Friday, March 27, 2015

Project Update

March 27, 2015 UPDATE – KUB’s contractor, Garney Construction, continued water main installation in Main Street this week, and prepared for work on a large water main valve.

Garney crews will be working overnight tonight, Friday, March 27, through Saturday evening, March 28, in the area of South Central Street beneath the James White Parkway overpass (see post below from March 26 for more information). Crews will complete this work Saturday evening, and ALL roadways associated with the Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon race course will be open for participants on Sunday, March 29; however, security measures will remain in place in the construction zone for the safety of the runners and spectators.

Next week, crews will continue water and wastewater work in Main Street.

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project Photos – March 23-27, 2015





Thursday, March 26, 2015

Project Update


March 26, 2015 - UPDATE - KUB Contractor Working Overnight on Downtown Century II Utilities Project -  KUB’s contractor, Garney Construction, will work overnight this Friday night, March 27, through the day Saturday, March 28, on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project.

Starting at 6 p.m. on Friday, March 27, a road closure of South Central Street (between Clinch Avenue and Main Street), Main Street (between South Central Street and South Gay Street), and Cumberland Avenue (between State Street and South Central Street) will be in place. Alternate routes include Clinch Avenue, State Street, West Summit Hill Drive, and South Gay Street. This is expected to last through 6 p.m. Saturday, March 28; however, if there are any unexpected delays in the work, this road closure could last beyond the designated time frame.

The work includes upgrading a large water main valve located under the on-ramp to the James White Parkway from State Street.

Downtown residents and visitors should expect noise in the immediate area associated with construction. Crews and construction related equipment will be visible in this area. Lighting equipment will also be placed in the construction zone, which may also be visible.

There will be no interruption of service to KUB customers during this work. KUB will continue to post regular updates throughout the project on its website at www.kub.org, and on the KUB Facebook page. Additionally, KUB has set up a blog at http://downtowncentury2project.blogspot.com to keep customers informed about project milestones. Customers can call 558-2330 after normal business hours to leave a message that will be followed-up with a call from a KUB representative by the end of the next business day.

KUB appreciates the continued support of its customers throughout this project.



Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – South Central Street Road Closure [March 27-28]
– KUB crews will close South Central Avenue between Clinch Avenue and Main Street overnight, starting at 6 p.m., Friday, March 27, until 6 p.m., Saturday, March 28, 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.  Please see the attached map for more detailed information. Alternate routes include Clinch Avenue, State Street, South Gay Street, and West Summit Hill 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, March 20, 2015

Project Update

March 20, 2015 UPDATE – KUB’s contractor, Garney Construction, continues work in the Main Street/State Street intersection. The intersection has been excavated, and crews will work in this area Saturday, March 21. Crews also continue utility excavation work east of S. Central Street off the roadway.

Next week, crews will continue utility work in the Main Street/State Street intersection, which will remained closed per the current traffic control plan. Contract crews will also be working on manholes in S. Central Street.

 Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project Photos – March 16-20, 2015 






Friday, March 13, 2015

Project Update

March 13, 2015 UPDATE – KUB’s contractor, Garney Construction, installed more than 170 feet of ductile iron pipe in Main Street this week. Paving crews also began restoration of Fire Street, but were delayed due to weather. Next week, Garney Construction crews will close the intersection of Main Street and State Street for utility work. No through traffic will be available through the intersection; however, access to the on-ramp of James White Parkway will be maintained via State Street. Please see the below traffic advisory that was issued Thursday, March 12, for more information, as well as the accompanying traffic map available on the right hand information bar of the blog.

