Monday, January 14, 2013

State Street Garage Update- January 14, 2013

Please note the following Media Advisory:

What: Public meeting on State Street Garage construction

When: 5 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 17th

Where: East Tennessee History Center, 601 S. Gay St.

Who: City of Knoxville officials and construction managers with the State Street Garage expansion project will provide updates on the ongoing construction. This will include projected schedules for lane and road closures around the garage, and expected limitations on parking availability in the garage during construction.

The State Street Garage expansion is a $6.1 million project that will add 250 new spaces to the garage’s existing 842 spaces. It will also add an elevated walkway across State Street to connect to Gay Street, replacing the now-closed escalator.

Foundation work is continuing and is going well. It is a slow process but will ensure our ability to add additional levels when funding is secured.

Please continue to use caution in the construction area as conditions there will be very congested for the next few months. We will have signage and flaggers on site to help direct traffic and also to help direct pedestrians. The pedestrian travel path may be relocated on occasion for safety so please heed all of our warning signs and follow our designated walking areas.

State Street is scheduled to have a complete closure beginning next Monday, January 21, 2013 during daylight hours and occasionally on weekends depending on weather conditions and other factors. One lane will reopen at nights and on weekends. This closure is currently scheduled to remain in effect until the end of February. Work will then move down Union Avenue to S. Central Street. S. Central Street will be closed at that point for approximately one month.
The rebar required for the project is being delivered in anticipation of the precast concrete delivery.

Please plan to attend the Public meeting this Thursday if you are interested in the very latest news about the State Street Garage Expansion or if you have any questions for our team.

As always, thanks for your interest in the project and in Downtown Knoxville.

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