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 865-524-2911.

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

West Hills Area Natural Gas Main Replacement Project

Beginning in August 2017 and lasting through December 2018 KUB Underground Construction crews will upgrade utility service with a project to replace 33,000 feet of steel natural gas main with plastic, along with valves and other related equipment, in four zones in the West Hills area. 

Information Sheet

Lovell Road Natural Gas Main Relocation Project

KUB to Host Public Meeting for Lovell Road Natural Gas Main Relocation Project

KUB will host a public meeting Thursday, May 18, starting at 6 p.m. at Providence Church/Worship Center, 1432 Lovell Road, to discuss an upcoming natural gas relocation project in the Lovell Road area, between Cedardale Lane and Middlebrook Pike.  

KUB is currently evaluating possible natural gas main relocation routes ahead of a TDOT/Knox County roadway widening project on Lovell Road.

The public meeting will start with a brief presentation outlining the scope of the project and the construction process. Following the presentation, KUB representatives will be available to talk with customers one-on-one regarding their specific questions.   

Surveying and design work is scheduled to begin later in May. Construction is scheduled to start in spring 2018, with completion scheduled for winter 2019.  

Additional information about the Lovell Road Natural Gas Main Relocation Project is available at www.kub.org. Updates on this project will also be posted on a major construction projects blog site at http://kubmajorprojects.blogspot.com/, and on KUB’s Facebook and Twitter social media accounts. Customers can call 558-2331 at any time for information on this project. If the call is made after normal business hours, customers can leave a recorded message that will be responded to by the next business day. 

Information Sheet

Area Map

 

South Knox Natural Gas Gate Station and Main Relocation Project

KUB to Host Public Meeting for South Knox Natural Gas Gate Station and Main Relocation Project

KUB will host a public meeting Thursday, May 11, starting at 6 p.m. at South Doyle High School in the Cyber Café/Young Campus (second floor), 2020 Tipton Station Road, to discuss an upcoming natural gas project in the Tipton Station Road/Chapman Highway area of South Knox County.  

KUB’s plans in this area include construction of a new natural gas gate station at 304 Tipton Station Road and the relocation of a natural gas main ahead of a TDOT roadway project on Chapman Highway.

The public meeting will start with a brief presentation outlining the scope of the project and the construction process. Following the presentation, KUB representatives will be available to talk with customers one-on-one regarding their specific questions.   

Surveying and design work is scheduled to begin later in May. Construction on the new gate station is scheduled to begin in November 2017, and gas main installation is expected to start in January 2018. The overall project is scheduled for completion by the end of 2018.  

Additional information about the South Knox Natural Gas Station and Main Relocation Project is available at www.kub.org. Updates on this project will also be posted on a major construction projects blog site at http://kubmajorprojects.blogspot.com/, and on KUB’s Facebook and Twitter social media accounts. Customers can call 558-2331 at any time for information on this project. If the call is made after normal business hours, customers can leave a recorded message that will be responded to by the next business day.

Information Sheet

Area Map

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/.

 

City of Knoxville Streetscape and Utility Projects

July 21, 2017 N. Central Street Update – This past week, Adams and Sons, Inc., completed the installation of the water main pipeline segments, including services, and fire lines/hydrants, up to the end of the project zone at Woodland Avenue. 

The final segment of pipeline main was successfully tested of this final stretch of water main. The only remaining work are the following final side street tie-in connections, which are scheduled as follows overnight next week to minimize impacts to traffic and customers: 

·        Tuesday evening, July 25 at E. Scott Avenue 
·        Wednesday evening, July 26 at W. Scott Avenue 
·        Thursday evening, July 27 at N. Central Street to connect to existing water main 

Additionally, crews will complete any remaining asphalt/roadway repairs and general site cleanup next week.   

Please note that street parking is prohibited on both sides of N. Central Street between Baxter Avenue and Woodland Avenue for the duration of the project. 

The overall existing traffic pattern remains in place, with both northbound lanes and the northbound bicycle lane closed continuously for the duration of work on this section of N. Central Street. Traffic flow is maintained in both directions, however, with one northbound and one southbound lane shifting to the southbound side of N. Central Street. Southbound bicycle traffic is instructed to merge with vehicle traffic through the work zone. All turn lanes remain open in the N. Central Street and N. Broadway intersection.   

Vehicle traffic is advised to remain aware of the ongoing presence of workers, equipment, traffic channeling devices, barricades, and signs in this area.  

July 14, 2017 N. Central Street Update – This past week, Adams and Sons, Inc., completed the installation of the water main up to the end of the project zone at Woodland Avenue. 

Pending successful testing of this final stretch of water main, Adams and Sons will connect the eight remaining service lines and install fire lines/hydrants between Scott Avenue and Woodland Avenue. Additionally, crews will make connecting side street tie-ins on East and West Scott Avenue and Baxter Avenue.   

Please note that street parking is prohibited on both sides of N. Central Street between Baxter Avenue and Woodland Avenue for the duration of the project. 

The overall existing traffic pattern remains in place, with both northbound lanes and the northbound bicycle lane closed continuously for the duration of work on this section of N. Central Street. Traffic flow is maintained in both directions, however, with one northbound and one southbound lane shifting to the southbound side of N. Central Street. Southbound bicycle traffic is instructed to merge with vehicle traffic through the work zone. All turn lanes remain open in the N. Central Street and N. Broadway intersection.   

Vehicle traffic is advised to remain aware of the ongoing presence of workers, equipment, traffic channeling devices, barricades, and signs in this area.  

July 7, 2017 N. Central Street Update – Following the Independence Day holiday, KUB’s contractor Adams and Sons, Inc., completed overnight side street tie-ins on East and West Oklahoma Avenue.

Next week, Adams and Sons will continue with installation of the remaining 400 feet of water main on N. Central Street between Scott Avenue and Woodland Avenue. Following installation and successful testing of the last section of new water main, crews will begin service line connections, fire line/hydrant installations, and final side street tie-ins over the next several weeks on this last stretch of N. Central Street.   

