Monday, February 8, 2016

Project Update

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – UPDATED: Walnut Street Road Closure [February 8-19] – KUB and its contractor will implement a full road closure due to construction conditions on Walnut Street between Clinch Avenue and W. Church Avenue starting immediately, February 8, until 6 p.m., Friday, February 19, as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade project. 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.

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – Cumberland Avenue/Main Street Lane Closure [February 10-11] – KUB and its contractor will implement a lane closure of the eastbound, curbside lane of Cumberland Avenue/Main Street between Eleventh Street and Henley Street daily from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., on Wednesday, February 10, and Thursday, February 11, as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project. Please see attached map for more detailed traffic information.

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – Clinch Avenue Reopened between Market Street and Walnut Street – KUB and its contractor have reopened the one-block section of Clinch Avenue between Market Street and Walnut Street to traffic. Please see attached map for more detailed traffic information.

Friday, February 5, 2016

Project Update

February 5, 2016 UPDATE – This week, Garney Construction crews completed installation and testing of newly installed water mains on Walnut Street between W. Church avenue and Clinch Avenue, on Clinch Avenue between Locust and Henley Street, and Walnut Street between Wall Avenue and the Union Avenue intersection.

Crews will wrap up all other construction activities at approximately 3 p.m. today, and reopen all currently closed roadways for the weekend. Crews will return on site at 6 a.m. on Monday, February 8, and re-implement the traffic control plan as indicated on the map in the upper right hand corner of this blog. KUB and its contractor would like to remind everyone to be mindful of the areas where crews have been working, as rough pavement and gravel may be present over the weekend, and exercise caution when walking in these areas.

Next week, work will be performed to connect new service tie-ins on the newly installed water mains. Crews will also continue installing new water main, moving to Union Avenue between Locust Street and Walnut Street, and on Walnut Street between Clinch Avenue and W. Church Avenue.
 
Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project Photos – February 1-5, 2016










Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – Walnut Street Lane Closure [Extended February 8-12] – KUB and its contractor will implement a closure of the northbound lane of Walnut Street between Wall Avenue and Union Avenue from 6 a.m., Monday, February 8, until 6 p.m., Friday, February 12, as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade project. Southbound traffic will be permitted on Walnut Street. Parking garage access will be maintained on to the Market Square Garage. 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.

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – Clinch Avenue Road Closures UPDATED [February 8-19] – KUB and its contractor will maintain the following road closures on Clinch Avenue as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project:
·    Clinch Avenue between Market Street and Walnut Street – remains closed until 6 p.m. Friday, February 12
·    Clinch Avenue between Walnut Street and Locust Street – remains closed until 6 p.m. Friday, February 12
·    Clinch Avenue between Locust Street and Henley Street – remains closed until 6 p.m. Friday, February 19

All intersections remain open. Alternate routes include S. Gay Street, Cumberland Avenue, Walnut Street, and Union Avenue. 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.

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – Union Avenue Road  Closure [February 8-26] – KUB and its contractor will close a short section of Union Avenue between Walnut Street and Locust Street from 6 a.m., Monday, February 8, until 6 p.m., Friday, February 26, as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project. Alternate routes include Locust Street, W. Church Avenue, and Walnut Street. 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. 

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – Cumberland Avenue Lane Closure [February 10] – KUB and its contractor will implement a lane closure of the eastbound, curbside lane of Cumberland Avenue between Eleventh Street and Henley Street from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., on Wednesday, February 10, as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project. Please see attached map for more detailed traffic information.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Project Update

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – State Street Lane Closure [February 4] – KUB and its contractor will reduce a short section of State Street to one lane of northbound traffic between Main Street and Cumberland Avenue from 6 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Thursday, February 4, as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project.  One lane of northbound traffic will be maintained, as will ingress/egress to all parking in this area.

Friday, January 29, 2016

Project Update


January 29, 2016 UPDATE – This week, Garney Construction crews completed service tie-ins on the newly installed water main on Walnut Street between Main Street and Cumberland Avenue. New water main installation began on Walnut Street between Wall Avenue and Union Avenue, on Walnut Street between Walnut Street between Clinch Avenue and W. Church Avenue, and on Clinch Avenue between Locust Street and Henley Street. Paving restoration occurred on Union Avenue between Walnut Street and Market Street, and on Walnut Street between Main Street and Cumberland Avenue.

