Friday, June 24, 2016

Project Update

June 24, 2016 UPDATE – This week, Garney Construction crews completed installation of a new wastewater main in the Church Street United Methodist Church parking area, and in the City of Knoxville Poplar Parking Lot. This parking area will be completely open for the weekend.

Crews have wrapped up all construction related activities for the weekend, and will return on site Monday, June 27. 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 to exercise caution when walking in these areas.

Next week, crews will finish minor work in the back section (southern side) of the Poplar Street Parking Lot before restoration work takes place. Ingress/egress to the lot remains open. Additionally, crews will move to W. Church Avenue between Henley Street and Locust Street to begin wastewater work on this block. Garney Construction crews will also move to State Street to perform utility work between Commerce Avenue and Union Avenue. Please see traffic advisories below and updated map in the upper right hand corner of the blog for more detailed information.

TRAFFIC ADVISORIES

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – Main Street Lane Closure [June 27] – KUB and its contractor will implement a lane closure of Main Street between Poplar Street and Henley Street from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., on Monday, June 27, as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade project. Please see attached DCII Project map for more detailed traffic information.

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – State Street Road Closure [June 27 – July 1] – KUB and its contractor will implement a road closure of State Street between Commerce Avenue and Union Avenue from 6 a.m., Monday, June 27, through 6 p.m., Friday, July 1, as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade project. Alternate routes include S Gay Street, W Summit Hill Drive, S. Central Street, Cumberland Avenue, and Union Avenue. Access to the Promenade Parking Garage will be maintained. Please see attached DCII Project map for more detailed traffic information.

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – W. Church Avenue Road Closure [June 27 – July 15] – KUB and its contractor will implement a road closure of W. Church Avenue between Henley Street and Locust Street from 6 a.m. Monday, through 6 p.m. Friday, starting Monday, June 27, through Friday, July 15, as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade project. Alternate routes include Henley Street, Clinch Avenue, Locust Street, Main Street, Walnut Street, and Cumberland Avenue. The contractor will make every effort to open at least one lane of traffic on weekends.  Please see attached DCII Project map for more detailed traffic information. 

(Downtown Knoxville) Union Avenue Road Closure [June 27-28] – KUB crews will close a section of Union Avenue between S. Gay Street and State Street, overnight from 11 p.m. Monday, June 27, until 6 a.m., Tuesday, June 28, as work is performed on the electric distribution system in the area. Alternate routes include S. Gay Street, State Street, Clinch Avenue, and Wall Avenue. Flaggers will be on site to assist with traffic control.

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project Photos – June 20-24, 2016 







Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Project Update

TRAFFIC ADVISORIES 

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – W. Church Avenue Lane Closure [June 22] – KUB and its contractor will implement a lane closure of on eastbound lane of W. Church Avenue between Henley Street and Locust Street from 9-11 a.m., on Wednesday, June 22, as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade project. One eastbound lane will be closed, while one eastbound and one westbound lane remain open to traffic. Follow up advisories will be issued as necessary. Please see attached DCII Project map for more detailed traffic information.

(Downtown Knoxville) Multiple Shifting Road Closures [June 22-23] – KUB crews will implement multiple road closures on downtown streets that will shift as work progresses. Between 11 p.m., Wednesday, June 22, and 5 a.m., June 23, crews will close the below sections of roadways as work is performed on the electric distribution system:

  • Market Street between Clinch Avenue and Union Avenue
  • Union Avenue between S. Gay Street and State Street
  • State Street between Union Avenue and Commerce venue (previously closed for City of Knoxville Streetscapes work)

These sections of roadways will NOT be closed at the same time, and motorists are advised to use caution in the area. Follow-up advisories will be issued as necessary

Friday, June 17, 2016

Project Update

June 17, 2016 UPDATE – This week, Garney Construction crews completed installation of a new wastewater main on Poplar Street between Cumberland Avenue and W. Hill Avenue, and continued installation of a new wastewater main in the Poplar Street Parking Lot. Dense rock in this area has slowed progress. Crews also began work in the Church Street United Methodist Church parking area.

Crews will wrap up all construction related activities today and break for the weekend, and will return on site Monday, June 20. 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 to exercise caution when walking in these areas.

Next week, crews will continue work in the back section (southern side) of the Poplar Street Parking Lot, and in the Church Street United Methodist Church parking area. Ingress/egress to the lot will be open to the public, and the front portion will be available for parking. Motorists are advised to be cautious of construction vehicles entering, exiting, and working in the parking lot. Additionally, crews will return to Locust Street to continue work between Summer Place and Union Avenue.

