Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Project Update

July 28, 2015 UPDATE - Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – Hall of Fame Drive Lane Closure [July 29-31] – KUB crews will close the inside north and southbound lanes of a short section of Hall of Fame Drive at Cal Johnson Park and Recreation Center from  6 a.m. Wednesday, July 29, through 6 p.m. Friday, July 31, as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade project. The outside north and southbound lanes will remain open during this time, and access will be maintained to the park and the James White Parkway on-ramp. Motorists should follow all traffic signs in the area. Please see the traffic map for more information. Follow up advisories will be issued as necessary.

Friday, July 24, 2015

Project Update

July 24, 2015 UPDATE –  This week, Garney Construction crews completed installation of the wastewater manhole at the intersection of Cumberland Avenue and State Street, and rehabilitated the section of wastewater main along State Street between Clinch Avenue and Cumberland Avenue. Traffic flow in the Cumberland Avenue/State Street intersection area has returned to normal. Night crews completed replacement of the wastewater main and connected customer service lines to the new pipe on W. Hill Avenue, from Henley Street to Locust Street.

Next week, crews will continue work on two sections of State Street, between Main Street and Cumberland Avenue, and between W. Church Avenue and Clinch Avenue. Crews are scheduled to work on utility upgrades along Journal Place, just off State Street between W. Church Avenue and Clinch Avenue. Wastewater main work will continue on Front Avenue, and in the vicinity of Locust Street and Front Avenue. Crews are also scheduled to replace the wastewater main on a short section of S. Hall of Fame Drive between W. Church Avenue and the James White Parkway on-ramp.  Crews will look to complete work in the southwest cul-de-sac area of Maplehurst Court. And, finally, wastewater system inspection work is scheduled on Strong Street for Monday morning. Please see the map in the upper righthand corner of this blog for more information.





Project Update

July 24, 2015 UPDATE –  This week, Garney Construction crews completed installation of the wastewater manhole at the intersection of Cumberland Avenue and State Street, and rehabilitated the section of wastewater main along State Street between Clinch Avenue and Cumberland Avenue. Traffic flow in the Cumberland Avenue/State Street intersection area has returned to normal. Night crews completed replacement of the wastewater main and connected customer service lines to the new pipe on W. Hill Avenue, from Henley Street to Locust Street.

Next week, crews will continue work on two sections of State Street, between Main Street and Cumberland Avenue, and between W. Church Avenue and Clinch Avenue. Crews are scheduled to work on utility upgrades along Journal Place, just off State Street between W. Church Avenue and Clinch Avenue. Wastewater main work will continue on Front Avenue, and in the vicinity of Locust Street and Front Avenue. Crews are also scheduled to replace the wastewater main on a short section of S. Hall of Fame Drive between W. Church Avenue and the James White Parkway on-ramp.  Crews will look to complete work in the southwest cul-de-sac area of Maplehurst Court. And, finally, wastewater system inspection work is scheduled on Strong Street for Monday morning. Please see the map in the upper righthand corner of this blog for more information.

Friday, July 17, 2015

Project Update

July 17, 2015 UPDATE – This week, Garney Construction crews continued work on the water and wastewater systems in State Street and Church Avenue, including replacing two manholes and completing services for the new wastewater main between Clinch Avenue and W. Church Avenue. Crews also worked in Front Avenue and S. Broadway Street, and new water services were tied over in Maplehurst Court this week.

Pavers will be on site through Saturday to restore Maplehurst Court and part of State Street. One lane of State Street between Clinch Avenue and W. Church Avenue will remain closed until further notice; however, traffic flow will be maintained through this section of State Street. Both the W. Church Avenue and Clinch Avenue intersections will be opened as of Monday, July 20.

Next week, crews will shift the work zone on State Street south to the intersection of Cumberland Avenue. Starting at 9 a.m., Monday, July 20, the intersection of State Street and Cumberland Avenue will be closed to traffic until 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 22. Traffic can still veer north off the ramp onto State Street, but cannot cross through the intersection toward S. Gay Street. As part of this work, State Street between Cumberland Avenue and Main Street will also be closed. All traffic exiting the First Tennessee Plaza Parking Garage will be directed to James White Parkway via Main Street. After 9 a.m. Monday, July 20, traffic entering the First Tennessee Parking Garage should access Cumberland Avenue from S. Gay Street, as Cumberland Avenue traffic flow will be reversed to facilitate entry into the garage.

