A section of West Blount Avenue, located west of Chapman Highway, will be closed for 90 days beginning Monday, Oct. 29, for sewer rehabilitation work on main connections.


The utility work, performed by Charles Blalock & Sons Inc., is a component of the Blount Avenue streetscapes improvements that will support two South Waterfront residential developments – the $60 million One Riverwalk residential apartments (former Baptist Hospital site), and the $35 million 303 Flats student apartment complex (located west of the Henley Bridge).


During the installation, West Blount Avenue will be closed between Chapman Highway and the railroad overpass near St. Paul Street. Motorists will be rerouted around the work site, accessing Blount Avenue from either Martin Mill Pike or Maryville Pike. Sidewalks will remain accessible to pedestrians.


The two developments are nearing completion or have recently opened along the South Waterfront:


The One Riverwalk development will include 300 residential units and public amenities that include a 1,100-foot public riverwalk, a central plaza between the east and west residences, a pocket park, and a 37,500-square-foot public plaza at the Henley Bridge. One Riverwalk is tentatively scheduled to open its first units in late 2018, with anticipation of total project completion by spring 2019.


The recently opened 303 Flats is a five-story apartment complex now home to more than 400 students. The 303 Flats and One Riverwalk developments will be connected via a new public riverwalk that will span from the Gay Street Bridge, continue under the Henley Bridge, and eventually connect with the existing City View public riverwalk.
For more information on the South Waterfront, visit www.knoxvilletn.gov/SouthWaterfront.

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