CORRIDOR E - OLD CITY GREENWAY
Corridor Route Description
The Corridor E greenway is approximately 1.24 miles in length and links the existing Second Creek Greenway from a point at the north end of World's Fair Park to the point where it connects to the proposed Corridor I First Creek Greenway- Downtown East where East Jackson Avenue crosses First Creek.
The Corridor E trail proceeds as a 10-foot wide sidepath along World's Fair Park Drive for approximately 0.09 miles parallel to the railroad. The trail continues in an easterly direction as a 10-foot off-street greenway trail parallel to railroad for approximately 0.62 miles to the intersection with Morgan Street. This route is preferred by the City and will require abandonment of one or more sections of existing railroad spur track. The greenway trail continues approximately 0.18 miles along Morgan Street, East Jackson Avenue and Patton Street as a 10-wide sidepath. The greenway crosses Willow Avenue then proceeds eastward as a separated cycle track and greenway trail for approximately 0.29 miles to the bridge over First Creek. The trail crosses Willow and proceeds northward along First Creek to East Jackson Avenue where it connects with the proposed Corridor I First Creek Greenway extension.
Limited demolition in this corridor will include curb, curb and gutter, concrete pavements, fence and asphalt removal at selected locations along with some storm drainage demolition and replacement. The typical trail cross section shall be 2” asphalt over 6” base stone. Curb ramps and greenway trail crosswalk pavement markings are provided at all street crossings. Curb and gutter as well as storm drainage improvements will be constructed at various locations. Retaining wall construction is anticipated at various locations adjacent to the railroad along World's Fair Park Drive.
When Corridor E is completed it will be connected with the Morningside, James White, Second Creek, Neyland, Knox Blount, Third Creek, Sequoyah and Bearden Village Greenways resulting in over 19 miles of interconnected greenway trails. Facilities connected along this system of greenway trails include several parks, schools, churches, a senior citizens center, a YMCA, a marina, the downtown Knoxville area, the University of Tennessee, a Marine Corps Reserve Center and multiple neighborhoods.
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