Friday, August 29, 2014

Project Update

August 29, 2014 - Update -KUB’s contractor, Garney Construction, completed installation of 100 feet of electric duct bank on South Central Street toward Union Avenue. Additionally, 298 feet of water main has been installed on South Central Street, tying into the existing main on Clinch Avenue. More than 650 feet of wastewater main has been installed along various points of South Central Street, Clinch Avenue, and Union Avenue.

There will be no work on August 30, August 31, or September 1 in observance of Boomsday, the University of Tennessee home opener, and the Labor Day Holiday. In preparation for this weekend’s events, crews will work to assure that the appropriate areas are closed off to pedestrians, and that any walkways are clear of debris and open to pedestrian traffic. As a reminder, the marked-off areas, construction machinery and tools are off limits to the general public, and any road closures for construction will remain in effect. During this time frame, access WILL BE allowed to the State Street Parking Garage via Union Avenue and Clinch Avenue. Access to the garage via Clinch Avenue will be gained by a right hand turn at the State Street/Clinch Avenue intersection. 

Labor Day Holiday Weekend Traffic Map

Next week, crews will begin installing the electrical conduit on Commerce Avenue, as well as chlorinate and test the water main along South Central Street. Pipe bursting will take place on Union Avenue Wednesday of next week (September 3), during which time Union Avenue will be closed between South Gay Street and State Street from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. This closure will also impact part of the Union Avenue/State Street intersection, but traffic will still be allowed through the intersection along State Street.

Attached below are photos from this week of construction activity.

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project Photos – August 25-29, 2014









Friday, August 22, 2014

Project Update

August 22, 2014 - UPDATE - KUB’s contractor, Garney Construction, closed off South Central street from Union Avenue to Clinch Avenue along with closing both Union Avenue and Clinch Avenue between State Street and South Central Street. Crews completed the installation of 204 feet of electrical duct bank on South Central Street, along with installing 350 feet of water main on South Central Street toward Clinch Avenue.

Additionally, 305 feet of 10 inch high-density polyethylene (HDPE ) pipe was installed. Next week, crews will install wastewater main on South Central Street and pipe bursting will continue on Union Avenue, Clinch Avenue, and State Street. Wastewater pipe will also be installed along South Central Street between West Summit Hill Drive and Commerce Avenue.

As a reminder, all traffic entering and exiting the State Street Parking Garage should use the entrance/exit on State Street. The Union Avenue and Clinch Avenue entrances/exits remained closed to coincide with the road closures in effect on those streets.

There will be no work on August 30, August 31, or September 1 in observance of Boomsday, the University of Tennessee home opener, and the Labor Day Holiday.

Attached below are photos from this week of construction activity. Project Photos August 18-22


















Monday, August 18, 2014

Project Update

August 18, 2014 UPDATE – S. Central Street and Union Avenue Closure [August 18-September 15] – KUB and its contractor, Garney Construction, will close a section of  S. Central Street (between Union Avenue and Clinch Avenue) and Union Avenue (between State Street and S. Central Street). This closure will start at 9:30 a.m. Monday, August 18, and last through Monday, September 15, as work is completed on the Downtown Century II multiple utilities upgrade project. Alternate routes include James White Parkway to Cumberland Avenue; E. Summit Hill Drive to S. Hall Of Fame Drive to E. Church Avenue. During this closure, the State Street Parking Garage should be entered and exited via State Street. S. Central Avenue will be made bi-directional between Cumberland Avenue and Clinch Avenue to allow for access to parking behind First Presbyterian Church. Motorists are advised to proceed with caution. Some night and weekend work may be required to meet project milestone dates. As work areas shift, follow up advisories will be issued.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Project Update

August 15, 2014 UPDATE –  KUB’s contractor, Garney Construction,  continued the installation of water main and electrical duct bank along South Central Street, with approximately 350 feet of water main and 400 feet of concrete encased electrical duct bank installed.  Crews will be on site next week to repair the sidewalk along South Central Street.

Next week, crews will begin sewer work along Union Avenue and on South Central between Union Avenue and Clinch Avenue.  An updated traffic plan will be announced shortly. The State Street Parking Garage should be entered and exited via State Street.

For the month of August, construction will take place on Saturdays starting at 7 a.m.

Project Photos, August 11-15, 2014:

























Friday, August 8, 2014

Project Update

August 8, 2014 UPDATE – KUB’s contractor, Garney Construction, set the second of three precast concrete electrical manholes planned for this project. Each of the electrical manholes weighs 42,000 pounds. Along S. Central Street, crews have begun work on the electrical duct bank, installing 160 feet of concrete encased conduit toward Summit Hill Drive. Additionally, 740 feet of eight inch water main has been installed.

Next week, crews will begin installing electrical conduit down S. Central Street toward Union Avenue, and continue the water main installation down S. Central Street toward Summit Hill Drive.

For the month of August, construction will take place on Saturdays starting at 7 a.m.

Pipe Installation at north end of S. Central Street near Summit Hill Drive.




 
Setting the second of three large precast electrical vaults on S. Central Street, near KUB downtown substation.