We are now only a few weeks away from completing the utility work within the 100 Block of S. Gay Street according to Contractors. When this last bit of work is complete, we will be able to remove the burlap from the fencing.
At that point we can begin working on the subgrade for the road and probably putting in 2 or 3 inches of base stone as well. It is possible that the fence may be able to be removed, at least in some locations, when that task is completed. Engineers are taking one last look at the structural column design before we proceed with the sidewalk construction phase. Hopefully this work is still on schedule to begin in a couple of weeks. The old sidewalk which has been partially damaged by the new construction will be repaired as we construct the new columns and sidewalk.
Quite a bit of work remains however at the intersection of Vine Avenue and S. Gay Street, and then on up into the 200 Block. The excavation and installing of the stormwater system is advancing to this point where it comes together with water, electric, and gas.
I am still in the process of scheduling a meeting for either August 10 or 11 and will announce that here and through a press release when the date is confirmed.
If anyone has any issues they would like me to place on the agenda, please forward to me at Remmett@cityofknoxville.org.
Thanks to everyone for their continued cooperation.