Friday, December 29, 2017

Sequoyah Hills Wastewater Rehabilitation Project Update

December 29, 2017 UPDATE – KUB crews began the natural gas work planned in conjunction with the wastewater project following the Christmas holiday. Please see the below traffic updates for this work. 

(Sequoyah Hills) Scenic Drive Lane Closure [January 2 & 3] – KUB crews will reduce a short section of Scenic Drive to one alternating lane of traffic between Kenilworth Drive and Oakhurst Drive from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Tuesday, January 2, and Wednesday, January 3, as work is performed on the natural gas distribution system in the area. The southbound lane will be closed while the northbound lane remains open and is used to alternate traffic through the work zone. Access to Alta Vista Way will be maintained. Appropriate signage and flaggers will be on site to assist with traffic control. Follow-up advisories will be issued as necessary.

(Sequoyah Hills) Southgate Road and Scenic Drive Intersection Lane Closure [January 3 & 4] – KUB crews will implement alternating lane closures in the Southgate Road and Scenic Drive intersection from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Wednesday, January 3, and Thursday, January 4, as work is performed on the natural gas system in the area. The closed lane will alternate as work progresses, and traffic access will be maintained to both Southgate Road and Scenic Drive. Appropriate signage and flaggers will be on site to assist with traffic control. Follow-up advisories will be issued as necessary. 

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Sequoyah Hills Area Wastewater Rehabilitation Project

December 21, 2017 UPDATE – As posted on December 7, the projected start date for construction on Phase 1 on the Sequoyah Hills Area Wastewater Rehabilitation Project remains slated for early January 2018.

KUB crews are prepared to begin the natural gas work planned in conjunction with the wastewater project following the Christmas holiday. Please see the below traffic updates for this work.

(Sequoyah Hills) Scenic Drive Lane Closure [December 26 & 27] – KUB crews will reduce a short section of Scenic Drive to one alternating lane of traffic between Kingston Pike and Woodhill Place from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Tuesday, December 26, and Wednesday, December 27, as work is performed on the natural gas distribution system in the area. The southbound lane will be closed while the northbound lane remains open and is used to alternate traffic through the work zone. Appropriate signage and flaggers will be on site to assist with traffic control. Follow-up advisories will be issued as necessary.

(Sequoyah Hills) Southgate Road and Scenic Drive Intersection Lane Closure [December 27 & 28] – KUB crews will implement alternating lane closures in the Southgate Road and Scenic Drive intersection from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Wednesday, December 27, and Thursday, December 28, as work is performed on the natural gas system in the area. The closed lane will alternate as work progresses, and traffic access will be maintained to both Southgate Road and Scenic Drive. Appropriate signage and flaggers will be on site to assist with traffic control. Follow-up advisories will be issued as necessary. 

Depot Avenue Water Line Project

December 21, 2017 UPDATE - Garney Construction crews will continue site prep work and receiving construction materials next week (December 26-29). Garney also continues set up the equipment/storage yard and field office at 205 Patton Street. As previously noted, construction excavation will begin in early January on Blackstock Avenue area near the Western Avenue overpass.

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. Please exercise caution when travelling in these areas.

KUB will issue the next update for this project on January 5, 2018.

(North Knoxville) Blackstock Avenue Lane Closures [December 26-29] – KUB and its contractor will implement intermittent daily lane closures on the section of Blackstock Avenue between the Western Avenue overpass and Ramsey Street as crews saw-cut roadway asphalt and continue site prep work on a project to begin installation of a 36-inch water transmission line in this area. At least one lane will remain open to alternate traffic flow while this work is performed. Access to local businesses will be maintained, and flaggers and signs will be on site to assist with traffic control. Construction is expected to begin in this area in early January.

Friday, December 15, 2017

Depot Avenue Water Line Project

NEWS RELEASE

December 15, 2017
For Immediate Release      
                                 
For more Information, contact:
KUB Communications

Depot Avenue Area Water Transmission Line Project to Start Next Week
Excavation to Begin in Blackstock Avenue Area

KUB and its contractor, Garney Construction, are scheduled to begin a project to install 8,500 feet of new 36-inch transmission water main on Monday, December 18, 2018. Construction will begin on Blackstock Avenue and progress north then east toward the project end at East Summit Hill Drive. The entire project is scheduled for completion by May 2019.

In addition to the new 36-inch main, the $6.4 million project includes replacement of aging 1,400 feet of 8-, 12-, and 16-inch distribution water mains in sections along the same route.

Installation of the new 36-inch main will improve reliability and operational flexibility in delivering water from KUB’s Mark B. Whitaker Water Treatment Plant to the west side of the distribution system.

This project will be completed in block-to-block sections. The entire length of the project will not be impacted at the same time; however, two or more locations may be constructed simultaneously.

As excavation begins, Garney Construction will close a short section of Blackstock Avenue between the Western Avenue overpass and Hannah Street from 7 a.m. Monday, December 18, through Thursday, December 21. Alternate routes include Western Avenue, Broadway, and Oak Avenue.

Road, lane, and sidewalk closures will be required during the course of this project to facilitate safe access for equipment and workers. KUB will coordinate all closures and detours with the City of Knoxville. Alternate access will be provided for businesses and parking facilities. KUB and Garney Construction will also coordinate construction schedules to minimize the impact on special events in the area.

Construction methods will include open-cut replacement, as well as trenchless construction methods. Weekday work hours will be limited to generally daylight hours; however, some night and weekend work may be required to meet project milestone dates.

KUB will post regular updates throughout the project on its website at www.kub.org, and on social media. Additionally, KUB has set up a blog at http://kubmajorprojects.blogspot.com to keep customers informed about project milestones. Customers can call 558-2331 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.

Depot Avenue Area Map: See right side of blog.

KUB, a municipal utility serving Knox and parts of seven adjacent counties, provides reliable electric, gas, water, and wastewater services to more than 453,000 customers.
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(North Knoxville) Blackstock Avenue Road Closure [December 18-21] – KUB contract crews will close a short section of Blackstock Avenue between the Western Avenue overpass and Hannah Street from 7 a.m., Monday, December 18, through 5 p.m., Thursday, December 21, as work is performed on the water distribution system in the area. Alternate routes include Western Avenue, Broadway, and Oak Avenue. Access to local businesses will be maintained, and flaggers and signs will be on site to assist with traffic control. Following this work, the roadway will reopen and remain open through the Christmas and New Year’s holidays. Crews are expected to return to this area in early January.  


West Hills Area Natural Gas Project

December 15, 2017 West Hills Area Natural Gas Main Replacement Project Update – This past week, KUB Underground Construction Crews (UGC) continued connecting customer service lines to the new natural gas main in 7600 and 7700 blocks of Bennington Drive.

Crews will continue connecting services lines in the same area next week.

Crews will work in the area up to December 20, with no work performed from December 21-25. Construction will resume on December 26.

As a reminder, this project is scheduled to be completed in four zones over the next 18-24 months. Please see the Project Information Sheet & Map in the column to the right for more details related to this project.

This work may require temporary lane closures in the immediate work zone. Motorists and residents are also reminded to watch for the presence of workers, equipment, and vehicles in the area.

KUB will post weekly updates on this blog for the duration of the project.

Friday, December 8, 2017

West Hills Area Natural Gas Project

December 8, 2017 West Hills Area Natural Gas Main Replacement Project Update – This past week, KUB Underground Construction Crews (UGC) worked on connecting customer service lines to the new natural gas main in 7600 and 7700 blocks of Bennington Drive.

Crews will continue connecting services lines in the same area next week, with plans of progressing to the 7800 block of Sheffield Drive.

A second KUB crew continued to bore in sections of new natural main on Corteland Drive this week, completing installation between Bennington Drive and Sheffield Drive. This crew will continue to work on Corteland Drive, from Sheffield Drive to Marlboro Road, next week.

Crews will work in the area up to December 20, with no work performed from December 21-25. Construction will resume on December 26.

As a reminder, this project is scheduled to be completed in four zones over the next 18-24 months. Please see the Project Information Sheet & Map in the column to the right for more details related to this project.

This work may require temporary lane closures in the immediate work zone. Motorists and residents are also reminded to watch for the presence of workers, equipment, and vehicles in the area.

KUB will post weekly updates on this blog for the duration of the project.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Sequoyah Hills Area Wastewater Rehabilitation Project

December 7, 2017 UPDATE – As a follow-up to letters mailed to customers on November 17, the projected start date for construction on Phase 1 on the Sequoyah Hills Area Wastewater Rehabilitation Project has shifted to early January 2018. Also, please see the correct phone numbers for designated KUB Customer Support contacts for this project below (contact weekdays between 7 a.m. - 4 p.m.):
· Tim Cox – (865) 558-2947 [office] or 313-3777 [cell]
· Tom England – (865) 558-2177 [office], or 640-3157 [cell]

Mr. England’s phone numbers were incorrectly listed in the November 17 letter. We apologize for any confusion.

