Beginning Tuesday, September 6, a Knoxville city contractor will be excavating and removing buried pre-World War II trolley tracks from the center of Cumberland Avenue—a task that will require a ten-day around-the-clock lane shift plus overnight closures of the westbound lane of Cumberland for nine consecutive nights. The job is scheduled to be completed by the end of Thursday, September 15.
Along a three-block section of Cumberland, between 19th and 22nd streets, the westbound lane of traffic will be shifted. No left turns will be allowed through the three-block excavation zone. This includes intersecting side streets with Cumberland.
Between midnight and 6:00 a.m. each night, the westbound lane between 19th and 22nd streets will be closed entirely. Westbound commuters will be detoured off Cumberland to 19th Street, to Clinch Avenue and to 22nd Street before reconnecting with Cumberland.