Trucks detoured from Papermill Drive

Communications Director

Kristin Farley
(865) 215-2589

400 Main St., Room 691
Knoxville, TN 37902

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Trucks detoured from Papermill Drive

Posted: 07/02/2004
Eastbound trucks will be detoured away from Papermill Road beginning Tuesday, July 6. The detour is in response to the pipe failure at Papermill Plaza, and concerns about the damage that failure may be causing to the pipe system underneath Papermill Drive. The pipe system drains storm water. Detour signs will be posted routing truck traffic away from Papermill Drive onto Kingston Pike and returning to Papermill Drive at Northshore Drive. As a precautionary measure, the city earlier closed the outside eastbound lane to all traffic because of a void, or hole, developing in the embankment immediately south of, and adjacent to, Papermill Drive. This void has caused some minor damage to the outside eastbound lane.