Friday, August 27, 2010

August 27th Update

Welcome back to all of the UTK Students! We wish you a successful new school year.

Public Meeting Announcement for Ft. Sanders Quarterly Meeting

What: Fort Sanders Stakeholders Meeting

When: 3 p.m., Thursday, September 2

Where: Ballroom B, University of Tennessee Visitor Center, 2704 Kingston Pike

Who: Anyone with an interest in the long range planning of Fort Sanders Neighborhood and surrounding areas. City of Knoxville and MPC staff will conduct the meeting which will include updates on the Cumberland Avenue Corridor Plan and updates on the draft long range planning document for Fort Sanders, developed through a series of public meetings last year. The Ft. Sanders plan will be postponed from the MPC September agenda in order to allow for more consensus building.

The draft plan updates the 2000 Fort Sanders Neighborhood Forum Plan. Thursday’s meeting is the third in a series of quarterly meetings aimed at continuing communication between the stakeholders in the Fort Sanders Neighborhood including small businesses, residents, the City of Knoxville and organizations like Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center and the University of Tennessee.

KUB Updates

From: KUB Community Relations (Contact No. 594-7988)
Re: Traffic Advisory – Road Closures for Utility Construction

Lake Avenue Road Closure [August 30 – September 3] – Beginning on Monday, August 30, and lasting through Friday, September 3, KUB and its contractor will close a section of Lake Avenue between Melrose Place and Terrace Avenue to thru traffic daily from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. in association with ongoing sewer system upgrades in the area.

Some listed closures may extend beyond the scheduled times depending on the conditions encountered during excavation and 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 extreme caution and expect temporary delays in these areas.

Finally, don't forget the Jazz Fest and Farmer's Market downtown this weekend and next weekend is Boomsday (for more information visit: Thanks for your continued interest; I hope everyone enjoys the beautiful summer weather.

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