Lane to Close on Section on 22nd Street

Communications Director

Kristin Farley
(865) 215-2589

400 Main St., Room 691
Knoxville, TN 37902

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Lane to Close on Section on 22nd Street

Posted: 06/01/2015
Beginning at 7 a.m. Tuesday, June 2, workers will be installing a water valve at the intersection of 22nd Street and White Avenue.

The work will necessitate the closure of a section of the northbound lane of 22nd Street until 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 3.

Traffic will be open in both directions of 22nd, with flaggers directing motorists around the work area. Traffic on White Avenue will be affected at the intersection, but it should be minimized by the flaggers.

The utility work is part of ongoing construction on the City’s Cumberland Avenue Corridor Project. The intersection of 22nd and Cumberland remains closed, so Tuesday’s closure of a lane on northbound 22nd only affects local traffic accessing businesses in that block of Cumberland Avenue.

Businesses up and down Cumberland Avenue remain accessible either from Cumberland or from side streets. Remember, there is free public parking on weekends and after 6 p.m. weekdays in the Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center lot at 19th Street and White Avenue and in the UT Federal Credit Union lot at 22nd Street and White Avenue.

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. It is anticipated that traffic will flow better and more safely. 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.

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