PROJECT UPDATE

UPDATE: 10.22.2019

Progress on Magnolia Ave is coming along. Phase 1 from Jessamine St to Winona St has received final pavement.

 

Landscapers are installing shrubs and ground cover during the fall planting season. Final touches and clean-up will occur on Phase 1 over the next couple weeks.

 

The transition between phases near Myrtle St will be paved this fall when final paving occurs on Phase 2 to Bertrand St. Work on Phase 2 continues as a new storm system, lighting, traffic signals, curb and gutter, sidewalks, driveways, trees and other landscaping, bus stops, benches, and bicycle loops are being installed.

 

CONSTRUCTION PROGRESS

UPDATE: 09.04.2019

All sidewalks, colored concrete pads, curb and gutter, grade work in landscape areas, and asphalt work is complete on the north side. All pedestrian and street light poles are standing on the north side.

Demolition on the south side of Magnolia is in full swing.

Progression Electric will begin installing lighting and fiber optic conduit. Conner Excavation will begin storm water installation.

KUB looking at options for fire hydrant in front of Pellissippi State (across from Holly St) TVA Fair at Chilhowee Park September 6th - 15th

As Conner Excavation uncovers AT&T duct bank conflicts, Casey Tyree will work out storm water design.

 

CONSTRUCTION PROGRESS

UPDATE: 08.07.2019


McKinnon Construction has placed sidewalk from Bertrand to Austin, along with the curb and gutter at Austin and near PBS, and the median curb near this section.  The grading has been completed on the side streets and around the sidewalks and paving has occurred around the center median.  Three pedestrian light pole foundations have been poured with conduit in preparation for the wiring of the lights. Over the next two weeks expect to see more sidewalks, curb and gutter being placed, additional grade work, paving of side streets, and light pole base installations.

 

 

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UPDATE: 07.18.2019

 

Work Completed Since Last Progress Meeting
Rogers Group curbs/island curbs complete. Trowel Trades to Winona. Southeast patched through Winona. Progression underground complete and started traffic signal poles (6 of 8 poles are up). VEC topsoil and mulch to Winona. SE patching complete except for islands.

 

 

TWO-WEEK LOOK AHEAD

Trowel Trades finishing sidewalks from Winona to Myrtle next week and colored concrete areas. SE to patch around the islands. Progression flying traffic signal arms Monday. 3 weeks after the arms flown all traffic signals should be working except for the ped poles, clam, and push buttons. Progression will have all pole foundations poured by next Friday except for 1 in conflict with existing light pole. Progress lighting crew will start putting up light poles next Tuesday and pulling wire. VEC working on planter areas after Trowel Trades finishes. Benches on the north side are almost all in place

 

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UPDATE: 07.08.2019

Flaggers and traffic drums will be on Magnolia Avenue from Winona to Jessamine guiding traffic to allow additional work space for the streetscapes project. 

Curb and sidewalk work continues through to Myrtle, while concrete work through to Bertrand progresses. Topsoil, mulch and trees are being added and foundations for more light poles are going in as well. 

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UPDATE: 06.10.2019

Roads currently closed: south side of Winona and Myrtle, Holly, Austin, north side of Bertrand.

 

Storm work is nearly complete along both phases of the Magnolia Streetscapes Project. Signal pole foundations are being poured, while curb and sidewalk work continues. Trees, topsoil and mulch are also going in along the south side of the street. 

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UPDATE: 05.29.2019

Roads currently Closed: south side of Winona and Myrtle, Holly, Austin, north side of Bertrand.

 

All of the sidewalk on the north side has been completed except for a few pieces near Myrtle.
Curb work is completed up to Gibbons except for the radiuses at Jessamine. All storm installation is complete except for the south side at Myrtle.

Concrete work has begun on Phase II of the project. Traffic signal poles are going in along the south side of Jessamine and landscape works continues on the north side.

Underground utility work, curbs and sidewalk work continues. 

CONSTRUCTION PROGRESS

UPDATE: 05.14.2019

Road closure update: Austin Street at Magnolia will also be closed for a few weeks as storm work progresses along Magnolia. 

 

Concrete work has begun on Phase II of the project. Traffic signal poles are going in along the south side of Jessamine and landscape works continues on the north side.

Underground utility work, curbs and sidewalk work continues. 

CONSTRUCTION PROGRESS

UPDATE: 04.11.2019

Road closure update:  Gibbons Street will remain closed.

