Wednesday, September 15, 2010

September 15th Update

Ft. Sanders Stakeholder Meeting Minutes
Additional information and corrections to the minutes of the September 2nd Fort Sanders Quarterly Stakeholder meeting have been provided to City Staff. The minutes have been updated and the changes have been highlighted within the document. If there are any additional comments or corrections, please contact me at by close of business on Friday, September 17th. Thanks so much!

KUB Update

From: KUB Community Relations (Contact No. 594-7988)

Re: Traffic Advisory – Lane closure for utility construction (weather permitting)

Dale Avenue Lane Closure – Beginning Tuesday, September 14, and lasting through early October, Knoxville Utilities Board and its contractor will close the curbside right turn lane on a section of Dale Avenue at the N. Seventeenth Street intersection daily from 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. as part of construction activities at the new electric substation located at 410 Dale

This lane closure will be in effect daily to facilitate safe traffic flow for trucks and heavy equipment moving in and out of the work site. Access to N. Seventeenth Street will not be affected as both the left turn lane and center thru/right turn lane on Dale Avenue will remain open during this period. The curbside right turn lane will also be reopened to traffic
during overnght hours and on weekends for the duration of this work.

The new substation at this location will serve as a source of electricity for the growing University of Tennessee campus and improve service and reliability to hospitals, businesses, and residences in the Fort Sanders area. The overall project is scheduled for completion in the summer of
2011, weather permitting.

Some utility-related 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 this location to assist motorists traveling in the area. Due to the ongoing presence of workers and equipment, motorists are advised to use extreme caution and expect temporary delays in this area.

Cumberland Avenue Lane Closure – KUB will close the curbside eastbound lane on a section of Cumberland Avenue between Seventeenth Street and Eighteenth Street from 2 – 8 p.m. on Wednesday, September 15, as water system upgrades are completed. Traffic flow will be maintained during this period as one eastbound and both westbound lanes will remain open on this section of Cumberland Avenue.

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