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Sevier Ave Streetscapes Project

Sevier Ave Streetscapes ProjectThe streetscape improvements include bike lanes, improved sidewalks, street lighting, on-street parking and a new roundabout at the Sevier Avenue, Island Home Avenue and Foggy Bottom Street intersections. The total cost is approximately $10 million.

On May 2, 2017 a reevaluation of the D-List Categorical Exclusion environmental document was approved. It can be viewed here.
Right-of-way phase: Summer 2018 to Spring 2019
Bid and Award phase: Summer 2019 
Construction phase: Summer 2019 to Summer 2020 


A public meeting will be held on Apr. 5, 2018 at 6 p.m. at the South Knoxville Elementary School located at 801 Sevier Ave. 

Work is expected to begin in spring 2019 on the Sevier Avenue Streetscapes Improvement Project, which will install new sidewalks, lighting and landscaping along the South Waterfront business corridor – between Davenport Road and a new roundabout planned for the intersection of Sevier Avenue, Foggy Bottom Road and Island Home Avenue.

At this April 5 public meeting, City staff will update stakeholders, including the residents of the Old Sevier community, on the next phases for the project. Vaughn and Melton Consulting Engineers, the City’s design consultant, and other project team members will discuss the right-of-way acquisition process and timeline leading to the start of construction.

Comments received from the public meeting and City responses can be viewed here.

View the Sevier Ave. Streetscapes Project Plans [PDF] (59 MB file)


A public meeting was held in December 2015 at South Knoxville Elementary School to review final design plans for the Sevier Avenue Streetscapes Improvement Project. All comments received can be viewed here.  View the December 2015 meeting presentation here and map here.