Please note that street parking is prohibited on both sides of N. Central Street between Baxter Avenue and Woodland Avenue for the duration of the project.

The overall existing traffic pattern remains in place, with both northbound lanes and the northbound bicycle lane closed continuously for the duration of work on this section of N. Central Street. Traffic flow is maintained in both directions, however, with one northbound and one southbound lane shifting to the southbound side of N. Central Street. Southbound bicycle traffic is instructed to merge with vehicle traffic through the work zone. All turn lanes remain open in the N. Central Street and N. Broadway intersection.   

Vehicle traffic is advised to remain aware of the ongoing presence of workers, equipment, traffic channeling devices, barricades, and signs in this area.

June 29, 2017 N. Central Street Update – This past week, KUB’s contractor Adams and Sons, Inc., completed overnight side street tie-ins on East and West Anderson Avenue, as well as service line connections up to Oklahoma Avenue. Crews also installed a new fire line at 1218 N. Central Street. Approximately 400 feet of water main installation remains along N. Central Street between Scott Avenue and Woodland Avenue. 

Next week, Adams and Sons will continue with service line connections, fire line/hydrant installations, and the following side street tie-ins on this stretch of N. Central Street (weather permitting):   

July 5-6 
·        Wednesday p.m. July 5/Thursday a.m. July 6, 2017 – W Oklahoma Avenue 
·        Thursday p.m. July 6/Friday a.m. July 7, 2017 – E Oklahoma Avenue 

NOTE: Adams and Sons, Inc., will not work on July 3 & 4 in observance of Independence Day. 

Please note that street parking is prohibited on both sides of N. Central Street between Baxter Avenue and Woodland Avenue for the duration of the project. 

The overall existing traffic pattern remains in place, with both northbound lanes and the northbound bicycle lane closed continuously for the duration of work on this section of N. Central Street. Traffic flow is maintained in both directions, however, with one northbound and one southbound lane shifting to the southbound side of N. Central Street. Southbound bicycle traffic is instructed to merge with vehicle traffic through the work zone. All turn lanes remain open in the N. Central Street and N. Broadway intersection.   

Vehicle traffic is advised to remain aware of the ongoing presence of workers, equipment, traffic channeling devices, barricades, and signs in this area. 

June 23, 2017 N. Central Street Update – This past week, KUB’s contractor Adams and Sons, Inc., continued to progress north toward the Woodland Avenue intersection with installation of the new water main on N. Central Street. Approximately 400 feet of water main installation remains along N. Central Street between Scott Avenue and Woodland Avenue. 

Next week, Adams and Sons will continue with service line connections, fire line/hydrant installations, and side street tie-ins on this stretch of N. Central Street. Street tie-ins are scheduled on N. Central Street during overnight hours as follows for the next two weeks (weather permitting):   

June 27-29 
·        Tuesday p.m. June 27/Wednesday a.m. June 28, 2017 – E Anderson Avenue 
·        Wednesday p.m. June 28/Thursday a.m. June 29, 2017 – W Anderson Avenue 
·        Thursday p.m. June 29/Friday a.m. June 30, 2017 – 3” Fire line at 1218 N. Central St. 

July 5-6 
·        Wednesday p.m. July 5/Thursday a.m. July 6, 2017 – W Oklahoma Avenue 
·        Thursday p.m. July 6/Friday a.m. July 9, 2017 – E Oklahoma Avenue 

NOTE: Adams and Sons, Inc., will not work on July 3 & 4 in observance of Independence Day. 

Please note that street parking is prohibited on both sides of N. Central Street between Baxter Avenue and Woodland Avenue for the duration of the project. 

The overall existing traffic pattern remains in place, with both northbound lanes and the northbound bicycle lane closed continuously for the duration of work on this section of N. Central Street. Traffic flow is maintained in both directions, however, with one northbound and one southbound lane shifting to the southbound side of N. Central Street. Southbound bicycle traffic is instructed to merge with vehicle traffic through the work zone. All turn lanes remain open in the N. Central Street and N. Broadway intersection.   

Vehicle traffic is advised to remain aware of the ongoing presence of workers, equipment, traffic channeling devices, barricades, and signs in this area. 

June 16, 2017 N. Central Street Update – This past week, KUB’s contractor Adams and Sons, Inc., continued to progress north toward the Woodland Avenue intersection with installation of the new water main on N. Central Street. Approximately 700 feet of water main installation remains along N. Central Street between Oklahoma Avenue and Woodland Avenue. 

Next week, the newly-installed section of water main between Baxter Avenue and Oklahoma Avenue will be tested. Pending successful completion of testing, Adams and Sons will begin making service line connections, installing fire lines/hydrants, and preparing for final side street tie-ins on this stretch of N. Central Street.  

Please note that street parking is prohibited on both sides of N. Central Street between Baxter Avenue and Woodland Avenue for the duration of the project.

The overall existing traffic pattern remains in place, with both northbound lanes and the northbound bicycle lane closed continuously for the duration of work on this section of N. Central Street. Traffic flow is maintained in both directions, however, with one northbound and one southbound lane shifting to the southbound side of N. Central Street. Southbound bicycle traffic is instructed to merge with vehicle traffic through the work zone. All turn lanes remain open in the N. Central Street and N. Broadway intersection.  

Vehicle traffic is advised to remain aware of the ongoing presence of workers, equipment, traffic channeling devices, barricades, and signs in this area.

June 9, 2017 N. Central Street Update – This past week, KUB’s contractor Adams and Sons, Inc., continued to progress north toward the Woodland Avenue intersection with installation of the new water main on N. Central Street. Approximately 1,100 feet of water main installation remains north of the Anderson Avenue intersection. 

Crews will continue to install the new water main over the next several weeks. Once the new main has been installed and successfully tested, Adams and Sons will focus on service line connections, fire line/hydrant installations, and final side street tie-ins.  

