Friday, October 24, 2014

Project Update

October 24, 2014 UPDATE – KUB’s contractor, Garney Construction, completed installation of nearly 250’ of electrical duct bank on State Street, along with 388’ of natural gas main. A wastewater manhole was also installed on State Street. Testing of the newly installed water main along State Street between Commerce Avenue and Union Avenue was also completed this week.

Next week, water installation will continue on State Street between Union Avenue and Clinch Avenue. Paving will also begin on State Street in areas where work has been completed.

Crews will not be working this Saturday, October 25, or Monday, October 27. Construction will resume Tuesday, October 28.

Promenade Garage Work
KUB’s contractor, Volunteer Restoration, began sealing the upper two decks of the Promenade Garage this week. The application of this sealant will continue into this weekend and next week, with parking lines and parking bumpers/stops to be installed next. Additionally, the expansion joints will be replaced and the drainage system repaired, which will complete the work on the upper levels of the Promenade Garage. The timeframe for this work to be completed is the next 7-10 days (
weather permitting).

Volunteer Restoration crews will work this Saturday, October 25, and possibly Sunday, October 26, between 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. in order to meet project deadlines.

For questions related to parking, please contact LAZ Parking at 865-525-4449
(Knoxville@lazparking.com) or PBA at 865-595-3350 (dfox@ktnpba.org).

For KUB Customer Support, please contact Massamba Fall at 558-2126 (office) or 705-3501 (cell) or Ann Keener at 558-2140 (office) or 313-3212 (cell).

Attached below are photos from this week of construction activity.

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project








Promenade Garage


 

Friday, October 17, 2014

October 17, 2014 UPDATE – KUB’s contractor, Garney Construction, completed installation of 249 feet of electric duct bank on State Street between Union Avenue and Commerce Avenue. Crews also installed 310 feet of water main on State Street this week.

Garney Construction Crews will be working this Saturday, October 18.
Starting Monday, October 20, crews will extend the closure of the work zone to include Union Avenue and Clinch Avenue both between South Gay Street and State Street. Traffic access will be maintained to the State Street Garage on State Street, Clinch Avenue, and Union Avenue. Those wishing to park in the Promenade Parking Garage will access the garage by taking South Central Street to Union Avenue to access the garage. Please see the linked traffic maps on the right hand side of this page for more detailed traffic information.

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – Union Avenue and Clinch Avenue Road Closure, State Street Lane Closure [October 20-November 14] – KUB and its contractor, Garney Construction, will close a section of Union Avenue and Clinch Avenue between South Gay Street and State Street, and reduce State Street to one lane between Clinch Avenue and Union Avenue, starting on Monday, October 20, and lasting through Friday, November 14, as work continues on the Downtown Century II multiple utilities upgrade project. State Street remains closed to traffic between the Promenade Parking Garage and Commerce Avenue. There will be no curbside parking available along State Street. Motorists wishing to access the Promenade Garage are recommended to follow South Central Street to Union Avenue. Customers will be able to enter and exit the Promenade Garage in the usual manner via the south booth (closest to the Union Avenue intersection). Exiting traffic will be required to turn right onto State Street, and then make a left turn on to Union Avenue (see attached map). Additionally, S. Central Street will be bidirectional between Commerce Avenue and Union Avenue. These activities will take place over the course of the day, Monday, October 20. Some night and weekend work may be required to meet project milestone dates. As work areas shift, follow up advisories will be issued.

Promenade Garage Work
KUB’s contractor, Volunteer Restoration, continues repair and maintenance work to the Promenade Garage, and the upper two levels remain closed to pedestrian and vehicle traffic. Crews will complete sealing the parking surface in the coming weeks.

Volunteer Restoration crews will work this Saturday and Sunday, October 18 and 19, between 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., to make up for time lost due to this week’s rain.

For questions related to parking, please contact LAZ Parking at 865-525-4449 (Knoxville@lazparking.com) or PBA at 865-595-3350 (dfox@ktnpba.org).

For KUB Customer Support, please contact Massamba Fall at 558-2126 (office) or 705-3501 (cell) or Ann Keener at 558-2140 (office) or 313-3212 (cell).

Attached below are photos from this week of construction activity.



Friday, October 10, 2014

Project Update

October 10, 2014 Update – KUB’s contractor, Garney Construction, completed their work along South Central Street between West Summit Hill Drive and Clinch Avenue and along Commerce Avenue between State Street and South Central Street. These roadways were reopened to traffic midweek, and work has now shifted to the section of State Street in front of the Promenade Garage.

Crews have begun water main work along State Street at the intersection of Union Avenue progressing toward West Summit Hill Drive. A large crane was brought onsite Friday morning to complete the installation of the third and final 84,000 pound electric vault associated with the project on the east side of State Street.