Please continue to follow this blog for project updates.

Friday, December 1, 2017

West Hills Area Natural Gas Project

December 1, 2017 West Hills Area Natural Gas Main Replacement Project Update – This past week, KUB Underground Construction Crews (UGC) completed tie-up work to connect sections of newly installed natural gas main on Vanosdale Road.

Crews will begin connecting customer service lines to the new main on Bennington Drive next week.

A second KUB crew worked to bore in sections of new natural main on Corteland Drive this week, and they are scheduled to resume work in that area again next week.

As a reminder, this project is scheduled to be completed in four zones over the next 18-24 months. Please see the Project Information Sheet & Map in the column to the right for more details related to this project.

This work may require temporary lane closures in the immediate work zone. Motorists and residents are also reminded to watch for the presence of workers, equipment, and vehicles in the area.

KUB will post weekly updates on this blog for the duration of the project.

Friday, November 17, 2017

West Hills Area Natural Gas Project

November 17, 2017 West Hills Area Natural Gas Main Replacement Project Update – This past week, KUB Underground Construction Crews (UGC) continued tie-up work to connect sections of newly installed natural gas main on Sheffield Drive.

Crews will resume tie-up work on Vanosdale Road next week, and then proceed to connecting customer service lines on Bennington Drive and Sheffield Drive.

Crews will not work next Thursday and Friday, November 23-24, due to the Thanksgiving holiday. Work will resume on Monday, November 27.

As a reminder, this project is scheduled to be completed in four zones over the next 18-24 months. Please see the Project Information Sheet & Map in the column to the right for more details related to this project.

This work may require temporary lane closures in the immediate work zone. Motorists and residents are also reminded to watch for the presence of workers, equipment, and vehicles in the area.

KUB will post weekly updates on this blog for the duration of the project.

Friday, November 10, 2017

West Hills Area Natural Gas Project

November 10, 2017 West Hills Area Natural Gas Main Replacement Project Update – This past week, KUB Underground Construction Crews (UGC) completed tie-up work to connect sections of newly installed natural gas main in the 7600 block of Sheffield Drive.

Crews continued to bore in new pipe on Vanosdale Road through the end of the week. The tie-up crew will move to this area on Monday, November 13, weather permitting. Once the sections of main are connected on Vanosdale Road, it will provide an additional natural gas feed into the subdivision.

Crews are also scheduled to begin connecting customer service lines to the new main over on Bennington Drive and Sheffield Drive during the next couple of weeks.

As a reminder, this project is scheduled to be completed in four zones over the next 18-24 months. Please see the Project Information Sheet & Map in the column to the right for more details related to this project.

This work may require temporary lane closures in the immediate work zone. Motorists and residents are also reminded to watch for the presence of workers, equipment, and vehicles in the area.

KUB will post weekly updates on this blog for the duration of the project.

Friday, November 3, 2017

West Hills Area Natural Gas Project

November 3, 2017 West Hills Area Natural Gas Main Replacement Project Update – KUB Underground Construction Crews (UGC) are scheduled to resume boring and tie-in work in the Bennington Drive, Vanosdale Road, and Corteland Drive areas next week.

As a reminder, this project is scheduled to be completed in four zones over the next 18-24 months. Please see the Project Information Sheet & Map in the column to the right for more details related to this project.

This work may require temporary lane closures in the immediate work zone. Motorists and residents are also reminded to watch for the presence of workers, equipment, and vehicles in the area.

KUB will post weekly updates on this blog for the duration of the project.

Friday, October 27, 2017

West Hills Area Natural Gas Project

October 27, 2017 West Hills Area Natural Gas Main Replacement Project Update – KUB Underground Construction Crews (UGC) continued connecting sections of new natural gas main on Bennington Drive this past week.

Pipeline boring crews continued work on Vanosdale Road this past week.

Work will continue in both the Bennington Drive and Vanosdale Road areas next week, with a boring crew also moving to Corteland Drive. 

As a reminder, this project is scheduled to be completed in four zones over the next 18-24 months. Please see the Project Information Sheet & Map in the column to the right for more details related to this project.

This work may require temporary lane closures in the immediate work zone. Motorists and residents are also reminded to watch for the presence of workers, equipment, and vehicles in the area.

KUB will post weekly updates on this blog for the duration of the project.

Friday, October 20, 2017

West Hills Area Natural Gas Project

October 20, 2017 West Hills Area Natural Gas Main Replacement Project Update

KUB Underground Construction Crews (UGC) worked this past week connecting sections of newly-installed natural gas main on Bennington Drive and Sheffield Drive.

Pipeline boring crews worked at the Bennington Drive-Vanosdale Road intersection, and near the entrance to the tennis courts on Sheffield Drive, this past week.

Next week, crews will continue to tie-ins to connect sections of main on Bennington Drive, Sheffield Drive and Vanosdale Road. Natural gas will be added to the new pipe, and customer service line connections will also continue in these areas. UGC boring crews will continue work on Vanosdale Road, progressing approximately 300-feet to the north from the Bennington Drive intersection toward Middlebrook Pike.

As a reminder, this project is scheduled to be completed in four zones over the next 18-24 months. Please see the Project Information Sheet & Map in the column to the right for more details related to this project.

This work may require temporary lane closures in the immediate work zone. Motorists and residents are also reminded to watch for the presence of workers, equipment, and vehicles in the area.


KUB will post weekly updates on this blog for the duration of the project.

KUB Underground Construction Crews work near the intersection of Sheffield Drive and Bennington Drive this past week.

Depot Avenue Area 36-inch Water Transmission Line Project

KUB to Host Public Meeting for Depot Avenue Area Water Line Project 

KUB will host a public meeting on Monday, October 30 at 6 p.m. at Central United Methodist Church (Fellowship Hall-Rear entrance off Lamar Street or Morgan Street), 201 Third Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37917, to discuss an upcoming water transmission line project in the Blackstock Avenue, W. Fifth Avenue, W. Depot Avenue, Patton Street, and E. Summit Hill Drive areas. Construction is scheduled to begin in November 2017, with completion in all areas by May 2019.

The meeting will feature a brief presentation outlining the scope of the project and the construction process. Following the presentation, KUB representatives from Engineering and Customer Support will be available to talk with customers one-on-one regarding their specific concerns.

Please see the project information sheet and map below for more details.

Project Information Sheet and Map

Friday, October 13, 2017

West Hills Area Natural Gas Project

October 13, 2017 West Hills Area Natural Gas Main Replacement Project Update – KUB Underground Construction (UGC) Crews finished connecting sections of newly-installed natural gas main on Bennington Drive, between Vanosdale Road and Sheffield Drive, this past week.

Additionally, crews were scheduled to complete boring work on Vanosdale Road this week, and tie-up the sections of main at the Bennington Drive and Vanosdale Road intersection next week. Once the intersection tie-in is completed, the pipeline will be filled with natural gas, and crews will begin connecting existing customer service lines to the main.

All potholing excavation work to locate existing utilities has been completed on Corteland Drive, between Bennington Drive and Sheffield Drive. There are two short sections of pipe to bore on Bennington Drive next week, then the crew will move to begin boring work on Corteland Drive.

As a reminder, this project is scheduled to be completed in four zones over the next 18-24 months. Please see the Project Information Sheet & Map in the column to the right for more details related to this project.

This work may require temporary lane closures in the immediate work zone. Motorists and residents are also reminded to watch for the presence of workers, equipment, and vehicles in the area.

KUB will post weekly updates on this blog for the duration of the project.

Friday, October 6, 2017

West Hills Area Natural Gas Project

October 6, 2017 West Hills Area Natural Gas Main Replacement Project Update – KUB Underground Construction (UGC) Crews bored in 320 feet of new plastic natural gas main this past week, bringing the overall amount of main installed to date to 2,675.

The boring crew is currently working at the intersection of Sheffield Drive and Corteland Drive.

The UGC tie-up crew moved onsite this past week and began connecting sections of new natural gas main on Bennington Drive, between Sheffield Drive and Corteland Drive (east).

Both the boring and tie-up crews will be onsite all next week, weather permitting.

Crews will begin work connecting customers’ service lines once all sections of the new main have been connected in this area.

As a reminder, this project is scheduled to be completed in four zones over the next 18-24 months. Please see the Project Information Sheet & Map in the column to the right for more details related to this project.

This work may require temporary lane closures in the immediate work zone. Motorists and residents are also reminded to watch for the presence of workers, equipment, and vehicles in the area.

KUB will post weekly updates on this blog for the duration of the project.


