Please note the following press release:
STATE STREET ESCALATOR TO CLOSE PERMANENTLY ON JAN. 2
The escalator will be shut down at 6 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 2nd, 2013. The elevator next to it will still be open, and a temporary staircase will be opened alongside it.
The escalator is being replaced with an elevated walkway from the garage, which will cross
The State Street Garage expansion is a $6.1 million project that will add 250 new spaces to the garage’s existing 842 spaces. Construction is scheduled to be finished in early spring.
Here are a couple of pictures of the escalator and the new temporary stairwell.
Foundation work is still ongoing as well both inside and outside of the State Street Garage.
I hope everyone has a happy, safe,and prosperous New Year.
Thanks for your interest in Downtown Knoxville and in the State Street garage Expansion Project.