Repairs Prompt Partial Greenway Closure in Island Home

Communications Deputy Director

Eric Vreeland
(865) 215-3480

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

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Repairs Prompt Partial Greenway Closure in Island Home

Posted: 11/25/2015
Will Skelton GreenwayA portion of the City of Knoxville’s Will Skelton Greenway in the Island Home neighborhood of South Knoxville has been closed and will remain closed until Spring 2016 for needed structural repairs. City officials will remove and replace a portion of the greenway that was compromised due to a damaged support wall caused by river erosion and destabilization from a large fallen tree.
The closure is located near Island Home Park between Spence Place and Alamo Avenue. Due to the closure, pedestrians will be rerouted to Island Home Avenue, an alternate street that runs parallel to the blocked-off area.

Will Skelton Greenway is 3.62 miles and is located in South Knoxville. The trail runs along the Tennessee River from Island Home Park, past the Tennessee School for the Deaf, through Ijams Nature Center and ending at the Forks of the River Wildlife Management Area. 
Click here for more information on the Will Skelton Greenway Stabilization project or call 865-215-4311.