There will be no work this Saturday, October 11.

Promenade Garage Work
 KUB’s contractor, Volunteer Restoration, has completed prepping the concrete for traffic coating. Weather permitting, crews will begin applying this coating Tuesday, October 14. Those in the area can expect an odor associated with this coating, but it is safe.

For questions related to parking, please contact LAZ Parking at 865-525-4449 (Knoxville@lazparking.com) or PBA at 865-595-3350 (dfox@ktnpba.org). For KUB Customer Support, please contact Massamba Fall at 558-2126 (office) or 705-3501 (cell) or Ann Keener at 558-2140 (office) or 313-3212 (cell).

Attached below are photos from this week of construction activity.









Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Project Update

October 7, 2014 UPDATE – KUB’s contractor, Garney Construction, is in the process of transitioning from their work zones along South Central Street and Commerce Avenue to State Street. Rain has made working conditions difficult for crews this week, and KUB has worked with the City of Knoxville to ensure that previously closed roads are reopened in a timely manner. During the course of the day, Wednesday, October 8, the contractor will complete signage and pavement markings in order to transfer traffic over the course of the day to the new traffic control plan.
Starting on Wednesday, October 8, a portion of State Street will close to traffic and street parking from the midway point of the Promenade Garage to Commerce Avenue. This will last through mid-November.

Starting in mid-October and lasting through mid-November, this closure will expand to include a full road closure of Clinch Avenue and Union Avenue (between Gay Street and State Street). A lane closure will be implemented on State Street (between Clinch Avenue and the midway point of the Promenade Garage). For more detailed information, including a map of traffic flow, please click here.

During this time frame (October 8 through mid-November), traffic exiting the Promenade Parking Garage will be required to turn right onto State Street, and make a left turn on to Union Avenue. Traffic will be bidirectional along South Central Street between Commerce Avenue and Union Avenue to allow traffic exiting both the State Street Parking Garage and Promenade Parking Garage access to West Summit Hill Drive. 

KUB wants to encourage all drivers to use caution when traveling in this area, especially during peak driving hours. Please be mindful of crews and equipment, and allow yourself additional time to reach your destination. The safety of KUB’s employees, contractors, and the public is KUB’s highest ethical responsibility, and our crews are working diligently to complete this project in a safe and timely manner.

To see a full copy of the news release issued by KUB today, October 7, please click here.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Project Update

October 3, 2014 UPDATE – KUB’s contractor, Garney Construction, has spent this week working along Union Avenue and Clinch Avenue. Paving crews were also brought in, and have begun paving South Central Street and Commerce Avenue. This paving will last through Monday, October 6. On Tuesday, October 7, crews will begin transitioning to State Street. On Wednesday, October 8, Commerce Avenue, South Central Street, Union Avenue, and Clinch Avenue will all reopen to traffic, and Garney crews will shift their work zone to State Street.

A portion of State Street will be closed to traffic and street parking from the midway point of the Promenade Garage to Commerce Avenue, starting Wednesday, October 8 through mid-October. Starting in mid-October and lasting through mid-November, State Street will be closed to traffic and parking from the midway point of the Promenade Garage to Commerce Avenue along with a full road closure of Clinch Avenue and Union Avenue (between Gay Street and State Street). A lane closure will be implemented on State Street (between Clinch Avenue and the midway point of the Promenade Garage). For more detailed information, including a map of traffic flow, please click here.

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – State Street Road Closure [October 8-November 14] – KUB and its contractor, Garney Construction, will close a section State Street between the Promenade Garage and Commerce Avenue starting the morning of Wednesday, October 8, until Friday November 14, as work is completed on the Downtown Century II multiple utilities upgrade project. There will be no curbside parking available along State Street. Customers will be able to enter and exit the Promenade Garage in the usual manner via the south booth. Exiting traffic will be required to turn right onto State Street, and then make a left turn on to Union Avenue (see attached map). Some night and weekend work may be required to meet project milestone dates. As work areas shift, follow up advisories will be issued.

Promenade Garage Work 
KUB’s contractor, Volunteer Restoration, also began work on the Promenade Parking Garage this week. This work is expected to last through December 2014 (weather permitting). The upper two decks are currently closed to parking, and will remain closed for the next several weeks before crews are able to move to the lower levels of the parking garage. Traffic should continue to enter/exit the garage in the normal manner via the booth located on the south end of the garage near the intersection of Union Avenue and State Street. Overflow traffic is directed to the State Street Garage where monthly parkers from the Promenade Garage will have their hangtags honored. Pedestrian traffic will also be blocked from cutting through the Promenade Garage from State Street to access South Gay Street. Pedestrians should follow the sidewalk along State Street toward Union Avenue to access South Gay Street.

