An update from the Traffic Safety Task Force

The site has been updated with resources and documents from the Traffic Safety Task Force. Here is an excerpt from Eric Zeanah earlier this week:

From: Eric Zeanah
Sent: Tuesday, July 18, 2017 5:39 PM

Just an update from Timberlake. If you drive Timberlake in both directions, you will see at least three home signs families have created. One is very creative out of wood. But what really pleased me is I stopped to visit with Marcia Finfer, who walks her three dogs on Timberlake daily. I asked if she had seen an improvement since we started our efforts and her response was an enthusiastic, “Absolutely!”. Below is the e-mail she sent back in January when I had open discussions with the street before we started. She is now extremely appreciative.

“I have three dogs, as you all know, and have almost been hit twice.  Bernie also was run off the road while walking the mutts.  It has been suggested that I take the dogs to a dog park for their walks so that drivers don’t have to slow down.  Rumble strips will not stop the speed and assumed rights of drivers, and the strips might be quite annoying to neighbors who are close to the road.”

Let’s get the message posted. I am traveling the next two weeks but can be reached by e-mail. There has really been a difference on our street.

Thanks,

Eric

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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.

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.

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

KUB Planned Outage – Tues, Dec. 6 9a – 3p

A message to C.L. Overman from Paul Chapman of KUB:

Pipeline Construction requests a planned water outage for Tuesday, December 6 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. There will be 37 customers included in the outage. The rain date will be Wednesday Dec. 7. I am attaching a list of the customers that will be affected by the outage. Massamba is notifying the customers today.


Paul Chapman Supervisor Key Accounts|Knoxville Utilities Board
445 S. Gay Street | Knoxville TN 37902
(865) 558-2740 Office | (865) 254-6608 Cell
www.kub.org Your Source for Energy and Water Services

  1. 2300 Carriage Ln
  2. 2300 Lakemoor Dr
  3. 2301 Carriage Ln Lot 3
  4. 2301 Lakemoor Dr
  5. 2301 Wagon Rd
  6. 2304 Carriage Ln
  7. 2304 Lakemoor Dr Lot 4
  8. 2305 Carriage Ln
  9. 2308 Carriage Ln
  10. 2309 Wagon Rd
  11. 2313 Wagon Rd
  12. 2317 Lakemoor Dr
  13. 2405 Lakemoor Dr
  14. 2415 Lakemoor Dr
  15. 2429 Lakemoor Dr
  16. 2500 Lakemoor Dr
  17. 3300 Buckboard Ln
  18. 3305 Buckboard Ln
  19. 3313 Buckboard Ln
  20. 3317 Buckboard Ln
  21. 3321 Buckboard Ln
  22. 3500 Bluff Point Dr
  23. 3505 Bluff Point Dr
  24. 3508 Bluff Point Dr
  25. 3509 Bluff Point Dr
  26. 3511 Bluff Point Dr
  27. 3512 Bluff Point Dr
  28. 3516 Bluff Point Dr
  29. 3517 Bluff Point Dr
  30. 3520 Bluff Point Dr SW
  31. 3521 Bluff Point Dr
  32. 3524 Bluff Point Dr
  33. 3525 Bluff Point Dr
  34. 3528 Bluff Point Dr
  35. 3529 Bluff Point Dr
  36. 3533 Bluff Point Dr
  37. 3539 Bluff Point Dr

 

Posted by David Couch on behalf of C.L. Overman (865) 363-2663

Road Closure on Montlake

As of ~5am this morning there is a tree down over the road and power lines on Montlake between Lakemoor and Timberlake Drives. Crews were present and working on it when I drove past at 9:30am. My power is now out on Bluff Point Drive – I’ll presume it’s related.

I have started a forum discussion (link below) if you would like to add to the conversation:

Montlake Closure

Thank you Mike Parker and C.L. Overman for your vigilance.

Montlake Closure at Timberlake

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING

Severe Thunderstorm Warning
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
TNC093-300830-
/O.NEW.KMRX.SV.W.0194.161130T0803Z-161130T0830Z/

BULLETIN – IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MORRISTOWN TN
303 AM EST WED NOV 30 2016

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MORRISTOWN HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…
KNOX COUNTY IN EASTERN TENNESSEE…

* UNTIL 330 AM EST

* AT 302 AM EST…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED NEAR FARRAGUT…
OR 8 MILES EAST OF OAK RIDGE…MOVING NORTHEAST AT 50 MPH.

HAZARD…60 MPH WIND GUSTS AND PENNY SIZE HAIL.

SOURCE…RADAR INDICATED.

IMPACT…EXPECT DAMAGE TO ROOFS…SIDING…AND TREES.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
KNOXVILLE…FARRAGUT…HALLS…MALONEYVILLE…BEARDEN…POWELL…
MASCOT AND KARNS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

REMAIN ALERT FOR A POSSIBLE TORNADO! TORNADOES CAN DEVELOP QUICKLY
FROM SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS. IF YOU SPOT A TORNADO GO AT ONCE INTO THE
BASEMENT OR SMALL CENTRAL ROOM IN A STURDY STRUCTURE.

FOR YOUR PROTECTION MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF A
BUILDING.

&&

LAT…LON 3594 8426 3593 8424 3595 8424 3594 8422
3597 8422 3599 8418 3599 8415 3602 8408
3604 8406 3606 8408 3617 8392 3616 8391
3617 8385 3600 8371 3585 8414 3583 8418
TIME…MOT…LOC 0802Z 236DEG 44KT 3593 8415

TORNADO…POSSIBLE
HAIL…0.75IN
WIND…60MPH