KUB Underground Construction crews excavate to connect sections of new natural gas main on Bennington Drive.



Friday, September 29, 2017

West Hills Area Natural Gas Project

September 29, 2017 West Hills Area Natural Gas Main Replacement Project Update – KUB Underground Construction (UGC) Crews performed potholing work (minor excavation to locate existing buried utilities) this past week on Corteland Drive, between Sheffield Drive and Bennington Drive.

Boring crews are scheduled to follow potholing crews on this section of Corteland Drive next week.

Additionally, UGC crews are scheduled to begin connecting the new sections of natural gas main along Bennington Drive, between the Corteland Drive (east) and Sheffield Drive intersections, next week.

Crews will begin work connecting customers’ service lines once all sections of the new main have been connected in this area.

As a reminder, this project is scheduled to be completed in four zones over the next 18-24 months. Please see the Project Information Sheet & Map in the column to the right for more details related to this project.

This work may require temporary lane closures in the immediate work zone. Motorists and residents are also reminded to watch for the presence of workers, equipment, and vehicles in the area.

KUB will post weekly updates on this blog for the duration of the project.

Friday, September 22, 2017

West Hills Area Natural Gas Project

September 22, 2017 West Hills Area Natural Gas Main Replacement Project Update – KUB Underground Construction Crews have installed 2,350 feet of new plastic natural gas main on Bennington Drive and Sheffield Drive.

Boring crews have completed installation of in the new main on Bennington Drive. Crews will finish up work on Bennington Drive over the next several weeks by connecting customers’ service lines and connecting sections of main to make it active.

Boring crews were scheduled to continue work on Sheffield Drive to finish out this week before moving over to Corteland Drive to work on the section between Sheffield Drive and Bennington Drive early next week.

As a reminder, this project is scheduled to be completed in four zones over the next 18-24 months. Please see the Project Information Sheet & Map in the column to the right for more details related to this project.

This work may require temporary lane closures in the immediate work zone. Motorists and residents are also reminded to watch for the presence of workers, equipment, and vehicles in the area.

KUB will post weekly updates on this blog for the duration of the project.



KUB Underground Construction crews perform “potholing” excavation work to locate existing underground utilities this past week in the 7800 block of Sheffield Drive.

Friday, September 15, 2017

West Hills Area Natural Gas Project

September 15, 2017 West Hills Area Natural Gas Main Replacement Project Update – Due to weather, no work was performed onsite this past week.

Boring crews are scheduled to resume work on Sheffield Drive next week. Additionally, crews will be digging to locate existing utilities (potholing) next week on Sheffield Drive, south of Bennington Drive.

Tie-up crews will begin connecting sections of main on Bennington Drive by the last week of September.

As a reminder, this project is scheduled to be completed in four zones over the next 18-24 months. Please see the Project Information Sheet & Map in the column to the right for more details related to this project.

This work may require temporary lane closures in the immediate work zone. Motorists and residents are also reminded to watch for the presence of workers, equipment, and vehicles in the area.

KUB will post weekly updates on this blog for the duration of the project.

Friday, September 8, 2017

Sequoyah Hills Area Wastewater Rehabilitation Project

KUB to Host Public Meeting for Sequoyah Hills Wastewater System Rehabilitation Project 

KUB will host a public meeting on Tuesday, September 19, starting at 6:30 p.m. at Sequoyah Hills Presbyterian Church (Barron Fellowship Hall), 3700 Keowee Avenue SW, Knoxville, TN 37919, to discuss an upcoming wastewater system rehabilitation project that will be completed in three phases over the next several years. Construction is scheduled to begin in fall 2017, with completion in all areas by late 2021.

The meeting will feature a brief presentation outlining the scope of the project and the construction process. Following the presentation, KUB representatives from Engineering and Customer Support will be available to talk with customers one-on-one regarding their specific concerns.

Please see the project information sheet and map below for more details.

Project Information Sheet and Map

West Hills Area Natural Gas Project

September 8, 2017 West Hills Area Natural Gas Main Replacement Project Update – Crews are scheduled to bore approximately 450 feet of new natural gas main in the 7600 block of Sheffield Drive on Friday, September 8, and will continue work on Sheffield Drive next week.

Additionally, crews will be digging to locate existing utilities (potholing) next week on Sheffield Drive, south of Bennington Drive.

Tie-up crews will begin connecting sections of main on Bennington Drive by the last week of September.

As a reminder, this project is scheduled to be completed in four zones over the next 18-24 months. Please see the Project Information Sheet & Map in the column to the right for more details related to this project.

This work may require temporary lane closures in the immediate work zone. Motorists and residents are also reminded to watch for the presence of workers, equipment, and vehicles in the area.

KUB will post weekly updates on this blog for the duration of the project.

Friday, September 1, 2017

West Hills Area Natural Gas Project

September 1, 2017 West Hills Area Natural Gas Main Replacement Project Update – KUB Underground Construction crews have installed approximately 1,300 feet of natural gas main on Bennington Drive.

Crews will not work on Monday, September 4, in observance of Labor Day.

Boring crews will continue work on Sheffield Drive and Corteland Drive next week after the holiday. Additionally, crews will be digging to locate existing utilities (potholing) next week on Sheffield Drive, south of Bennington Drive.

Tie-up crews will begin connecting sections of main on Bennington Drive the second week September.

As a reminder, this project is scheduled to be completed in four zones over the next 18-24 months. Please see the Project Information Sheet & Map in the column to the right for more details related to this project.

This work may require temporary lane closures in the immediate work zone. Motorists and residents are also reminded to watch for the presence of workers, equipment, and vehicles in the area.

KUB will post weekly updates on this blog for the duration of the project.



Bennington Drive - KUB Underground Construction crew members weld caps on exposed 2-inch plastic natural gas pipe to keep out moisture and debris until tie-up crews can return in the coming weeks to connect and bury sections of pipe.

Friday, August 25, 2017

West Hills Area Natural Gas Project

August 25, 2017 West Hills Area Natural Gas Main Replacement Project Update - KUB Underground Construction crews have installed approximately 1,300 feet of natural gas main on Bennington Drive.

Main installation will continue in the Bennington Drive area next week as crews proceed through the Vanosdale Road intersection. Boring crews are scheduled to begin work on Sheffield Drive and Corteland Drive next week.

Tie-up crews will begin connecting sections of main on Bennington Drive after Labor Day.

As a reminder, this project is scheduled to be completed in four zones over the next 18-24 months. Please see the Project Information Sheet & Map in the column to the right for more details related to this project.

This work may require temporary lane closures in the immediate work zone. Motorists and residents are also reminded to watch for the presence of workers, equipment, and vehicles in the area.

KUB will post weekly updates on this blog for the duration of the project.

Segments of  plastic natural gas pipe installed by boring machine on Bennington Drive. Crews will return next week to connect the mains and complete installation.


Friday, August 18, 2017

West Hills Area Natural Gas Project

August 18, 2017 West Hills Area Natural Gas Main Replacement Project Update – KUB Underground Construction crews mobilized onsite this past week and began potholing (minor excavation to locate existing utilities).

Crews also installed approximately 540 feet of 2” plastic natural gas main on Bennington Drive, between Chesterfield Drive and Sheffield Drive.

Work will continue in the Bennington Drive area next week as additional crews connect the newly installed sections of main.

As a reminder, this project is scheduled to be completed in four zones over the next 18-24 months. Please see the Project Information Sheet & Map in the column to the right for more details related to this project.

This work may require temporary lane closures in the immediate work zone. Motorists and residents are also reminded to watch for the presence of workers, equipment, and vehicles in the area.

KUB will post weekly updates on this blog for the duration of the project.

Friday, August 11, 2017

West Hills Area Natural Gas Project

August 11, 2017 West Hills Area Natural Gas Main Replacement Project Update – KUB Underground Construction is scheduled to begin construction activity on Monday, August 14, as boring crews start pipeline installation on Bennington Drive, near Vanosdale Road.

Additional crews will begin work in this same area the following week to connect the new sections of pipe.

As a reminder, this project is scheduled to be completed in four zones over the next 18-24 months. Please see the Project Information Sheet & Map in the column to the right for more details related to this project.

This work may require temporary lane closures in the immediate work zone. Motorists and residents are also reminded to watch for the presence of workers, equipment, and vehicles in the area.

KUB will post weekly updates on this blog for the duration of the project.

Friday, August 4, 2017

Project Update N. Central Streetscapes - Completion

NEWS RELEASE

August 4, 2017                                 

KUB and Contractor Complete Utility Portion of N. Central Streetscapes Project

KUB and its contractor, Adams and Sons, Inc., have completed the $1.85 million water main replacement project along a 12-block section of N. Central Street from the area near Depot Avenue in the Old City up to the Woodland Avenue intersection in the historic Happy Holler area. Crews also replaced a section of water main on Fifth Avenue, between Lamar Street and Williams Street as part of this project.