TRAFFIC ADVISORY

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – Locust Street Lane Closure [June 20-24] – KUB and its contractor will implement a lane closure of one lane of Locust Street between Summer Place and Union Avenue from 6 a.m., Monday, June 20, through 6 p.m., Friday, June 24, as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade project. One northbound lane will be closed, while the southbound lane remains open. Parking access will be maintained. Follow up advisories will be issued as necessary. Please see attached DCII Project map for more detailed traffic information.

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project Photos – June 13-17, 2016







Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Project Update

June 14, 2016 UPDATE - Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – Locust Street Lane Closure [Extended June 14-16] – KUB and its contractor will maintain a lane closure of one lane of southbound Locust Street between W. Church Avenue and Cumberland Avenue from 6 p.m., Tuesday, June 14, through 6 p.m., Thursday, June 16, as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade project. One southbound lane will be closed, while one southbound lane remains open. Follow up advisories will be issued as necessary. Please see the DCII Project map for more detailed traffic information.

(Downtown Knoxville) South Central Street Lane Closure [June 15-16] – KUB crews will reduce a section of South Central Street to one alternating lane of traffic between Willow Avenue and West Summit Hill Drive, overnight from 10 p.m., Wednesday, June 15, through 6 a.m., Thursday, June 16,  as work is performed on the water distribution system in the area. The southbound lane will be closed while the northbound lane remains open and is used to alternate traffic. Flaggers will be on site to assist with traffic control.

(Downtown Knoxville) Union Avenue Lane Closure [June 15]
– KUB crews will reduce a section of Union Avenue to one eastbound lane of traffic between Walnut Street and Market Street, from 5:30-10 p.m., Wednesday, June 15, as work is performed on the water distribution system in the area. Access to all businesses in the area will be maintained, and flaggers will be on site to assist with traffic control.

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 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, June 10, 2016

Project Update

June 10, 2016 UPDATE – This week, Garney Construction crews continued wastewater work on Poplar Street and in the Poplar Street Parking Lot. Necessary work in Cumberland Avenue was also completed. Additional work was also completed on W. Vine Avenue between Locust Street and Walnut Street. Restoration was also performed on Walnut Street north of W. Summit Hill Drive.

Crews will wrap up all construction related activities today and break for the weekend, and will return on site Monday, June 13. 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 to exercise caution when walking in these areas.

Next week, concrete restoration will begin on W. Vine Avenue between Locust Street and Walnut Street. Crews will also return to Locust Street between W. Church Avenue and Cumberland Avenue, requiring a lane closure of one southbound lane of this section of roadway. Work will also continue on Poplar Street and the adjacent parking lot. There is also work planned for Main Street between Locust Street and Walnut Street for late next week, and more information will be issued in the coming days. Please see below traffic advisories and updated map in the upper right hand corner of this blog for more detailed information.

TRAFFIC ADVISORIES

(Downtown Knoxville) Union Avenue Road Closure [June 11] – KUB crews will close a section of Union Avenue between S. Gay Street and State Street, from 11 a.m.- 4 p.m., Saturday, June 11, as work is performed on the natural gas distribution system in the area. Access to all businesses in the area will be maintained, and flaggers will be on site to assist with traffic control. Alternate routes include S. Gay Street, State Street, Clinch Avenue, and Wall Avenue.

(Downtown Knoxville) Henley Street Lane Closure [June 11] – KUB crews will close a short section of the curbside, southbound lane of Henley Street between W. Hill Avenue and Front Avenue from 6:30-11:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 11, as work is performed on the natural gas distribution system in the area. One southbound lane, all turn lanes, and both northbound lanes will remain open. Flaggers will be on site to assist with traffic control.

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – Poplar Street Road Closure [EXTENDED June 13-24] – KUB and its contractor will maintain a road closure on Poplar Street between Cumberland Avenue and W. Hill Avenue from 6 a.m., Monday, June 13, through 6 p.m., Friday, June 24, 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. Crews will make every effort to open at least one lane of traffic on weekends as safety allows. Please see attached DCII Project map for more detailed traffic information.

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – Locust Street Lane Closure [June 13-14] – KUB and its contractor will implement a lane closure of one lane of southbound Locust Street between W. Church Avenue and Cumberland Avenue from 6 a.m., Monday, June 13, through 6 p.m., Tuesday, June 14, as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade project. One southbound lane will be closed, while one southbound lane remains open. Follow up advisories will be issued as necessary. Please see attached DCII Project map for more detailed traffic information.