Please note that street parking is prohibited on both sides of N. Central Street between Baxter Avenue and Woodland Avenue for the duration of the project.

The overall existing traffic pattern remains in place, with both northbound lanes and the northbound bicycle lane closed continuously for the duration of work on this section of N. Central Street. Traffic flow is maintained in both directions, however, with one northbound and one southbound lane shifting to the southbound side of N. Central Street. Southbound bicycle traffic is instructed to merge with vehicle traffic through the work zone. All turn lanes remain open in the N. Central Street and N. Broadway intersection.  

Vehicle traffic is advised to remain aware of the ongoing presence of workers, equipment, traffic channeling devices, barricades, and signs in this area.

May 26, 2017 N. Central Street Update – This past week, KUB’s contractor Adams and Sons, Inc., completed service line connections and fire line/hydrant installations on the section of N. Central between Pearl Place and Baxter Avenue. Additionally, side street tie-ins to the new water main were completed on Hinton Avenue and W. Baxter Avenue.

The contractor will not work on Monday, May 29, in observance of Memorial Day; however, all implemented traffic control measures will remain in place. Construction activity will resume on Tuesday, May 30, as crews are scheduled to complete the side street tie-in at E. Baxter Avenue. Also next week, crews will resume installation of the new water main starting at the Baxter Avenue intersection and progressing north. 

The overall project includes installation of the new water main up to the N. Central Street/Woodland Avenue intersection, with completion scheduled for early summer 2017 (weather permitting).

Please note that street parking is prohibited on both sides of N. Central Street between Baxter Avenue and Woodland Avenue for the duration of the project.

The overall existing traffic pattern remains in place, with both northbound lanes and the northbound bicycle lane closed continuously for the duration of work on this section of N. Central Street. Traffic flow is maintained in both directions, however, with one northbound and one southbound lane shifting to the southbound side of N. Central Street. Southbound bicycle traffic is instructed to merge with vehicle traffic through the work zone. All turn lanes remain open in the N. Central Street and N. Broadway intersection.  

Vehicle traffic is advised to remain aware of the ongoing presence of workers, equipment, traffic channeling devices, barricades, and signs in this area.

May 19, 2017 N. Central Street Update – With the water main installed through the Baxter Avenue intersection, KUB’s contractor Adams and Sons, Inc., began service line connections, fire hydrant/line installs, and completed one side street tie-in at Pearl Place this past week.

Next week, crews will continue with service line connections, fire hydrant/line installs, and side street tie-ins at Hinton Avenue and W. Baxter Avenue. Some work will be performed at night to minimize customer and traffic impacts. Crews will complete fire line tie-ins at 1000 and 1013 N. Central Street from 8 p.m.-midnight on Monday, May 22. The Hinton Avenue tie-in is scheduled for Tuesday, May 23, from 8 p.m.-midnight. The W. Baxter Avenue tie-in work will also be completed overnight, starting at 8 p.m., Thursday, May 25, and lasting through 2 a.m., Friday, May 26. 

The overall project includes installation of the new water main up to the N. Central Street/Woodland Avenue intersection, with completion scheduled for early summer 2017 (weather permitting).

Please note that street parking is prohibited on both sides of N. Central Street between Baxter Avenue and Woodland Avenue for the duration of the project.

The overall existing traffic pattern remains in place, with both northbound lanes and the northbound bicycle lane closed continuously for the duration of work on this section of N. Central Street. Traffic flow is maintained in both directions, however, with one northbound and one southbound lane shifting to the southbound side of N. Central Street. Southbound bicycle traffic is instructed to merge with vehicle traffic through the work zone. All turn lanes remain open in the N. Central Street and N. Broadway intersection.  

Vehicle traffic is advised to remain aware of the ongoing presence of workers, equipment, traffic channeling devices, barricades, and signs in this area.

May 12, 2017 N. Central Street Update – This past week, KUB’s contractor Adams and Sons, Inc., completed water main installation through the Baxter Avenue intersection. Testing procedures continued in this area through the end of the week.

Next week, crews will begin service line connections and fire hydrant installations on the section between Dameron Avenue to the north side of the Baxter Avenue intersection. Crews will also begin scheduling tie-ins to connect side street mains over the next several weeks, including Dameron Avenue, Pearl Place, Hinton Avenue, and Baxter Avenue. Updates will be posted for any side street closures related to tie-in work. The overall project includes installation of the new water main up to the N. Central Street/Woodland Avenue intersection, with completion scheduled for early summer 2017 (weather permitting).

Please note that street parking will be prohibited between Baxter Avenue and Woodland Avenue for the duration of the project.

The overall existing traffic pattern remains in place, with both northbound lanes and the northbound bicycle lane closed continuously for the duration of work on this section of N. Central Street. Traffic flow is maintained in both directions, however, with one northbound and one southbound lane shifting to the southbound side of N. Central Street. Southbound bicycle traffic is instructed to merge with vehicle traffic through the work zone. All turn lanes remain open in the N. Central Street and N. Broadway intersection.  

Vehicle traffic is advised to remain aware of the ongoing presence of workers, equipment, traffic channeling devices, barricades, and signs in this area.

(Old City) West Jackson Avenue Road Closure [Overnight, May 11- 12] – KUB crews will close a short section of West Jackson Avenue, between North Central Street and State Street, overnight from 11:30 p.m., Thursday, May 11, through 5 a.m., Friday, May 12, as fire hydrants and corresponding water lines in the area are relocated. Alternate routes include North Central Street, South Central Street, State Street, and North Gay Street. Access to businesses and public parking in the area will be maintained, and signs will be on site to assist with traffic control. 

May 5, 2017 N. Central Street Update – This past week, KUB’s contractor Adams and Sons, Inc., completed tie-ins to the new water main at the N. Central Street and Broadway intersection. This work was performed during overnight hours May 2-4 to lessen impacts to customers and traffic. 

