22nd Street to be Temporarily Closed at Cumberland Ave.

Communications Director

Kristin Farley
(865) 215-2589

400 Main St., Room 691
Knoxville, TN 37902

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22nd Street to be Temporarily Closed at Cumberland Ave.

Posted: 05/07/2015
As part of ongoing construction on the Cumberland Avenue Corridor Project, a section of 22nd Street will be closed at its intersection with Cumberland Avenue starting Monday, May 11.

To make water and sewer connections at 22nd Street north and south of Cumberland, the contractor will need to close 22nd Street between Cumberland and White Avenue. There will be limited access to the 22nd Street entrances to the Cook Out and Exxon properties. The closure is expected to last approximately four weeks.

22nd Street north of White Avenue will remain open.

During the same period, the work will require lane closures on 22nd Street south of Cumberland, but traffic will be maintained.

The Cumberland Avenue Corridor Project is a City of Knoxville initiative to redesign Cumberland Avenue from Alcoa Highway east to 17th Street, changing the existing four-lane street to a three-lane cross section with a raised median and left-turn lanes at intersections. Sidewalks will be widened and landscaped, and utility lines relocated, to create a more attractive, pedestrian-friendly corridor.

Construction will proceed in two phases, with Phase I (from Alcoa Highway to 22nd Street) to be completed by the end of 2015, and Phase II (from 22nd Street to just east of 17th Street) scheduled for completion in August 2017.

For more information, regular updates and special offers from area merchants, see www.cumberlandconnect.com.