Friday, July 16, 2010

July 16th Update

Ft. Sanders Stakeholder Meeting Announcement:

There will be a special called Ft. Sanders Stakeholder Meeting on Thursday, July 29th at 3:30 p.m. in the 2nd Floor Classrooms (A&B) of the Howard Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy located on the University of Tennessee campus at 1640 Cumberland Avenue. Recommended parking is either on-street within the neighborhood or at the public parking garage on campus.

The primary purpose of this meeting will be to review the requested variances by Ft. Sanders Regional Medical Center for their campus signs and wayfinding. Representatives from the hospital will present this information to the group and there will be an opportunity for questions and comments.

Other stakeholders will also have an opportunity to present updates. Please feel free to contact me at if you have any questions or comments.

KUB Traffic Advisory:
Re: Traffic Advisory – Road and lane closures for utility construction (weather permitting)

White Avenue Road Closure (July 19-30) – KUB crews completing sewer system upgrades will close a section of White Avenue to thru traffic between 16th Street and 17th Street around the clock starting on Monday, July 19, and lasting through Friday, July 30. Construction activity will be limited to daylight hours only; however, the road closure will remain in effect for the duration of the project due to ongoing excavation in the roadway and the presence of construction equipment.

Cumberland Avenue Lane Closures (July 20-21) – KUB contractor crews will temporarily reduce a section of Cumberland Avenue to one eastbbound and one westbound lane between Volunteer Boulevard and Phillip Fulmer Way overnight from 7 p.m. – 7 a.m., beginning Tuesday evening, July 20, and lasting through Wednesday morning, July 21, as sewer system upgrades are completed. All lanes of Cumberland Avenue will be reopened to traffic starting a 7 a.m.
on July 21.

Some listed closures may extend beyond the scheduled times depending on the conditions encountered during construction. Appropriate traffic control measures will be in place at each location to assist motorists traveling in these areas. Due to the ongoing presence of workers and
equipment, motorists are advised to use caution and expect temporary delays in these areas.

For more information or questions contact KUB Community Relations (Contact No. 594-7988).

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