Crews also worked overnight Thursday into Friday morning as the new water main was installed through the N. Central Street/Baxter Avenue intersection. This work completes installation of the new water main on the section of N. Central between Dameron Avenue and Baxter Avenue. 

Next week, testing procedures will begin on this section of new water main, followed over the next several weeks by service line connections, fire hydrant installations, and tie-ins to connect side street mains. The overall project includes installation of the new water main up to the N. Central Street/Woodland Avenue intersection, with completion scheduled for early summer 2017 (weather permitting). 

The existing traffic pattern remains in place, with both northbound lanes and the northbound bicycle lane closed continuously for the duration of work on this section of N. Central Street. Traffic flow is maintained in both directions, however, with one northbound and one southbound lane shifting to the southbound side of N. Central Street. Southbound bicycle traffic is instructed to merge with vehicle traffic through the work zone. All turn lanes remain open in the N. Central Street and N. Broadway intersection.   

Vehicle traffic is advised to remain aware of the ongoing presence of workers, equipment, traffic channeling devices, barricades, and signs in this area.

April 28, 2017 N. Central Street Update – This past week, KUB’s contractor Adams and Sons, Inc., continued installation of the new water main, service line connections, and fire hydrant installations on the section of N. Central Street between Dameron Avenue and Baxter Avenue.  

The existing traffic pattern remains in place, with both northbound lanes and the northbound bicycle lane closed continuously for the duration of work on this section of N. Central Street. Traffic flow is maintained in both directions, however, with one northbound and one southbound lane shifting to the southbound side of N. Central Street. Southbound bicycle traffic is instructed to merge with vehicle traffic through the work zone. All turn lanes remain open in the N. Central Street and N. Broadway intersection.  

Next week, Adams and Sons, Inc., will continue work in the above-mentioned stretch of N. Central Street. Crews will also return to the N. Broadway/N. Central Street intersection to make final tie-ins in that area. Below is a schedule for the tie-ins N. Central Street/N. Broadway tie-in work:

·    Overnight 11 p.m., May 2, until 4 a.m., May 3 – North section of N. Broadway/N. Central intersection (LANE CLOSURES – See map pdf named N. Central-N.BroadwayConstMap-NORTH-May 2-3 for Traffic Control)
(Both northbound lanes and the northbound bicycle lane will be closed continuously for the duration of work on this section of N. Central Street. Traffic flow will be maintained in both directions, however, with one northbound and one southbound lane shifting to the southbound side of N. Central Street. Southbound bicycle traffic will merge with vehicle traffic through the work zone.)
·    Overnight 11 p.m. May 3, until 7 a.m., May 4South section of N. Broadway/N. Central intersection (ROAD CLOSED – See map pdf named N. Central-N.BroadwayConstMap-SOUTH-May 3-4 for Traffic Control)
(North and southbound lanes on N. Central Street closed between Third Avenue and N. Broadway. Traffic flow detoured via N. Broadway, Lamar Street, and Third Avenue. Both northbound lanes and the northbound bicycle lane will also be closed continuously for the duration of work on this section of N. Central Street. Traffic flow will be maintained in both directions, however, with one northbound and one southbound lane shifting to the southbound side of N. Central Street. Southbound bicycle traffic will merge with vehicle traffic through the work zone.)

A one block section on the above-mentioned side streets will be closed to through traffic while tie-ins are completed in that area. All other connecting side streets intersections in this area will remain open.

Crews will also work overnight in the N. Central Street-Baxter Avenue intersection starting at 7 p.m., Thursday, May 4, and lasting through 6 a.m., Friday, May 5. Traffic flow will be maintained in all directions while the intersection crossing is completed; however, motorists are advised to expect temporary lane shifts in association with this work. This work has been scheduled overnight to minimize impacts to traffic and area businesses.  

All work is weather permitting. Any changes to this schedule will be communicated via this blog and traffic advisories issued to local media outlets.

Vehicle traffic is advised to remain aware of the ongoing presence of workers, equipment, traffic channeling devices, barricades, and signs in this area.

Note that there are three traffic maps posted for the week of May 1-5:

·    The current overall N. Central Street traffic map with the issue date of April 21, 2017
·    The N. Central Street/N. Broadway (North) Intersection Map for overnight work on May 2-3
·    The N. Central Street/N. Broadway (South) Intersection Map for overnight work on May 3-4

 

April 21, 2017 N. Central Street Update – This past week, KUB’s contractor Adams and Sons, Inc., shifted traffic control measures and began saw cutting asphalt in preparation for excavation and pipe installation on the section of N. Central Street from Dameron Avenue to Woodland Avenue.  

Next week, Adams and Sons, Inc., will continue with water main installation and service line connections in this area. Some work will take place in the Baxter Avenue intersection, but traffic flow will be maintained in all directions with lane shifts. Access to driveways and businesses will also be maintained.

The existing traffic pattern remains in place as the work zone shifts, with both northbound lanes and the northbound bicycle lane closed continuously for the duration of work on this section of N. Central Street. Traffic flow is maintained in both directions, however, with one northbound and one southbound lane shifting to the southbound side of N. Central Street. Southbound bicycle traffic is instructed to merge with vehicle traffic through the work zone. Connecting side street intersections on this section of N. Central Street will remain open unless otherwise indicated by barricades and other traffic control measures. Follow up notices will be issued ahead of any work requiring intersection closures in this work zone.

The contractor is scheduled to return to complete water main tie-in work at the N. Broadway/N. Central Street intersection in early May. Additional information on that work and associated traffic control will be communicated via this blog and traffic advisories. Additionally, KUB will complete work on the natural gas system in the N. Central Street/W. Jackson Avenue intersection early next week under an existing traffic control plan as part of the City of Knoxville’s portion of ongoing Streetscapes work in this area.

