Wednesday, May 15, 2013

May 2013


Construction Projects Status - May 2013

2013 ADA Curb Cut Program
This project will install or improve over 350 curb cuts in existing sidewalks to make them fully accessible. It is generally the intent of this project to install curb cuts at locations that are planned to be resurfaced within the next few years.  View Current Construction Status of 2013 ADA Curb Cut Program [PDF]

City View Riverwalk Extension Project
The Departments of Engineering and Redevelopment have worked in cooperation to implement the construction of this Federal Transportation Enhancement Program grant project. The project will extend the existing Cityview Riverwalk from its terminus at Rocky Shore Lane, south 300 feet along the river, then to the east approximately 300 feet to connect to the existing sidewalk system along W Blount Avenue that was upgraded with the recently completed streetscape project. View Current Construction Status of City View Riverwalk Extension Project [PDF]

Gallaher View Sidewalk Project
This project will construct a missing link of new sidewalk along the east side of Gallaher View Road between Bearden High School and East Walker Springs Lane.  View Current Construction Status of Gallaher View Sidewalk Project [PDF]

Inskip Ballfield – Second Creek Restoration Project
This project will construct 1,250 linear feet of stream bank stabilization and habitat improvements along Second Creek at the Inskip BallField.  View Current Construction Status of Inskip Ballfield - Second Creek Restoration Project [PDF]

Middlebrook Pike at Twenty-First Street Intersection Improvements Project
This project will consist of the construction of a left turn lane for westbound traffic on Middlebrook Pike at the intersection of 21st Street.  In addition, approximately 400 linear feet of sidewalk will be constructed to connect a gap in the sidewalk along the south side of Middlebrook Pike.   View Current Construction Status of Middlebrook Pike at Twenty-First Street Intersection Improvements Project [PDF]

Millertown Pike Roadway Improvements Project
This project consists of widening Millertown Pike to a 3-lane section from Kinzel Way to Loves Creek Road. The new roadway cross section will accommodate three 12 foot wide lanes with one of them being a two-way left turn lane. The project will include curb and gutter, a sidewalk along the west side, extension of the existing bridge to provide shoulders, improvements to the bridge rail and installation of guard rail along Millertown Pike near Loves Creek. View Current Construction Status of Millertown Pike Roadway Improvements Project [PDF]

2012 Neighborhood Drainage Project
This project will consist of the construction of general drainage improvements at five locations throughout the City including stormwater drainage system installation or replaTcement and channel work. The five sites are as follows: 1) Maryville Pike, 2) Valley View Drive, 3) Tennessee Avenue, 4) Gill Avenue, and 5) Jackson Avenue.  View Current Construction Status of 2012 Neighborhood Drainage Project [PDF]

2012 Resurfacing Project
This project is the City’s annual resurfacing program and includes approximately 48 equivalent miles of resurfacing citywide.   In addition, this project will allow for the construction of 104 new curb cuts on the streets included in the Street Resurfacing Project List.  View Current Construction Status of 2012 Resurfacing Project [PDF]

2013 Resurfacing Project
This project is the City’s annual resurfacing program and includes approximately 43 equivalent miles of resurfacing citywide. Additionally, in compliance with the Supplemental Memorandum of Understanding and Agreement between the City of Knoxville and Knoxville Utilities Board, and at KUB’s request, 8 equivalent miles have been included for resurfacing streets that were damaged through their utility cuts. View Current Construction Status of 2013 Resurfacing Project [PDF]

2012 Sidewalk Replacement Project
This project will remove and replace 173,000 square feet of sidewalk at over thirty sites throughout the City of Knoxville.  View Current Construction Status of 2012 Sidewalk Replacement Project [PDF]

Site Development Detention Pond Improvement Projects
The Engineering Department pulled the bonds on three different developments around the City of Knoxville after the developers abandoned the developments prior to completion of proposed improvements.  These three developments include Far View Hills, the Villas at Forest Brook, and Kenilworth Square.  This project will use the bond money to make necessary alterations to bring the detention ponds in these developments up to City of Knoxville requirements.  View Current Construction Status of Site Development Detention Pond Improvement Projects [PDF]

