Next week, beginning Monday, Jan. 15, North Central Street will be closed to through traffic between Depot and Magnolia avenues.


The closure is part of the $5.8 million North Central Street streetscapes project. Southern Constructors Inc. crews will be making stormwater infrastructure upgrades at the project’s southern end. Access will be maintained to the Greyhound terminal.


The streetscapes project will replace storm drains and storm water pipes and repair and construct new sidewalks on North Central between West Depot Avenue and Woodlawn Avenue. A linear park is planned for the block of North Central Street between Baxter and Hinton avenues.


Also next week: Traffic will be shifted a few blocks further to the north, and there will be no on-street parking on the east side of Central between Fifth and Fourth avenues (next to Historic Knoxville High School).


For more information on the North Central project, visit You also can sign up through the website to receive “look ahead” emails detailing the next two weeks of construction. Or text “ncentral” to 313131 to receive real-time text alert updates.