KUB Lane Closures on Hill Ave., Walnut St., South Gay St.

Communications Director

Eric Vreeland
evreeland@knoxvilletn.gov
(865) 215-3480

400 Main St., Room 654A
Knoxville, TN 37902

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KUB Lane Closures on Hill Ave., Walnut St., South Gay St.

Posted: 05/04/2015
KUB will have the following lane closures on Hill Ave., Walnut St. and South Gay St.

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project on Hill Avenue/Walnut Street Intersection, Road, & Lane Closure May 4-8

KUB and its contractor will maintain the following: 
- Intersection closure of W. Hill Avenue and Walnut Street intersection
- Road closure of W. Hill Avenue between Locust Street and Walnut Street 
- Road closure of Walnut Street between the Walnut Street entrance to the City County Building parking entrance and W. Hill Avenue (Parking garage entrance open ONLY. All exiting garage traffic should use W. Hill Avenue exit.) 
- Lane closure of W. Hill Avenue between Walnut Street and S. Gay Street 

This will be maintained from 6 p.m. tonight, Monday, May 4, through 6 a.m., Friday, May 8, as work continues on the Downtown Century II Multiple Upgrade Project. The work will take place during the overnight hours, with parking garage access maintained during the day. A full overnight closure of Walnut Street between W. Hill Avenue and Neyland Drive will be implemented once during this work blocking the Walnut Street entrance to the City County Building parking garage, but will reopen before 6 a.m. on the day of the closure. Alternate routes include Henley Street, Main Street, S. Central Street, and Neyland Drive. 

Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project on South Gay Street Lane Closures May 5-30 

KUB and its contractor will close three lanes of South Gay Street on a one block section between W. Church Avenue and Cumberland Avenue, starting 7 a.m. Tuesday, May 5, through Saturday, May 30, as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project.

The two southbound lanes and one northbound lane will be closed. Two southbound lanes and one northbound lane of S. Gay Street also remain closed between Cumberland Avenue and Main Street. The intersection of S. Gay Street and Cumberland Avenue will remain open to through traffic EXCEPT from 7 p.m., Wednesday, May 6, until 1 a.m., Thursday, May 7. 

During all work, NO on street parking will be allowed in the work zone. At a time to be determined during this work, a full road closure lasting a few days will be required on this one block section to facilitate fire hydrant installation on both sides of Gay Street. 

KUB will communicate the full road closure at least 24 hours before it goes into effect. Please see attached map for more information. Follow up advisories will be issued as necessary. 

Some listed closures may extend beyond the scheduled times depending on the conditions encountered during excavation and construction. Appropriate traffic control measures will be in place at each location to assist motorists traveling in these areas. Due to the ongoing presence of workers and equipment, motorists are advised to use extreme caution and expect temporary delays in these areas. More information on this and other KUB construction projects can be found at www.kub.org.