Crews will wrap up all other construction activities at approximately 3 p.m. today, and reopen all currently closed roadways for the weekend. Crews will return on site at 6 a.m. on Monday, February 1, and re-implement the traffic control plan as indicated on the map in the upper right hand corner of this blog. KUB and its contractor would like to remind everyone to be mindful of the areas where crews have been working, as rough pavement and gravel may be present over the weekend, and exercise caution when walking in these areas. 

Next week, water main work will continue on Walnut Street between Wall Avenue and Union Avenue, with crews expected to begin work in the Walnut/Union intersection on Tuesday, February 2. More information will be provided on this work early next week. Elsewhere, work will continue on Walnut Street between Clinch Avenue and W. Church Avenue, and on Clinch Avenue between Locust Street and Henley Street. Wastewater main work will begin on Clinch Avenue between Locust Street and Walnut Street.

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project Photos – January 25-29, 2016







TRAFFIC ADVISORIES

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – Walnut Street Lane Closure [Extended February 1-5] – KUB and its contractor will maintain a lane closure on a short section of Walnut Street between Main Street and Cumberland Avenue from 6 a.m. Monday, February 1, through 6 p.m. Friday, February 5, as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project. One lane remains open for northbound traffic. 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.   

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – Clinch Avenue Road Closures UPDATED [Extended February 1-5] – KUB and its contractor will maintain a closure of Clinch Avenue between Market Street and walnut Street from 6 a.m. Monday, February 1, through 6 p.m. Friday, February 5, as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project. As progress continues west on Clinch Avenue, the following traffic control measures also remain in place: 

·        Clinch Avenue between Locust Street and Henley Street – remains closed until 6 p.m. Monday, February 8 

Some work will occur in the Clinch Avenue/Walnut Street and Clinch Avenue/Locust Street intersections, but traffic flow will be maintained around the wok zone. Should construction conditions warrant the closure of the intersections, a follow-up advisory will be issued. Alternate routes include S. Gay Street, Cumberland Avenue, Walnut Street, and Union Avenue. 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.

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – Walnut Street at Union Avenue Intersection Closure [February 2-5] – KUB and its contractor will close the intersection of Walnut Street at Union Avenue from 6 a.m. Tuesday, February 2, through 6 p.m. Friday, February 5, as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project. 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.

(Downtown Knoxville) S. Gay Street Lane Closure [January 31] – KUB crews will close a short section of the  northbound, curbside lane of S. Gay Street between Wall Avenue and W. Summit Hill Drive from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., on Sunday, January 31, as work is performed on the natural gas distribution system in the area. One northbound lane and both southbound lanes will remain open, and right hand turns on to W. Summit Hill Drive will be maintained. Sidewalks will not be impacted during this work.

Friday, January 22, 2016

Project Update

January 22, 2016 UPDATE – This week, Garney Construction crews worked on completing new water service tie-ins on Union Avenue between Market Street and Walnut Street, and also on Walnut Street between Main Street and Cumberland Avenue. Work also continued on Clinch Avenue. Manhole restoration work was also completed on Hall of Fame Drive and Market Street.

Crews will wrap up all other construction activities at approximately 3 p.m. today, and reopen all currently closed roadways for the weekend. Crews will return on site at 6 a.m. on Monday, January 25, and re-implement the traffic control plan as indicated on the map in the upper right hand corner of this blog. KUB and its contractor would like to remind everyone to be mindful of the areas where crews have been working, as rough pavement and gravel may be present over the weekend, and exercise caution when walking in these areas.

Next week, following completion of scheduled work and weather permitting, pavement will be repaired in the areas listed below. Please be advised this may require temporary closures to allow the repairs to be completed.

Walnut Street between Main Street and Cumberland Avenue
Union Avenue between Market Street and Walnut Street
Clinch Avenue/Locust Avenue intersection
Main Street/State Street intersection
Main Street/S. Gay Street intersection


Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project Photos – January 18-22, 2016






TRAFFIC ADVISORIES

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – Strong Street Road Closures [January 25-26] – KUB and its contractor will close Strong Street between Union Avenue and Clinch Avenue to traffic from 6 a.m., Monday, January 25, until 6 p.m., Tuesday, January 26, as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project.  No pedestrian traffic allowed on Strong Street, or in the area of Krutch Park near the work zone. 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. 

