Special Projects

 

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

 

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project

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/.

 

 

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. 

 

 

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.

 

 

March 4, 2016 UPDATE – This week, Garney Construction crews completed new water service tie-ins on Walnut Street, and continued installation of the new water main on Walnut Street between Union Avenue and Clinch Avenue. The overnight crews also continued water main installation on Henley Street, working through the intersection of Henley Street/W/ Church Avenue this week, and this section of newly installed main will be tested next 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, March 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, water main work will continue on Walnut Street between Union Avenue and Clinch Avenue, and wastewater work will take place requiring lane closures on Walnut Street between Union Avenue and Wall Avenue. Crews will also work in Cumberland Avenue/Main Street, implementing a lane closure of the eastbound, curbside lane of Cumberland Avenue/Main Street between Eleventh Street and Popular Street. Work will also continue in Henley Street in the southbound lanes between W. Church Avenue and Cumberland Avenue. Please see updated traffic advisories below and updated traffic map in the upper right hand corner of the blog for more detailed 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!.

 

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project Photos – February 29-March 4, 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TRAFFIC ADVISORIES

 

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – Cumberland Avenue/Main Street Lane Closure [March 7-9] – 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. – 6 p.m., starting Monday, March 7, through Wednesday, March 9, as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project following weather delays. Please see attached map for more detailed traffic information.

 

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – W. Church Avenue Road Closure [March 7-8] – KUB and its contractor will close a short section of W. Church Avenue between Locust Street and Henley Street to traffic overnight Monday, March 7, from 6:30 p.m. through 6 a.m., Tuesday, March 8, 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.

 

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – Henley Street Lane Closures [March 7-10] – KUB and its contractor will implement lane closures on southbound Henley Street between W. Church Avenue and Cumberland Avenue from 6 p.m. – 6 a.m., starting Monday, March 7, through Thursday morning, March 10, as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade project. A minimum of one lane of traffic will be 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. Follow up advisories will be issued as needed.

 

 

March 2, 2016 UPDATE – Garney Construction crews continue working south in the northbound lanes of Henley Street between the I-40 on ramp and Cumberland Avenue. Construction progress will necessitate the closure of W. Church Avenue (between Henley Street and Locust Street) to facilitate water line installation across the Henley/W. Church intersection. This work will take place tonight, March 2, and tomorrow night, March 3, between the hours of 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. The intersection and W. Church Avenue will be reopened outside of work hours. Please see additional traffic updates as indicated below.

TRAFFIC ADVISORIES

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – W. Church Avenue Road Closure [March 2-4] – KUB and its contractor will close a short section of W. Church Avenue between Locust Street and Henley Street to traffic overnight Wednesday, March 2, and overnight Thursday, March 3, from 6:30 p.m. – 6 a.m., 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.

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – Locust Street & Clinch Avenue Lane Closures [March 3] – KUB and its contractor will close one southbound lane of Locust Street between Clinch Avenue and Union Avenue, and the westbound lane of Clinch Avenue between Locust Street and Walnut Street, from 6 a.m. – 6 p.m., as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project. One southbound lane of Locust Street will remain open, as will the eastbound lane of Clinch Avenue, and all parking garage entrances and exits will remain open. Clinch Avenue westbound traffic alternate routes include Walnut Street, Union Avenue, Locust Street, and W. Church Avenue.

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – Main Street Road Closures [March 3] – KUB and its contractor will implement a road closures on Main Street between S. Central Street and State Street from 6-9 p.m. on Thursday, March 3, as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade project. Alternate routes include S. Central Street, Clinch Avenue, Neyland Drive, Walnut Street, Main Street, and S. Gay Street.

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – Walnut Street Lane Closures [March 7-18] – 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, March 7, through Friday, March 18, 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 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.
 


 

February 26, 2016 UPDATE – In spite of rainy weather, Garney Construction completed water main installation and new service tie-ins on Union Avenue (between Walnut Street and Locust Street), including roadway surface repair. Wastewater main installation on Walnut Street between Clinch Avenue and W. Church Avenue was also completed, and crews began installation of a new water main in Walnut Street between Union Avenue and Clinch Avenue. Additionally, the water main installation on Clinch Avenue crossing Henley Street was completed.

 

Next week, overnight work will take place both Monday and Tuesday night on Walnut Street between Union Avenue and Wall Avenue as new water service tie-ins are completed. In the coming weeks, crews will return to this section of Walnut for wastewater work, requiring a lane closure. More information will be issued about this work ahead of time.

 

Crews will also continue work in Henley Street, beginning in the Clinch Ave./Henley St. intersection and working south (toward the bridge) in the northbound lanes of Henley Street. Following final work in the intersection, the roadway surface will be repaired, and Clinch Avenue between Henley Street and Locust Street will be reopened. This is set to occur later in the week of February 29 (weather and construction progress permitting). Additionally, as crews move south on Henley Street, the Henley/W. Church Avenue intersection will remain open to traffic until progress across the intersection requires closure. More information will be released ahead of this work occurring. Please see the maps for more detailed traffic information.