Third Creek Greenway Bridge Replacement Project
This project includes the construction of approximately 510 linear feet of greenway, concrete bridge abutments, resurfacing of the existing trail and the installation of a prefabricated bridge.  View Current Construction Status of Third Creek Greenway Bridge Replacement Project [PDF]

Williams Creek Drainage Improvements Project
An inadequate stormwater system contributes to periodic flooding along Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue.  The stormwater system is parallel with the roadway and drains to Williams Creek via a cross drain on S. Castle Street at Ashland Drive. To upgrade this system, the existing sidewalks, curb line, roadway, water and gas mains within the limits of the project will also be affected. This contract provides for construction services to upgrade the storm system along Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue from S. Beaman Street to S. Castle Street and along S. Castle Street to Ashland Drive as well as replace all the affected infrastructure.  View Current Construction Status of Williams Creek Drainage Improvements Project [PDF]


Design Projects Status - May 2013

2013 Alley Paving Project:  Designer – City of Knoxville
This project includes the paving of alleys that routinely have maintenance issues due to the existing gravel surface and in some cases serve as the primary access to properties off of the alleys. Alleys are selected with input from Community Development and the Public Service Department.

Beverly Road Bridge Over White’s Creek Project:  Designer - Cannon & Cannon, Inc.
Cannon & Cannon, Inc. will provide professional services for the replacement of two bridges that are eligible for funding under the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) State Aid Bridge Program. The bridges include Glenwood Drive over First Creek and Beverly Road over White’s Creek.

Cherokee Trail Drainage Improvements Project: Designer - Fulghum, MacIndoe, & Associates, Inc.
The planned improvements to Cherokee Trail include drainage improvements just east of Cherokee Bluff Drive, traffic operational and safety improvements by installing and/or upgraded signage, enhanced pavement markings and installation/replacement of guardrails in accordance with a safety study performed by Cannon & Cannon, Inc., entitled “Cherokee Trail Safety Improvement Study”. The improvements also include the resurfacing of Cherokee Trail from Cherokee Bluff Drive to Scottish Pike. These improvements are funded through the City’s Neighborhood Drainage Program, the City’s Resurfacing Program and an approved Fiscal Year 2012/2013 Capital Improvement Project designated for the Cherokee Trail Safety Improvements.

Cherokee Trail Safety Improvements Project: Designer - Cannon & Cannon, Inc.
The planned improvements to Cherokee Trail include drainage improvements just east of Cherokee Bluff Drive, traffic operational and safety improvements by installing and/or upgraded signage, enhanced pavement markings and installation/replacement of guardrails in accordance with a safety study performed by Cannon & Cannon, Inc., entitled “Cherokee Trail Safety Improvement Study”. The improvements also include the resurfacing of Cherokee Trail from Cherokee Bluff Drive to Scottish Pike. These improvements are funded through the City’s Neighborhood Drainage Program, the City’s Resurfacing Program and an approved Fiscal Year 2012/2013 Capital Improvement Project designated for the Cherokee Trail Safety Improvements.

Cross Park Drive Drainage Project:  Designer – Fulghum, MacIndoe, & Associates, Inc.
This project will improve the drainage system along Cross Park Drive from Park Village Road to Cross Creek Road. This area suffers from chronic flooding of the roadway that requires closures during intense rainfall. Improvements will include adding additional larger capacity box culverts and increasing the capacity of the existing roadside ditches.

Cumberland Avenue Streetscapes Project:  Designer – Vaughn & Melton Consulting Engineers, Inc.
This project will narrow Cumberland Avenue from four lanes to three lanes with a ribbon median (one eastbound lane, one westbound lane and a left turn lane at side street intersections), increase the sidewalk area on each side of Cumberland Avenue and modify vehicular access to businesses in this location.  The project begins on the west at Third Creek and continues eastward to east of Seventeenth Street.

E. Woodland Avenue Sidewalk Project:  Designer – City of Knoxville
This project will construct two missing links of new sidewalk along E. Woodland Avenue. The first missing link is along the north side of E. Woodland Avenue between N. Central Street and Cornelia Street. The second missing link is along the north side of E. Woodland Avenue between West Glenwood Avenue and Huron Street.

