CORRIDOR J - SOUTH WATERFRONT GREENWAY
Corridor Route Description
The Corridor J greenway is approximately 1.71 miles in length of which about 0.10 mile is constructed as part of the adjacent private development. The Corridor J greenway links the existing James White/Neyland and Morningside Greenways on the north side of the Tennessee River to the existing Will Skelton Greenway at Island Home Park on the south side of the river. The trail is a 10-foot wide sidepath for approximately 0.13 mi. along the George Dempster Drive on- ramp to southbound James White Parkway to a point where it meets the South Knoxville Bridge. The trail continues for approximately 0.37 mi. along the west side of the bridge as a 10-foot wide sidepath separated from vehicular traffic by a concrete guardrail. The trail departs the bridge and proceeds at an angle away from the Sevier Avenue exit ramp as a 10-foot wide sidepath that turns and continues along Ford Place to the intersection with McCormick Street, a distance of approximately 0.14 mi. The trail then follows McCormick Street for approximately 0.19 mi. as an 8-foot wide neighborhood connector with on-street bicycle facilities that crosses the railroad and Sevier Avenue and continues to a point of intersection with the riverfront greenway trail. The trail turns east along the river and continues for approximately 0.15 mi. as an off-street 10-foot wide greenway trail along the bank of the Tennessee River. At the point where the trail intersects with Island Home Avenue the trail proceeds for approximately 0.29 mi. as an elevated trail on structure at the top of the riverbank to a point where it connects to the elevated trail constructed as part of the adjacent private development. In the vicinity of the Island Home Avenue/Maplewood Drive intersection the trail continues approximately 110 feet as a 10-foot wide off-street greenway trail to a 100-foot long pedestrian bridge located at the mouth of Baker Creek. The trail continues from the Baker Creek pedestrian bridge approximately 0.30 mi. as an off-street 10-foot wide greenway trail to a point of connection with the Will Skelton Greenway in Island Home Park.
Demolition in this corridor includes removal of underground drainage, concrete sidewalk, concrete curb, and asphalt roadway required to relocate Island Home Avenue as part of the greenway trail construction along the riverbank. Relocation of the overhead utilities at the edge of the riverbank along Island Home Avenue is also required. 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 and storm drainage improvements will be required at various locations along this corridor. Concrete barrier construction will be required on the South Knoxville Bridge to protect the greenway from vehicular traffic. Cantilevered concrete greenway trail construction is planned along the section of Island Home Avenue that runs parallel to the Tennessee River.
The Corridor J greenway corridor connects the Morningside, Old Sevier, South Haven and Island Home Neigborhoods. When completed, Corridor J will be interconnected with approximately 23.4 miles of greenways including the Bearden Village, Sequoyah, Third Creek, Knox/Blount, Neyland, Second Creek, Morningside, James White and Will Skelton Greenways. Facilities connected along this interconnected greenway trail system include several parks, recreation centers, schools, churches and a YMCA. The Corridor J greenway corridor provides a dedicated pedestrian and bicycle route to the more than 42 miles of trails in the South Loop of Knoxville's Urban Wilderness.
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