Alcoa Hwy: November 28, 2017

Contract CNQ029 Alcoa Highway SR 115 (US 129)

November 28, 2017 Project Update

Crews continue to work on Collector Road #1 at Maloney Road (west). Maloney Rd. detours using Ginn Dr. to access Alcoa Hwy will remain in place until the collector is complete. The contractor is working to try to get the collector complete to the stage where traffic can use it to access Alcoa Hwy. Hopefully weather will allow this to be done before the new year.

Wall #8 construction is ongoing. Many of the smaller retaining walls on the south end of the project are complete. Wall crews will head north to begin work on Wall #9. Wall #9 is located on the west side of Alcoa Hwy between the end of the project and Montlake Dr. In order to do this work, southbound traffic will need to be shifted toward the center of Alcoa Hwy to allow room to work. During this shift, the southbound left turn lane to Woodson Dr. will be removed. Motorist will be allowed right turns from Woodson to NB Alcoa Hwy only. Motorist should prepare to detour using John Sevier Hwy & Maryville Pike. Traffic is expected to remain in this condition thru March 2018.

The Traffic Alert regarding the traffic shift will be shared with the media today.

Montlake Single Lane Traffic

During work hours over the next several weeks, Pipeline Construction, KUB’s waterline contractor, will be boring and installing a new 8″ waterline along the north side of Montlake Drive between Timberlake and Tall Pine.

This project requires the contractor to close the westbound lane of Montlake to accommodate equipment and personnel. After hours, it appears that the contractor is doing a good job removing obstacles to traffic.

The delay both directions on Montlake should be reasonable except possibly at rush hours, AM and PM. Please be considerate to the construction crew members as they are working hard to improve our water service.

I’ve driven the construction area both directions several times and it should generally flow pretty well if we are patient and plan ahead for some modest delay. I’ve already seen a very limited number of folks throw their hands up in utter disgust over a minor delay. Come on, people. This our neighborhood, not west Knoxville or New York City….

If you have suggestions, complaints, call BR-549; no actually my number is 363-2663 24/7 and I’m your friendly (generally) LHHA KUB rep C.L. Overman..

To subscribe to updates about this and other KUB projects, please have a look at the new forums.

Sorry if I Alarmed you… again.

Status

In making updates to our site – once again I created pages in an effort to improve your experience with it. And the site then sent out emails to tell all of you great people what I’ve been up to.

It was supposed to be a surprise.

I’ll share a bit more about this at the next HOA meeting – see you there!

Alcoa Hwy: February 7, 2017

Contract CNQ029 Alcoa Highway SR 115 (US 129)

February 7, 2017 Project Update

The Maloney Road roundabout on the east side of Alcoa Highway (near Sevier Heights Baptist Church) is open to traffic. Traffic can access the roundabout on 3 of 4 legs (the 4th being the leg on the Maloney Road where the bridge over Alcoa Hwy. will be constructed). Traffic was allowed access on Friday, February 3, 2017.


Excavation and fill activities are taking place on both sides of Alcoa Hwy. Trucks can be seen hauling material from cut slopes to fill areas on the east side between Barber Hill Rd. and Mount Vernon Rd. as well as on the west side between the large cut slope and Montlake Dr. Drainage structures are also being installed in these areas as well as near Woodson Drive.

I think it’s working now…

Back in November I had attempted to set up an autopost to Facebook feature on the site. It turns out there was a bug that was preventing the site from posting to our private group. If I’ve done this correctly – this post will show up on Facebook AND the site.

~Your friendly neighborhood web guy, David

P.S. This IS a test.

Alcoa Hwy: December 20, 2016

Charles Blalock & Sons, and their subcontractor Rogers Group is preparing to place asphalt base for the Maloney Road collector (roundabout). Once guardrail, asphalt pavement and pavement markings are installed, traffic will be turned onto the new section of roadway. This should allow for traffic to access Maloney Road and the adjacent properties without using the temporary runaround (see photo below).

Preparing to place asphalt base for the Maloney Road Roundabout..


