KUB to Close Section of Western Ave. April 29 - May 14

Communications Director

Kristin Farley
(865) 215-2589

400 Main St., Room 691
Knoxville, TN 37902

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KUB to Close Section of Western Ave. April 29 - May 14

Posted: 04/19/2013
Beginning at 9 a.m. on Monday, April 29, and lasting through Tuesday, May 14, 2013 (weather permitting), KUB and its contractor will close a section of Western Avenue to through traffic between the Keith Avenue intersection and Richmond Avenue as part of an ongoing PACE 10 wastewater collection system improvement construction project in the area. PACE 10 is KUB's accelerated 10-year wastewater improvement program to aggressively attack the problem of sewer overflows and to provide a wastewater system that can better serve current and future customers.

A detour route will be set up around the work zone via Texas Avenue, Heiskell Avenue, Johnston Street, Tennessee Avenue, and Schofield Street. While this section of Western Avenue will be closed to through traffic, access will be maintained to area businesses and driveways in the work zone. Emergency vehicles will also have access. Signage and traffic control devices will be placed around the entire construction zone to direct motorists to the detour route. This road closure will be in effect continuously until the completion date.

Information about this project and road closure will also be posted on the KUB website at www.kub.org and the KUB Facebook page. Customers may also call the KUB construction project hotline at 558-2330 to leave a message that will be responded to by a KUB representative by the end of the next business day.