State Street Escalator to Close Permanently on January 2

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Eric Vreeland
evreeland@knoxvilletn.gov
(865) 215-3480

400 Main St., Room 654A
Knoxville, TN 37902

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State Street Escalator to Close Permanently on January 2

Posted: 12/28/2012
As part of the ongoing expansion of the State Street Parking Garage, the escalator from State Street to Gay Street next to the Regal Riviera movie theater will be closed permanently next week.

The escalator will be shut down at 6 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 2nd, 2013. The elevator next to it will remain open, and a temporary staircase will be opened alongside it.

The escalator is being replaced with an elevated walkway from the garage, which will cross State Street and connect with the public access way alongside the movie theater.

The State Street Garage expansion is a $6.1 million project that will add 250 new spaces to the garage's existing 842 spaces. Construction is scheduled to be finished in early spring.

For more information and regular updates, please see the project blog at http://statestreetgarage.blogspot.com.