OVERNIGHT FORT SANDERS LANE CLOSURES SCHEDULED
POSTED May 3, 2016
Knoxville Utilities Board electrical system upgrades to support construction of a large apartment complex in Fort Sanders will require overnight street closures, starting tonight (Tuesday, May 3) and continuing through Friday morning, May 13.
The Standard is a 240-plus-unit apartment complex being built on the southwest corner of 17th Street and White Avenue.
For the next week and a half, motorists should anticipate the closure of North 18th Street between Cumberland and White avenues nightly, from 6 p.m. until 6 a.m. the following morning.
Similarly, two lanes will be closed nightly on 17th Street, between Cumberland and Clinch avenues, from 6 p.m. until 6 a.m. the following morning.
The alley between 18th and 17th (north of Cumberland and south of White) will not be accessible during the overnight construction.
Most infrastructure upgrades throughout the Cumberland Avenue Corridor are part of the City of Knoxville’s $17 million Cumberland reconstruction, to be completed by August 2017. (Improvements that are part of private construction projects are coordinated with the City project in order to minimize effects on commuters and pedestrians.)
The City’s reconstruction will change the existing four-lane Cumberland between 22nd and 17th streets to a three-lane cross section with a raised median and left-turn lanes at intersections. An earlier phase of work on the western end of Cumberland focused on improving traffic flow between the Alcoa Highway ramps and 22nd Street; that phase finished at the end of 2015, on time and under budget.