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – Walnut Street Lane Closure [January 25 – February 19] – KUB and its contractor will implement a closure of the northbound lane of Walnut Street between Clinch Avenue and W. Church Avenue from 6 a.m., Monday, January 25, until 6 p.m., Friday, February 19, as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade project. One lane of northbound traffic will be maintained. The following closure also remains in place: 
·    Walnut Street between Cumberland Avenue and Main Street – lane closure through January 29. One lane of northbound traffic remains open.
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. 

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – Union Avenue Road Closure [Extended January 25-29] – Due to weather, the road closure of Union Avenue between Walnut Street and Market Street will be extended from 6 a.m. Monday, January 25, until 6 p.m., Friday, January 29, as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project. Valet parking will remain open for The Oliver Hotel. Alternate routes include Wall Avenue, Locust Street, W. Church Avenue, Walnut Street, and S. Gay Street. 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. 

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – Clinch Avenue Road Closures UPDATED [January 25 – February 8]
– As progress continues west on Clinch Avenue, the following traffic control measures remain in place:

·    EXTENDED -Clinch Avenue between Market Street and Locust Street -  remains closed until 6 p.m. Friday, January 29
·    Clinch Avenue between Locust Street and Henley Street – remains closed until 6 p.m. Friday, February 8

Some work will occur in the Clinch Avenue/Walnut Street and Clinch Avenue/Locust Street intersections, but traffic flow will be maintained around the wok zone. Should construction conditions warrant the closure of the intersections, a follow-up advisory will be issued. Alternate routes include S. Gay Street, Cumberland Avenue, Walnut Street, and Union Avenue. 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, January 15, 2016

Project Update

January 15, 2016 UPDATE – This week, Garney Construction crews completed the installation and testing of new water main on Union Avenue between Market Street and Walnut Street, and on Walnut Street between Main Street and Cumberland Avenue. Water services were completed on the newly installed main on Clinch Avenue between Walnut Street and Locust Street.

Crews will wrap up all other construction activities at approximately 3 p.m. today, and reopen all currently closed roadways for the weekend. Crews will return on site at 6 a.m. on Monday, January 18, and re-implement the traffic control plan as indicated on the map in the upper right hand corner of this blog. KUB and its contractor would like to remind everyone to be mindful of the areas where crews have been working, as rough pavement and gravel may be present over the weekend, and exercise caution when walking in these areas.

On Monday, January 18, there will be no heavy construction or pipe installation work performed in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr., holiday; however restoration work will be performed on Hall of Fame Drive, on Market Street, and in the grassy area between Locust Street and Walnut Street at Neyland Drive. Normal construction activities will resume Tuesday, January 19, on Union Avenue, Clinch Avenue, and Walnut Street. Please see the below traffic advisories and traffic map in the upper right hand corner of this blog for more detailed traffic information.

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project Photos – January 11-15, 2016




Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – Market Street Road Closure [January 18] – KUB and its contractor will close a short section of Market Street between Clinch Avenue and W. Church Avenue from 6 a.m. – 6 p.m., on Monday, January 18, as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project. Union Avenue between Market Street and Walnut Street will be open during this timeframe, but will reclose Tuesday, January 19, per the previously issued road closure on January 4, 2016. 

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – Hall of Fame Lane Closures [January 18]
– KUB and its contractor will implement a closure of one southbound lane and one northbound lane of Hall of Fame Drive between East Summit Hill Drive and the James White Parkway Ramp from 6 a.m. – 6 p.m., on Monday, January 18, as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project. One northbound lane and one southbound lane will remain open, and access will be maintained to the James White Parkway Ramp.

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – Journal Place Road Closure [January 19]
– KUB and its contractor will close Journal Place between State Street and S. Gay Street from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., on Tuesday, January 19, as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Project Update

January 12, 2016 - UPDATE 

TRAFFIC ADVISORY

(Downtown Knoxville) Alley Near Market Square  [January 14] – KUB crews will close the alley between Wall Avenue and Union Avenue from 4-7 a.m. on Thursday, January 14, as work is performed on the wastewater collection system in the area. Flagmen will be on site to assist with traffic control.