All work is weather permitting. Any changes to this schedule will be communicated via this blog and traffic advisories issued to local media outlets.

Vehicle traffic is advised to remain aware of the ongoing presence of workers, equipment, traffic channeling devices, barricades, and signs in this area.

 

April 14, 2017 N. Central Street Update – This past week, KUB’s contractor Adams and Sons, Inc., completed connecting side street tie-ins to the new water main on the section of N. Central Street between N. Broadway and Pearl Place.  

Next week, the contractor will relocate traffic control devices and establish the next work zone on the section of N. Central Street from Pearl Place to Woodland Avenue. Once the traffic control devices are set, Adams and Sons, Inc., will begin saw cutting asphalt in preparation for excavating and water main installation in this area.

The existing traffic pattern will remain in place as the work zone shifts, with both northbound lanes and the northbound bicycle lane closed continuously for the duration of work on this section of N. Central Street. Traffic flow is maintained in both directions, however, with one northbound and one southbound lane shifting to the southbound side of N. Central Street. Southbound bicycle traffic is instructed to merge with vehicle traffic through the work zone. Connecting side street intersections on this section of N. Central Street will remain open unless otherwise indicated by barricades and other traffic control measures. Follow up notices will be issued ahead of any work requiring intersection closures in this work zone.

The contractor is scheduled to return to complete water main tie-in work at the N. Broadway/N. Central Street intersection in early May. Additional information on that work and associated traffic control will be communicated via this blog and traffic advisories.  

All work is weather permitting. Any changes to this schedule will be communicated via this blog and traffic advisories issued to local media outlets.

Vehicle traffic is advised to remain aware of the ongoing presence of workers, equipment, traffic channeling devices, barricades, and signs in this area.

 

April 7, 2017 N. Central Street Update – This past week, KUB’s contractor Adams and Sons, Inc., completed testing of the new water main, service line connections, and fire hydrant installations on the section of N. Central Street between N. Broadway and Pearl Place.  

The existing traffic pattern remains in place, with both northbound lanes and the northbound bicycle lane closed continuously for the duration of work on this section of N. Central Street. Traffic flow is maintained in both directions, however, with one northbound and one southbound lane shifting to the southbound side of N. Central Street. Southbound bicycle traffic is instructed to merge with vehicle traffic through the work zone. All turn lanes remain open in the N. Central Street and N. Broadway intersection.  

Next week, Adams and Sons, Inc., will continue work in the above-mentioned stretch of N. Central Street as they complete side street tie-in connections to the new main. This tie-in work will be completed during overnight hours to lessen the impacts to customers and traffic flow. Below is a schedule for next week’s side street tie-ins for this area of N. Central Street:

·    Bearden Place/Stewart Street
(Bearden Place and Stewart Street closed at N. Central Street intersection overnight – 11 p.m., Monday, April 10, until 5 a.m., Tuesday, April 11)
·    Dameron Avenue
(Closed at N. Central Street intersection overnight – 11 p.m., Tuesday, April 11, until 5 a.m., Wednesday, April 12)

All work is weather permitting. Any changes to this schedule will be communicated via this blog and traffic advisories issued to local media outlets.

A one block section on the above-mentioned side streets will be closed to through traffic while tie-ins are completed in that area. All other connecting side streets intersections in this area will remain open.

Vehicle traffic is advised to remain aware of the ongoing presence of workers, equipment, traffic channeling devices, barricades, and signs in this area.

 

March 31, 2017 N. Central Street Update – This past week, KUB’s contractor Adams and Sons, Inc., completed water main installation on the section of N. Central Street just past Dameron Avenue. Crews also began work on the services to the newly installed main, and will complete tie-ins following the service work.  

The existing traffic pattern remains in place, with both northbound lanes and the northbound bicycle lane closed continuously for the duration of work on this section of N. Central Street. Traffic flow is maintained in both directions, however, with one northbound and one southbound lane shifting to the southbound side of N. Central Street. Southbound bicycle traffic is instructed to merge with vehicle traffic through the work zone. All turn lanes remain open in the N. Central Street and N. Broadway intersection.  

Next week, Adams and Sons, Inc., will continue work in the above-mentioned stretch of N. Central Street. Pending completion of testing procedures, crews will work the next several weeks on making service line connections, fire hydrant installations, and tie-ins to connect side street mains on this section of new water main. Existing traffic and erosion control measures will remain in place on this section through early April 2017.

Note that connecting side streets intersections in this area will remain open until work is required at those locations. Follow up notices will be issued ahead of any work requiring intersection closures in this work zone.

Vehicle traffic is advised to remain aware of the ongoing presence of workers, equipment, traffic channeling devices, barricades, and signs in this area.

Please see the current N. Central Street traffic map with the issue date of March 10, 2017 in the right-hand column of this blog for the current traffic control plan and more detailed information.

 

March 24, 2017 N. Central Street Update – This past week, KUB’s contractor Adams and Sons, Inc., completed water main installation on the section of N. Central Street between N. Broadway and Pearl Place.  

The existing traffic pattern remains in place, with both northbound lanes and the northbound bicycle lane closed continuously for the duration of work on this section of N. Central Street. Traffic flow is maintained in both directions, however, with one northbound and one southbound lane shifting to the southbound side of N. Central Street. Southbound bicycle traffic is instructed to merge with vehicle traffic through the work zone. All turn lanes remain open in the N. Central Street and N. Broadway intersection.  

Next week, Adams and Sons, Inc., will continue work in the above-mentioned stretch of N. Central Street. Pending completion of testing procedures, crews will work the next several weeks on making service line connections, fire hydrant installations, and tie-ins to connect side street mains on this section of new water main. Existing traffic and erosion control measures will remain in place on this section through early April 2017.

Note that connecting side streets intersections in this area will remain open until work is required at those locations. Follow up notices will be issued ahead of any work requiring intersection closures in this work zone.

Vehicle traffic is advised to remain aware of the ongoing presence of workers, equipment, traffic channeling devices, barricades, and signs in this area.

