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August 13, 2013

Streetscape begins Wednesday

Knoxville — The second phase of Knoxville's Downtown Streetscape Project will begin Wednesday morning, Aug. 14. 

Included in this phase of the project, expected to be completed by Nov. 11, is Second Street, between Main and Robinson, up to the alley between Robinson and Montgomery. The intersection of Main and Second will remain open. Closed will be the intersection of Robinson and Second. 

"We'll do our best to maintain access to your properties as long as possible," Tony Perkins, one of the contractors on the project, told a group gathered Tuesday night at the Fox. 

Included in the project is work on the sanitary sewer, storm sewer and water main. Past discussions of streetscape discussed the replacement of electric and gas lines, but according to Veenstra and Kimm's Greg Roth, little work will be done to these lines. 

When the project is finished, the block should match the streetscape scene of the first phase, completed years ago. This will also be the first phase of the project to include "bump out" street corners and stop signs. Traffic signals along Second will be removed. 

Meetings will be held at least every other Tuesday during the process, beginning Aug. 20. They will be open to the public and could become more frequent if necessary. Minutes and agendas for each meeting will be posted on the City's website. 

"There will be inconveniences," Roth said of the project. He encouraged those who are able to utilize back doors into their businesses. 

The work also provides the opportunity for property owners to improve their sewer line accesses. The City knows where these access points are if the property owner is unaware. Such work will require a licensed plumber. 

Councilor Dave Roozeboom, one of several Knoxville City Council members present, stressed the importance of supporting businesses in the construction zone during the months of work. This was echoed by Roth.

"Get into those businesses as often as you can," Roth said. 

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