KUB’s utility work was completed ahead of the City of Knoxville’s multi-million dollar Streetscapes project, which will include sidewalk improvements, new curbs, “bulb outs” and other features to improve pedestrian safety; better-defined on-street parking; better-marked bike lanes; landscaping; and resurfacing. One of the most visible aspects of the City’s streetscape project will be the creation of a new linear park between Pearl Place and Baxter Avenue – a block with enhanced landscaping, benches and other amenities.

For more information on the City’s ongoing streetscapes project, please visit http://www.knoxvilletn.gov/centralstreet.

The utility portion of the project, which began in late October 2016 and wrapped up the last week of July, included the following utility infrastructure upgrades:

Water main installed: 8,335 feet
16-inch: 1,144 feet
12-inch: 692 feet
8-inch: 6,493 feet
6-inch: 604 feet
Fire Hydrants replaced/installed: 21
Water Service Connections: 69

All traffic control measures related to KUB’s utility work along this stretch of N. Central Street have been removed, and flow has been restored to normal.

KUB thanks its customers and City of Knoxville for their patience and cooperation as this project was completed.

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Friday, July 28, 2017

Project Update for N. Central Street

July 28, 2017 N. Central Street Update – This past week, Adams and Sons, Inc., completed the remaining side street tie-in connections on East and West Scott Avenue to finish installation of all water main pipeline segments, service lines, and fire lines/hydrants up to the end of the project zone at Woodland Avenue.

Subcontractor crews will remain onsite through next week to complete any remaining asphalt/roadway restoration and general site cleanup.

All lanes previously closed in association with KUB utility work on N. Central Street have been reopened; however, limited traffic control measures will be implemented as needed for remaining restoration work next week. Accordingly, the traffic map issued with previous weekly blog updates is no longer required.

Friday, July 21, 2017

West Hills Area Natural Gas Project

Beginning in August 2017 and lasting through December 2018 KUB Underground Construction crews will upgrade utility service with a project to replace 33,000 feet of steel natural gas main with plastic, along with valves and other related equipment, in four zones in the West Hills area.

Project Update for N. Central Street

July 21, 2017 N. Central Street Update – This past week, Adams and Sons, Inc., completed the installation of the water main pipeline segments, including services, and fire lines/hydrants, up to the end of the project zone at Woodland Avenue.

The final segment of pipeline main was successfully tested of this final stretch of water main. The only remaining work are the following final side street tie-in connections, which are scheduled as follows overnight next week to minimize impacts to traffic and customers:

  • Tuesday evening, July 25 at E. Scott Avenue 
  • Wednesday evening, July 26 at W. Scott Avenue 
  • Thursday evening, July 27 at N. Central Street to connect to existing water main 

Additionally, crews will complete any remaining asphalt/roadway repairs and general site cleanup next week.  

Please note that street parking is prohibited on both sides of N. Central Street between Baxter Avenue and Woodland Avenue for the duration of the project.

The overall existing traffic pattern remains in place, with both northbound lanes and the northbound bicycle lane closed continuously for the duration of work on this section of N. Central Street. Traffic flow is maintained in both directions, however, with one northbound and one southbound lane shifting to the southbound side of N. Central Street. Southbound bicycle traffic is instructed to merge with vehicle traffic through the work zone. All turn lanes remain open in the N. Central Street and N. Broadway intersection.  

Vehicle traffic is advised to remain aware of the ongoing presence of workers, equipment, traffic channeling devices, barricades, and signs in this area.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Project Update for N. Central Street

July 14, 2017 N. Central Street Update – This past week, Adams and Sons, Inc., completed the installation of the water main up to the end of the project zone at Woodland Avenue.

Pending successful testing of this final stretch of water main, Adams and Sons will connect the eight remaining service lines and install fire lines/hydrants between Scott Avenue and Woodland Avenue. Additionally, crews will make connecting side street tie-ins on East and West Scott Avenue and Baxter Avenue.  

Please note that street parking is prohibited on both sides of N. Central Street between Baxter Avenue and Woodland Avenue for the duration of the project.

The overall existing traffic pattern remains in place, with both northbound lanes and the northbound bicycle lane closed continuously for the duration of work on this section of N. Central Street. Traffic flow is maintained in both directions, however, with one northbound and one southbound lane shifting to the southbound side of N. Central Street. Southbound bicycle traffic is instructed to merge with vehicle traffic through the work zone. All turn lanes remain open in the N. Central Street and N. Broadway intersection.  

Vehicle traffic is advised to remain aware of the ongoing presence of workers, equipment, traffic channeling devices, barricades, and signs in this area.

Friday, July 7, 2017

Project Update for N. Central Street

July 7, 2017 N. Central Street Update – Following the Independence Day holiday, KUB’s contractor Adams and Sons, Inc., completed overnight side street tie-ins on East and West Oklahoma Avenue.

Next week, Adams and Sons will continue with installation of the remaining 400 feet of water main on N. Central Street between Scott Avenue and Woodland Avenue. Following installation and successful testing of the last section of new water main, crews will begin service line connections, fire line/hydrant installations, and final side street tie-ins over the next several weeks on this last stretch of N. Central Street.  

Please note that street parking is prohibited on both sides of N. Central Street between Baxter Avenue and Woodland Avenue for the duration of the project.

The overall existing traffic pattern remains in place, with both northbound lanes and the northbound bicycle lane closed continuously for the duration of work on this section of N. Central Street. Traffic flow is maintained in both directions, however, with one northbound and one southbound lane shifting to the southbound side of N. Central Street. Southbound bicycle traffic is instructed to merge with vehicle traffic through the work zone. All turn lanes remain open in the N. Central Street and N. Broadway intersection.  

Vehicle traffic is advised to remain aware of the ongoing presence of workers, equipment, traffic channeling devices, barricades, and signs in this area.

Friday, June 30, 2017

Project Update for N. Central Street

June 29, 2017 N. Central Street Update – This past week, KUB’s contractor Adams and Sons, Inc., completed overnight side street tie-ins on East and West Anderson Avenue, as well as service line connections up to Oklahoma Avenue. Crews also installed a new fire line at 1218 N. Central Street. Approximately 400 feet of water main installation remains along N. Central Street between Scott Avenue and Woodland Avenue.

Next week, Adams and Sons will continue with service line connections, fire line/hydrant installations, and the following side street tie-ins on this stretch of N. Central Street (weather permitting):

July 5-6

  • Wednesday p.m. July 5/Thursday a.m. July 6, 2017 – W Oklahoma Avenue 
  • Thursday p.m. July 6/Friday a.m. July 7, 2017 – E Oklahoma Avenue 


NOTE: Adams and Sons, Inc., will not work on July 3 & 4 in observance of Independence Day. 

Please note that street parking is prohibited on both sides of N. Central Street between Baxter Avenue and Woodland Avenue for the duration of the project.

The overall existing traffic pattern remains in place, with both northbound lanes and the northbound bicycle lane closed continuously for the duration of work on this section of N. Central Street. Traffic flow is maintained in both directions, however, with one northbound and one southbound lane shifting to the southbound side of N. Central Street. Southbound bicycle traffic is instructed to merge with vehicle traffic through the work zone. All turn lanes remain open in the N. Central Street and N. Broadway intersection.

Vehicle traffic is advised to remain aware of the ongoing presence of workers, equipment, traffic channeling devices, barricades, and signs in this area.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Project Update for N. Central Street

June 23, 2017 N. Central Street Update – This past week, KUB’s contractor Adams and Sons, Inc., continued to progress north toward the Woodland Avenue intersection with installation of the new water main on N. Central Street. Approximately 400 feet of water main installation remains along N. Central Street between Scott Avenue and Woodland Avenue.

Next week, Adams and Sons will continue with service line connections, fire line/hydrant installations, and side street tie-ins on this stretch of N. Central Street. Street tie-ins are scheduled on N. Central Street during overnight hours as follows for the next two weeks (weather permitting):

June 27-29

  • Tuesday p.m. June 27/Wednesday a.m. June 28, 2017 – E Anderson Avenue
  • Wednesday p.m. June 28/Thursday a.m. June 29, 2017 – W Anderson Avenue
  • Thursday p.m. June 29/Friday a.m. June 30, 2017 – 3” Fire line at 1218 N. Central St.

July 5-6

  • Wednesday p.m. July 5/Thursday a.m. July 6, 2017 – W Oklahoma Avenue
  • Thursday p.m. July 6/Friday a.m. July 9, 2017 – E Oklahoma Avenue


NOTE: Adams and Sons, Inc., will not work on July 3 & 4 in observance of Independence Day. 

