Cumberland Ave. Paving Schedule Adjusted

Communications Director

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

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

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Cumberland Ave. Paving Schedule Adjusted

Posted: 08/04/2016
Paving on Cumberland Ave.The schedule for overnight pavings along a three-block section of Cumberland Avenue has been adjusted to include Friday night and early Saturday morning, Aug. 5-6.

The series of pavings – involving the future westbound lane of Cumberland and closures of one-block sections of 19th, 20th and 21st streets north of Cumberland – initially was to have taken place over three consecutive nights. The first paving of the future westbound lane of Cumberland from 21st Street east toward 22nd Street was done Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, but the next two pavings were rescheduled to Thursday and Friday nights.

From 9 p.m. tonight (Thursday, Aug. 4) until 6 a.m. Friday, Aug. 5, North 20th Street will be closed between Cumberland and White avenues. Crews will pave the westbound lane of Cumberland from North 20th toward 21st Street, as well as a short section of North 20th that connects with Cumberland.

While North 20th is closed overnight, motorists may use 19th or 21st streets as alternative routes. Cumberland will remain open to both westbound and eastbound traffic.

Then, from 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5, until 6 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, North 19th Street will be closed between Cumberland and White avenues. The westbound lane of Cumberland will be paved from 19th Street toward 20th Street. Cumberland will remain open, and 20th and 18th streets are alternate routes.

While the paving work is an incremental small step in the City’s overall $17 million reconstruction of the seven-block main stretch of Cumberland Avenue, the work will give the Cumberland businesses and their patrons a better glimpse of what the new-and-improved Cumberland will look like.

The new asphalt is replacing a gravel lane, so the entrances to businesses in these three blocks are being improved.