TRAFFIC ADVISORY 

 Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – Main Street & State Street Intersection Closure [March 16-31] – KUB and its contractor, Garney Construction, will close the intersection of Main Street and State Street starting Monday, March 16, until Tuesday, March 31, as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project. Main Street from South Gay Street to South Central Street will also remain closed through March 31. Traffic wishing to enter/exit the Dwight Kessel Metropolitan Parking Garage should use State Street or West Hill Avenue. The on ramp to James White Parkway from State Street will remain open. Traffic entering the First Tennessee Plaza Parking garage should enter via Cumberland Avenue, and exit via State Street. Temporary two-way traffic will be maintained on Cumberland Avenue (between South Gay Street and the parking garage) for traffic entering the First Tennessee Plaza Parking Garage ONLY. Please see attached map for more detailed information. Alternate routes include West Hill Avenue, Cumberland Avenue, South Gay Street, South Central Street, and Walnut Street.

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.

KUB is a municipal utility serving Knox and parts of seven adjacent counties and provides electric, gas, water, and wastewater services to more than 445,000 customers. 
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 Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project Photos – March 9-13, 2015 








Thursday, March 12, 2015

Project Update

March 12, 2015 UPDATE – Tomorrow morning, Friday, March 13, at 5 a.m., KUB crews will flow test a fire hydrant located at 251 Main Street. This section of roadway is currently closed due to construction, but those living and working this area will see crews outside of normal working hours. This test should last approximately half an hour. No interruption of service is expected, however, some nearby customers could experience temporary lower water pressure (lasting less than 10 minutes) which will return to normal following the test.  

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – Main Street & State Street Intersection Closure [March 16-31] – KUB and its contractor, Garney Construction, will close the intersection of Main Street and State Street starting Monday, March 16, until Tuesday, March 31, as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project. Main Street from South Gay Street to South Central Street will also remain closed through March 31. Traffic wishing to enter/exit the Dwight Kessel Metropolitan Parking Garage should use State Street or West Hill Avenue. The on ramp to James White Parkway from State Street will remain open. Traffic entering the First Tennessee Plaza Parking garage should enter via Cumberland Avenue, and exit via State Street. Temporary two-way traffic will be maintained on Cumberland Avenue (between South Gay Street and the parking garage) for traffic entering the First Tennessee Plaza Parking Garage ONLY.  Please see attached map for more detailed information.  Alternate routes include West Hill Avenue, Cumberland Avenue, South Gay Street, South Central Street, and Walnut Street. As work areas shift, follow up advisories will be issued.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Project Update

March 10, 2015 - UPDATE - Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – Main Street Road Closure [March 11-16] – KUB and its contractor, Garney Construction, will close a section of Main Street between South Central Street and State Street starting Wednesday, March 11, until Monday, March 16, as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project. Traffic wishing to enter/exit the Dwight Kessel Metropolitan Parking Garage should use State Street or West Hill Avenue.  Alternate routes include Clinch Avenue, State Street, South Central Street, Neyland Drive, South Gay Street, and West Hill Avenue. As work areas shift, follow up advisories will be issued.

Friday, March 6, 2015

Project Update

March 6, 2015 UPDATE – KUB’s contractor, Garney Construction, completed installation of wastewater and electric utilities in Fire Street this week. Crews also performed preparation work on Main Street between South Gay Street and State Street. Next week, Fire Street will be paved. Additional crews will be in Fire Street to perform finishing tasks in this area. Crews will also perform excavation activities off the roadway (adjacent to S. Central Street under the on-ramp to the James White Parkway) in preparation for water system work in this area.

Also next week, a full road closure of Main Street between South Gay Street and State Street will be implemented. This closure will be in place starting Monday, March 9, through Monday, March 16. The intersections of Main Street and State Street as well as Main Street and South Gay Street will remain open during this portion of work. Alternate routes include South Gay Street, West Hill Avenue, State Street, and Cumberland Avenue. Access to James White Parkway will be maintained via State Street. Traffic should enter the First Tennessee Plaza garages via Cumberland Avenue, and exit via State Street. The BB&T building garage can be entered and exited via State Street, or exited via West Hill Avenue. Please see the attached traffic map (located in the information bar on the right side of this blog page). As work areas shift, additional information will be published.

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project Photos – March 2-6, 2015