, WOW! is performing work on their communications equipment near KUB utilities. KUB crews may be present at the work sites, but inquires about this work should be directed to WOW!

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 14, 2016 UPDATE – On Tuesday, March 15, from 6-9 a.m., KUB crews will be working on water meter wells located on Market Street between Union Avenue and Clinch Avenue at the request of the City of Knoxville. This work will not require any digging or the use of a jackhammer. While crews will be present in the area, no lane closures will be required; however, flaggers will be on site to assist with pedestrian and vehicular traffic if needed. This work is not related to the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project. Other planned KUB work in the area includes the below (weather permitting):

 

(Downtown Knoxville) W. Church Avenue Lane Closure [March 16] – KUB crews will implement a lane closure of the westbound lane of W. Church Avenue between Locust Street and Henley Street from 4-7 a.m. on Wednesday, March 16, as work is performed on the natural gas distribution system in the area. Both eastbound lanes will remain open, and one will be used for westbound traffic flow. Flaggers will be on site to assist with traffic control.

 

 

March 11, 2016 UPDATE - This week, Garney Construction crews continued installation of the new water main on Henley Street, working south near the Cumberland Avenue intersection. Work also continued on Walnut Street between Union Avenue and Clinch Avenue. Wastewater work on Clinch Avenue between Henley Street and Locust Street also began. Restoration efforts on Walnut Street between W. Church Avenue and Clinch Avenue continued this week as well.

 

Crews will wrap up all other construction activities at approximately 3 p.m. today, and reopen all currently closed roadways for the weekend (there will be no Saturday work occurring March 12). Crews will return on site at 6 a.m. on Monday, March 14, and re-implement the traffic control plan as indicated on the traffic map. 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 ramp up on Cumberland Avenue between Eleventh Street and Henley Street, where a continuous lane closure will be in place next week, including outside of work hours, for safety purposes.

 

Water main work will also continue on Henley Street, and wastewater work will continue on Clinch Avenue. Elsewhere in downtown, WOW! is performing work on their communications equipment near KUB utilities. KUB crews may be present at the work sites, but inquires about this work should be directed to WOW!.

 

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project Photos – March 7-11, 2016

 

 

 

 

March 10, 2016 UPDATE – Garney Construction crews will implement a road closure of Walnut Street between Union Avenue and Clinch Avenue from 6 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Friday, March 11. Local parking ingress and egress will be maintained via Clinch Avenue to this block of Walnut Street. Flaggers will be on site to assist with traffic control. If work is not completed at this location on Friday, crews will return and re-implement this closure on Saturday, March 12, from 7 a.m. – 3 p.m. Please see below traffic advisory and updated map for more information.

 

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project –Walnut Street Road Closure [March 11&12] – KUB and its contractor will implement a road closure of Walnut Street between Union Avenue and Clinch Avenue from 6 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Friday, March 11, as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project. Local parking ingress/egress ONLY will be maintained to this block via Clinch Avenue. If necessary, this closure may be re-implemented Saturday, March 12, from 7 a.m. - 3 p.m., to complete work. Please see attached map for more detailed traffic information.

 

 

March 9, 2016 UPDATE – Garney Construction crews continue working south in the northbound lanes of Henley Street. Overnight tonight, starting at 8 p.m., Wednesday, March 9, through 6 a.m., Thursday, March 10, W. Church Avenue will be closed per the previously issued traffic advisory.

 

Starting tomorrow night, construction will move south through the Henley Street/Cumberland Avenue intersection, which will necessitate the closure of Cumberland Avenue (between Henley Street and Locust Street) for water main installation. This work will take place tomorrow night, March 10, and Monday night, March 14, between the hours of 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. ( the work being completed by 6 a.m. Friday, March 15). The intersection and Cumberland Avenue will be reopened outside of work hours. Please see thel traffic updates as indicated below.

 

TRAFFIC ADVISORIES

 

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – Henley Street Lane Closures [March 10 – April 29] – KUB and its contractor will implement lane closures on Henley Street between Cumberland Avenue and Main Street from Thursday, March 10, through Friday, April 29, as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade project. Crews will begin work at the Henley Street/Clinch Avenue intersection, and work south. Lane closures will be implemented in the northbound lanes, with a minimum of one lane of traffic being maintained during this work. Work hours with lane closures will be from 6 p.m. – 6 a.m., with occasional lane closures for prep-work taking place from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. as necessary. The Henley Street/W. Church Avenue intersection will remain open until construction necessitates closure. Follow up advisories will be issued as needed.

 

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – Cumberland Avenue Road Closure [March 10-11, 13-14] – KUB and its contractor will close a short section of Cumberland Avenue between Locust Street and Henley Street to traffic overnight between the hours of 8 p.m. – 6 a.m., Thursday, March 10, through Friday, March 11, and again Monday night, March 13, through Tuesday morning, March 15, as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project. The northbound, curbside lanes of Henley Street will also be closed during this timeframe. The closed section of Cumberland Avenue will be reopened to traffic outside of work hours. Alternate routes include W. Church Avenue and Main Street. Please see the map for more detailed traffic information.

 

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – Cumberland Avenue/Main Street Lane Closure [March 10-April 29] – KUB and its contractor will implement a lane closure of the eastbound, curbside lane of Cumberland Avenue/Main Street between Eleventh Street and Popular Street from 6 a.m., Thursday, March 10, until 6 p.m., Friday, April 29, as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project following weather delays. Poplar Street access will be maintained until construction progress requires its closure. More information will be announced ahead of that closure. 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 [Extended through March 25] – KUB and its contractor will maintain a full road closure due to construction conditions on Walnut Street between Clinch Avenue and W. Church Avenue through 6 p.m., Friday, March 25, as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade project. 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 Knoxville) W. Summit Hill Drive Lane Closure [March 11] – KUB crews will close a short section of the curbside, westbound lane of W. Summit Hill Drive between S. Gay Street and Walnut Street from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Friday, March 11, as work is performed on the wastewater collection system in the area. One westbound lane, the center turn lane, and both eastbound lanes will remain open, as will traffic access to area businesses. Flaggers will be on site to assist with traffic control.


 

March 7, 2016 UPDATE - TRAFFIC ADVISORY

 

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – W. Church Avenue Road Closure [UPDATED March 7-10] – KUB and its contractor will close a short section of W. Church Avenue between Locust Street and Henley Street to traffic nightly between 6:30 p.m. and 6 a.m., starting Monday, March 7, through Thursday, March 10, as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project. The northbound, curbside lanes of Henley Street will also be closed during this timeframe per the previously issued traffic advisory. The closed section of W. Church Avenue will be reopened to traffic outside of work hours. Alternate routes include Locust Street and Cumberland Avenue.

 

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