Friday, May 27, 2016

Project Update

May 27, 2016 UPDATE – This week, Garney Construction crews completed the installation of the new wastewater main on Locust Street between Summer Place and Union Avenue. Work was also completed on Walnut Street between Wall Avenue and W. Summit Hill Drive. Crews also began the installation of new wastewater main on W. Hill Avenue between Maplehurst Court and S. Broadway.

Crews will wrap up all construction related activities today and break for the extended holiday weekend. No work will take place on this project Monday, May 30, in observance of Memorial Day. Crews will return on site at 6 a.m. Tuesday, May 31.

Next week, crews will begin wastewater work on Poplar Street, requiring a full road closure of Poplar Street between Cumberland Avenue and W. Hill Avenue. The Poplar Street Parking Lot will also be closed during this timeframe. Crews will also perform wastewater work on W. Vine Avenue between Locust Street and Walnut Street. Roadway restoration will continue on Cumberland Avenue (between Henley Street and Walnut Street) and Walnut Street (between Union Avenue and W. Summit Hill Drive).

TRAFFIC ADVISORIES 

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – Poplar Street Road Closure [May 31 – June 3] – KUB and its contractor will implement a road closure on Poplar Street between Cumberland Avenue and W. Hill Avenue from 6 a.m., Tuesday, May 31, through 6 p.m., Friday, June 3, as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade project. The Poplar Street Parking Lot will also be closed during this time. Alternate routes include Cumberland Avenue, Henley Street, and W. Hill Avenue. Please see attached map for more detailed information.

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – W. Vine Avenue Lane Closure [May 31 – June 3] – KUB and its contractor will implement a lane closure on W. Vine Avenue between Locust Street and Walnut Street from 6 a.m., Tuesday, May 31, through 6 p.m., Friday, June 3, as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade project. One lane of westbound traffic will be maintained. Please see attached map for more detailed information.

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project Photos – May 23-27, 2016












Thursday, May 26, 2016

Project Update

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – W. Summit Hill Drive/Locust Street Intersection Lane Closures [May 26-27] – KUB and its contractor will implement lane closures on W. Summit Hill Drive and Locust Street at their intersection from 9 a.m., Thursday, May 26, through 12 p.m., Friday, May 27, as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade project. W. Summit Hill Drive will be reduced to one lane each direction through the intersection and the westbound turn lane of W. Summit Hill Drive to Locust Street will be closed. Please see attached DCII Project map for more detailed traffic information.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Project Update

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – Walnut Street Lane Closure [Extended May 24-27] – KUB and its contractor will maintain a lane closure on Walnut Street between Wall Avenue and W. Summit Hill Drive from 6 p.m., Tuesday, May 24, through 12 p.m., Friday, May 27, as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade project. The northbound lane will be closed, while the southbound lane remains open. Northbound traffic should use Union Avenue to access Locust Street or S. Gay Street. Traffic access to parking areas will be maintained. Follow up advisories will be issued as necessary. Please see attached map for more detailed traffic information.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Project Update

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – W. Hill Avenue Road Closure [May 24-27] – KUB and its contractor will implement a road closure on W. Hill Avenue between Maplehurst Court and S. Broadway Street from 6 a.m., Tuesday, May 24, through 6 p.m., Friday, May 27, as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade project. Alternate routes include Henley Street, W, Hill Avenue, Cumberland Avenue, and Poplar Street. Please see attached map for more detailed information. 

Friday, May 20, 2016

Project Update

May 20, 2016 UPDATE – This week, Garney Construction crews completed the installation of the new wastewater main on Walnut between W.  Summit Hill Drive and W. Vine Avenue, and on Locust Street between W. Vine Avenue and Cafego Place. Crews also began the installation of the new sewer line on Locust between Summer Place and Union Avenue. Additionally, the previously closed block of Clinch Avenue between Market Street and Walnut Street has been reopened.

Unexpected subsurface conditions were encountered this week on Locust Street between Summer Place and Union Avenue, resulting in a full block closure of this section of roadway under the guidance of City of Knoxville. Repairs in this area are expected to be completed over the weekend, and Garney will return on Monday, May 23, to complete remaining work in this area as indicated by the traffic advisory below.

Also next week, work will continue on Walnut Street between Wall Avenue and W. Summit Hill Drive, requiring a closure of the northbound lane of Walnut Street north of Wall Avenue, including a small portion of this intersection. Access for semis and delivery truck traffic will be closed at S. Gay Street while work takes place in the intersection. All other vehicle traffic access will be maintained to the Market Square Parking Garage, and traffic exiting this garage will be directed southbound on Walnut Street.  Motorist wishing to go north should utilize Union Avenue to Locust Street or S. Gay Street. Please see below traffic advisories and update map in the upper right hand corner of the blog for more detailed information.

TRAFFIC ADVISORIES 

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project –Summer Place Road Closure & Locust Street Lane Closure [May 23] – KUB and its contractor will implement the following traffic control measures from 6 a.m. – 6 p.m., Monday, May 23, as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade project:
· Summer Place – Road closure between Locust Street and Walnut Street. Local traffic and delivery access will be maintained.
· Locust Street – Lane closure between Summer Place and Union Avenue. The northbound lane will be closed, and the southbound lane will remain open and be used to alternate traffic.
Pedestrians and motorists are advised to us caution in this area.  Please see attached map for more detailed traffic information.
 

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – Walnut Street Lane Closures [May 23 & 24] – KUB and its contractor will implement a lane closure on Walnut Street between Wall Avenue and W. Summit Hill Drive from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Monday, May 23, and Tuesday, May 24, as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade project. The northbound lane will be closed, while the southbound lane remains open. Northbound traffic should use Union Avenue to access Locust Street or S. Gay Street. Traffic access to parking areas will be maintained. This work will impact the Walnut Street/Wall Avenue intersection, and Wall Avenue will be closed to semi and delivery traffic while work takes place in the intersection. Follow up advisories will be issued as necessary. Please see attached map for more detailed traffic information.

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project Photos – May 16-20, 2016







Project Update

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – Clinch Avenue Road Closure [Updated May 20] – KUB and its contractor in cooperation with the City of Knoxville will expand the lane closure between Market Street and Walnut Street to a full road closure in order to address unexpected subsurface conditions and to facilitate a safe work zone starting today, Friday, May 20, until further notice. Alternate routes include W. Church Avenue, S. Gay Street, Summit Hill Drive, and Henley Street. Follow-up advisories will be issued as necessary.

Project Update

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – Clinch Avenue Lane Closure [Immediate May 20] – KUB and its contractor have implemented a lane closure of Clinch Avenue between Market Street and Walnut Street effective immediately though 6 p.m. today, Friday, May 20, as repairs are made in the area. One lane of westbound traffic will be maintained, and flaggers will be on site to assist with traffic control. Follow up advisories will be issued as necessary.