Friday, March 4, 2011

March 4th Update

KUB Update

KUB Community Relations (Contact No. 594-7988)

Re: Traffic Advisory – Area Lane Closures for Utility Work [All work weather permitting]

Cumberland Avenue Lane Closure [March 7] – KUB will close the westbound curbside lane of traffic on a section of Cumberland Avenue between Twenty Second Street and Volunteer Boulevard from 4 – 7 a.m. on Monday, March 7, as work is completed on the water distribution system in this area. One westbound lane, the center turn lane, and both eastbound lanes will remain open on this section of Cumberland Avenue during this period. Tuesday, March 8, will be used as the rain date, if necessary.

Some listed closures may extend beyond the scheduled times depending on the conditions encountered during excavation and construction.

CAMA Update
The Cumberland Avenue Merchants Association met for their regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, March 2 at the Old College Inn. As always, the Knoxville Police Department provided an update on activity within the district and noted that there was reduced activity during the last month. Officer Varner wanted to remind everyone, especially students, that most vehicle break-ins occur as a crime of opportunity (i.e. if something of value is in sight). Be sure to keep valuables out of site and doors locked. The city provided updates on the Cumberland Avenue Streetscape, Form Code, Fort Sanders Stakeholder process, coordination for future construction projects in the area, and the Henley Street Bridge project. For more information about the meeting or merchants association, please visit their blog at

Weekend Events
Tonight, First Friday, Downtown Knoxville, for more information visit:

Saturday, March 5
4th Annual Mardi Growl
Downtown Dog Park / Market Square
Parade @ 11:00am, Line-up at corner of Summit Hill Drive & Central Avenue
Festival on Market Square @ 12:00pm
Family Friendly Fun Rain or Shine!! Knoxville's largest costume dog parade and festival with Mardi Gras themed food, jazz music, animal rescue groups & other pet related organizations. Knoxville is quickly becoming the "pet friendliest community" in the nation.

City of Knoxville Step Show
Knoxville Civic Auditorium
For tickets call 215-8999

As always, thank you for your interest in Cumberland Avenue, I hope you have a safe and enjoyable weekend!

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