Electrical Infrastructure Installation to Close 2-Block Section of Cumberland

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Eric Vreeland
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Electrical Infrastructure Installation to Close 2-Block Section of Cumberland Ave. for 4 Nights

Posted: 12/04/2015
cumberland connectOn four consecutive weeknights next week, starting Monday evening, Dec. 7, anticipate overnight closures of a two-block section of Cumberland Avenue between 20th and 22nd streets as a contractor installs underground electrical infrastructure across the street.

As part of Phase II work on the Cumberland Avenue reconstruction project, Southern Constructors will be completely closing the street from 10 a.m. to 6 a.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights, with Cumberland Avenue reopening at 6 a.m. Friday, Dec. 11.

During those work periods, eastbound commuters will be detoured to 22nd Street, then to Terrace Avenue, then to 19th Street, then back to Cumberland.

Westbound commuters will be detoured to 20th Street, then to Clinch Avenue, then to 22nd Street, then back to Cumberland.
 
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 drawing to a close. 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 www.CumberlandConnect.com, on the Cumberland Connect Facebook page, facebook.com/CumberlandConnect, and on the Cumberland Connect phone app.