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Welcome to the New Cumberland Avenue! 
Cumberland Avenue gateway monuments are now in place!

If you're walking or driving along Cumberland Avenue at night, be sure and check out the new gateway monuments, welcoming you to the newly rejuvenated entertainment, residential and retail corridor.

Cumberland Avenue between 17th and 22nd streets has been transformed into a safer, more pedestrian-friendly corridor with new utility infrastructure, wider sidewalks, improved traffic flow, a raised median and left-turn lanes at intersections.

Ask the merchants and residents, and they'll tell you all about the momentum and enthusiasm up and down Cumberland Avenue. The district is experiencing a surge in redevelopment and reinvestment. 

In fact, the public investment of $25 million in infrastructure has helped leverage more than $190 million in private investment.

Come on down and see the new Cumberland Avenue! The new public infrastructure will officially be dedicated with a ribbon-cutting at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 17.

Gov. Bill Haslam, Mayor Madeline Rogero, members of City Council, City staff, project partners, and Cumberland Avenue business owners and stakeholders will be celebrating the completion of the 28-month top-to-bottom reconstruction of Cumberland Avenue on Aug. 17 at the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy courtyard and lobby (17th Street and Cumberland Avenue).

The project is wrapping up in the coming weeks – on time and within budget.

Ample parking for the ribbon-cutting celebration is available at the University of Tennessee’s White Avenue Garage, 1621 White Ave. (between 17th and 16th streets). Note that White Avenue runs one-way eastbound.

Taking a KAT bus? Routes 10 and 11 serve Cumberland Avenue as part of the Free Fare Zone.

Anyone needing a disability accommodation to attend the Aug. 17 ribbon-cutting should contact the City’s ADA Coordinator, Stephanie Cook, at scook@knoxvilletn.gov or 865-215-2034. For an English interpreter, contact the City Law Department at 865-215-2050.

This Cumberland Avenue gateway monument greets visitors on the western end of the district.

Here's a view of the entry into the Cumberland Avenue District from 17th and Cumberland.
Here's a view of the entry into the Cumberland Avenue District from 17th and Cumberland.

Posted by evreeland On 06 August, 2017 at 6:03 PM