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April 8, 2014

Paving should begin this month

Knoxville — The Knoxville Streetscape and Infrastructure Project is on schedule. Following a meeting Tuesday morning, those involved indicate that paving on Robinson should begin this month. 

Work is complete on the sewer main for the most recent part of the streetscape project. While searching for more laterals along the route, an unexpected vault was found. Nevertheless, the project continues to go well, according to reports. The subgrading work should begin within a couple of weeks as the project moves toward paving. 

Within the next two weeks, TK Concrete is expected to begin pouring concrete along the west side of Second Street. Work will begin at Wells Fargo Bank and progress south. Traffic along Second should be maintained during this process. Flaggers may be in place at times. 

There was also discussion in regard to coordinating work on Third Street, the next phase of the project, with the courthouse clock tower project the County is working on. Streetscape Project Manager Richard Brees said he has been in communication with Marion County Facilities Director Cal Stephens. Per their conversations, the City can proceed with its next phase on Third as scheduled, without disrupting the County's project. The goal is to complete Third Street between Main and Robinson, before moving on to Main. The City hopes to have Main's streetscape project completed this fall. 

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