Cumberland Ave. Striping Starts Dec. 10

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Kristin Farley
(865) 215-2589

400 Main St., Room 691
Knoxville, TN 37902

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Cumberland Ave. Striping Starts Dec. 10

Posted: 12/09/2015
Cumberland ConnectAnticipate temporary lane closures and traffic pattern shifts on the western end of Cumberland Avenue on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Dec. 10-12, as a contractor applies the final thermoplastic striping between the Alcoa Highway southbound ramps and 22nd Street.

The striping work – one of the final details of the Phase I reconstruction project – will be done from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the three days.

The City of Knoxville’s overall $17 million Cumberland Avenue reconstruction, scheduled to be completed in August 2017, will change the existing four-lane street on the eastern end of the corridor to a three-lane cross section with a raised median and left-turn lanes at intersections between 22nd Street and 17th Street.

Phase I work on the western end of Cumberland, between the Alcoa Highway ramps and 22nd Street, is coming to an end – on time and on budget.

Improving traffic flow was a key objective of the Phase I work. Synchronized traffic flow at Metron Center Way and a dedicated turn lane onto northbound Alcoa Highway have lessened decades-long issues with congestion.

More information about the project is available at, on the Cumberland Connect Facebook page,, and on the Cumberland Connect phone app.