Work will begin on the South side of Magnolia Avenue while it is completed on the North side. Landscaping and storm work continues while street and pedestrian light poles are being installed. 

CONSTRUCTION PROGRESS

UPDATE: 03.30.2019

Road closure update:  Gibbons Street will remain closed.

Reminder: The Knoxville Covenant Marathon is Sunday, March 31, and the course crosses Magnolia. Be aware of runners!

Curb and gutter work has been completed on the north side of Magnolia Avenue. Sidewalks on the north side are about 75% complete, and bench and bus pads are being prepared. 

CONSTRUCTION PROGRESS

UPDATE: 03.25.2019

Road closure update:  Gibbons Street will remain closed.

 

Work on the south side of Magnolia should begin in the next few weeks. Curbs and gutters are in place to Winona. Sidewalk work continues, as well as asphalt patching. 

CONSTRUCTION PROGRESS

UPDATE: 02.28.2019

Road closure update:  Gibbons Street will remain closed.

 

Curb and sidewalk work continues, and traffic signal pole foundations are starting to be installed. The Magnolia Avenue monument is also beginning to be installed. 

CONSTRUCTION PROGRESS

UPDATE: 02.18.2019

Road closure update:  Gibbons Street will remain closed.

 

Storm work through Myrtle Street continues along Magnolia. Curbs from Jessamine through Winona are completed, and sidewalks through Gibbons are nearly complete.

CONSTRUCTION PROGRESS

UPDATE: 01.31.2019

Road closure update: Jessamine Street will remain closed between Frazier Street and Gibbons Street through Jan. 31. Gibbons Street will remain closed through Feb. 16.

 

Storm drainage work continues to progress. Curbs and gutters are done on both sides of Jessamine Street. Underground work is done up to Gibbons Street. 

CONSTRUCTION PROGRESS

UPDATE: 01.18.2019

Road closure update: Jessamine Street will remain closed between Frazier Street and Gibbons Street through Jan. 31. Gibbons Street will remain closed through Feb. 16.

 

The storm drainage system is in place past Gibbons Street. Crews have started pouring curbs and gutters at Jessamine Street. 

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UPDATE: 12.18.2018

Road closure update: Jessamine Street will remain closed between Frazier Street and Gibbons Street through Jan. 16.

 

The new storm system is now complete from First Creek to Jessamine Street where the water quality unit is located and installed. The storm system will continue east along the north side of Magnolia Avenue. Crews are preparing to replace curb, lighting infrastructure and new sidewalks as they progress. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. You can receive text updates by texting "Magnolia" to 313131 as well. 

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UPDATE: 11.15.2018

Things are moving smoothly along Magnolia, but traffic closures are coming. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. You can receive text updates by texting "Magnolia" to 313131 as well. 

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UPDATE: 11.2.2018

You may have noticed a large hole on Magnolia Avenue -- this is a good thing! Crews have dug 25 feet down to tie in the new stormwater system. In the coming weeks, Jessamine Street will see a closure while a new water quality unit is installed. Text alerts will be sent out, along with updates to our Facebook and Twitter

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UPDATE: 10.1.2018

It may seem like not much is happening right now, but that's because most of the work is happening underground. In the next two weeks, both underground and above ground utilities will be changing at the corner of Jessamine Street and Magnolia Avenue, leading the way for substantial progress for the project.  

CONSTRUCTION PROGRESS

UPDATE: 8.30.2018

We have started the storm sewer work at the west end of the project.  The first step was to do some subsurface investigation work to address some unknowns.  We have excavated and located the unknown utilities and are currently working with the conflicting utility owners to determine the best course of action.  

CONSTRUCTION PROGRESS

UPDATE: 8.9.2018

Mayor Madeline Rogero, city staff, and stakeholders within the Magnolia Avenue Streetscape project officially broke ground on the project today...

 

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PHASE 1 BEGINS

UPDATE: 7.13.2018

Join City staff along with Vaughn and Melton who is performing construction engineering and inspection services, and The Franklin Group, the general contractor ...

 

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PROJECT OPEN HOUSE ON JULY 23

UPDATE: 5.23.2017

Knoxville’s fourth Open Streets transformed a mile of Magnolia Avenue into an open arena for pedestrians, bicycles, skateboards, roller skates, puppies and puppets—but absolutely no automobiles...
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MAGNOLIA AVENUE OPEN STREETS EVENT

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