Friday, June 25, 2010

June 25th Update

The Cumberland Ave. Streetscape Team (city staff and consultants) met for a utility coordination meeting this week with several representatives from the Knoxville Utilities Board (KUB) and Comcast Cable. This meeting identified multiple options regarding the overhead electric lines along Cumberland Ave. These options need additional research regarding time and cost impacts for the project that will lead to future decision points. Additional utilities such as gas, water and waste water lines were also discussed.

Also KUB just released this information regarding Tyson Park:
For more information, contact: KUB Community Relations - 865-594-7988

KUB and its contractor will conduct testing on wastewater pipelines to facilitate future upgrades to the system in Tyson Park from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. beginning Monday, June 28 and lasting through Friday, July 2. This work will take place near the tennis courts between Third Creek and the bike trail.

Other than using the bike trail and greenway briefly for transportation of contractor equipment, this work will not affect access to the Third Creek Greenway, tennis courts, and other facilities within the park. In addition, area traffic and parking will not be affected.

Appropriate safety barriers will be in place to designate the immediate work area. While the roadway, greenway, and access to all facilities will remain open, park visitors and commuters are advised to use caution in the area due to the presence of workers and equipment.

This work is weather permitting.

I hope everyone is enjoying the first full week of summer! Have a great and safe weekend.

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