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KUB Utility Work Phase 1 Map [PDF]
04/02/15 Pre-Construction Meeting [PDF]
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04/02/15 Traffic Control Phase 1 Detour Map [PDF]
04/02/15 - Cumberland Avenue Work to Start Monday, April 6; Public Invited to Ask Questions at Meeting Tonight
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Archived Information
06/12/13 - Public Meeting June 18 on Form Based Code for Cumberland Ave.
03/28/13 - Public Meeting Apr. 4 on Form Based Code for Cumberland Ave.
09/07/12 - Public Meeting on Cumberland Project Right-of-Way
06/26/12 - Cumberland Avenue Project Moves Forward
01/25/11 - City Revises Utility Plans on Cumberland Ave.
11/02/10 - City to Host Public Meeting Regarding Cumberland Ave. Corridor Project on Nov. 9
05/17/10 - Cumberland Avenue Streetscape Plan Moves Forward
04/07/10 - Cumberland Ave. Streetscape Project Public Meeting April 19
Anne Wallace
Cumberland Avenue
Project Manager

Room 655, City County Building
Fax: 865-215-3035

The Cumberland Avenue Project division guides the City in the creation of a more inviting, vibrant and safe Cumberland Avenue that enhances the connections to the University of Tennessee and area employers and improves the residential and retail character of the district while providing for all modes of transportation.

The Cumberland Avenue Corridor Plan, adopted by MPC on April 12, 2007 and by City Council on May 8, 2007, provides groundwork for the project.

There are two components to the Project as outlined in the Corridor Study, 1) an Urban Design Plan , and 2) a Streetscape Plan.


The Cumberland Avenue Corridor Plan, adopted in 2007, calls for a Form Based Code (FBC) to implement the recommendations of the Urban Design Plan. The document has been recommended by MPC and approved by City Council on October 29, 2013.

Click here to view the Adopted Form Based Code for Cumberland Ave. Corridor [PDF]

Click here to view Administration Section for Form Districts and General Provisions [PDF]


The Streetscape Plan proposes a "road diet" for Cumberland reducing the street from four lanes to three lanes with a median to direct left turn movements. In the spring of 2013, the City working with stakeholders and with Council approval, split the project into two phases.

Phase I includes improvements to Cumberland Avenue from Alcoa Highway to 22nd Street. The primary objective of Phase I is to address the utilities, roadway capacity, turn lanes, signals, and sidewalks in preparation of Phase II.

Timeline: Bid in February 2015 - Start Construction in May or June 2015, estimated completion in December 2015 (approximately 8 months).

Phase II includes improvements to Cumberland Avenue from 22nd Street to west of 16th Street. This phase will include umderground utilities (tie to Phase I work) narrowing of Cumberland Avenue from four lanes to three lanes, one of which will be a dedicated median/turn lane, widening sidewalks, additing street trees, plantings and street furniture, accomodations for transit and transit users, and new cross walks.

Timeline: Bid in February 2015- Start Construction in December 2015 estimated completion in August 2017 (approximately 21 months). With this timeline there will be no break in construction phasing as previsouly planned.

Click here to view the Cumberland Avenue Streetscapes Construction Plans [PDF]




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