December 2, 2009 -
Knoxville Utilities Board and its contractors today placed four signs along the Third
Creek Greenway to alert users to a temporary detour route in association with a PACE
10 wastewater collection system project.
The greenway detour will go into effect in early January 2010, when construction begins
to replace 2,100 feet of wastewater trunkline along Third Creek. KUB will also construct
a 6.5 million gallon wastewater storage tank at the west end of the Kuwahee Wastewater
Treatment Plant and build a pump station near where Third Creek empties into the
Tennessee River. The small parking lot in that area will also be closed as part of the
pump station project. The overall project is scheduled for completion by spring 2011,
The greenway detour, which will be in effect for the duration of the project, will bypass
the section of the trail from just east of the University of Tennessee Agricultural
Engineering Offices to the spur near Neyland Drive. The detour route will shift the trail to
Joe Johnson Drive/Center Drive, then to the existing trail that runs alongside Neyland
Drive (see diagram below).