Utility Work to Close Section of Island Home Avenue

Communications Director

Kristin Farley
(865) 215-2589

400 Main St., Room 691
Knoxville, TN 37902

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Utility Work to Close Section of Island Home Avenue

Posted: 04/20/2015
Empire Construction will be closing a section of Island Home Avenue, beginning the morning of Tuesday, April 21, to perform utility work associated with River's Edge Apartments development. The road closure will continue for at least eight weeks. 

The 134-unit apartment complex -one-, two- and three-bedroom units in five buildings - is being constructed on the east end of Island Home Avenue, near the Island Home Park neighborhood. 

Island Home Avenue will be closed to through traffic between Sevier Avenue and Maplewood Drive. 

The eastbound detour route during construction follows Sevier Avenue to McClung Avenue. It turns left at South Haven Road and continues to Island Home Avenue. 

The westbound detour will use the same streets in reverse. 

There also will be a bicycle detour route posted to substitute for the existing signed bicycle route. 

KAT has placed two temporary stops along Route 40 on each side of the railroad tracks on Sevier Avenue. These will temporarily replace the permanent stop at Sevier Avenue and Simpson Street. 

Because of the reroute, KAT also has added an extra stop on Hillwood Drive at the Island Home Park Health and Rehabilitation Center (formerly Hillcrest Nursing Home - South). 

Detour Map for Island Home Ave Construction
Recommended detour routes for motorists and bicyclists