Please note that street parking is prohibited on both sides of N. Central Street between Baxter Avenue and Woodland Avenue for the duration of the project.

The overall existing traffic pattern remains in place, with both northbound lanes and the northbound bicycle lane closed continuously for the duration of work on this section of N. Central Street. Traffic flow is maintained in both directions, however, with one northbound and one southbound lane shifting to the southbound side of N. Central Street. Southbound bicycle traffic is instructed to merge with vehicle traffic through the work zone. All turn lanes remain open in the N. Central Street and N. Broadway intersection.

Vehicle traffic is advised to remain aware of the ongoing presence of workers, equipment, traffic channeling devices, barricades, and signs in this area.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Project Update for N. Central Street

June 16, 2017 N. Central Street Update – This past week, KUB’s contractor Adams and Sons, Inc., continued to progress north toward the Woodland Avenue intersection with installation of the new water main on N. Central Street. Approximately 700 feet of water main installation remains along N. Central Street between Oklahoma Avenue and Woodland Avenue.

Next week, the newly-installed section of water main between Baxter Avenue and Oklahoma Avenue will be tested. Pending successful completion of testing, Adams and Sons will begin making service line connections, installing fire lines/hydrants, and preparing for final side street tie-ins on this stretch of N. Central Street.

Please note that street parking is prohibited on both sides of N. Central Street between Baxter Avenue and Woodland Avenue for the duration of the project.

The overall existing traffic pattern remains in place, with both northbound lanes and the northbound bicycle lane closed continuously for the duration of work on this section of N. Central Street. Traffic flow is maintained in both directions, however, with one northbound and one southbound lane shifting to the southbound side of N. Central Street. Southbound bicycle traffic is instructed to merge with vehicle traffic through the work zone. All turn lanes remain open in the N. Central Street and N. Broadway intersection.

Vehicle traffic is advised to remain aware of the ongoing presence of workers, equipment, traffic channeling devices, barricades, and signs in this area.

Friday, June 9, 2017

Project Update for N. Central Street

June 9, 2017 N. Central Street Update – This past week, KUB’s contractor Adams and Sons, Inc., continued to progress north toward the Woodland Avenue intersection with installation of the new water main on N. Central Street. Approximately 1,100 feet of water main installation remains north of the Anderson Avenue intersection.

Crews will continue to install the new water main over the next several weeks. Once the new main has been installed and successfully tested, Adams and Sons will focus on service line connections, fire line/hydrant installations, and final side street tie-ins.

Please note that street parking is prohibited on both sides of N. Central Street between Baxter Avenue and Woodland Avenue for the duration of the project.

The overall existing traffic pattern remains in place, with both northbound lanes and the northbound bicycle lane closed continuously for the duration of work on this section of N. Central Street. Traffic flow is maintained in both directions, however, with one northbound and one southbound lane shifting to the southbound side of N. Central Street. Southbound bicycle traffic is instructed to merge with vehicle traffic through the work zone. All turn lanes remain open in the N. Central Street and N. Broadway intersection.

Vehicle traffic is advised to remain aware of the ongoing presence of workers, equipment, traffic channeling devices, barricades, and signs in this area.

Friday, June 2, 2017

Project Update for N. Central Street

June 2, 2017 N. Central Street Update – This past week, KUB’s contractor Adams and Sons, Inc., completed side-street tie-in connections on East and West Baxter Avenue. The work on W. Baxter Avenue, originally scheduled for late last week, was postponed until overnight June 1-2 due to sub-surface conditions encountered during initial excavation. Crews also began installation of the new water main north of the Baxter Avenue intersection following the Memorial Day holiday.

Crews will continue to progress north toward the Woodland Avenue intersection with installation of the new water main over the next several weeks. Once the new main has been installed and successfully tested, Adams and Sons will focus on service line connections, fire line/hydrant installations, and final side street tie-ins.

Please note that street parking is prohibited on both sides of N. Central Street between Baxter Avenue and Woodland Avenue for the duration of the project.

The overall existing traffic pattern remains in place, with both northbound lanes and the northbound bicycle lane closed continuously for the duration of work on this section of N. Central Street. Traffic flow is maintained in both directions, however, with one northbound and one southbound lane shifting to the southbound side of N. Central Street. Southbound bicycle traffic is instructed to merge with vehicle traffic through the work zone. All turn lanes remain open in the N. Central Street and N. Broadway intersection.

Vehicle traffic is advised to remain aware of the ongoing presence of workers, equipment, traffic channeling devices, barricades, and signs in this area.








Friday, May 26, 2017

Project Update for N. Central Street

May 26, 2017 N. Central Street Update – This past week, KUB’s contractor Adams and Sons, Inc., completed service line connections and fire line/hydrant installations on the section of N. Central between Pearl Place and Baxter Avenue. Additionally, side street tie-ins to the new water main were completed on Hinton Avenue and W. Baxter Avenue.

The contractor will not work on Monday, May 29, in observance of Memorial Day; however, all implemented traffic control measures will remain in place. Construction activity will resume on Tuesday, May 30, as crews are scheduled to complete the side street tie-in at E. Baxter Avenue. Also next week, crews will resume installation of the new water main starting at the Baxter Avenue intersection and progressing north.

The overall project includes installation of the new water main up to the N. Central Street/Woodland Avenue intersection, with completion scheduled for early summer 2017 (weather permitting).

Please note that street parking is prohibited on both sides of N. Central Street between Baxter Avenue and Woodland Avenue for the duration of the project.

The overall existing traffic pattern remains in place, with both northbound lanes and the northbound bicycle lane closed continuously for the duration of work on this section of N. Central Street. Traffic flow is maintained in both directions, however, with one northbound and one southbound lane shifting to the southbound side of N. Central Street. Southbound bicycle traffic is instructed to merge with vehicle traffic through the work zone. All turn lanes remain open in the N. Central Street and N. Broadway intersection.

Vehicle traffic is advised to remain aware of the ongoing presence of workers, equipment, traffic channeling devices, barricades, and signs in this area.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Project Update for N. Central Street

May 19, 2017 N. Central Street Update – With the water main installed through the Baxter Avenue intersection, KUB’s contractor Adams and Sons, Inc., began service line connections, fire hydrant/line installs, and completed one side street tie-in at Pearl Place this past week.

Next week, crews will continue with service line connections, fire hydrant/line installs, and side street tie-ins at Hinton Avenue and W. Baxter Avenue. Some work will be performed at night to minimize customer and traffic impacts. Crews will complete fire line tie-ins at 1000 and 1013 N. Central Street from 8 p.m.-midnight on Monday, May 22. The Hinton Avenue tie-in is scheduled for Tuesday, May 23, from 8 p.m.-midnight. The W. Baxter Avenue tie-in work will also be completed overnight, starting at 8 p.m., Thursday, May 25, and lasting through 2 a.m., Friday, May 26.

The overall project includes installation of the new water main up to the N. Central Street/Woodland Avenue intersection, with completion scheduled for early summer 2017 (weather permitting).

Please note that street parking is prohibited on both sides of N. Central Street between Baxter Avenue and Woodland Avenue for the duration of the project.

The overall existing traffic pattern remains in place, with both northbound lanes and the northbound bicycle lane closed continuously for the duration of work on this section of N. Central Street. Traffic flow is maintained in both directions, however, with one northbound and one southbound lane shifting to the southbound side of N. Central Street. Southbound bicycle traffic is instructed to merge with vehicle traffic through the work zone. All turn lanes remain open in the N. Central Street and N. Broadway intersection.

Vehicle traffic is advised to remain aware of the ongoing presence of workers, equipment, traffic channeling devices, barricades, and signs in this area.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Lovell Road Gas Main Relocation Project

Project Announcement






May 15, 2017 - KUB will host a public meeting Thursday, May 18, starting at 6 p.m. at Providence Church/Worship Center, 1432 Lovell Road, to discuss an upcoming natural gas relocation project in the Lovell Road area, between Cedardale Lane and Middlebrook Pike.  

KUB is currently evaluating possible natural gas main relocation routes ahead of a TDOT/Knox County roadway widening project on Lovell Road.

The public meeting will start with a brief presentation outlining the scope of the project and the construction process. Following the presentation, KUB representatives will be available to talk with customers one-on-one regarding their specific questions.   

Surveying and design work is scheduled to begin later in May. Construction is scheduled to start in spring 2018, with completion scheduled for winter 2019.  

Additional information about the Lovell Road Natural Gas Main Relocation Project is available at www.kub.org. Updates on this project will also be posted on a major construction projects blog site at http://kubmajorprojects.blogspot.com/, and on KUB’s Facebook and Twitter social media accounts. Customers can call 558-2331 at any time for information on this project. If the call is made after normal business hours, customers can leave a recorded message that will be responded to by the next business day. 