Please see the current N. Central Street traffic map with the issue date of March 10, 2017 in the right-hand column of this blog for the current traffic control plan and more detailed information.

 

March 17, 2017 N. Central Street Update – This past week, KUB’s contractor Adams and Sons, Inc., continued water main installation on the section of N. Central Street between N. Broadway and Pearl Place.

The existing traffic pattern remains in place, with both northbound lanes and the northbound bicycle lane closed continuously for the duration of work on this section of N. Central Street. Traffic flow is maintained in both directions, however, with one northbound and one southbound lane shifting to the southbound side of N. Central Street. Southbound bicycle traffic is instructed to merge with vehicle traffic through the work zone. All turn lanes remain open in the N. Central Street and N. Broadway intersection.  

Next week, Adams and Sons, Inc., will continue excavation and pipeline installation on the above-mentioned stretch of N. Central Street. Testing procedures will begin on this section of new water main, followed over the next several weeks by service line connections, fire hydrant installations, and tie-ins to connect side street mains. Existing traffic and erosion control measures will remain in place on this section through early April 2017.

Note that connecting side streets intersections in this area will remain open until work is required at those locations. Follow up notices will be issued ahead of any work requiring intersection closures in this work zone.

Vehicle traffic is advised to remain aware of the ongoing presence of workers, equipment, traffic channeling devices, barricades, and signs in this area.

Please see the current N. Central Street traffic map with the issue date of March 10, 2017 in the right-hand column of this blog for the current traffic control plan and more detailed information.

 

March 10, 2017 N. Central Street/Fifth Avenue Update – This past week, KUB’s contractor Adams and Sons, Inc., continued water main installation work on the section of N. Central Street between N. Broadway and Pearl Place. Both northbound lanes and the northbound bicycle lane have been closed continuously for the duration of work on this section of N. Central Street. Traffic flow is maintained in both directions, however, with one northbound and one southbound lane shifting to the southbound side of N. Central Street. Southbound bicycle traffic is in instructed to merge with vehicle traffic through the work zone. All turn lanes remain open in the N. Central Street and N. Broadway intersection. Traffic flow was also returned to normal for all lanes (including the bicycle lane) on the section of N. Central Street between W. Fifth Avenue and N. Broadway as crews completed all roadway surface restoration and striping.  

Next week, Adams and Sons, Inc., will continue excavation and pipeline installation on the above-mentioned stretch of N. Central Street. Existing traffic and erosion control measures will remain in place on this section through early April 2017.

Note that connecting side streets intersections in this area will remain open until work is required at those locations. Follow up notices will be issued ahead of any work requiring intersection closures in this work zone.

Vehicle traffic is advised to remain aware of the ongoing presence of workers, equipment, traffic channeling devices, barricades, and signs in this area.

Please see the current N. Central Street traffic map with the issue date of March 10, 2017 in the right-hand column of this blog for the current traffic control plan and more detailed information.

 

March 3, 2017 N. Central Street/Fifth Avenue Update – This past week, KUB’s contractor Adams and Sons, Inc., shifted traffic control and erosion control measures to the section of N. Central Street between N. Broadway and Pearl Place. Both northbound lanes and the northbound bicycle lane will be closed continuously for the duration of work on this section of N. Central Street. Traffic flow will be maintained in both directions, however, with one northbound and one southbound lane shifting to the southbound side of N. Central Street. Southbound bicycle traffic will merge with vehicle traffic through the work zone.

Next week, Adams and Sons, Inc., will continue excavation and pipeline installation on the above-mentioned section of N. Central Street. Construction in this work zone is expected to last through early April 2017.

Note that connecting side streets intersections in this area will remain open until work is required at those locations. Follow up notices will be issued ahead of any work requiring intersection closures in this work zone.

Vehicle traffic is advised to remain aware of the ongoing presence of workers, equipment, traffic channeling devices, barricades, and signs in this area.

Please see the current N. Central Street traffic map with the issue date of February 24, 2017 in the right-hand column of this blog for the current traffic control plan and more detailed information.

 

February 24, 2017 N. Central Street/Fifth Avenue Update – This past week, KUB’s contractor Adams and Sons, Inc., completed water main installation through the N. Central Street intersection at N. Broadway. Portions of this work were performed at night to expedite the completion of intersection work and minimize the impacts to traffic flow. Paving and roadway restoration work were also completed on this section of N. Central Street.

Next week, Adams and Sons, Inc. will shift the work zone to the section of N. Central Street between N. Broadway and Pearl Place. Both northbound lanes and the northbound bicycle lane will be closed continuously for the duration of work on this section of N. Central Street. Traffic flow will be maintained in both directions, however, with one northbound and one southbound lane shifting to the southbound side of N. Central Street. Southbound bicycle traffic will merge with vehicle traffic through the work zone. Construction in this work zone is expected to last through early April 2017.

Note that connecting side streets intersections in this area will remain open until work is required at those locations. Follow up notices will be issued ahead of any work requiring intersection closures in this work zone.

Vehicle traffic is advised to remain aware of the ongoing presence of workers, equipment, traffic channeling devices, barricades, and signs in this area.

Please see the current N. Central Street traffic map with the issue date of February 24, 2017 in the right-hand column of this blog for the current traffic control plan and more detailed information.

February 17, 2017 N. Central Street/Fifth Avenue Update – This past week, KUB’s contractor Adams and Sons, Inc., tied in the existing water mains on Third Avenue, Fourth Avenue, and Emory Place to the new main along N. Central Street between Fifth Avenue and the N. Broadway intersection. This work was performed overnight to minimize the impacts to customers and traffic flow. All remaining service lines and hydrants were connected as well. Paving and roadway restoration work was also completed on this section of N. Central Street.