 

TRAFFIC ADVISORIES

 

(Downtown Knoxville) W. Church Avenue Lane Closures [February 27] – KUB’s contractor will reduce a short section of W. Church Avenue between S. Gay Street and Walnut Street to one alternating lane of traffic from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., on Saturday, February 27, for roadway surface repair. Both eastbound lanes will be closed, while the westbound lane remains open and is used to alternate traffic. Flaggers will be on site to assist with traffic control.

 

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – Walnut Street Lane Closure [February 29-March 1 & March 1-2] – KUB and its contractor will implement a lane closure on Walnut Street between Wall Avenue and Union Avenue during the times listed below as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade project:


· 6 p.m., Monday, February 29, until 6 a.m., Tuesday March 1
· 6 p.m., Tuesday, March 1, until 6 a.m., Wednesday, March 2


Local traffic access and all parking areas will be maintained. 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.

 

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – Henley Street Lane Closures [February 29 – April 29] – KUB and its contractor will implement lane closures on Henley Street between Clinch Avenue and Cumberland Avenue from Monday, February 29, 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.


 


 

February 24, 2016 UPDATE – Garney Construction continues work on the Downtown Century II Utilities Project, but weather is hindering progression in some areas. Crews continue to progress from east to west in the Henley Street/Clinch Avenue intersection, and will begin implementing lane closures of southbound Henley Street tonight. Below are updated traffic advisories, and the maps have been updated in the upper right hand corner of this blog. All work is weather permitting.


 

TRAFFIC ADVISORIES


 

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project –Walnut Street Road Closure [Extended through March 11] – 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 11, as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade project. Follow up advisories will be issued as necessary. Please see the 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 Closure [Extended through March 11] – KUB and its contractor will maintain a full road closure due to construction conditions on Clinch Avenue between Henley Street and Locust Street through 6 p.m., Friday, March 11, as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade project. Follow up advisories will be issued as necessary. Please see the 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 [February 25 –March 18] – KUB and its contractor will implement a lane closure on Walnut Street between Clinch Avenue and Union  Avenue from 6 a.m., Thursday, February 25, through 6 p.m., Friday, March 18, 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. 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 – Henley Street/ Clinch Avenue Lane Closures [Extended February 29 – March 11] – KUB and its contractor will implement progressive lane closures of Henley Street at the Clinch Avenue intersection from Monday, February 29, through Friday, March 11, as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade project. Crews will begin work in the northbound lanes, working west across the intersection into the southbound lanes. A minimum of one lane of traffic each direction will be 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.
 


 

Clinch Avenue between Locust Street and Henley Street will remain closed until work is finished in the easternmost northbound lanes of 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.   
 


 


 

February 19, 2016 UPDATE – Garney Construction continued with new service tie-ins on Walnut Street between Wall Avenue and Union Avenue, and on Union Avenue between Locust Street and Walnut Street. Crews also began overnight work in the Clinch Avenue/Henley Street intersection, working from the east to west.

 

Work also continues on Walnut Street between Clinch Avenue and W. Church Avenue, and this section of roadway will remain closed until work there is fully complete (including after work hours and weekends).

 

Next week, crews will complete new service tie-ins on Monday, February 22, on Union Avenue (between Locust Street and Walnut Street) requiring a closure of this block. Walnut Street (between Wall Avenue and Union Avenue) will require a lane closure to complete new service tie-ins Tuesday through Thursday, February 22-25. Clinch Avenue between Walnut Street and Market Street is expected to reopen at approximately 6 p.m. on Monday, February 22.

 

Crews will also continue working westward across Henley Street at the Clinch Avenue intersection, and expect to progress to the southbound lanes by late next week. Please check back for more updated traffic information.

 

February 17, 2016 - UPDATE - Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project –Walnut Street Road Closure [ through March 4] – 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 4, as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade project. Follow up advisories will be issued as necessary. Please see the 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/Main Street Lane Closure [February 18] – KUB and its contractor will implement a lane closure of the eastbound, curbside lane of Cumberland Avenue/Main Street between Eleventh Street and Henley Street from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., on Thursday, February 18, to complete prep-work for Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project following weather delays. Please see the map for more detailed traffic information.

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – Henley Street Lane Closures [February 17-18] – KUB and its contractor will maintain an lane closure of the curbside, northbound lane of Henley Street between Clinch Avenue and the I-40 on ramp tunnel from 6 p.m., Wednesday, February 17, through 3 p.m., Thursday, February 18, as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade project. Access to the ramp will be maintained. Follow up advisories will be issued as necessary.

