Friday, August 26, 2016

Project Update

(Downtown Knoxville) Walnut Street Road Closure [August 28] – KUB crews will close a section of Walnut Street, between Union Avenue and Clinch Avenue, from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Sunday, August 28, as work is performed on the natural gas distribution system in the area. Detour routes will include West Church Avenue, Clinch Avenue, Union Avenue, Wall Avenue, and South Gay Street. Parking access will be maintained, and flaggers will be on site to assist with traffic control.

(Downtown Knoxville) W. Summit Hill Drive Lane Closure [August 28] – KUB crews will close the inside, westbound lane of W. Summit Hill Drive at the Locust Street intersection from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Sunday, August 28, as work is performed on the natural gas distribution system in the area. Both eastbound lanes, one westbound lane, and turn access to/from Locust Street will be maintained. Follow-up advisories will be issued as necessary.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Project Update

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – W. Summit Hill Drive Lane Closure [August 26] – KUB and its contractor will implement a lane closure of the inside, westbound lane of W. Summit Hill Drive at Walnut Street from 7 a.m. - 3 p.m., on Friday, August 26, to allow safe manhole access as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade project. Turning access from Walnut Street to W. Summit Hill Drive will be maintained. Please see attached DCII Project map in the upper right hand corner of this blog for more detailed traffic information.

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – Cumberland Avenue & Poplar Street Lane Closure [August 26] – KUB and its contractor will implement a lane closure of the curbside, eastbound lane of Cumberland Avenue at Poplar Street, and one lane of traffic on Poplar Street, from 7 a.m. - 3 p.m., on Friday, August 26, to allow safe manhole access as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade project. Ingress/egress to Poplar Street will be maintained. Please see attached DCII Project map in the upper right hand corner of this blog for more detailed traffic information.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Project Update

August 23, 2016 UPDATE - Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – S. Gay Street Road Closure [Extended August 24] – KUB and its contractor will implement a closure of S. Gay Street between Cumberland Avenue and Main Street from 6-11 p.m., Wednesday, August 24, as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade project. Alternate routes include Cumberland Avenue, State Street, W. Church Avenue, Locust Street, and Main Street. Please see the DCII traffic map for more detailed traffic information.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Project Update

August 22, 2016 UPDATE – On Tuesday, August 23, from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m., paving crews will restore the W. Church Avenue/Locust Street intersection. Crews will direct traffic around the paving work through the intersection EXCEPT for eastbound traffic on W. Church Avenue through the intersection. The eastbound lane of W. Church Avenue between Henley Street and the intersection will be closed. Please see updated map in the upper right hand corner of the blog for more detailed traffic information.

TRAFFIC ADVISORY

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – Henley Street Lane Closure [August 23] – KUB and its contractor will implement a lane closure of the curbside, northbound of Henley Street between W. Church Avenue and Clinch Avenue from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., on Tuesday, August 23, as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade project. One northbound lane, the center turn lane, and all southbound lanes will remain open during this timeframe. As part of this work, the curbside turn lane from Clinch Avenue to Henley Street will also be closed (turn access to Henley will be maintained via the center turn lane). Please see attached DCII Project map for more detailed traffic information. 

Friday, August 19, 2016

Project Update

August 19, 2016 UPDATE – This week, Garney Construction completed remaining water work on W. Church Avenue at the Locust Street intersection. Due to weather, the planned work on Cumberland Avenue between Estabrook Road and Poplar Street was delayed, and will now be performed next week.

Also next week, additional work will take place on W. Church Avenue, Clinch Avenue, and S. Gay Street as indicated below, and upon successful completion, roadway restoration will follow. In the next two weeks, a manhole crew will move throughout downtown accessing manholes to perform final tasks, and motorists are advised to be mindful of their presence and use caution as temporary lane shifts are expected to allow for safe manhole access.

In the coming weeks, Garney Construction will vacate their lay down yard on State Street, thus signaling the end of KUB’s Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project substantially ahead of the original projected completion date of spring 2017. KUB and Garney Construction thank everyone for their cooperation and understanding throughout this project.  

TRAFFIC ADVISORIES

(Downtown Knoxville) W. Church Avenue/Walnut Street Intersection Closure [August 21-22] – KUB crews will implement the below traffic control measures from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m., on Sunday, August 21, and Monday, August 22, as work is completed on the natural gas distribution system in the area:

·        Road Closure – Walnut Street between W. Church Avenue and Union Avenue
·        Lane Closure – Both eastbound lanes of W. Church Avenue between Walnut Street and Market Street. The westbound lane will remain open and be used to alternate traffic to surface parking lots.