Crews will be excavating for Wall #8 on the west side of Alcoa Hwy soon. In preparation for this work and subsequent fill activities on the opposite side of Alcoa near Mount Vernon, the contractor has excavated the grassy median section and placed stone fill. Trucks will be crossing Alcoa Hwy at this location (see below).

The contractor has excavated the grassy median section and placed stone fill. Trucks will be crossing Alcoa Hwy at this location

Lakemoor Drive Water Project Update

The KUB-contractor had a tough day today, December 19, with another blowout of the old line which had a ripple effect on other infrastructure along Lakemoor. Hopefully, no resident had a service disruption.

They will have to dig up 100′ of line to repair the damage.

This is a good crew doing their best in cold weather. Again, if anyone wants the direct contact numbers, those are available in previous posts.

Otherwise, take them some hot snacks and drinks. Kim and I are planning to take them a platter of ham biscuits this week.

Merry Christmas

C.L. Overman
LHHA KUB rep.

Addresses Impacted by this Project

  • 2300 Carriage Ln
  • 2301 Carriage Ln Lot 3
  • 2304 Carriage Ln
  • 2305 Carriage Ln
  • 2308 Carriage Ln
  • 2301 Wagon Rd
  • 2309 Wagon Rd
  • 2313 Wagon Rd
  • 2300 Lakemoor Dr
  • 2301 Lakemoor Dr
  • 2304 Lakemoor Dr Lot 4
  • 2317 Lakemoor Dr
  • 2405 Lakemoor Dr
  • 2415 Lakemoor Dr
  • 2429 Lakemoor Dr
  • 2500 Lakemoor Dr
  • 3300 Buckboard Ln
  • 3305 Buckboard Ln
  • 3313 Buckboard Ln
  • 3317 Buckboard Ln
  • 3321 Buckboard Ln
  • 3500 Bluff Point Dr
  • 3505 Bluff Point Dr
  • 3508 Bluff Point Dr
  • 3509 Bluff Point Dr
  • 3511 Bluff Point Dr
  • 3512 Bluff Point Dr
  • 3516 Bluff Point Dr
  • 3517 Bluff Point Dr
  • 3520 Bluff Point Dr
  • 3521 Bluff Point Dr
  • 3524 Bluff Point Dr
  • 3525 Bluff Point Dr
  • 3528 Bluff Point Dr
  • 3529 Bluff Point Dr
  • 3533 Bluff Point Dr
  • 3539 Bluff Point Dr

*This message was posted by David Couch on behalf of C.L. Overman

Website Updates

Hello, David Couch here (3525 Bluff Point Dr)

As some of you are aware, I’m your new web developer supporting our neighborhood HOA site.  Earlier today, I made some updates to the site addressing one of the issues I’ve heard repeated time and again – the site is inaccessible, hard to use, logging in is confusing, etc.

And as most of you are probably aware any page or post added to the site automatically sends an email to all users registered on the site. Yep – you. Well, when I installed an update earlier today it happily created a bunch of pages. Yep. It did. And yes, as it is supposed to do – the site promptly alerted all of my delightful neighbors about it.

Please accept my sincere apologies for this err on my part and any confusion or alarm it may have caused. It was not a hack. Rest assured the site is more secure now than it was when I became a member just over 2 years ago.

In the coming weeks I will continue to make updates and changes to the site. I’ll do my best to do so without unfortunate incidents like  the notices that went out today. Also please note that one of the things that I aim to change is the way we use the site to communicate. Did you know that every post made to this site has been a blog post? Yep.

So very soon I hope to provide a more productive, intuitive and accessible forum for us to use for our neighborhood wide communications, and our more select ones too. A specific place to request help in finding your lost pet. Others to contain all messages and conversations by our respective committees, groups and community projects.

To date, I have brought the site software current, made it secure (https), and added an e-commerce solution. Did you buy your Pecans yet? So stay tuned, bear with me, and above all let me know your thoughts and concerns regarding this site.

Thank you,

David Couch

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