Friday, August 28, 2015

Project Update

August 28, 2015 UPDATE –  This week, Garney Construction water crews began work on Cumberland Avenue, starting at the S. Gay Street intersection progressing west toward Walnut Street. A second water crew also began work on State Street between Main Street and W. Hill Avenue. Crews also paved and reopened State Street between Clinch Avenue and W. Church Avenue to traffic.

Next week, crews will continue work in Cumberland Avenue in front of the Federal Courthouse. Prior to 9 a.m., traffic should enter the Federal Courthouse using the normal flow of traffic. After 9 a.m., the traffic flow indicated by the map in the upper right hand corner of this blog will be put into place for the remainder of the week. Also, State Street between Main Street and W. Hill Avenue is expected to be open to traffic; however, crews may return to the area to complete work south of W. Hill Avenue if progress allows. This section of roadway is expected to be closed again the following week (following Labor Day). Also, contract crews will be on site in Game Day Way and Maplehurst Court to complete wastewater work in those areas.

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – Game Day Way Road Closures [August 31 - September 11] – KUB and its contractor will maintain a closure of a short section of Game Day Way from 7 a.m., Monday, August 31, until 6 p.m., Friday, September 11, as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade project. Residents in this area should be mindful of the presence of construction workers and equipment, and follow all posted traffic signs. One cul-de-sac of Maplehurst Court will also remain closed during this time. Follow up advisories will be issued as necessary.


Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project Photos – August 24-28, 2015
















Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Project Update

August 25, 2015 UPDATE –  As Garney crews have worked in Cumberland Avenue near S. Gay Street, removing thick asphalt has slowed progress. The planned change in exiting traffic for the Federal Courthouse and surface parking lot on Cumberland Avenue, which was planned for this evening, has been postponed until 6 p.m. tomorrow, Wednesday, August 26. Please see the traffic map in the upper right hand corner of this blog for more detailed traffic information.

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – Cumberland Avenue Road Closures [August 26 – October 23] – KUB and its contractor will close a section of Cumberland Avenue between S. Gay Street and Walnut Street from 6 p.m., Wednesday, August 26, until 6 p.m., Friday, October 23, as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade project. Alternate routes include S. Gay Street, W. Church Avenue, Locust Street, Main Street, and Walnut Street. As a result of this closure, Market Street between Cumberland Avenue and W. Church Avenue will also be closed. 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.

Friday, August 21, 2015

Project Update

August 21, 2015 UPDATE   This week, Garney Construction crews completed work in State Street between Clinch Avenue and W. Church Avenue; however, due to heavy rain, roadway restoration was postponed until Monday morning, August 24. This will allow for appropriate time for the stone base to dry before roadway restoration begins. Crews will reopen one lane of this section of State Street on Wednesday, August 26. The remaining wastewater work in Journal Place Alley, along with the remaining concrete restoration of curbs and sidewalks, will last through the end of next week.

Also next week, crews will move to State Street between Main Street and W. Hill Avenue. There will be a road closure on this block of State Street from August 24 through September 4. Both the entrances and exits to the Dwight Kessel Parking Garage on W. Hill and Main Street/S. Central Street will be maintained. The State Street ENTRANCE to the garage will be closed while the EXIT will be maintained. BB&T Tower parkers should enter their garage via Main Street, and exit via W. Hill Avenue. Both the BB&T Tower Garage entrance and exit on State Street will be CLOSED during this time frame.  Please see traffic map in the upper right hand corner of this blog and traffic advisories below for more detailed information.

Additionally, starting Monday, August 24, crews will move their work area to downtown Cumberland Avenue, near the Bijou and Howard H. Baker, Jr. U.S. Courthouse. Monday and Tuesday, August 24 & 25, crews will start work at the intersection of S. Gay Street and Cumberland Avenue, working west on Cumberland Avenue. This will require the outside, southbound lane of S. Gay Street to be closed at this intersection, which closes access to Cumberland Avenue. The inside lane of southbound S. Gay Street will remain open, and no turns on to Cumberland Avenue or through traffic on Cumberland Avenue will be provided. Motorists who park at the Courthouse should access the parking garage via Walnut Street, and exiting traffic will be maintained on Cumberland Avenue (see traffic map in the upper right hand corner of this blog and traffic advisories below for more detailed information).