Additionally, the far righthand lane westbound lane on the upper half of Cumberland Avenue between the alleyway and S. Gay Street will be maintained for egress of delivery vehicles from First Tennessee Plaza. Crews will also be working in and around the Locust Street/W. Hill Avenue intersection. Much of this work will be done at night between the hours of 6 p.m. and 6 a.m., and the intersection will only be closed during the overnight hours. However, to expedite the work timeline crews will also be performing day work when possible, so those living and working in the area should be prepared for work 24 hours a day, with the intersection only being closed at night. Parking access will be maintained to the Main Street Parking Garage, and the surrounding surface lots. Please see the below traffic advisories and the map in the upper right hand corner of this blog for more information.



Friday, July 10, 2015

Project Update

July 10, 2015 UPDATE –  This week, Garney Construction crews completed installation of the 16-inch water main in State Street between Clinch Avenue and Cumberland Avenue. Also, crews finished installation of the water main in Maplehurst Court, which will be tested and tied into service next week. Lastly, Garney Construction crews completed their current work in Church Avenue between Market Street and S. Gay Street.

Next week, crews will work on replacing the wastewater main in State Street. Weather and progress permitting, work will be completed in State Street between Clinch Avenue and W. Church Avenue, including the State Street/W. Church Avenue intersection, which will be restored and reopened to traffic. This will likely take place late next week. Maplehurst Court will also be restored next week following completion of the work in that area. Also, one day next week, crews will close one lane of Union Avenue between State Street and S. Central Street. A blog update and traffic advisory will be issued ahead of this work once it has been scheduled.

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




Thursday, July 2, 2015

Project Update

July 2, 2015 UPDATE – This week, Garney Construction crews continued work in State Street between W. Church Avenue and Cumberland Avenue, and installed more than 300 feet of 16 inch water main. Crews also began the testing and sterilization process of the newly installed water main in State Street between Clinch Avenue and W. Church Avenue. In Maplehurst Court, approximately 230 feet of 8 inch water main was installed.

Garney Construction crews will not be working Friday, July 3, through Sunday, July 5, in observance of the Independence Day holiday. The closures of State Street (between Clinch Avenue and Cumberland Avenue – including the State Street/Church Street intersection) will be open during this time frame, as will Maplehurst Court. W. Church Avenue (between Market Street and S. Gay Street) will remain closed.

Monday, July 6, crews will return and re-implement the road and intersection closures of State Street and W. Church Avenue, as well as Maplehurst Court. Pavers will also be on site one day next week to complete restoration of Front Avenue and Broadway Street. Residents in the area should be prepared for lane closures when this happens. The process should last no more than one day (weather permitting). Please see below traffic advisories and the map in the upper right hand corner of this blog for more information.

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – State Street & W. Church Avenue Road Closure [July 6-22] – KUB and its contractor will maintain a closures of the following roadways from 6 a.m., Monday, July 6, until 6 p.m., Wednesday, July 22, as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project:

· State Street between Clinch Avenue and W. Church Avenue
· State Street/W. Church Avenue Intersection
· State Street between W. Church Avenue and Cumberland Avenue
· W. Church Street between S. Gay Street and State Street

No street parking will be allowed in the work zone. Parking lot access will be maintained. Please see attached map for more information. Follow up advisories will be issued as necessary.

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – W. Church Avenue Road Closure [July 6-10] – KUB and its contractor will close a short section of W. Church Avenue between Market Street and S. Gay Street to traffic continuously from 6 a.m., Monday, July 6, until 6 p.m., Friday, July 10, as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade project. Please see attached map for more information. Follow up advisories will be issued as necessary.






Monday, June 29, 2015

Project Update

June 29, 2015  UPDATE - Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – State Street & W. Church Avenue Intersection Closure [EXTENDED June 30 – July 2] – KUB and its contractor will close the State Street and W. Church Avenue intersection to traffic continuously from 6 a.m., Tuesday, June 30, until 6 p.m., Thursday, July 2, as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade project. State Street (between W. Church Avenue and Clinch Avenue) remains closed during this time frame.  Also closed during this time frame is W. Church Avenue (between S. Gay Street and the KAT Station) and State Street (between Cumberland Avenue and W. Church Avenue). Motorist should follow all traffic signs and flaggers in the area. Please see attached map for more information. Follow up advisories will be issued as necessary.

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.