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.

Holston-Chilhowee Area (Mini-basin 20A3) Wastewater Project

February 14, 2020 – KUB’s contractor for this project, Morgan Construction, worked on Grata Road and Comanche Drive this past week. Due to time lost to weather this past week, the contractor will work on these same streets this Saturday, February 15. The crew is scheduled to move to Silva Drive next week. As a reminder, due to the location of some wastewater pipes and manholes under area roadways, 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 December 2020.


Friday, February 7, 2020

Sequoyah Hills Wastewater Project

February 7, 2020 UPDATE – 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

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 7, 2020 – 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 7, 2020 – Contractor Classic City Mechanical will work in the following areas next week:
o   5501, 5505, 5517, 5524 Peyton Place
o   2813, 2822 Pruden Drive
o   5924 & 6024 Grove Drive

Old Kingston Pike Area Wastewater Project

February 7, 2020 – Construction is scheduled to begin as soon as weather conditions allow. 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. 

Concord Street Wastewater Project

February 7, 2020 – KUB’s contractor, Morgan Construction, has started boring operations and set up the traffic control/lane shifts. 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.

Holston-Chilhowee Area (Mini-basin 20A3) Wastewater Project

February 7, 2020 – KUB’s contractor for this project, Morgan Construction, had pipe-bursting crews working on Grata Road this past week. The crew is scheduled to move to Silva Drive next, as weather permits. As a reminder, due to the location of some wastewater pipes and manholes under area roadways, 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 December 2020.

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

February 7, 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 look to finish 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.

Friday, January 24, 2020

Holston-Chilhowee Area Wastewater Project (Mini-basin 20A3)

January 24, 2020 – KUB’s contractor for this project, Morgan Construction, is scheduled to begin mobilizing on sections of Silva Drive, Parva Drive, Iroquois Drive, and Comanche Drive in the area north of Asheville Highway the week of January 27. As a reminder, due to the location of some wastewater pipes and manholes under area roadways, 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 December 2020. NOTE: The next blog update will be posted on Monday, February 3.

Sequoyah Hills Wastewater Project


January 24, 2020 UPDATE – 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

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.

NOTE: The next blog update will be posted on Monday, February 3.

Holston Hills Natural Gas Project


January 24, 2020 Update –Contractor East Tennessee Pipeline crews will work in the following areas next week:
-       1212, 1300 S. Chilhowee Drive
-       5107, 5111, 5121 Green Valley Drive
-       5115 Wyndcroft Drive
-       4815 Shady Dell Trail
-       1120, 1124, 1125 Montview Road
-       4703, 4706, 4801, 4804, 4812, 4900 Westover Terrace
NOTE: The next blog update will be posted on Monday, February 3.

Fountain City Natural Gas Project

January 24, 2020 – Contractor Classic City Mechanical will work in the following areas next week:
·
o   6136, 6141 Weems Road
o   5617, 5628, 5720 Ridgewood Road
o   3004-3116 Edonia Drive
o   2813, 2822 Pruden Drive
o   5900 Van Horn Road
o   5924 & 6024 Grove Drive
NOTE: The next blog update will be posted on Monday, February 3.

Old Kingston Pike Area Wastewater Project

January 24, 2020 – KUB’s contractor for this project, Hurst Excavating, is scheduled to begin mobilization and pre-construction activities in the area the week of January 27. 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. NOTE: The next blog update will be posted on Monday, February 3.

Concord Street Wastewater Project

January 24, 2020 – KUB’s contractor, Morgan Construction, is scheduled to begin mobilization the week of January 27. 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. NOTE: The next blog update will be posted on Monday, February 3.

South Knoxville Water & Wastewater Project (Mini-basin 40C1)

January 24, 2020 – KUB’s contractor, Portland Utilities, continued installing sections of new water main on Boggs Avenue this past week. Crews will continue work from east to west on Boggs Avenue with daily road closures in the immediate work zone daily from 7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. next week. Crews are also scheduled to start saw-cutting roadway asphalt and installing water main on the section of Davenport Road between Boggs Avenue and Kingland Avenue next week. This work will require daily road closures between 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Access to driveways will be maintained. NOTE: The next blog update will be posted on Monday, February 3.

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Old Kingston Pike Wastewater Rehabilitation Project

January 21, 2020 -
Beginning the week of January 20, 2020, KUB and its contractor will begin mobilizing equipment and materials for a Century II wastewater collection system rehabilitation project in the Old Kingston Pike area. This project will upgrade approximately 3,300 linear feet of existing wastewater pipeline and 13 manholes in the area. Construction methods include open-cut trenching, pipe-bursting, and lining of existing pipe. Note that a temporary odor will be present in the immediate area in association with the lining process. Due to the location of some sections of pipe and manholes under roadways, temporary lane and/or road closures will be needed in the immediate area(s) where crews are working. Access to driveways will be maintained. Additionally, crews may need to access buried pipes and manholes in off-road easements. Lawn and street restoration will follow once construction is completed and as weather conditions allow. Follow-up notices will be issued as needed for the duration of this project. See attached map.

Holston-Chilhowee Area Wastewater Rehabilitation Project (Loves Creek/Mini-Basin 20A3)

January 21, 2020 -

Beginning the week of January 20, 2020, KUB and its contractor will begin mobilizing equipment and materials for a Century II wastewater collection system rehabilitation project in the Holston-Chilhowee area. This project will upgrade approximately 20,00 linear feet of existing wastewater pipeline and 41 manholes in the area. Construction methods include open-cut trenching, pipe-bursting, and lining of existing pipe. Note that a temporary odor will be present in the immediate area in association with the lining process. Due to the location of some sections of pipe and manholes under roadways, temporary lane and/or road closures will be needed in the immediate area(s) where crews are working. Access to driveways will be maintained. Additionally, crews may need to access buried pipes and manholes in off-road easements. Lawn and street restoration will follow once construction is completed, as weather conditions allow. Follow-up notices will be issued as needed for the duration of this project. See attached map.