Friday, July 11, 2014

July 11th Update

KUB Update

Contact KUB at 524-2911 if you have questions about this or any other KUB construction activities.

Cumberland Avenue Lane Closure [July 13] – KUB crews will close a section of the eastbound, curbside lane of Cumberland Avenue between South Twenty First Street and Mountcastle Street from 6 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 13, as work is completed on the water distribution system in this area. One eastbound lane and both westbound lanes will remain open during this time.

Cumberland Avenue Lane Closures [July 14-July 18] – KUB and its contractor will close one eastbound and one westbound lane on Cumberland Avenue between Eleventh Street and James Agee Street daily from 7 a.m. –5 p.m. beginning on Monday, July 14, through Friday, July 18, as work is completed on the natural gas distribution system in this area. One eastbound and one westbound lane will remain open on this section of Cumberland Avenue while this work is completed. All lanes will remain open overnight.

Some listed closures may extend beyond the scheduled times depending on the conditions encountered during excavation and construction. Appropriate traffic control measures, including flagmen, 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. More information on other lane and road closures and KUB construction projects can be found at 

Cumberland Avenue Merchants Association (CAMA) Update
The monthly meeting of the Cumberland Avenue Merchants Association was held on July 2, at 3:00 pm in the Goal Post Tavern. The meeting was attended by representatives of  UTPD, Center for Health Education Wellness - UTK, Walgreens, Graphic Creations, City of Knoxville, UT Federal Credit Union, Regions, Goal Post Tavern, KPD, University Liquors, Knoxville Homeless Coalition, and Councilman Finbarr Saunders. City staff provided an update on the Streetscape project, provided updates on private development projects on the corridor, and parking within the district. The merchants provided updates regarding business during the past month.

The next meeting is scheduled for August 6 at 3:00 pm in the Goal Post Tavern; please feel free to attend. 

Community Events 

July 12, 2014
Market Square Farmers Market
Market Square, Union Ave & Market Street
9:00am – 2:00pm
11th season of the downtown Farmers Market with locally grown produce, meat, eggs and plants, as well as locally made artisan foods & crafts.

Knoxville Trade Day
Jacob Building at Chilhowee Park
Premier Antiques Show featuring Mantiques, Vintage, Crafts & Trendy stuff                                 

July 13, 2014
Soles of the City Patriots 5K
140 N Forest Park Blvd
5K run from Bearden Earthfare on greenway


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