Friday, September 20, 2013

Lyons View Pike Project Update

September 20, 2013 UPDATE - The City of Knoxville has completed all milling, paving, and striping work, all traffic control measures have been removed, and the entire stretch of Lyons View Pike has now been reopened to through traffic.

Lyons View Pike has been closed to through traffic since April 15, 2013, in conjunction with KUB’s multiple utility upgrade project to replace the natural gas, water, and wastewater mains in this area.

KUB’s contractor, Charles Blalock & Sons, and their subcontractor, Pipeline Construction, completed all utility installation work in early September, nearly two months ahead of schedule. All totaled, Charles Blalock & Sons and Pipeline Construction replaced 20,222 feet, or 3.83 miles, of utility pipe over a 21 week period.

KUB would like to extend its sincere appreciation to residents and businesses in the Lyons View Pike area, as well as commuters who frequently travel this busy stretch of roadway, for their patience and understanding during the past several months as we completed this challenging project.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Lyons View Pike Project Update

September 13, 2013 UPDATE - 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.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Lyons View Pike Project Update

September 5, 2013 UPDATE - With utility related work in Lyons View Pike nearing completion, the City of Knoxville's paving contractor is scheduled to perform milling, paving, and striping of the roadway beginning the week of September 16. Prior to that, KUB's contractor will be making final tie-ins of the force mains and completing final "punch-list" items at various locations throughout the length of the project. In addition, Lyons Pointe Lane and areas adjacent to its intersection with Lyons View Pike will be paved by KUB's contractor and all remaining vegetation management work will be completed. Due to the rapidly changing nature and location of the work needed to close out construction and prepare for final paving, motorists should continue to use caution when traveling anywhere within the project area.

Weather permitting, it's expected the City's contractor will complete the resurfacing work and the roadway will re-open to through traffic sometime the week of September 23.

The Construction Progress Map for Zone 7 remains unchanged. 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.

View Current Construction Progress Map.


Pipeline Construction installing 8" polyethylene sewer force main adjacent to Lakeshore Park


Preparing to thermally fuse 6" sewer force main


Fusing 6" sewer force main


Tree pruning underway along overhead electric circuit


Re-sodding staging area in Lakeshore Park


Thursday, August 29, 2013

Lyons View Pike Project Update

August 29, 2013 UPDATE - Work continues in Construction Zone 7, immediately southeast of Lyons View Pike. As part of this work, construction equipment is partially extending into Lyons View Pike just east of the Oak Grove Lane intersection on the far western end of the project. Tree pruning and vegetation removal work continues at various locations along the entire length of Lyons View Pike. Motorists should continue to use caution when traveling through the entire area.

The Construction Progress Map for Zone 7 remains unchanged. 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.

All utility work impacting Lyons View Pike is expected to be complete by mid-September with the City's resurfacing work to follow immediately afterwards. Weather permitting, it's expected that the roadway will be open to traffic by the end of September.

View Current Construction Progress Map for Zone 7 

Contractor set up to bore 6" sewer main through Lakeshore Park

 

Friday, August 23, 2013

Lyons View Pike Project Update

August 23, 2013 - Work in Construction Zone 6 was completed on Thursday, August 22, with the placement of temporary pavement and general cleanup within the zone. Work in Zone 7 has already begun and will continue for approximately the next three weeks. Zone 7 is immediately southeast of Lyons View Pike and along the north boundary of Lakeshore Park. Installation of two new sewer mains in Zone 7 will require that construction equipment be located in Lyons View Pike for most of the next three weeks. Tree pruning and vegetation removal work continues along the entire route of Lyons View Pike. Motorists should continue to use caution when traveling through the area.

Traffic Note:  Effective Friday, August 23, the full road closure area will be located as shown on the updated Construction Progress Map for Zone 7. The road closure will remain at that location for the remainder of the project. All residences and businesses located west of the closure area will be accessible from Northshore Drive only. Those located east of the closure area will remain accessible from Kingston Pike only.

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.

Friday, August 16, 2013

Lyons View Pike Project Update

August 16, 2013 - Work began in Zone 6 on Tuesday, August 13. Zone 6 is a relatively short zone and work is expected to move quickly. As such, placement of temporary pavement in Zone 6 is expected to occur before the end of August. The Construction Map has been updated to reflect the current progress. All utility work impacting Lyons View Pike is expected to be complete by mid-September with the City's resurfacing work to follow immediately afterwards. Weather permitting, it's expected that the roadway will be open to traffic by the end of September, however construction activity will still be occurring outside of the roadway and motorists will need to use caution when traveling through the area.

Work also continues in the Lyons Pointe Lane area east of Lyons View Pike. KUB is also continuing its preparations for tree pruning and vegetation removal related to the overhead electric circuit along Lyons View Pike.

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.

View Current Construction Progress Map for Zone 6


Construction Zone 6



Intersection of Lyons View Pike and Oak Grove Lane



Blalock's Superintendent inspecting 6" sewer force main tie-in at Oak Grove Lane