Ribbon Cutting Feb. 29 for Westland Dr. Improvements

Communications Director

Jesse Fox Mayshark
(865) 215-3710

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

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Ribbon Cutting Feb. 29 for Westland Dr. Improvements

Posted: 02/24/2016
Westand Dr improvementsMayor Madeline Rogero, members of City Council, and representatives of the City’s Engineering Department will officially dedicate the $1.8 million Westland Drive Drainage and Bridge Improvements Project on Monday, Feb. 29 at 2 p.m.

As part of the project to reduce flooding problems, a new drainage system was constructed along the north side of Westland Drive upstream near Craig Road. Also, a larger box culvert at Westland Drive and Craigland Court was constructed, and improvements were made to the shoulder of Westland Drive near Rotherwood Drive.

Vaughn & Melton Consulting Engineers served as the project designer, and the construction contractor was Southern Constructors Inc. 

The Westland Drive improvements mark the third of three major flood-control projects that the City has completed in the past 13 months.

In January 2015, the City officially opened a reconstructed $1.6 million Prosser Road in East Knoxville. Then, in October, Mayor Rogero and City Council members dedicated a new $3.7 million drainage system designed to address years of flash flooding on Cross Park Drive.

A fourth project in 2013, a $1.5 million stormwater drainage upgrade on Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, corrected periodic flooding between South Beaman Street and South Castle Street. The project included new sidewalks and other infrastructure.

The Feb. 29 event is open to the general public. Anyone needing a disability accommodation should contact the City’s ADA Coordinator, Stephanie Cook, at scook@knoxvilletn.gov or 865-215-2034. For an English interpreter, contact the City Law Department at 865-215-2050.

The event will be held on the south side of Westland Drive, between Craigland Court and Pineola Lane. (Parking is available on Craigland Court and Pineola.)