Parking access and hotel access will be maintained on W. Church Avenue. Flaggers will be on-site to assist with traffic control, and follow-up advisories will be issued as necessary.

(Downtown Knoxville) Clinch Avenue Road Closure [August 22-26] – KUB crews will close a short section of Clinch Avenue between S. Gay Street and Market Street to traffic from 9 a.m., Monday, August 22, through 3 p.m., Friday, August 26, as work is performed on the electric distribution system in the area. Alternate routes include S. Gay Street, W. Church Avenue, Market Street, Wall Avenue, Walnut Street, and Union Avenue. Follow-up advisories will be issued as necessary.

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – S. Gay Street Road Closure [August 22] – KUB and its contractor will implement a closure of S. Gay Street between Cumberland Avenue and Main Street from 6-11 p.m., Monday, August 22, as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade project. Alternate routes include Cumberland Avenue, State Street, W. Church Avenue, Locust Street, and Main Street. Please see the DCII traffic map in the upper right hand corner of this blog for more detailed information.

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – Cumberland Avenue Lane Closure [Extended August 22-23] – KUB and its contractor will implement a lane closure of the curbside, eastbound lane of Cumberland Avenue between Estabrook Road and Poplar Street from 6 a.m., Monday, August 22, through 6 p.m., Tuesday, August 23, as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade project. This work was delayed due to weather. One eastbound lane and both westbound lanes will remain open to traffic. Parking access to the UT Staff Parking Lot and the Poplar Street Parking Lot will be maintained. Follow up advisories will be issued as necessary. Please see the DCII traffic map in the upper right hand corner of this blog for more detailed information.

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project Photos – August 15-19, 2016







Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Project Update

August 16, 2016 UPDATE – With traffic flow returned to the 700 block of S. Gay Street, Garney Construction will begin the remaining construction work for the Downtown Century II Utilities upgrade project. Following successful completion of the below work, roadway restoration will be performed.  

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – W. Church Avenue/Locust Street Intersection Closure [August 17-19] – KUB and its contractor will implement a closure of the W. Church Avenue/Locust Street intersection from 6 a.m., Wednesday, August 17, through noon, Friday, August 19, as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade project. As part of this work, the following roadways will also be closed:
  • W. Church Avenue between Henley Street and Walnut Street
  • Locust Street between Clinch Avenue and Cumberland Avenue
Hilton Hotel traffic should use W. Church Avenue from Walnut Street to access the hotel driveway, while access to the hotel parking garage via Locust Street will be maintained. Follow-up advisories will be issued as necessary. Please see the DCII traffic map in the upper right hand corner of this blog for more detailed information.

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – Cumberland Avenue Lane Closure [August 17-19] – KUB and its contractor will implement a lane closure of the curbside, eastbound lane of Cumberland Avenue between Estabrook Road and Poplar Street from 6 a.m., Wednesday, August 17, through noon, Friday, August 19, as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade project. One eastbound lane and both westbound lanes will remain open to traffic. Parking access to the UT Staff Parking Lot and the Poplar Street Parking Lot will be maintained. Follow up advisories will be issued as necessary. Please see the DCII traffic map in the upper right hand corner of this blog for more detailed information.

Friday, August 12, 2016

Project Update

August 12, 2016 UPDATE – This week, subcontract crews performed work in the manholes located on Henley Street. Next week on Monday, August 15, between 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., crews will implement a lane closure on Henley Street between W. Church Avenue and Clinch Avenue as indicated by the traffic advisory below.     

KUB's Downtown Century II project is nearing an end, and remaining work to be completed in the coming weeks on W. Church Avenue between Walnut Street and Locust Street and on S. Gay Street between Cumberland Avenue and Main Street will be coordinated with the City of Knoxville and their work on Gay Street, which is currently underway.

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – Henley Street Lane Closure [August 15]
– KUB and its contractor will implement a lane closure on Henley Street at Clinch Avenue from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., on Monday, August 15, as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade project. The curbside, northbound lane will be closed, while two northbound and all southbound lanes remain open. Traffic access from Clinch Avenue to Henley Street will be maintained via a flagger. Please see the Downtown Century II traffic map in the upper right hand corner of this blog for more detailed information.