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City of Knoxville, Tennessee
Madeline Rogero, Mayor
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For Immediate Release
Section of Neyland Greenway Closed
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Henley Bridge Project
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May 25, 2011 - The section of the City of Knoxville's Neyland Greenway beneath the Henley Bridge will be closed completely beginning today.

The Tennessee Department of Transportation announced that it remain closed until the investigation of Tuesday's fatal accident near the greenway has been completed.

That portion of the greenway was originally shut down on May 6, when construction crews began working above it as part of the reconstruction of the 80-year-old bridge.

The contractor had installed a gate at the site and opened it when it was safe for runners, walkers and bicyclists to travel along the greenway.

According to TDOT once construction resumes the greenway will again be open sporadically through August 19, 2011. At that point it is scheduled to be fully open to foot and bicycle traffic.

The three-mile-long Neyland Greenway travels along the Tennessee River between the James White and Third Creek Greenways and is part of a near 10-mile section of connected greenways that travel from Morningside Park to Bearden Elementary School.

Greenway users can still connect to the Neyland Greenway just west of the Henley Bridge through the Second Creek Greenway - which runs through World's Fair Park and the University of Tennessee campus to the river.

For maps or more information about the city's 50-mile greenway system please go to www.cityofknoxville.org/greenways.

The Tennessee Department of Transportation closed the 80-year-old Henley Bridge on January 3rd for reconstruction. The work is expected to take 24-30 months to complete.

Henley Street Bridge ProjectIf you have questions concerning the bridge or need maps or brochures, please feel free to stop by the Henley Community Center Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. or call 865-577-6988. To find out more about the project, detours, Henley Bridge history and to view the project cameras you can visit www.tn.gov/henley. You can also follow the project updates on twitter at twitter.com/HenleyBridge.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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