First Creek Greenway Project:  Designer – Cannon & Cannon, Inc.
Through an Enhancement grant received by the City of Knoxville, this project will construct a greenway along First Creek from E Woodland Avenue at N Broadway, cross N Broadway near Oglewood Avenue and proceed to Edgewood Park.

Fort Dickerson Road Realignment Project:  Designer – Cannon & Cannon, Inc.
This project will realign Fort Dickerson Road with Woodlawn Pike at Chapman Highway and includes approximately 475 feet of new two lane road with sidewalk and signalization upgrades.

Fort Sanders Sidewalk Improvements Project:  Designer – City of Knoxville
The City of Knoxville received a Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) grant for pedestrian improvements in the Ft. Sanders area. The improvements include sidewalk installation and replacement along various streets including: S. Nineteenth Street between Grand Avenue and Forest Avenue, S. Twentieth Street between Grand Avenue and Forest Avenue, S. Twenty First Street between Forest Avenue and Highland Avenue, S. Twenty Second Street between Forest Avenue and Highland Avenue, and S. Twenty Third Street between Forest Avenue and Highland Avenue.

Glenwood Avenue Bridge Over First Creek Project:  Designer – Cannon & Cannon, Inc.
Cannon & Cannon, Inc. will provide professional services for the replacement of two bridges that are eligible for funding under the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) State Aid Bridge Program. The bridges include Glenwood Drive over First Creek and Beverly Road over White’s Creek.

Greenway Drive Bridge Project:  Designer – Alfred Benesch & Company
Alfred Benesch & Company will provide professional services for the rehabilitation or replacement of the bridge at Greenway Drive over First Creek.

Holbrook Drive Bridge Replacement Project:  Designer – CDM Smith
The City of Knoxville received Federal bridge replacement funds to make improvements to this overpass at Fountain Road in Fountain City. Improvements will include a new structure that will allow for better bridge clearance conditions as well as sidewalks and bike lanes on the bridge deck along Holbrook Drive.

I-275 Business Park Access Improvements Project:  Designer – CDM Smith
The City of Knoxville is proposing to extend Blackstock Avenue approximately 1100 feet from Fifth Avenue to Bernard Avenue. Additionally, the project will extend approximately 1,600 feet north along Marion Street to Baxter Avenue and approximately 325 feet east and 325 feet west along Baxter Avenue. The proposed improvements will include a new two-lane road consisting of 11-foot travel lanes, curb and gutter, a 5-foot sidewalk and a ten-foot multipurpose trail from Fifth Avenue to Bernard Avenue. Improvements will also be made to Marion Street from Bernard Avenue to Baxter Avenue, including the addition of curb and gutter, sidewalk and greenway and the realignment of Marion Street from Dameron Avenue to Baxter Avenue. Minor intersection improvements are proposed for Fifth Avenue and Blackstock Avenue, Blackstock Avenue at Bernard Avenue and Marion Street and Marion Street at Baxter Avenue

Jackson Avenue Ramps Project:  Designer – Vaughn & Melton Consulting Engineers, Inc.
The Jackson Avenue Ramps are included within the TDOT Bridge Inventory and are inspected on a bi-annual basis.  The poor rating of the ramps resulted in qualification for participation in the federal bridge replacement program.  TDOT is allowing local agencies to administer projects that effect local streets.  Therefore, the City will administer all phases of this project including preliminary engineering, right-of-way and construction.

Jackson Avenue Streetscapes/Stabilization Project:  Designer – Vaughn & Melton Consulting Engineers, Inc.
The project originated in 2005 through funding from a Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) High Priority Project for the Upper Second Creek/Old City Greenway, PIN 107380.00. The TDOT contract calls for the City of Knoxville to design and construct a pedestrian connection of approximately 2400 linear feet from the intersection of World’s Fair Park Drive and Grand Avenue to the intersection of Jackson Avenue and Gay Street. The HPP funding was distributed over a 5-year period beginning in 2005 at 20% per year.  The proposed project will accomplish the desired pedestrian connection and the streetscape improvements will encourage redevelopment along the Jackson Avenue corridor.

