|June 6, 2011 -
Knoxville Utilities Board and its contractors will temporarily close a short section of the
Third Creek Greenway beginning on Monday, June 6, and lasting through Saturday,
June 11, (weather permitting) to facilitate access to the sewer system as part of the
ongoing PACE 10 wastewater collection system improvement project in this area.
The section of greenway that will be closed includes the area where the trail route runs
under the Neyland Drive bridge at the mouth of Third Creek, the portion of trail that
crosses the bridge over Third Creek, and the trail spur located near the west bank of the
Barriers and signs will be placed at each location to clearly indicate the section of trail
that is closed.
The wastewater improvement project in this area, which began in spring 2010, includes
the replacement of 2,100 feet of wastewater trunkline along Third Creek. KUB is also
constructing a 6.5 million gallon wastewater storage tank at the west end of the
Kuwahee Wastewater Treatment Plant and building a pump station near where Third
Creek empties into the Tennessee River. This project is scheduled for completion by late
June 2011, weather permitting.