Friday, April 24, 2015

Project Update

April 24, 2015 UPDATE –  This week, KUB’s contractor, Garney Construction, completed utility work in Main street by tying water service over on the newly installed 24” and 30” water mains. Main Street between State Street and S. Central Street has been repaired, and reopened to traffic.

Crews will continue wastewater work on W. Hill Avenue at the Walnut Street intersection, and along W. Hill west of the intersection, next week. This work is taking place between 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. On Monday, April 27, water and wastewater installation will begin on S. Gay Street between Main Street and Cumberland Avenue. During this work, 3 lanes of S. Gay Street (2 southbound, 1 northbound) will be closed. One lane of northbound traffic will remain. There will be no street parking available in the work zone during this closure. This closure will last through the end of May. At some point during this work, this block will be fully closed for a few days to facilitate fire hydrant installation on both sides of S. Gay Street. KUB will communicate the full road closure at least 24 hours before it goes into effect. Please see below traffic advisory, and the traffic map linked on the right hand side of the blog for more detailed information. 






Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Project Update

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – Hill Avenue Walnut Street Intersection Closure [April 22 - May 1] – KUB crews will close the intersection of Hill Avenue and Walnut Street starting at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 22,  until 6 a.m. on Friday, May 1, as work continues on the Downtown Century II Multiple Upgrade Project. Walnut Street between Neyland Drive and Hill Avenue will be closed to facilitate the closure of the intersection, as will Hill Street between Locust Street and Gay Street. The work will take place during the overnight hours, with parking garage access maintained during the day. Please see the attached map for more detailed information. Alternate routes include Henley Street, Main Street, S. Central Street, and Neyland Drive.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Project Update

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – Walnut Street Lane Closure [April 21] – KUB crews will close one lane of Walnut Street between Neyland Drive and West Hill Avenue from 7 a.m. – 8 p.m., on Tuesday, April 21, as work continues on the Downtown Century II Multiple Utilities Upgrade Project. Through traffic will still be allowed during this work, and access will be maintained to the City County Building.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Project Update

April 17, 2015 UPDATE – KUB’s contractor, Garney Construction, completed installation and began testing/disinfection of the new 30” water main installed in Main Street this week. Paving crews also began excavation and trench patching for restoration of Main Street, which is expected to open late next week. Full paving of the road width will occur on Main Street between S. Central Street and State Street. Mid to late next week, the work area will shift west toward Hill Avenue and Walnut Street. More information will be released prior to this shift.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Project Update

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – South Central Street Road Closure [April 14-15] – KUB crews will close South Central Avenue between W. Hill Avenue and Cumberland Avenue from 7 a.m on Tuesday, April 14, until 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 15, as work continues on the Downtown Century II Multiple Utilities Upgrade Project. Main Street (between South Central Street and State Street) and Cumberland Avenue (between State Street and South Central Street) will also be closed during this timeframe, with local traffic access maintained. Main Street (between S. Gay Street and State Street) is reduced to one lane. Please see the attached map for more detailed information. Alternate routes include E. Church Avenue, S. Hall of Fame Drive, and Historic Preservation Drive.

Some listed closures may extend beyond the scheduled times depending on the conditions encountered during excavation and construction. Appropriate traffic control measures will be in place at each location to assist motorists traveling in these areas. Due to the ongoing presence of workers and equipment, motorists are advised to use extreme caution and expect temporary delays in these areas. More information on this and other KUB construction projects can be found at www.kub.org.

Friday, April 10, 2015

Project Update

April 10, 2015 UPDATE – Despite the frequent rain much of the week, KUB’s contractor, Garney Construction, tested and tied service to the 16” water main in Main Street this week, and continued installation of the 30” main, with more than 120’ of main installed in Main Street between State Street and S. Central Street.

Next week, one lane of Main Street will be reopened to traffic, including the Main Street/State Street intersection. Paving crews will arrive onsite to begin restoration of the roadway with temporary paving. The lane that is closed will vary based upon the paving work, and motorist in the area are advised to use caution and follow posted traffic signs and traffic flaggers.

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – Main Street Lane Closure [April 10-23] – KUB and its contractor, Garney Construction, will reopen one lane of traffic on Main Street (between State Street and S. Gay Street), with one lane remaining closed to traffic. Main Street (between State Street and S. Central Street) remains closed. Motorists in the area should be aware that the closed lane will shift as paving occurs, but through traffic will be allowed, as will entering/exiting traffic from BB&T and First Tennessee Plaza Parking Garages. The intersection of Main Street and State Street will be open. Please see attached map for more detailed information. Alternate routes for Main Street (between State Street and South Central Street) include Clinch Avenue, Neyland Drive, Walnut Street, West Hill Avenue, and Gay Street. See attached map for more information. As work areas shift, follow up advisories will be issued Some listed closures may extend beyond the scheduled times depending on the conditions encountered during excavation and construction.

Appropriate traffic control measures will be in place at each location to assist motorists traveling in these areas. Due to the ongoing presence of workers and equipment, motorists are advised to use extreme caution and expect temporary delays in these areas. More information on this and other KUB construction projects can be found at www.kub.org.
  

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project Photos – April 6-10, 2015






Friday, April 3, 2015

Project Update

April 3, 2015 UPDATE – KUB’s contractor, Garney Construction, completed the installation of a 48” water main valve overnight Friday, March 27, off South Central Street under the James White Parkway. This work began Friday evening and lasted through the early morning hours of Saturday, March 28. Crews excavated the pipe ahead of the work, which then involved using two Wach Saws to cut a section from the 48” water main that was replaced with the new valve piece, which is approximately 16’ long and weights nearly 15,000 lbs.

Crews have worked to replace the storm drain and backfill the work area from the valve insertion work. Additionally, crews continued work on Main Street and completed work in Fire Street Alley. Crews will continue their work with water main installation along Main Street next week.