Knox-Blount Greenway Project:  Designer – City of Knoxville
Knox Blount Greenway is a linear park-like project that connects the City’s Neyland Drive Greenway to Marine Park.  This is Phase I of a project that will eventually connect the City’s greenway system to the City of Maryville and Alcoa greenways.  Phase II will extend the greenway from Marine Park to the Knox County line along Alcoa Highway.  The TDOT Surface Transportation Program Activity Grant is issued to both the City and Knox County, however, the City and Knox County have agreed that the City will manage the design and construction of Phase I and Knox County will manage the design and construction of Phase II.

Loves Creek Road Bridge Rehabilitation Project: Designer – CSR Engineering
This project will consist of repairing and updating the substandard features of an existing slab bridge over a branch of Loves Cree k approximately 1,400 south of Buffat Mill Road.

N. Central Streetscapes Project:  Designer – Vaughn & Melton Consulting Engineers, Inc.
The purpose of the project includes a road diet and streetscape improvements along the N. Central Street corridor from Woodland Avenue to the railroad tracks just north of Jackson Avenue.  The project will reduce a 4-lane roadway section along N. Central and incorporate bike lanes, on-street parking and wider sidewalks as appropriate.  The funding for this project is the Federal Surface Transportation Program.  The total estimated cost for the project is $2,500,000.  TDOT is allowing local agencies to administer federally-funded projects that effect local streets.

2013 Neighborhood Drainage Project:  Designer - McGill Associates
This project will address drainage issues at various sites throughout the City. The sites for the 2013 Neighborhood Drainage Project include: First Creek Sediment Removal, Middlebrook Pike at Western Avenue, Lay Avenue, 901 Maryville Pike, Woods-Smith Road at Fawnwood Road / Solar Drive, 2200 Martha Berry Drive and Ellesmere Drive.

2014 Neighborhood Drainage Project:  Designer - TBA
The project will address drainage issues at various sites throughout the City. Possible candidates for improvements study include: Maplehurst Court, Cherokee Trail, Noelton Drive, N Cherry Street, W Glenwood Avenue, Elyria Drive at Central Avenue Pike, Upland Avenue at Whittle Springs Road, Boyd Street at Douglas Avenue, Branner Street, Clinch Avenue Viaduct, Autumnwood Detention Pond, Strong Alley and Fountain City Lake.

Pedestrian Bridge in World’s Fair Park Project:  Designer – CDM Smith
The Knoxville Museum of Art consulted with Sasaki Associates to create a vision plan that was provided to the Museum in August 2009 and looked at new uses for the spaces around the museum and its connectivity to the neighborhood and adjacent City facilities. The goal of this study is to determine the feasibility of the proposed pedestrian connection from World’s Fair Park to the Fort Sanders Neighborhood at Eleventh Street. This proposed connection includes several grade obstacles including a pedestrian bridge over the railroad tracks, with an accessible ramp to the park below, and a fifteen foot elevation difference through the parking lot between the museum and Eleventh Street. The proposed options for this connection will be presented at a public meeting and a final analysis report will be presented to The City of Knoxville for use in future funding considerations.

Prosser Road Drainage Improvements Project:  Designer – Vaughn & Melton Consulting Engineers, Inc.
This project will include analyzing approximately 1,700 L.F. of Prosser Road between Knoxville Zoo Drive and Hampton Avenue for any necessary drainage improvements required to avoid future roadway flooding.

S. Castle Street Sidewalk Project:  Designer – KHAFRA Engineering Consultants
The City of Knoxville received a Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Grant (CMAQ) grant for pedestrian improvements in the Park City neighborhood. This project will construct a missing sidewalk link along S Castle Street from Martin Luther King Jr Avenue to Claude Walker Park at Wilson Avenue.

Sutherland Avenue Sidewalk Project: Designer – Barge Waggoner Sumner and Cannon, Inc.
This project will construct sidewalk along the north side of Sutherland Avenue between Hollywood Road and Jade Road.

