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April 6 - June 6, 2015:

KUB utility work in westbound lanes of Cumberland Avenue and portions of side streets between West Volunteer Boulevard and 22nd Street. Lane closures will run from West Volunteer Boulevard to 21st Street to allow for a one-block tapering of traffic. One lane of traffic will be maintained in each direction, shifted into the existing eastbound lanes. 


June 6, 2015:

Construction begins on section of Cumberland Avenue from Alcoa Highway to West Volunteer Boulevard. This includes the installation of a new 42-inch storm sewer pipe, which will require a six-week closure of eastbound lanes from University Commons to West Volunteer Boulevard.


That closure will begin no earlier than June 6, with work completed no later than July 31.


KUB will be moving to this location for utility upgrades while the City has this area closed. Utility work will continue heading eastward to 17th Street, with street, sidewalk and median construction following behind it for the remainder of the project. 


During this period, one westbound lane of traffic will be maintained (except for one complete weekend closure to rebuild the railroad crossing), but there will be no left turns onto Cumberland from West Volunteer Boulevard.


August-December 2015:

Street and sidewalk construction continue between Alcoa Highway and 22nd Street, starting with the westbound lanes and then shifting to the eastbound lanes. One lane of traffic will be maintained in each direction, but the lanes will shift as needed to accommodate construction. 


Once Phase I work is complete, full traffic access will be restored from 22nd Street west. Phase II work, moving eastward from 22nd Street to 17th Street, is scheduled to begin by Dec. 1, 2015.


The full project is scheduled for completion by Aug. 31, 2017.

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