Friday, August 4, 2017

Project Update N. Central Streetscapes - Completion


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

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.


1 comment:

  1. It's great to see so much development going on, I'm really happy to look up. Can you please share what criteria does the project have to fulfil to be awarded the merit?It's really fortunate to the completion of major Construction project.