Friday, May 12, 2017

Project Update for the N. Central Street Streetscapes Project

May 12, 2017 N. Central Street Update – This past week, KUB’s contractor Adams and Sons, Inc., completed water main installation through the Baxter Avenue intersection. Testing procedures continued in this area through the end of the week.

Next week, crews will begin service line connections and fire hydrant installations on the section between Dameron Avenue to the north side of the Baxter Avenue intersection. Crews will also begin scheduling tie-ins to connect side street mains over the next several weeks, including Dameron Avenue, Pearl Place, Hinton Avenue, and Baxter Avenue. Updates will be posted for any side street closures related to tie-in work. The overall project includes installation of the new water main up to the N. Central Street/Woodland Avenue intersection, with completion scheduled for early summer 2017 (weather permitting).

Please note that street parking will be prohibited between Baxter Avenue and Woodland Avenue for the duration of the project.

The overall existing traffic pattern remains in place, with both northbound lanes and the northbound bicycle lane closed continuously for the duration of work on this section of N. Central Street. Traffic flow is maintained in both directions, however, with one northbound and one southbound lane shifting to the southbound side of N. Central Street. Southbound bicycle traffic is instructed to merge with vehicle traffic through the work zone. All turn lanes remain open in the N. Central Street and N. Broadway intersection.

Vehicle traffic is advised to remain aware of the ongoing presence of workers, equipment, traffic channeling devices, barricades, and signs in this area.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Project Update for W. Jackson Avenue

(Old City) West Jackson Avenue Road Closure [Overnight, May 11- 12] – KUB crews will close a short section of West Jackson Avenue, between North Central Street and State Street, overnight from 11:30 p.m., Thursday, May 11, through 5 a.m., Friday, May 12, as fire hydrants and corresponding water lines in the area are relocated. Alternate routes include North Central Street, South Central Street, State Street, and North Gay Street. Access to businesses and public parking in the area will be maintained, and signs will be on site to assist with traffic control. 

Monday, May 8, 2017

South Knox Natural Gas Gate Station and Main Relocation Project

Project Announcement





May 8, 2017 - KUB will host a public meeting Thursday, May 11, starting at 6 p.m. at South Doyle High School in the Cyber Café/Young Campus (second floor), 2020 Tipton Station Road, to discuss an upcoming natural gas project in the Tipton Station Road/Chapman Highway area of South Knox County.  

KUB’s plans in this area include construction of a new natural gas gate station at 304 Tipton Station Road and the relocation of a natural gas main ahead of a TDOT roadway project on Chapman Highway.

The public meeting will start with a brief presentation outlining the scope of the project and the construction process. Following the presentation, KUB representatives will be available to talk with customers one-on-one regarding their specific questions.   

Surveying and design work is scheduled to begin later in May. Construction on the new gate station is scheduled to begin in November 2017, and gas main installation is expected to start in January 2018. The overall project is scheduled for completion by the end of 2018.  

Additional information about the South Knox Natural Gas Station and Main Relocation Project is available at www.kub.org. Updates on this project will also be posted on a major construction projects blog site at http://kubmajorprojects.blogspot.com/, and on KUB’s Facebook and Twitter social media accounts. Customers can call 558-2331 at any time for information on this project. If the call is made after normal business hours, customers can leave a recorded message that will be responded to by the next business day.

Friday, May 5, 2017

Project Update for N. Central Street

May 5, 2017 N. Central Street Update – This past week, KUB’s contractor Adams and Sons, Inc., completed tie-ins to the new water main at the N. Central Street and Broadway intersection. This work was performed during overnight hours May 2-4 to lessen impacts to customers and traffic.

Crews also worked overnight Thursday into Friday morning as the new water main was installed through the N. Central Street/Baxter Avenue intersection. This work completes installation of the new water main on the section of N. Central between Dameron Avenue and Baxter Avenue.

Next week, testing procedures will begin on this section of new water main, followed over the next several weeks by service line connections, fire hydrant installations, and tie-ins to connect side street mains. The overall project includes installation of the new water main up to the N. Central Street/Woodland Avenue intersection, with completion scheduled for early summer 2017 (weather permitting).

The existing traffic pattern remains in place, with both northbound lanes and the northbound bicycle lane closed continuously for the duration of work on this section of N. Central Street. Traffic flow is maintained in both directions, however, with one northbound and one southbound lane shifting to the southbound side of N. Central Street. Southbound bicycle traffic is instructed to merge with vehicle traffic through the work zone. All turn lanes remain open in the N. Central Street and N. Broadway intersection.  

Vehicle traffic is advised to remain aware of the ongoing presence of workers, equipment, traffic channeling devices, barricades, and signs in this area.

Friday, April 28, 2017

Project Update for N. Central Street

April 28, 2017 N. Central Street Update – This past week, KUB’s contractor Adams and Sons, Inc., continued installation of the new water main, service line connections, and fire hydrant installations on the section of N. Central Street between Dameron Avenue and Baxter Avenue.

The existing traffic pattern remains in place, with both northbound lanes and the northbound bicycle lane closed continuously for the duration of work on this section of N. Central Street. Traffic flow is maintained in both directions, however, with one northbound and one southbound lane shifting to the southbound side of N. Central Street. Southbound bicycle traffic is instructed to merge with vehicle traffic through the work zone. All turn lanes remain open in the N. Central Street and N. Broadway intersection.

Next week, Adams and Sons, Inc., will continue work in the above-mentioned stretch of N. Central Street. Crews will also return to the N. Broadway/N. Central Street intersection to make final tie-ins in that area. Below is a schedule for the tie-ins N. Central Street/N. Broadway tie-in work:

  • Overnight 11 p.m., May 2, until 4 a.m., May 3 – North section of N. Broadway/N. Central intersection (LANE CLOSURES – See map pdf named N. Central-N.BroadwayConstMap-NORTH-May 2-3 for Traffic Control)(Both northbound lanes and the northbound bicycle lane will be closed continuously for the duration of work on this section of N. Central Street. Traffic flow will be maintained in both directions, however, with one northbound and one southbound lane shifting to the southbound side of N. Central Street. Southbound bicycle traffic will merge with vehicle traffic through the work zone.)
  • Overnight 11 p.m. May 3, until 7 a.m., May 4 – South section of N. Broadway/N. Central intersection (ROAD CLOSED – See map pdf named N. Central-N.BroadwayConstMap-SOUTH-May 3-4 for Traffic Control)(North and southbound lanes on N. Central Street closed between Third Avenue and N. Broadway. Traffic flow detoured via N. Broadway, Lamar Street, and Third Avenue. Both northbound lanes and the northbound bicycle lane will also be closed continuously for the duration of work on this section of N. Central Street. Traffic flow will be maintained in both directions, however, with one northbound and one southbound lane shifting to the southbound side of N. Central Street. Southbound bicycle traffic will merge with vehicle traffic through the work zone.)

A one block section on the above-mentioned side streets will be closed to through traffic while tie-ins are completed in that area. All other connecting side streets intersections in this area will remain open.

Crews will also work overnight in the N. Central Street-Baxter Avenue intersection starting at 7 p.m., Thursday, May 4, and lasting through 6 a.m., Friday, May 5. Traffic flow will be maintained in all directions while the intersection crossing is completed; however, motorists are advised to expect temporary lane shifts in association with this work. This work has been scheduled overnight to minimize impacts to traffic and area businesses.

All work is weather permitting. Any changes to this schedule will be communicated via this blog and traffic advisories issued to local media outlets.

Vehicle traffic is advised to remain aware of the ongoing presence of workers, equipment, traffic channeling devices, barricades, and signs in this area.

Note that there are three traffic maps posted for the week of May 1-5:

  • The current overall N. Central Street traffic map with the issue date of April 21, 2017
  • The N. Central Street/N. Broadway (North) Intersection Map for overnight work on May 2-3
  • The N. Central Street/N. Broadway (South) Intersection Map for overnight work on May 3-4



(N. Central Streetscapes Project) N. Central Street/N. Broadway Lane and Road Closures [May 2-4] – KUB and its contractor, Adams and Sons, Inc., will implement a series of overnight lane and road closures next week, May 2-4, as final tie-in connections are made to the new section of water main installed at the N. Central Street/N. Broadway intersection as part of the ongoing N. Central Streetscapes project. Work Below is a schedule for the side street tie-ins for this area of N. Central Street/N. Broadway:

  • Overnight 11 p.m., May 2, until 4 a.m., May 3 – North section of N. Broadway/N. Central intersection (LANE CLOSURES – See map pdf named N. Central-N.BroadwayConstMap-NORTH-May 2-3 for Traffic Control)(Both northbound lanes and the northbound bicycle lane will be closed continuously for the duration of work on this section of N. Central Street. Traffic flow will be maintained in both directions, however, with one northbound and one southbound lane shifting to the southbound side of N. Central Street. Southbound bicycle traffic will merge with vehicle traffic through the work zone.)
  • Overnight 11 p.m. May 3, until 7 a.m., May 4 – South section of N. Broadway/N. Central intersection (ROAD CLOSED – See map pdf named N. Central-N.BroadwayConstMap-SOUTH-May 3-4 for Traffic Control)(North and southbound lanes on N. Central Street closed between Third Avenue and N. Broadway. Traffic flow detoured via N. Broadway, Lamar Street, and Third Avenue. Both northbound lanes and the northbound bicycle lane will also be closed continuously for the duration of work on this section of N. Central Street. Traffic flow will be maintained in both directions, however, with one northbound and one southbound lane shifting to the southbound side of N. Central Street. Southbound bicycle traffic will merge with vehicle traffic through the work zone

  • NOTE: The existing northbound lane closure with north and southbound traffic shifting to the southbound side of N. Central Street will also remain in effect continuously, including daytime hours, water main installation continues between Dameron Avenue and Baxter Avenue.