Next week, Adams and Sons, Inc. will shift the work zone to the intersection of N. Central Street at N. Broadway. This work will require the closure of the northbound lanes for approximately one block in each direction on both N. Central Street and N. Broadway through the intersection. Traffic will be maintained through the intersection by merging flow to one northbound and one southbound lane. Northbound traffic on N. Central Street between Third Avenue and N. Broadway will be detoured around the work zone to N. Broadway via Third Avenue and Lamar Street. These lane closures will be in effect continuously from February 21-24. Access to businesses will be maintained during this period.  

Vehicle traffic is advised to remain aware of the ongoing presence of workers, equipment, traffic channeling devices, barricades, and signs in this area. Follow up notices will be issued ahead of any work requiring intersection closures in this work zone.

Please see the current N. Central Street traffic map with the issue date of February 17, 2017 in the right hand column of this blog for the current traffic control plan and more detailed information.

 

February 10, 2017 N. Central Street/Fifth Avenue Update – This past week, KUB’s contractor Adams and Sons, Inc., completed customer service line connections and testing of the new water main on the section of N. Central Street between Fifth Avenue and the N. Broadway intersection.

Work will continue in this zone next week as Adams and Sons ties in the existing water mains on Third Avenue and Fourth Avenue to the new main along N. Central Street. This work will require a full closure of both Third Avenue and Fourth Avenue between Lamar Street and N. Central Street starting at 11:30 p.m. Monday night, February 13, and lasting through 7:30 a.m. Tuesday morning, February 14. The tie-in to the new main requiring the closure of Emory Place at N. Central Street is scheduled to start at 11:30 p.m. Tuesday night, February 14, and last through 5:30 a.m. Wednesday morning, February 15. All side street connection work will occur regardless of weather. Roadway asphalt and concrete restoration work will begin on this stretch of N. Central Street next week, following completion of the side street tie-ins.   

Vehicle traffic is advised to remain aware of the ongoing presence of workers, equipment, traffic channeling devices, barricades, and signs in this area. Work in this section of N. Central Street is expected to last through early March. Follow up notices will be issued ahead of any work requiring intersection closures in this work zone.

Please see the current N. Central Street traffic map with the issue date of February 10, 2017 in the right hand column of this blog for the current traffic control plan and more detailed information.

 

February 3, 2017 N. Central Street/Fifth Avenue Update – This past week, KUB’s contractor Adams and Sons, Inc., completed installation of the new water main on the section of N. Central Street between Fifth Avenue and the N. Broadway intersection. Next week crews will prepare for testing on the new main, connect customer service lines, and coordinate tie-ins to connect side street lines to the new main.

Since starting in November 2016, Adams and Sons has completed nearly 42 percent of the overall project and installed approximately 2,800 feet of new main, including 12 connecting tie-ins, 65 customer service line connections, and 7 fire hydrants.

Vehicle traffic is advised to remain aware of the ongoing presence of workers, equipment, traffic channeling devices, barricades, and signs in this area. Note that the intersections of Fifth Avenue, Fourth Avenue, Third Avenue, and North Broadway will remain open until work is required in those areas. Work in this section is expected to last through early March. Follow up notices will be issued ahead of any work requiring intersection closures in this work zone.

Please see the current N. Central Street traffic map with the issue date of January 20, 2017 in the right hand column of this blog for the current traffic control plan and more detailed information.

 

January 27, 2017 N. Central Street/Fifth Avenue Update – This past week, KUB’s contractor Adams and Sons, Inc., fully implemented the traffic control plan and began water main installation work on the section of N. Central Street between Fifth Avenue and the N. Broadway intersection.

Vehicle traffic is advised to remain aware of the ongoing presence of workers, equipment, traffic channeling devices, barricades, and signs in this area. Note that the intersections of Fifth Avenue, Fourth Avenue, Third Avenue, and North Broadway will remain open until work is required in those areas. Work in this section is expected to last through early March. Follow up notices will be issued ahead of any work requiring intersection closures in this work zone.

Please see the current N. Central Street traffic map with the issue date of January 20, 2017 in the right hand column of this blog for more detailed information.

 

January 20, 2017 W. Jackson Avenue Update –

KUB Completes W. Jackson Avenue Streetscapes Utilities Upgrades
Ahead of Schedule

KUB Underground Construction crews have successfully completed all utility infrastructure upgrades on W. Jackson Avenue nearly three months ahead of schedule. Utility upgrades, the first step in the City’s overall streetscapes improvements planned for this area, began in November 2016, and were expected to last through April 2017. Through efficient planning, resource commitment, and effective work management, KUB Underground Construction crews and staff reduced the length of the project substantially while completing upgrades on infrastructure that will serve this section of the Old City for many years to come.

W. Jackson Avenue has been fully reopened to normal traffic flow as of Friday, January 20.

As part of this project, the utility infrastructure upgrades below were completed:

Water main installed: 950 feet
Water service lines connected: 9
Natural gas main installed: 1,000 feet
Natural gas service lines connected: 5

Wastewater main installed: 502 feet
Fire hydrants replaced/installed: 5
Wastewater manholes installed: 3
Wastewater service lines connected: 3

To the extent possible, KUB worked closely with businesses and residents in this area to coordinate work and minimize the impact of service interruptions while also maintaining access to buildings and parking areas. KUB appreciates its customers and their patrons, and the City of Knoxville, for their ongoing patience and support as the utility portion of this project was completed.

City streetscape improvements are expected to follow on W. Jackson Avenue in the spring of 2017.

KUB is a municipal utility serving Knox and parts of seven adjacent counties and provides electric, natural gas, water, and wastewater services to more than 452,000 customers.

 

January 20, 2017 N. Central Street/Fifth Avenue Update – This past week, KUB’s contractor Adams and Sons, Inc., completed water line tie-ins on all connecting side streets along Fifth Avenue, from Gay Street to Lamar Street. Weather permitting, paving crews are scheduled to complete remaining roadway surface restoration, remove traffic control devices, and reopen all lanes of East and West Fifth Avenue, and the section of N. Central Street between Magnolia Avenue and Fifth Avenue, to traffic by Monday, January 23, 2017.