 

February 12, 2016 UPDATE – Over the weekend, the small section of Walnut Street at the Union Avenue intersection will not reopen. On Monday, February 15, Union Avenue between Locust Street and Walnut Street will be open, but reclosed on Tuesday pending completion of the work on Walnut Street. Next week, crews will implement the traffic control plan as indicated on the maps in the upper right hand corner of the blog. This includes work in Henley Street. Please see both maps, the below news release, and the below traffic advisories for more detailed information.

 

 

 

 

 

TRAFFIC ADVISORIES FOR February 12

 

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – Walnut Street Road Closure [EXTENDED February 15] – Due to weather, this work has been extended. KUB and its contractor will maintain a closure of a small section of Walnut Street at the Union Avenue intersection until 6 p.m., Monday, February 15, as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project. All parking garages on Walnut Street between Summer Place and Union Avenue can be accessed via southbound Walnut Street. Union Avenue between Walnut Street and Locust Street has been reopened during this closure as a detour route, but will be reclosed starting at 6 a.m., Tuesday, February 16. Please see attached map for more detailed traffic information

 

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – Cumberland Avenue/Main Street Lane Closure [RESCHEDULED February 15] – Due to weather, this work has been rescheduled. KUB and its contractor will implement a lane closure of the eastbound, curbside lane of Cumberland Avenue/Main Street between Eleventh Street and Henley Street from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., on Monday, February 15, as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project. Please see attached map for more detailed traffic information.

 

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – Henley Street/ Clinch Avenue Lane Closures [February 15-29] – KUB and its contractor will implement progressive lane closures of Henley Street at the Clinch Avenue intersection from Monday, February 15, through Monday, February 29, as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade project. Crews will begin work in the northbound lanes, working west across the intersection into the southbound lanes. A minimum of one lane of traffic will be maintained during this work. Work hours with lane cloures 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. Clinch Avenue between Locust Street and Henley Street will remain closed until work is finished in the easternmost northbound lanes of Henley Street. Follow up advisories will be issued as necessary.

 

KUB Downtown Century II Utilities Project Henley Street Work  - Through Mid Summer

 

KUB and its contractor, Garney Construction, will begin work in Henley Street starting next week, Monday, February 15. This work, part of the ongoing Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project, will span between the I-275/I-40 on ramp at the northern end and W. Hill Avenue at the southern end, with an expected completion date of midsummer 2016.

 

Work will first begin in the Henley Street/Clinch Avenue intersection, including necessary work between the intersection and the I-275/I-40 on ramp, before moving south. Work will be done in phases, and will not impact all of Henley Street at one time. The traffic control plan has been coordinated with the Tennessee Department of Transportation and City of Knoxville. Active construction with lane closures will occur overnight between the hours of 6 p.m. and 6 a.m., Monday through Friday, with prep-work activities and lane closures taking place only when necessary between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., Monday through Friday.

 

As part of this work, lane closures will be implemented during working hours, with one lane of traffic minimum maintained in each direction at all times. A full closure will be needed to complete work in the northbound lanes of Henley Street at the Main Street intersection, which is to be scheduled at a later time toward the later end of the Henley Street work.

 

KUB will continue to post regular updates throughout the project on its website at www.kub.org, and on the KUB Facebook page. Additionally, KUB has set up a 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. Construction is expected to be completed in all areas by spring 2017.

 

 

February 11, 2016 - UPDATE - Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – Cumberland Avenue/Main Street Lane Closure [EXTENDED February 12] – KUB and its contractor will implement a lane closure of the eastbound, curbside lane of Cumberland Avenue/Main Street between Eleventh Street and Henley Street from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., on Friday, February 12, as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project. Please see the map for more detailed traffic information.

 

 

 February 10, 2016 - UPDATE - TRAFFIC ADVISORY

 

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – Walnut Street Road Closure [February 10-12] – KUB and its contractor will maintain a closure of a small section of Walnut Street at the Union Avenue intersection until 6 p.m., Friday, February 12, as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project. All parking garages on Walnut Street between Summer Place and Union Avenue can be accessed via southbound Walnut Street. Union Avenue between Walnut Street and Locust Street has been reopened during this closure as a detour route, but will be reclosed starting at 6 a.m., Monday, February 15. Please see the traffic map for more detailed traffic information.

 

 

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – Cumberland Avenue/Main Street Lane Closure [February 10-11] – KUB and its contractor will implement a lane closure of the eastbound, curbside lane of Cumberland Avenue/Main Street between Eleventh Street and Henley Street daily from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., on Wednesday, February 10, and Thursday, February 11, as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project. Please see attached map for more detailed traffic information.

 

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – Clinch Avenue Reopened between Market Street and Walnut Street – KUB and its contractor have reopened the one-block section of Clinch Avenue between Market Street and Walnut Street to traffic. Please see attached map for more detailed traffic information.


 

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.

 

 


 

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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