Monday, June 8, 2015

June 8th Update - Reminder Traffic Patterns Changing


For six weeks beginning Tuesday, June 9, all eastbound lanes of Cumberland Avenue between University Commons and West Volunteer Boulevard will be closed – the next step in a $17 million reconstruction.

During this period, one westbound lane of traffic will remain open (except for one complete weekend closure to rebuild the railroad crossing). There will be no westbound left turns onto Cumberland from West Volunteer Boulevard.

Crews will be installing a new 42-inch storm sewer pipe approximately 12 feet below the roadway, which will trigger the lane closures.

The Phase I reconstruction of the section of Cumberland Avenue from Alcoa Highway to West Volunteer Boulevard will continue through late fall 2015, though two-way traffic will resume before the University of Tennessee resumes classes in August. (Throughout most of Phase I, contractors are keeping one lane open in each direction.)

Throughout the project, road closures and construction updates will be available on, along with the Cumberland Connection blog ( and a Facebook page at

Phase I A Streetscape Work (University Commons Way to W. Volunteer Blvd) and Phase II Utilities Work (22nd Street to 21st Street)

As always, thanks for your interest in Cumberland Avenue and for more information please visit!

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