Rebuild of Intersection of Gay St. at Clinch Ave. to Detour Motorists

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Kristin Farley
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400 Main St., Room 691
Knoxville, TN 37902

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Rebuild of Intersection of Gay St. at Clinch Ave. to Detour Motorists

Posted: 09/23/2016
Crews will be closing the intersection of South Gay Street and Clinch Avenue, starting Monday, Sept. 26, as the third of three rough, uneven adjacent intersections is being reconstructed.

Knoxville-based Design and Construction Service Inc. will conclude the project at Gay and Clinch by Sunday, Oct. 2.

Northbound through traffic on Gay Street should detour right onto Church Avenue and then left onto State Street to Summit Hill Drive. Southbound through commuters should detour around that section of Gay Street by taking Summit Hill Drive west and turning left onto Henley Street, then turning left onto Main Street to connect to Gay Street.

This summer, two other intersections – Gay Street at Cumberland Avenue and Gay Street at Church Avenue – were rebuilt, part of a $1.5 million reconstruction of the 700 block of South Gay Street.

This week, DCSI will turn its attention to the third intersection, Gay at Clinch. As with the intersection of Gay at Church, concrete and bricks of a badly-deteriorated medallion at Gay and Clinch will be dug out and replaced with asphalt.

Later this year, in coordination with a downtown-wide repaving project, the three intersections will be decoratively colored and stamped. Most downtown streets will be resurfaced by the end of 2016.