Ribbon cut on western end of Cumberland Avenue reconstruction project

KNOXVILLE (WATE) – Knoxville officials and dozens of merchants, stakeholders and partners officially cut the ribbon Wednesday on the western end of the Cumberland Avenue Corridor reconstruction project.

Phase I of the $17 million project was completed on time and within budget. The focus of the first phase was to improve traffic flow between the Alcoa Highway ramps and 22nd Street. That included the addition of a dedicated turn lane onto northbound Alcoa Highway and a synchronized traffic signal at Metro Center Way.

Related: Cumberland Avenue Corridor Project

Knoxville Mayor Rogero, city council members and many others attended a ribbon cutting ceremony Wednesday afternoon.

Phase II involves burying utility lines, upgrading infrastructure and adding left turn lanes, medians and streetscaping from 22nd to 17th streets. The project is expected to be completed in August 2017.

More information: Cumberland Connect

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