For questions related to parking, please contact LAZ Parking at 865-525-4449 (Knoxville@lazparking.com) or PBA at 865-595-3350 (dfox@ktnpba.org). For KUB Customer Support, please contact Massamba Fall at 558-2126 (office) or 705-3501 (cell) or Ann Keener at 558-2140 (office) or 313-3212 (cell). Construction will not take place Saturday, October 4.

Attached below are photos from this week of construction activity.













Friday, September 26, 2014

Project Update

September 26, 2014 UPDATE – KUB’s contractor, Garney Construction, completed testing the water line along Commerce Avenue. Crews also have worked to restore the right-of-ways along South Central Street, Union Avenue, and Commerce Avenue.

If necessary, crews will work a half day Saturday, September 27.

Next week, full paving will take place along South Central Street, with patching being laid on Commerce Avenue and Union Avenue. After paving and patching is complete, these roadways along with Clinch Avenue will reopen Monday, October 6. This is dependent upon the completion of the paving work the week of September 29, which is subject to weather and project delays. If such a delay occurs, KUB will notify the public and local officials.

At this point, KUB construction activities will shift to State Street. A portion of State Street will be closed to traffic and street parking from the midway point of the Promenade Garage to Commerce Avenue starting Monday, October 6 through mid-October. Starting in mid-October and lasting through mid-November, State Street will be closed to traffic and parking from the midway point of the Promenade Garage to Commerce Avenue along with a full road closure of Clinch Avenue and Union Avenue (between Gay Street and State Street). A lane closure will be implemented on State Street (between Clinch Avenue and the midway point of the Promenade Garage). For more detailed information, including a map of traffic flow, please click here.

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – S. Central Street and Commerce Avenue Closure EXTENDED [September 30-October 5] – KUB and its contractor, Garney Construction, will extend the closure a section of S. Central Street (between West Summit Hill Drive and Clinch Avenue) and Commerce Avenue (between State Street and S. Central Street) through Sunday, October 5, as work is completed on the Downtown Century II multiple utilities upgrade project. Alternate routes include James White Parkway to Cumberland Avenue; E. Summit Hill Drive to S. Hall Of Fame Drive to E. Church Avenue. During this closure, the State Street Parking Garage should be entered and exited via State Street. S. Central Avenue continues to be bi-directional between Cumberland Avenue and Clinch Avenue to allow for access to parking behind First Presbyterian Church. Motorists are advised to proceed with caution. Some night and weekend work may be required to meet project milestone dates. As work areas shift, follow up advisories will be issued.

Promenade Garage Work

Knoxville Utilities Board will also be making necessary repairs to the Promenade Parking Garage, located downtown at 401 State Street, in the coming months. Starting Saturday, September 27, the upper two decks of the garage will close. All vehicles should be removed from these levels before Sunday, September 28. On Monday, September 29, contract crews from Volunteer Restoration will mobilize on site and begin work. This work is expected to last through the end of December 2014 (weather permitting). Traffic should continue to enter/exit the garage via the booth located on the south end of the garage near the intersection of Union Avenue and State Street. Overflow traffic is directed to the State Street Garage where monthly parkers from the Promenade Garage will have their hangtags honored. Pedestrian traffic will also be blocked from cutting through the Promenade Garage from State Street to access South Gay Street. Pedestrians should follow the sidewalk along State Street toward Union Avenue to access South Gay Street.

For questions related to parking, please contact LAZ Parking at 865-525-4449 (Knoxville@lazparking.com) or PBA at 865-595-3350 (dfox@ktnpba.org). For KUB Customer Support, please contact Massamba Fall at 558-2126 (office) or 705-3501 (cell) or Ann Keener at 558-2140 (office) or 313-3212 (cell).

To see the news release for this work, please click here.

Attached below are photos from this week of construction activity.
















Friday, September 19, 2014

Project Update

September 19, 2014 Update – KUB’s contractor, Garney Construction, installed 300 feet of electric conduit on Commerce Avenue this week. Additionally, crews finished the testing process on the water main located on South Central Street between Clinch Avenue and West Summit Hill Drive and the main is in service. Crews installed 325 feet of water main on Union Avenue, between South Central Street and State Street.

In the week ahead, crews will complete the water main work on Commerce Avenue and complete the waste water work along Union Avenue, and install water main along Charles Place. Additionally, the section of Clinch Avenue between South Gay Street and State Street will be closed to traffic from 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Tuesday, September 23.

As a follow up to last week's update, crews will not be working this Saturday.

All current traffic control measures remain in place. Please see the Information Sheet/Project map for more information.

Attached below are photos from this week of construction activity.