I am glad to report, however, that we continue to make good progress despite the weather.
The large crane has finally arrived on State Street and our understanding is that the trucks carrying the precast concrete should begin rolling in on Monday. Our goal is still to have the work completed on the State Street side of the garage, including the new overpass, by March 5. At that point the crane will move down Union Avenue to S. Central Street for approximately one month .
The foundation work is proceeding and is generally on schedule as planned.
The parking situation in the garage has had some glitches but I think we have finally resolved those with signage and folks on site for direction. Monthly parkers are allowed to park in the State Street Garage and we are directing all others to the surface lot beside the garage. This lot can be accessed from several different directions and we are grateful to Knox County for allowing us this use.
We have scheduled the next Public Meeting to provide a construction update and to answer any questions for February 7, 2013 at 5:00 pm at the East Tennessee History Center.
We now have our new landscaping plan so we will provide details at that time for review.
Please continue to use caution in this congested work zone and be aware of our flaggers and the directional signage. We have given a lot of thought to placement and function here so we need your help to work with us to provide a safe environment.
Below are some random pictures of the foundation work, work site, and some of the equipment.
Below are couple of the older pictures from the original construction:
Thanks for your interest in this project and in Downtown Knoxville.