Ulster Avenue Stream Restoration and Cavalier Avenue Bank Stabilization:
Designer – Third Rock Consultants, LLC
The City of Knoxville submitted a request for qualifications from professional engineering consulting firms for the design of stream restoration and/or relocation plans for sections of impaired streams located at Cavalier Avenue and Ulster Avenue.

W. Young High Sidewalk Project:  Designer – City of Knoxville
This project includes new sidewalk construction to extend the existing sidewalk on the south side of West Young High Pike to Higgins Avenue.

Washington Pike from I-640 to Murphy Road Project:  Designer – CDM Smith
Washington Pike, north from Interstate 640 to Murphy Road is proposed as a four-lane facility with a raised median. This section consists of four traffic lanes (two in each direction), curb and gutter, sidewalks, and bike lanes.  The project length of is approximately 1.73 miles (9130 feet).  The proposed typical section is expected to include four 11' traffic lanes with median and turn lanes as required, 4' bike lanes, curb and gutter, 5' sidewalks with adjacent utility strip on both sides of the road, and some combination of storm water treatment (infiltration trenches, detention, basins, etc) that will be designed to address the city's requirements for storm water management.  View Current Design Status of Washington Pike from I-640 to Murphy Road [PDF]

Westland Drive Bridge Replacement Project:  Designer – Vaughn & Melton Consulting Engineers, Inc.
This project includes the widening of the bridge on Westland Drive over a tributary to Fourth Creek near Craigland Court and constructing a new drainage system from this bridge along the north side of Westland Drive upstream near Craig Road, widen the bridge on Westland Drive over a tributary to Fourth Creek near Sherwood Drive and improve Westland Drive near Rotherwood Drive by improving the roadway shoulders.

Wilkerson Road Bridge Replacement Project: Designer – Smith Seckman Reid, Inc.
The City of Knoxville submitted a request for proposals for Professional Services to design a replacement for the Wilkerson Road Bridge over a tributary to Third Creek. This bridge received a rating of ‘Poor’ on the last bridge inspection by the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT). After evaluating proposals from ten consulting firms, Smith Seckman Reid, Inc. was chosen as the most qualified firm. The work covered by this contract includes site survey, the preparation of Construction Plans and Bid Documents, and assistance during the construction of recommended improvements.


Recently Completed Projects

2012 ADA Curb Cut Program
This project will install approximately 369 curb cuts at intersections with existing sidewalks that are scheduled to be resurfaced in the next five years.  Additionally, approximately 277 existing curb cuts will be upgraded to include tactile warning systems as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act.  View Final Status Status of 2012 ADA Curb Cut Program [PDF]

2012 Alley Paving Project
This project includes the paving of alleys that routinely have maintenance issues due to the existing gravel surfact and in some cases serve as the primary access to properties off of the alleys.  Alleys are selected with input from Community Development and the Publc Service Department.  View Final Status of 2012 Alley Paving Project [PDF]

Beaumont Elementary Sidewalk Improvements Project
The City of Knoxville received a Safe Routes to School grant for pedestrian improvements at Beaumont Elementary School.  The infrastructure improvements include new sidewalk and new traffic signs and markings to improve safety for pedestrians.  The non-infrastructure improvements include Education, Encouragement, Enforcement and Evaluation activities.  All proposed activities are eligible for reimbursement by TDOT.  View Final Status of Beaumont Elementary Sidewalk Improvements Project [PDF]

Central Avenue Pike / Merchant Drive Project
The Central Avenue Pike at Merchant Drive Intersection Improvement Project included the addition of a right turn lane on Central Avenue Pike, the improvement of the turning radii, storm sewer improvements and the modification of the existing traffic signal to accommodate the new turn lane.  View Final Status of Central Avenue Pike / Merchant Drive Project [PDF]

2011 City Wide Crosswalk Safety Program
The project will consist of marking removal, refurbishment, and new pavement marking installation of crosswalks and stop bars at 22 intersections throughout the City.  View Final Status of 2011 City Wide Crosswalk Safety Program [PDF]

