Thursday, April 12, 2012

April 12th Update

KUB Update

From: KUB Community Relations,  865-594-7531

Re: Traffic Advisory – Lane Closure for Utility Work [All closures and work are weather permitting]

Cumberland Avenue Lane Closure [April 16] – KUB will close the eastbound curbside lane of traffic on a section of Cumberland Avenue between Poplar Street and Phillip Fulmer Way as water system work is completed near the Eleventh Street intersection. This lane closure will be in effect from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Monday, April 16. One eastbound lane, the eastbound turn lane from Cumberland Avenue onto Eleventh Street, and both westbound lanes will remain open while this work is completed.

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.

Henley Bridge Update/Neyland Drive Closure
Neyland Drive is scheduled to have a complete closure of all lanes from 9 p.m. April 13th to 7:30 a.m. April 15th. The closure will be in place from Walnut Street to the intersection of Lake Loudon Boulevard. Calhoun's on the River and the Tennessee Boat House will be open to traffic. This total closure is needed to complete the demolition of Pier #2. For more information visit here.

Fort Sanders Update
The city of Knoxville conducted a codes sweep on the western side of the Fort Sanders neighborhood on Wednesday, April 11th. For more information about the event, click here.
UT Update
Classes end on Friday, April 27th and final exams run from May 1st through May 8th. Graduation ceremonies run from May 9th -11th. 
CAMA Update 
The Merchants Association held its monthly meeting on April 4, at 3:00 pm in the Goal Post Tavern. Representatitives were on hand from the City of Knoxville, Goal Post Tavern, Graphic Creations, KPD, McDonalds, Regions, University Liquors, UTPD, Wolf Trees and University Commons Project (former Fulton Bellow Site). KPD provided an update regarding issues in the district and the merchants welcomed Officer Liz Vail as the new representative. The developers of the University Commons project presented their plans and had a question and answer session about their proposed development. The City of Knoxville presented an update on the Streetscape project and the Form Code. Additionally, city staff noted that a developer plans to invest $16 million into renovating the hotel on Lake Avenue and running a Hilton Garden Inn at that location. Businesses also provided updates.
Upcoming Events
April 13-15, 2012

Dogwood Arts Market Square Art Fair
Market Square, Downtown Knoxville
Friday & Saturday: 10 am – 8 pm
Sunday: 11 am – 5 pm
Downtown Knoxville is transformed into a lively street fair with high-quality arts and crafts booths, demonstrations, entertainment, and festive food.

*Market Street between Clinch & Union and Union Ave between Walnut & Gay St. will be closed from Thursday, April 12 7:00am – Sunday, April 15 10:00pm.

For other events, please visit the City of Knoxville's event calendar, here.

As always, thanks for your interest in things related to Cumberland Avenue. Have a safe and fun filled weekend.

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