KUB Lane Closures on Walnut St., Alcoa Hwy., Kenesaw Ave., Cedar Ln., Kingston Pk., White Ave., & Neyland

Communications Director

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

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

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KUB Lane Closures on Walnut St., Alcoa Hwy., Kenesaw Ave., Cedar Ln., Kingston Pk., White Ave., & Neyland

Posted: 05/24/2016
Due to utility work, KUB will have lane closures May 25-27 on Walnut St., Alcoa Hwy., Kenesaw Ave., Cedar Ln., Kingston Pk., White Ave., & Neyland Dr.

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project – Walnut Street Lane Closure [Extended May 25-27] – KUB and its contractor will maintain a lane closure on Walnut Street between Wall Avenue and W. Summit Hill Drive from 6 a.m., Wednesday, May 25, through 12 p.m., Friday, May 27, as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade project. The northbound lane will be closed, while the southbound lane remains open. Northbound traffic should use Union Avenue to access Locust Street or S. Gay Street. Traffic access to parking areas will be maintained. 
  
(South Knoxville) Alcoa Highway Lane Closure [May 25] – KUB crews will close a short section of the curbside lane of Alcoa Highway between Ginn Road and Mount Vernon Drive 1-6 a.m., Wednesday morning, May 25, as repairs are made to the water distribution system in the area. One northbound lane, the center turn lanes, and both southbound lanes will remain open during this timeframe. Flaggers will be on site to assist with traffic control, and one lane will remain open for eastbound traffic. 

(West Knoxville) Kenesaw Avenue Road Closure [May 25-27] – KUB and its contractor will implement a road closure on a short section of Kenesaw Avenue between Cherokee Boulevard and Wester Wood Avenue from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily, starting Wednesday, May 25, through Friday, May 27, as work is performed on the wastewater collection system in the area. Local traffic access will be maintained during this work, and follow-up advisories will be issued as necessary. Alternate routes include Cherokee Boulevard, Kingston Pike, Oakhurst Drive, and Wester Wood Avenue. 

(North Knoxville) Cedar Lane – Lane Closure [May 26] – KUB crews will reduce a section of Cedar Lane to one alternating lane of traffic between Montrose Road and Rockcrest Road from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., on Thursday, May 26, as work is performed on the natural gas distribution system in the area. The eastbound lane will be closed while the westbound lane remains open and is used to alternate traffic. Flaggers will be onsite to assist with traffic control. Friday, May 27, will be used as a rain date if necessary. 

(West Knoxville) Kingston Pike Lane Closure [May 26-27] – KUB crews will close a short section of the outside, westbound lane of Kingston Pike between Oakhurst Drive and East Hillvale Turn, from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m., on Thursday, May 26, and 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. on Friday, May 27, as work is performed on the electric distribution system in the area. One westbound lane, the center turn lane, and both eastbound lanes will remain open during this time. To avoid backups, drivers who normally use Kingston Pike through Sequoyah Hills to reach destinations further west may wish to seek alternate routes on these days such as Sutherland Avenue, Middlebrook Pike, or I-40. If necessary, crews will return to the area on Tuesday, May 31, to complete remaining work. 

 (Fort Sanders Area) White Avenue Lane Closure [May 26-27]
– KUB crews will reduce a short section of White Avenue to one lane of eastbound traffic between Twentieth Street and Twenty-First Street from 7 a.m. - 4 p.m., on Thursday, May 26, and Friday, May 27, as work is performed on the water distribution system to support new development in the area. Flaggers will be on site to assist with traffic control, and one lane will remain open for eastbound traffic. 

(Downtown Knoxville) Neyland Drive Lane Closure [May 26-27] – KUB crews will close a short section of the curbside, westbound lane of Neyland Drive between Walnut Street and Lake Loudon Boulevard overnight from 10 p.m., Thursday, May 26, until 6 a.m., Friday, May 27, as work is performed on the wastewater collection system in the area. One westbound lane and both eastbound lanes will remain open during this time frame. Flaggers will be on site to assist with traffic control. 
  
Some listed closures may extend beyond the scheduled times depending on the conditions encountered during excavation and construction. Appropriate traffic control measures will be in place at each location to assist motorists traveling in these areas. Due to the ongoing presence of workers and equipment, motorists are advised to use caution and expect temporary delays in these areas. More information on this and other KUB construction projects can be found at www.kub.org.