Utility Work to Close Section of S. Central Street

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Eric Vreeland
evreeland@knoxvilletn.gov
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400 Main St., Room 654A
Knoxville, TN 37902

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Utility Work to Close Section of S. Central Street

Posted: 12/14/2015

A two-block section of South Central Street will be closed from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 15, as a crew installs an underground stormwater line.

The road will be closed between Summit Hill Drive and Union Avenue as part of a streetscape upgrade that will improve stormwater management for that portion of downtown. Central will be open south of Union, with access to Neyland Drive.

The streetscape project also will supplement the private investment associated with construction of Marble Alley Lofts, a 248-unit upscale mid-rise apartment complex that’s nearing completion. The City will be making streetscape upgrades to State Street, Central Street and Commerce Avenue – new, wider sidewalks; tree plantings and landscaping; additional parking spaces; and new street lighting. The aim is to create a more attractive pedestrian corridor from Gay Street to the Old City.