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City of Knoxville, Tennessee
Madeline Rogero, Mayor

For Immediate Release
100 Block Gay St. Ribbon Cutting Held
Mayor Haslam talks about the Gay St. Streetscapes ProjectJuly 19, 2010 - A ribbon cutting ceremony for the Gay Street Streetscapes Project was held on Monday, July 19 at the 100 Block of Gay Street.

Policy and Communications Director Dr. Bill Lyons welcomed everyone and introduced Mayor Bill Haslam who gave a brief description of the project.

After more than a year of construction the project to replace the existing street and replace and widen the sidewalks on the 100 and 200 Blocks of Gay Street in addition to utility improvements is nearing completion.

The project also included the first-ever renovation of the near century-old underground support structure suspending the 100 Block above the original street.
Ribbon Cutting of the 100 Block of Gay Street
Official Ribbon Cutting of the 100 Block of Gay Street. L to R: Richard Huskey and Terry Snelling from Southern Contractors, Mayor Bill Haslam, City Councilman Daniel Brown, City Councilwoman Brenda Palmer, County Commission Chair Thomas 'Tank' Strickland, City Vice Mayor Bob Becker, County Commissioner Ivan Harmon and County Commissioner Ed Shouse.
Gay Street 100 Block Project
100 Block Construction Blog
The new sidewalks are virtually finished. The street was originally slated to be opened on July 19, but recent inspections have revealed some issues at different locations on the street that need to be corrected before the project ends.

The contractor will also be doing some detail work after July 19, on the streetscape including the planting of trees this fall and some additional landscaping.

The project was originally scheduled for completion in August.
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