On Wednesday, August 26, the closed lane on S. Gay Street will reopen, however, the full closure of Cumberland Avenue between S. Gay Street and Walnut Street will be maintained through OCTOBER 23. KUB and its contractor will make every effort possible to reopen at least one lane of traffic in construction zones on weekends and holidays, construction conditions and safety permitting. A new blog update and map will be issued Tuesday, August 25, to remind everyone of this change, and show the traffic flow patterns around the construction zone for August 26 through October 23.

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project Photos – August 17-21






Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – State Street Road Closures [August 24 – September 4] – KUB and its contractor will close a short section of State Street between Main Street and W. Hill Avenue from 7 a.m., Monday, August 24, until 6 p.m., Friday, September 4, as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade project. The open lane is for traffic exiting the Dwight Kessel Parking Garage ONLY – motorists wishing to enter the garage must use either W. Hill Avenue or S. Central Street/Main Street. BB&T Tower traffic should use the Main Street entrance and W. Hill Avenue exit. Alternate routes include W. Hill Avenue, S. Gay Street, and Main Street. Follow up advisories will be issued as necessary. Please see attached map for more detailed traffic information.

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – Cumberland Avenue Road Closure & S. Gay Street/Cumberland Avenue Intersection Lane Closure [August 24-25] – KUB and its contractor will close the outside, southbound lane of the intersection of S. Gay Street and Cumberland Avenue, and Cumberland Avenue west of this intersection from 7 a.m., Monday, August 24, until 6 p.m., Tuesday, August 25, as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade project. The inside, southbound lane of S. Gay Street will remain open to traffic. NO turns from S. Gay Street or through traffic on to Cumberland Avenue will be available. Follow up advisories will be issued as necessary. Please see attached map for more detailed information.

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – Cumberland Avenue Road Closures [August 25 – October 23] – KUB and its contractor will close a section of Cumberland Avenue between S. Gay Street and Walnut Street from 6 p.m., Tuesday, August 25, until 6 p.m., Friday, October 23, as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade project. Alternate routes include S. Gay Street, W. Church Avenue, Locust Street, Main Street, and Walnut Street. As a result of this closure, Market Street between Cumberland Avenue and W. Church Avenue will also be closed. 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.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Project Update

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – State Street/Cumberland Avenue Intersection Closure [August 20-21] – KUB and its contractor will close the intersection of State Street and Cumberland Avenue from 10 p.m., Thursday, August 20, until 7 a.m., Friday, August 21, as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade project. Alternate Routes include S. Gay Street, W. Church Avenue, and Union Avenue. Traffic exiting James White Parkway must follow State Street. Follow up advisories will be issued as necessary.

Friday, August 14, 2015

Project Update

August 14, 2015 UPDATE –  This week, Garney Construction crews continued work in State Street between Clinch Avenue and W. Church Avenue. The original water main in this location was abandoned, and new services were put in place on the new 16” line. Crews installed two new wastewater manholes in this same location. Crews also continued work in Journal Place Alley, some of which has been restored, but more work will take place in this area next week.

One lane of State Street will be open this Saturday and Sunday, August 15 & 16.

Next week, the work in Journal Place Alley and State Street between Clinch Avenue and W. Church Avenue will be completed, and the roadway fully restored. Wastewater work in Game Day Way is also scheduled next week.

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project Photos – August 10-14, 2015









Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Project Update

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – Game Day Way Road Closures [August 12-21] – KUB and its contractor will close a short section of Game Day Way from 7 a.m., Wednesday, August 12, until 6 p.m., Friday, August 21, as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade project. Residents in this area should be mindful of the presence of construction workers and equipment, and follow all posted traffic signs. Follow up advisories will be issued as necessary.

Friday, August 7, 2015

Project Update

August 7, 2015 UPDATE –  This week, Garney Construction wastewater crews completed work in Front Avenue. Water crews completed water main installation in State Street between Cumberland Avenue and Main Street, and in Journal Place Alley. These new lines are currently being tested, and will be placed into service next week. Garney Construction crews will then replace two manholes in State Street.