Friday, May 22, 2015

May 22nd Update - Cumberland Avenue Closure Reminder

REMINDER - Cumberland Ave. Closed this Weekend at 22nd Street
As part of ongoing construction on the City's Cumberland Avenue Corridor Project, all lanes of Cumberland Avenue will be closed to traffic this weekend at its intersection with 22nd Street.

In order to allow the installation of a water line from north to south across Cumberland, the 22nd Street intersection will be closed from 10 p.m. Friday, May 22, until 6 a.m. Monday, May 25.

Both eastbound and westbound traffic should detour along West Volunteer Boulevard and Lake Avenue. The detour will be clearly marked with road signs.

Businesses along Cumberland Avenue will remain accessible either from Cumberland or from side streets. Remember, there is free public parking on weekends and after 6 p.m. weekdays in the Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center lot at 19th Street and White Avenue, and in the UT Federal Credit Union lot at 22nd Street and White Avenue.

The Cumberland Avenue Corridor Project is a City of Knoxville initiative to redesign Cumberland Avenue from Alcoa Highway east to 17th Street, changing the existing four-lane street to a three-lane cross section with a raised median and left-turn lanes at intersections. Sidewalks will be widened and landscaped, and utility lines relocated, to create a more attractive, pedestrian-friendly corridor.

Construction will proceed in two phases, with Phase I (from Alcoa Highway to 22nd Street) to be completed by the end of 2015, and Phase II (from 22nd Street to just east of 17th Street) scheduled for completion in August 2017.

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As always, thanks for your interest in everything to do with Cumberland Avenue.

Have a safe and enjoyable weekend.

Thanks to all the service men and women past, present and future who have or will serve our country. Thanks also to their families. 
The National Moment of Remembrance encourages all Americans to pause wherever they are at 3 p.m. local time on Memorial Day for a minute of silence to remember and honor those who have died in service to the nation. 

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