Starting on Monday, January 23, Adams and Sons, Inc., will begin the next stage of water main installation on the area of N. Central Street extending from the Fifth Avenue intersection to the N. Broadway intersection. Both northbound lanes and the northbound bicycle lane will be closed on this section of N. Central Street. Traffic flow will be maintained in both directions, however, with one northbound and one southbound lane shifting to the southbound side of N. Central Street. Southbound bicycle traffic will merge with vehicle traffic through the work zone. Vehicle traffic is advised to remain aware of the ongoing presence of workers, equipment, traffic channeling devices, barricades, and signs in this area. Note that the intersections of Fifth Avenue, Fourth Avenue, and Third Avenue will remain open until work is required in those areas. Work in this section is expected to last through early March. Follow up notices will be issued ahead of any work requiring intersection closures in this work zone.

 

(N. Central Streetscapes Project) N. Central Street  Lane Closure [January 23 – early March] – KUB and its contractor will close both northbound lanes and the bicycle lane on N. Central Street between the Fifth Avenue intersection and the N. Broadway intersection at 6 a.m., Monday, January 23, through early March.  Both northbound lanes and the northbound bicycle lane will be closed on this section of N. Central Street. Traffic flow will be maintained in both directions, however, with one northbound and one southbound lane shifting to the southbound side of N. Central Street. Southbound bicycle traffic will merge with vehicle traffic through the work zone. Vehicle traffic is advised to remain aware of the ongoing presence of workers, equipment, traffic channeling devices, barricades, and signs in this area. Note that the intersections of Fifth Avenue, Fourth Avenue, and Third Avenue will remain open until work is required in those areas. Follow up notices will be issued ahead of any work requiring intersection closures in this work zone. 

 

January 13, 2017 W. Jackson Avenue Update – This week, KUB Underground Construction crews completed the overnight tie-in of the newly-installed water main to the existing main near 312 W. Jackson Avenue. Five inactive fire hydrants were also removed on this section of W. Jackson Avenue. Roadway restoration work will be completed on this section of W. Jackson Avenue through the end of this week.

Crews will not work next Monday, January 16, in observance of Martin Luther King Day. Next week, crews will begin preparations for the final stage of natural gas system work at the western-most end of W. Jackson Avenue. A portion of this work with require a two-day lane closure of the curbside northbound lane of Broadway at the W. Jackson Avenue intersection. This lane closure will be in effect from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Wednesday, January 18, and Thursday, January 19. The inside northbound lane and both southbound lanes will remain open during this period. All lanes on Broadway will reopen to traffic outside of listed work hours. Additionally, the existing work zone and closure on W. Jackson Avenue near the Southeastern Glass Building will remain in effect through completion of this project. Following successful completion of the natural gas system work, roadway restoration work will be performed as the overall project nears completion. Please see the current W. Jackson Avenue traffic map in the right hand column of this blog for more detailed information.

January 13, 2017 N. Central Street/Fifth Avenue Update – Since resuming work last week following the holiday break, KUB’s contractor Adams and Sons, Inc., has completed all pipeline installation, including service connections, tie-ins to existing mains, testing, and condemning inactive lines on the section of N. Central Street between Jackson Avenue and Fifth Avenue. Additionally, the contractor has completed installation of the 16” water main on Fifth Avenue, from Lamar Street to Gay Street. Service line connections and tie-ins to existing side street mains will continue on Fifth Avenue through the end of next week. Roadway restoration work will continue in this area as well. All existing traffic control will remain in place on East and West Fifth Avenue, and the section of N. Central Street between Magnolia and Fifth Avenue, while the remaining work is completed in this area.

Starting on Monday, January 16, Adams and Sons, Inc., will install the traffic control plan for the next stage of work extending along N. Central Street from the Fifth Avenue intersection to the N. Broadway intersection. Both northbound lanes and the bicycle lane will be closed on this section of N. Central Street. Traffic flow will be maintained in both directions, however, with one northbound and one southbound lane shifting to the southbound side of N. Central Street. Southbound bicycle traffic will merge with vehicle traffic through the work zone. Additionally, intersections of Fifth Avenue, Fourth Avenue, and Third Avenue will remain open until work is required in those areas. Follow up notices will be issued ahead of any work requiring an intersection closure.

Note that there are two current traffic maps – one for Fifth Avenue and one for N. Central Street.

January 12, 2017 W. Jackson Avenue Update – KUB Underground Construction Crews will work overnight, starting at 12 a.m. and lasting through 6 a.m. on Friday, January 13, to complete final connection of the newly-installed water main to the existing main on W. Jackson Avenue. To facilitate access for vehicles and construction equipment, this work will require a road closure to through traffic between 312 W. Jackson Avenue and Broadway during the above-mentioned time frame. Customers on this section of W. Jackson Avenue will experience a temporary water service interruption as this connection is made. All services will be restored and the roadway will reopen by 6 a.m. Friday. The road closure for the existing work zone between the Southeastern Glass Building and the Broadway intersection will remain in place.

January 6, 2017 N. Central Street/Fifth Avenue Update – This week, KUB’s contractor Adams and Sons, Inc., returned to the work site to continue water main construction work. Crews have completed installation of the new water main on N. Central Street from the interstate overpass through the W. Fifth Avenue intersection, and also on East and West Fifth Avenue, between N. Gay Street and Lamar Street.

Next week, crews will begin service tie-overs pending successful testing of the new main. As these are completed, restoration work will be performed. The current traffic control plan will remain in place through this process, with updated traffic control information released ahead of work zone relocation. Please see the current N. Central Street traffic map in the right hand column of this blog for more detailed information.

January 6, 2017 W. Jackson Avenue Update – This week, KUB Underground Construction Crews returned to the work site to complete water main installation and testing, and begi