(N. Central Streetscapes Project) N. Central Street-Baxter Avenue Intersection Work [Overnight, May 4-5] – KUB contractor, Adams and Sons, Inc., will cross the N. Central Street-Baxter Avenue intersection overnight starting at 7 p.m., Thursday, April 27, through 6 a.m., Friday, April 28, as crews continue water main installation in this area. Traffic flow will be maintained in all directions through the intersection while this work is completed; however, motorists are advised to expect temporary lane shifts in association with this work. This work has been scheduled overnight to minimize impacts to traffic and area businesses.

The overall existing traffic pattern will remain in place, with both northbound lanes and the northbound bicycle lane closed continuously for the duration of work on this section of N. Central Street. Traffic flow is maintained in both directions, however, with one northbound and one southbound lane shifting to the southbound side of N. Central Street. Southbound bicycle traffic is instructed to merge with vehicle traffic through the work zone. Connecting side street intersections on this section of N. Central Street will remain open unless otherwise indicated by barricades and other traffic control measures. Follow up notices will be issued ahead of any work requiring intersection closures in this work zone.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Project Update for N. Central Street

April 21, 2017 N. Central Street Update – This past week, KUB’s contractor Adams and Sons, Inc., shifted traffic control measures and began saw cutting asphalt in preparation for excavation and pipe installation on the section of N. Central Street from Dameron Avenue to Woodland Avenue.

Next week, Adams and Sons, Inc., will continue with water main installation and service line connections in this area. Some work will take place in the Baxter Avenue intersection, but traffic flow will be maintained in all directions with lane shifts. Access to driveways and businesses will also be maintained.

The existing traffic pattern remains in place as the work zone shifts, with both northbound lanes and the northbound bicycle lane closed continuously for the duration of work on this section of N. Central Street. Traffic flow is maintained in both directions, however, with one northbound and one southbound lane shifting to the southbound side of N. Central Street. Southbound bicycle traffic is instructed to merge with vehicle traffic through the work zone. Connecting side street intersections on this section of N. Central Street will remain open unless otherwise indicated by barricades and other traffic control measures. Follow up notices will be issued ahead of any work requiring intersection closures in this work zone.

The contractor is scheduled to return to complete water main tie-in work at the N. Broadway/N. Central Street intersection in early May. Additional information on that work and associated traffic control will be communicated via this blog and traffic advisories. Additionally, KUB will complete work on the natural gas system in the N. Central Street/W. Jackson Avenue intersection early next week under an existing traffic control plan as part of the City of Knoxville’s portion of ongoing Streetscapes work in this area.

All work is weather permitting. Any changes to this schedule will be communicated via this blog and traffic advisories issued to local media outlets.

Vehicle traffic is advised to remain aware of the ongoing presence of workers, equipment, traffic channeling devices, barricades, and signs in this area.

Friday, April 14, 2017

Project Update for N. Central Street

April 14, 2017 N. Central Street Update – This past week, KUB’s contractor Adams and Sons, Inc., completed connecting side street tie-ins to the new water main on the section of N. Central Street between N. Broadway and Pearl Place.

Next week, the contractor will relocate traffic control devices and establish the next work zone on the section of N. Central Street from Pearl Place to Woodland Avenue. Once the traffic control devices are set, Adams and Sons, Inc., will begin saw cutting asphalt in preparation for excavating and water main installation in this area.

The existing traffic pattern will remain in place as the work zone shifts, with both northbound lanes and the northbound bicycle lane closed continuously for the duration of work on this section of N. Central Street. Traffic flow is maintained in both directions, however, with one northbound and one southbound lane shifting to the southbound side of N. Central Street. Southbound bicycle traffic is instructed to merge with vehicle traffic through the work zone. Connecting side street intersections on this section of N. Central Street will remain open unless otherwise indicated by barricades and other traffic control measures. Follow up notices will be issued ahead of any work requiring intersection closures in this work zone.

The contractor is scheduled to return to complete water main tie-in work at the N. Broadway/N. Central Street intersection in early May. Additional information on that work and associated traffic control will be communicated via this blog and traffic advisories.

All work is weather permitting. Any changes to this schedule will be communicated via this blog and traffic advisories issued to local media outlets.

Vehicle traffic is advised to remain aware of the ongoing presence of workers, equipment, traffic channeling devices, barricades, and signs in this area.



(N. Central Streetscapes Project) N. Central Street Lane Closure [April 17 – June 2017] – Beginning next week, KUB and its contractor, Adams and Sons, Inc., will shift the work zone to the section of N. Central Street from Pearl Place to Woodland Avenue. The existing traffic pattern will remain in place as the work zone shifts, with both northbound lanes and the northbound bicycle lane closed continuously for the duration of work on this section of N. Central Street. Traffic flow is maintained in both directions, however, with one northbound and one southbound lane shifting to the southbound side of N. Central Street. Southbound bicycle traffic is instructed to merge with vehicle traffic through the work zone. Connecting side street intersections on this section of N. Central Street will remain open unless otherwise indicated by barricades and other traffic control measures. Follow up notices will be issued ahead of any work requiring intersection closures in this work zone.

Friday, April 7, 2017

Project Update for N. Central Street

April 7, 2017 N. Central Street UpdateThis past week, KUB’s contractor Adams and Sons, Inc., completed testing of the new water main, service line connections, and fire hydrant installations on the section of N. Central Street between N. Broadway and Pearl Place.

The existing traffic pattern remains in place, with both northbound lanes and the northbound bicycle lane closed continuously for the duration of work on this section of N. Central Street. Traffic flow is maintained in both directions, however, with one northbound and one southbound lane shifting to the southbound side of N. Central Street. Southbound bicycle traffic is instructed to merge with vehicle traffic through the work zone. All turn lanes remain open in the N. Central Street and N. Broadway intersection.

Next week, Adams and Sons, Inc., will continue work in the above-mentioned stretch of N. Central Street as they complete side street tie-in connections to the new main. This tie-in work will be completed during overnight hours to lessen the impacts to customers and traffic flow. Below is a schedule for next week’s side street tie-ins for this area of N. Central Street:

  • Bearden Place/Stewart Street (Bearden Place and Stewart Street closed at N. Central Street intersection overnight – 11 p.m., Monday, April 10, until 5 a.m., Tuesday, April 11)
  • Dameron Avenue (Closed at N. Central Street intersection overnight – 11 p.m., Tuesday, April 11, until 5 a.m., Wednesday, April 12)

All work is weather permitting. Any changes to this schedule will be communicated via this blog and traffic advisories issued to local media outlets.

A one block section on the above-mentioned side streets will be closed to through traffic while tie-ins are completed in that area. All other connecting side streets intersections in this area will remain open.

Vehicle traffic is advised to remain aware of the ongoing presence of workers, equipment, traffic channeling devices, barricades, and signs in this area.



(N. Central Streetscapes Project) N. Central Street Intersection Closures [April 10-12] – KUB and its contractor, Adams and Sons, Inc., will implement a series of overnight side street intersection closures next week as tie-in connections are made to the new section of water main installed between N. Broadway and Pearl Place as part of the ongoing N. Central Streetscapes project. Below is a schedule for the side street tie-ins for this area of N. Central Street:

  • Bearden Place/Stewart Street (Bearden Place and Stewart Street closed at N. Central Street intersection overnight – 11 p.m., Monday, April 10, until 5 a.m., Tuesday, April 11)
  • Dameron Avenue (Closed at N. Central Street intersection overnight – 11 p.m., Tuesday, April 11, until 5 a.m., Wednesday, April 12) 

Friday, March 31, 2017

Project Update for N. Central Street

March 31, 2017 N. Central Street Update – This past week, KUB’s contractor Adams and Sons, Inc., completed water main installation on the section of N. Central Street just past Dameron Avenue. Crews also began work on the services to the newly installed main, and will complete tie-ins following the service work.

