Temporary Closures Scheduled Next Week in Cumberland Ave. Corridor

Communications Director

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

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

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Temporary Closures Scheduled Next Week in Cumberland Ave. Corridor

Posted: 07/22/2016
Construction ProjectNext week, motorists should anticipate temporary lane or street closures in the Cumberland Avenue Corridor, including two overnight closures of a two-block section of Cumberland.

Starting at 10 p.m. Monday, July 25, a contractor, Southern Constructors Inc., will be closing Cumberland Avenue between 17th and 19th streets to install a duct bank across the street. Cumberland Avenue is scheduled to reopen at 6 a.m. the next morning, Tuesday, July 26. The closure will be repeated starting at 10 p.m. Tuesday night, July 26, with the project to be completed by 6 a.m. Wednesday, July 27.

Westbound motorists on Cumberland Avenue will be detoured onto Melrose Place to Lake Avenue to 19th Street before reconnecting to Cumberland. Eastbound motorists on Cumberland Avenue will be detoured onto 19th Street to Clinch Avenue to 17th Street before returning to Cumberland.

Meanwhile, Southern Constructors Inc. will be doing work on two other streets in the area as part of the City’s $17 million reconstruction of Cumberland Avenue:

• 17th Street – A righthand northbound lane will be closed between Cumberland and White avenues from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, July 27. Crews will be connecting a new water main.

• North 19th Street – Crews will close the street between Cumberland and White avenues from 6 a.m. Wednesday, July 27, to 6 p.m. Friday, July 29. The roadway is being rebuilt. Motorists can use 18th or 20th streets as alternate routes.

More information is available at www.CumberlandConnect.com, on the Cumberland Connect Facebook page, facebook.com/CumberlandConnect, and on the Cumberland Connect phone app. Or text VFL to 313131 to get text messages on the most current traffic updates.