Thursday, June 2, 2011

June 2nd Update

KUB Updates

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

Re: Traffic Advisory – Alternating lane closures for utility construction (weather permitting)
Dale Avenue Alternating Lane Closures [June 4 – 12] -

Beginning Saturday, June 4, and lasting until the following weekend, Knoxville Utilities Board and its contractors will intermittently close alternating lanes on a section of Dale Avenue between address 621 Dale Avenue and the N. Seventeenth Street intersection daily from 6 a.m. - 9 p.m. as part of construction activities at the new KUB electric substation located at 410 Dale Avenue.

Access to N. Seventeenth Street will not be affected as the contractor will keep one of the three affected lanes on Dale Avenue open at all times during this period. All lanes on this section of Dale Avenue will be reopened to traffic overnight during this period. 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 fall of 2011, weather permitting.

Re: Traffic Advisory – Lane Closures for Utility Work [All closures and work are weather permitting]
Neyland Drive Lane Closures [June 03]

KUB’s contractor will temporarily close the eastbound curbside lane on a section of Neyland Drive between Leinard Lane and Lake Loudon Boulevard from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Friday, June 3, in order to install a sign on the river bank. The Third Creek Greenway will remain open behind the work zone.

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.

CAMA Update

On Wednesday, June 1st, at the Goal Post Tavern (formerly OCI) the Cumberland Avenue Merchants Association used its regularly monthly meeting to host a Candidate Walk for all interested candidates seeking a seat for Mayor or City Council. The itinerary included a meet & greet opportunity, a presentation by city staff of the Cumberland Avenue Corridor Project, and a walking tour of the area. Additionally, representatives from McDonald's on Cumberland Avenue shared their plans for a major renovation that is scheduled to start later this month. Several candidates and merchants participated and enjoyed a very warm walk!

For more information about the event and to keep up with CAMA please visit their blog here.

Weekend Events

Thursday, June 2
Sundown in the City
Market Square
6:00PM - 10:00PM
Free concert featuring Jonny Lang and Megan McCormick

Friday, June 3
City People Downtown Dash
Downtown Knoxville
Registration: 6:00PM
Race: 7:00PM
The City People Downtown Dash is designed for the elite and recreational runners/walkers. A one mile run downtown -supporting efforts to improve the health, vitality and development of Knoxville's Center City!

First Friday
Market Square, 100 Block of Gay St., and various Art Venues
5:00PM - 10:00PM

Saturday, June 4
Market Square Farmers Market
Market Square and Market Street
9:00AM - 2:00PM
Locally grown produce, meat, eggs and plants, as well as locally made artisan foods & crafts.

Salute to Service
Island Home Airport, 2701 Spence Place, Knoxville, TN
10:00AM - 1:00PM
Service Commemorating the 67th Anniversary of D-Day

There are a lot of great events this weekend, hope you can get out and enjoy! As always thanks for your interest in everything involving Cumberland Avenue. Have a safe and fun weekend.

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