The existing traffic pattern remains in place, with both northbound lanes and the northbound bicycle lane closed continuously for the duration of work on this section of N. Central Street. Traffic flow is maintained in both directions, however, with one northbound and one southbound lane shifting to the southbound side of N. Central Street. Southbound bicycle traffic is instructed to merge with vehicle traffic through the work zone. All turn lanes remain open in the N. Central Street and N. Broadway intersection.

Next week, Adams and Sons, Inc., will continue work in the above-mentioned stretch of N. Central Street. Pending completion of testing procedures, crews will work the next several weeks on making service line connections, fire hydrant installations, and tie-ins to connect side street mains on this section of new water main. Existing traffic and erosion control measures will remain in place on this section through early April 2017.

Note that connecting side streets intersections in this area will remain open until work is required at those locations. Follow up notices will be issued ahead of any work requiring intersection closures in this work zone.

Vehicle traffic is advised to remain aware of the ongoing presence of workers, equipment, traffic channeling devices, barricades, and signs in this area.

Please see the current N. Central Street traffic map with the issue date of March 10, 2017 in the right-hand column of this blog for the current traffic control plan and more detailed information.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Project Update for N. Central Street

March 24, 2017 N. Central Street Update – This past week, KUB’s contractor Adams and Sons, Inc., completed water main installation on the section of N. Central Street between N. Broadway and Pearl Place.

The existing traffic pattern remains in place, with both northbound lanes and the northbound bicycle lane closed continuously for the duration of work on this section of N. Central Street. Traffic flow is maintained in both directions, however, with one northbound and one southbound lane shifting to the southbound side of N. Central Street. Southbound bicycle traffic is instructed to merge with vehicle traffic through the work zone. All turn lanes remain open in the N. Central Street and N. Broadway intersection.  

Next week, Adams and Sons, Inc., will continue work in the above-mentioned stretch of N. Central Street. Pending completion of testing procedures, crews will work the next several weeks on making service line connections, fire hydrant installations, and tie-ins to connect side street mains on this section of new water main. Existing traffic and erosion control measures will remain in place on this section through early April 2017.

Note that connecting side streets intersections in this area will remain open until work is required at those locations. Follow up notices will be issued ahead of any work requiring intersection closures in this work zone.

Vehicle traffic is advised to remain aware of the ongoing presence of workers, equipment, traffic channeling devices, barricades, and signs in this area.

Please see the current N. Central Street traffic map with the issue date of March 10, 2017 in the right-hand column of this blog for the current traffic control plan and more detailed information.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Project Update for N. Central Street

March 17, 2017 N. Central Street/Fifth Avenue Update – This past week, KUB’s contractor Adams and Sons, Inc., continued water main installation on the section of N. Central Street between N. Broadway and Pearl Place.

The existing traffic pattern remains in place, with both northbound lanes and the northbound bicycle lane closed continuously for the duration of work on this section of N. Central Street. Traffic flow is maintained in both directions, however, with one northbound and one southbound lane shifting to the southbound side of N. Central Street. Southbound bicycle traffic is instructed to merge with vehicle traffic through the work zone. All turn lanes remain open in the N. Central Street and N. Broadway intersection.

Next week, Adams and Sons, Inc., will continue excavation and pipeline installation on the above-mentioned stretch of N. Central Street. Testing procedures will begin on this section of new water main, followed over the next several weeks by service line connections, fire hydrant installations, and tie-ins to connect side street mains. Existing traffic and erosion control measures will remain in place on this section through early April 2017.

Note that connecting side streets intersections in this area will remain open until work is required at those locations. Follow up notices will be issued ahead of any work requiring intersection closures in this work zone.

Vehicle traffic is advised to remain aware of the ongoing presence of workers, equipment, traffic channeling devices, barricades, and signs in this area.

Please see the current N. Central Street traffic map with the issue date of March 10, 2017 in the right-hand column of this blog for the current traffic control plan and more detailed information.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Project Update for N. Central Street

March 10, 2017 N. Central Street/Fifth Avenue Update – This past week, KUB’s contractor Adams and Sons, Inc., continued water main installation work on the section of N. Central Street between N. Broadway and Pearl Place. Both northbound lanes and the northbound bicycle lane have been closed continuously for the duration of work on this section of N. Central Street. Traffic flow is maintained in both directions, however, with one northbound and one southbound lane shifting to the southbound side of N. Central Street. Southbound bicycle traffic is in instructed to merge with vehicle traffic through the work zone. All turn lanes remain open in the N. Central Street and N. Broadway intersection. Traffic flow was also returned to normal for all lanes (including the bicycle lane) on the section of N. Central Street between W. Fifth Avenue and N. Broadway as crews completed all roadway surface restoration and striping.

Next week, Adams and Sons, Inc., will continue excavation and pipeline installation on the above-mentioned stretch of N. Central Street. Existing traffic and erosion control measures will remain in place on this section through early April 2017.

Note that connecting side streets intersections in this area will remain open until work is required at those locations. Follow up notices will be issued ahead of any work requiring intersection closures in this work zone.

Vehicle traffic is advised to remain aware of the ongoing presence of workers, equipment, traffic channeling devices, barricades, and signs in this area.

Please see the current N. Central Street traffic map with the issue date of March 10, 2017 in the right-hand column of this blog for the current traffic control plan and more detailed information.

Friday, March 3, 2017

Project Update for N. Central Street

March 3, 2017 N. Central Street/Fifth Avenue Update – This past week, KUB’s contractor Adams and Sons, Inc., shifted traffic control and erosion control measures to the section of N. Central Street between N. Broadway and Pearl Place. Both northbound lanes and the northbound bicycle lane will be closed continuously for the duration of work on this section of N. Central Street. Traffic flow will be maintained in both directions, however, with one northbound and one southbound lane shifting to the southbound side of N. Central Street. Southbound bicycle traffic will merge with vehicle traffic through the work zone.

Next week, Adams and Sons, Inc., will continue excavation and pipeline installation on the above-mentioned section of N. Central Street. Construction in this work zone is expected to last through early April 2017.

Note that connecting side streets intersections in this area will remain open until work is required at those locations. Follow up notices will be issued ahead of any work requiring intersection closures in this work zone.

Vehicle traffic is advised to remain aware of the ongoing presence of workers, equipment, traffic channeling devices, barricades, and signs in this area.

Please see the current N. Central Street traffic map with the issue date of February 24, 2017 in the right-hand column of this blog for the current traffic control plan and more detailed information.

Friday, February 24, 2017

Project Update for N. Central Street

February 24, 2017 N. Central Street/Fifth Avenue Update – This past week, KUB’s contractor Adams and Sons, Inc., completed water main installation through the N. Central Street intersection at N. Broadway. Portions of this work were performed at night to expedite the completion of intersection work and minimize the impacts to traffic flow. Paving and roadway restoration work were also completed on this section of N. Central Street.

Next week, Adams and Sons, Inc. will shift the work zone to the section of N. Central Street between N. Broadway and Pearl Place. Both northbound lanes and the northbound bicycle lane will be closed continuously for the duration of work on this section of N. Central Street. Traffic flow will be maintained in both directions, however, with one northbound and one southbound lane shifting to the southbound side of N. Central Street. Southbound bicycle traffic will merge with vehicle traffic through the work zone. Construction in this work zone is expected to last through early April 2017.

Note that connecting side streets intersections in this area will remain open until work is required at those locations. Follow up notices will be issued ahead of any work requiring intersection closures in this work zone.

Vehicle traffic is advised to remain aware of the ongoing presence of workers, equipment, traffic channeling devices, barricades, and signs in this area.

Please see the current N. Central Street traffic map with the issue date of February 24, 2017 in the right-hand column of this blog for the current traffic control plan and more detailed information.










(N. Central Streetscapes Project) N. Central Street Lane Closure [February 24 – early April] – KUB and its contractor will close both northbound lanes and the bicycle lane on N. Central Street between N. Broadway and Pearl Place starting Monday morning, February 27, and lasting through early April 2017. Both northbound lanes and the northbound bicycle lane will be closed continuously for the duration of work on this section of N. Central Street. Traffic flow will be maintained in both directions, however, with one northbound and one southbound lane shifting to the southbound side of N. Central Street. Southbound bicycle traffic will merge with vehicle traffic through the work zone. Vehicle traffic is advised to remain aware of the ongoing presence of workers, equipment, traffic channeling devices, barricades, and signs in this area. Note that connecting side street intersections in this area will remain open until work is required at those locations. Follow up notices will be issued ahead of any work requiring intersection closures in this work zone.