Friday, February 14, 2020

Concord Street Wastewater Project


February 14, 2020 – KUB’s contractor, Morgan Construction, continues to rehabilitate wastewater pipe and manholes on Concord Street near the railroad crossing. The contractor plans to work this Saturday and Sunday, February 15-16, to make up for time lost to weather this past week. Traffic flow may be reduced to one alternating lane temporarily on Saturday, but flaggers will be on site to assist with maintaining traffic flow. As a reminder, due to the location of wastewater pipes and manholes under the roadway, lane shifts will be needed in the immediate area where crews are working for the duration of this project. This project is scheduled for completion by late March 2020.

Sequoyah Hills Wastewater Project


February 14, 2020 – Construction crews will work in the following areas next week with intermittent road closures between 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.:
  • Taliluna Avenue between South Garden Road and Lakeland Drive
  • Whitlow Avenue between Bluff View Road and Cedarhill Road
  • Navaho Road between Scenic Drive and Chickasaw Road
Closed-circuit Television Inspection – Crews will continue to work throughout the Phase 2 area next week. Temporary lane closures will be implemented as needed when crews are present.

Manhole Rehabilitation – Crews will work throughout the Phase 2 area next week. Temporary lane closures will be implemented as needed when crews are present.

Sequoyah Park – Break-down of bypass pumping equipment and piping is complete. Cleanup and restoration of disturbed areas will continue as weather allows over the next several weeks. See the attached map showing current work corridors within the park. The park, all entrances and parking areas, and boat ramp remain open during this work. Morgan Construction continues to maintain a fenced area in the middle parking lot for equipment and materials storage. KUB has coordinated work in the park with City of Knoxville Parks and Recreation and the Kingston Pike Sequoyah Hills Association. Informational banners have been placed in the park entrances/parking areas to provide park visitors with details about the wastewater rehabilitation work. Updates on the progress of work in the park will be posted weekly and as needed on this blog site.

Natural Gas System Work – Crews are scheduled to resume natural gas inspection and maintenance work at various locations throughout Sequoyah Hills in February. This work may require short term traffic impacts in the immediate area where crews are working.

Holston Hills Natural Gas Project


February 14, 2020 Update –Contractor East Tennessee Pipeline crews will work in the following areas next week:
    • 4815 & 4920 Shady Dell Trail
    • 1130, 1124, 1125 Montview Road
    • 4703, 4706, 4801, 4804, 4812, 4900 Westover Terrace

Fountain City Natural Gas Project


February 14, 2020 – Contractor Classic City Mechanical will work in the following areas next week:
    • Ridgewood Road at N. Broadway
    • Grove Drive at Belcaro Drive

Farragut Hills Boulevard Area Natural Gas Project

February 14, 2020 Weather permitting, KUB Underground Construction crews are scheduled to begin boring in sections of new natural gas main next week. Look for additional updates as work in this area progresses.

Old Kingston Pike Area Wastewater Project

February 14, 2020 – KUB’s contractor, Hurst Excavating, began saw-cutting asphalt and other pre-construction activities this past week. Excavation work is scheduled to begin as soon as weather conditions allow next week. As a reminder, due to the location of some wastewater pipes and manholes under the roadway, temporary lane and/or road closures may be needed in the immediate area where crews are working for the duration of this project. This project is scheduled for completion by late April 2020. Final overall paving and restoration will take place at the conclusion of the wastewater project. 

S. Knoxville Water & Wastewater Project (Mini-basic 40C1)

February 14, 2020 – KUB’s contractor, Portland Utilities, continued installing sections of new water main on Davenport Road, between Sherrod Road and Boggs Avenue, this past week. Crews will continue installation and begin testing this section of water main next week before beginning saw-cutting/construction prep on Davenport Road between Boggs Avenue and progressing north toward Sevier Avenue. Road closures will continue in the immediate work zone daily from 7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. next week. Water main installation has been completed on Boggs Avenue; however, testing, connecting customer service lines, and tying in to the existing main at the Jones Street intersection remains in this area over the next several weeks.