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August 2020 - Posts
Check out the quick work happening as part of the I-275 Business Park Access Improvements Project. In less than two months, the roadbed for the extension of Blackstock Avenue has been graded. (The ... more» 
Posted by evreeland  On Aug 31, 2020 at 1:37 PM
The empathy in the room was palpable during the Heather Starbuck’s keynote address at the Mayors’ All4Knox Summit on substance misuse on August 2, 2019. Starbuck’s heartbreaking story of losing her ... more» 
Posted by fmcanally  On Aug 31, 2020 at 1:32 PM
A crane marks the spot where one of the biggest private construction projects in the history of downtown Knoxville began last fall. Dover Signature Properties and Bristol Development Group are tra ... more» 
Posted by evreeland  On Aug 26, 2020 at 9:34 AM
Last spring, the onset of the pandemic severed the normal supply chains that reliably bring materials into our area. So for a few weeks, the City of Knoxville resorted to purchasing disinfectant and c ... more» 
Posted by evreeland  On Aug 14, 2020 at 10:59 AM
This week was a busy one for the City's Urban Forestry crews. A series of heavy storms felled about 30 large trees that blocked as many City streets - and 17 of those tree-removal emergencies happened ... more» 
Posted by evreeland  On Aug 07, 2020 at 2:43 PM
Over the years, during rainstorms, the water of Fourth Creek has been murky, at best. The range of highs and lows for Total Suspended Solids, or TSS - basically, sediment in the water - has bounced ... more» 
Posted by evreeland  On Aug 06, 2020 at 5:37 PM
It's officially a tributary that flows into Second Creek.  But a long-abandoned concrete dam trickled the flow of water. And because water washed around the side and bottom of the dam, which re ... more» 
Posted by evreeland  On Aug 06, 2020 at 9:38 AM
Chris Howley, the City's Stormwater Chief, describes it simply: "We turned a parking lot into a creek." But there was a lot more involved with a $800,000-plus private-public collaboration that has ... more» 
Posted by evreeland  On Aug 05, 2020 at 11:04 AM