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project Photos – June 6-10, 2016








Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Project Update

June 8, 2016 UPDATE - Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – Cumberland Avenue Lane Closures [Extended June 9] – KUB and its contractor will maintain lane closures of all eastbound lanes of Cumberland Avenue between Eleventh Street and Church Street United Methodist Church until 6 p.m., Thursday, June 9, as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade project. All westbound lanes will remain open, and eastbound traffic will be detoured to Eleventh Street, Clinch Avenue, and Henley Street. Please see the DCII Project map for more detailed traffic information.

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – Locust Street Lane Closure [June 9-10] – KUB and its contractor will close the northbound lane of Locust Street between Summer Place and W. Summit Hill Drive from 6 a.m., Thursday, June 9, until 6 p.m., Friday, June 10, as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project. Northbound traffic should use Walnut Street. Southbound traffic access on Locust Street will be maintained, and traffic will be directed southbound on Locust Street from Summer Place.  Flaggers will be on site to assist with traffic control. Please see the DCII Project map for more detailed traffic information.

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – Walnut Street Road Closure [June 9-10] – KUB and its contractor will implement a full road closure of Walnut Street between W. Summit Hill Drive and W. Vine Avenue between 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Thursday, June 9, and on Friday, June 10, as restoration work is performed following work on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade project. Alternate routes include W. Summit Hill Drive, S. Gay Street, and W. Vine Avenue. Please see the DCII Project map for more detailed traffic information.

Friday, June 3, 2016

Project Update

June 3, 2016 UPDATE – This week, Garney Construction crews began wastewater work on Poplar Street, and continued wastewater work on W. Vine Avenue. Restoration was also performed on Walnut Street, portions of Henley Street, and Cumberland Avenue between Walnut Street and Locust Street.

Crews will wrap up all construction related activities today and break for the weekend, and will return on site Monday, June 6. 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 to exercise caution when walking in these areas.

Next week, crews will continue work on Poplar Street, which will require access to a manhole in Cumberland Avenue and necessitate lane closures as indicated in the below traffic advisory and the map in the upper right hand corner of the blog. Work will also continue on W. Vine Street, which is expected to be completed in the week ahead. Due to the concrete street surface of this roadway, restoration work will take an extended amount of time to complete in the coming weeks.

On Henley Street, all significant work was completed in May. In the coming weeks, subcontract crews will return to perform manhole rehabilitation work, which will require two days of intermittent lane closures between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., which will be announced ahead of completion.


TRAFFIC ADVISORIES

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – Cumberland Avenue Lane Closures [June 6-8] – KUB and its contractor will implement lane closures of all eastbound lanes of Cumberland Avenue between Eleventh Street and Church Street United Methodist Church from 9 a.m., Monday, June 6, through 6 p.m., Wednesday, June 8, as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade project. All westbound lanes will remain open, and eastbound traffic will be detoured to Eleventh Street, Clinch Avenue, and Henley Street. Please see attached DCII Project map for more detailed traffic information.

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – Poplar Street Road Closure [June 6-10] – KUB and its contractor will implement a road closure on Poplar Street between Cumberland Avenue and W. Hill Avenue from 6 a.m., Monday, June 6, through 6 p.m., Friday, June 10, 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 DCII Project map for more detailed traffic information

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – W. Hill Avenue Lane Closure [June 6] – KUB and its contractor will implement a lane closure on W. Hill Avenue between Poplar Street and Maplehurst Court from 6 a.m. – 6 p.m., Monday, June 6, as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project. Flaggers will be on site to assist with traffic control. Please see attached DCII Project map for more detailed traffic information.

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – W. Vine Avenue Lane Closure [June 6-10] – KUB and its contractor will implement a lane closure on W. Vine Avenue between Locust Street and Walnut Street from 6 a.m., Monday, June 6, through 6 p.m., Friday, June 10, as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade project. One lane of westbound traffic will be maintained. Please see attached DCII Project map for more detailed traffic information.

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – Locust Street Lane Closure [June 7-10] – KUB and its contractor will reduce Locust Street between Summer Place and Union Avenue to one alternating lane of traffic from 6 a.m., Tuesday, June 7, until 6 p.m., Friday, June 10, as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project. Flaggers will be on site to assist with traffic control. Please see attached DCII Project map for more detailed traffic information.


Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project Photos – May 31 – June 3, 2016