Downtown Sidewalk Replacement
This streetscape project included the replacement of brick sidewalk on Market Street between Cumberland Avenue and Church Street and also includes the improvement of sidewalk on Union Avenue between Market Street and Gay Street.  View Final Status of Downtown Sidewalk Replacement [PDF]

Eutaw Place Roadway Stabilization Project
This project constructed 55 linear feet of auger cast pile wall and guardrail to address a slope failure along the south side of Eutaw Place.  View Final Status of Eutaw Place Roadway Stabilization Project [PDF]

First Creek Drainage Improvements Project
This project included the construction of a high flow bench along First Creek from Chickamauga Avenue to Emoriland Boulevard. The project includes the removal and replacement of an existing bridge at Fairmont Boulevard and construction of a new bridge at Emoriland Boulevard.  View Final Status of First Creek Drainage Improvements Project [PDF]

Gay Street Streetscapes Project
The project involves a major reconstruction of the 100 and 200 blocks of Gay Street from Jackson Avenue to Summit Hill Drive including the replacement of the street sidewalks.  View Final Status of Gay Street Streetscapes Project (100 Block) [PDF]

Gay Street Streetscapes Project (300 & 600 Blocks)This project involved the construction of streetscape improvements that include sidewalk replacement, landscaping, lighting and utility relocation along the 300 and 600 blocks of N. Gay Street.  View Final Status of Gay Street Streetscapes 300 & 600 Blocks Project [PDF]

Georgia Street Bridge Removal Project
This is a project to remove the bridge deck on Georgia Street.  This bridge was rated in 'poor condition' on the last TDOT bridge inspection.  Rather than repair the bridge, the abandoned railroad right-of-way under the bridge deck will be filled in to eliminate the need for a bridge at this location.  View Final Status of Georgia Street Bridge Removal Project [PDF]

2012 KAT Bus Stop Project
This project involved the construction of new KAT bus stops at Walbrook DriveKnox Plaza and Ray Mears Boulevard.  View Final Status of 2012 KAT Bus Stop Project [PDF]

Middlebrook Pike Sidewalk Improvements:  This project constructed a missing link of new sidewalk along the north side of Middlebrook Pike between Proctor Street and Sutherland Avenue.  View Final Status of Middlebrook Pike Sidewalk Improvements [PDF]

Morningside Park Improvements Project
Morningside Park is a valuable, well used city park and offers diversified activities to the citizens of Knoxville.  Grant funding from Pilot Corporation allows us to renovate a portion of this property to provide greater amenities and more efficient land use, as well as better meet ADA and safety requirements in the process.  View Final Status of Morningside Park Improvements Project [PDF]

North Central Striping Project
This project involved the marking removal, refurbishing and new pavement marking installation along North Central Street from W. Woodland Avenue to E. Fourth Avenue.  View Final Status of North Central Striping Project [PDF]

Papermill Bluff Greenway Project
The Papermill Bluff Greenway Project connects the sidewalk along Papermill Drive at Kirby Road to the existing greenway along Weisgarber Road.  View Final Status of Papermill Bluff Greenway Project [PDF] 

2011 Resurfacing Project
This project is the City’s annual resurfacing program and includes approximately 49 equivalent miles of resurfacing citywide.   In addition, this project will allow for the construction of 198 new curb cuts on the streets included in the Street Resurfacing Project List.  View Final Status of 2011 Resurfacing Project [PDF]

2011 Sidewalk Replacement Project
This project will remove and replace 41,000 square feet of sidewalk at sites throughout the City of Knoxville. Locations include Orlando Street, E Morelia Ave, E Caldwell Ave, E Springfield Ave, E Burwell Ave, W Oklahoma Ave, Henley StLake AveKingston Pike, 16th StClinch AveMorgan St, S Hembree St, Tarleton Ave, and Harvey St.  View Final Status of 2011 Sidewalk Replacement Project [PDF]

Sutherland Avenue Bridge Repair Project
This project repaired the deficiencies noted in the TDOT Bridge Inspection report and improve the condition of the bridge over Third Creek.  View Final Status of Sutherland Avenue Bridge Repair Project [PDF]

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