|September 13, 2013 -
KUB's contractor, Charles Blalock & Sons, and their subcontractor, Pipeline Construction, have completed installation of all natural gas, water, and wastewater pipes and related equipment along the 1.5 mile Lyons View Pike construction zone and adjacent areas nearly two months ahead of schedule.
With utility upgrades completed, the work zone has now been turned over to the City of Knoxville for roadway resurfacing work. The City's paving contractor is scheduled to begin milling, final paving, and striping work along Lyons View Pike on Monday, September 16. The roadway reopening date will be determined by completion of the City's paving work.
Lyons View Pike remains closed to through traffic between Lakeshore Park on the west end and Colony Way on the east end. Harley Drive remains barricaded at the Lyons View Pike intersection for the duration of this project.
Due to changing roadway surface conditions, and the ongoing presence of large trucks and heavy equipment, motorists should continue to proceed with caution when traveling anywhere within the area.
KUB continues to post regular updates on the status of this project on its website at www.kub.org, the KUB Facebook page, and via a dedicated blog page at lyonsviewpikeproject.blogspot.
KUB, a municipal utility serving Knox and parts of seven adjacent counties, provides reliable electric, natural gas, water, and wastewater services to more than 439,000 customers.