Work continues on North Knoxville bridge project

Work continues on North Knoxville bridge project

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We've had a number of inquiries from viewers about an ongoing project in North Knoxville, just east of North Broadway along Glenwood Avenue. We've had a number of inquiries from viewers about an ongoing project in North Knoxville, just east of North Broadway along Glenwood Avenue.
The project is a bridge replacement issue in that area. Crews are continuing to reconstruct the bridge that spans First Creek. The project is a bridge replacement issue in that area. Crews are continuing to reconstruct the bridge that spans First Creek.

By BO WILLIAMS
6 News Anchor/Reporter

KNOXVILLE (WATE) - We've had a number of inquiries from viewers about an ongoing project in North Knoxville, just east of North Broadway along Glenwood Avenue.

The project is a bridge replacement issue in that area. Crews are continuing to reconstruct the bridge that spans First Creek.

TDOT's bridge inspectors originally rated the bridge as "poor," and therefore, it needed to be replaced.

According to the city's website, rebuilding of the bridge is underway. Work has been taking place on the west side of the structure. Crews are now excavating and working on the footing for the east side.

A lot of those who contacted us about the project said they are looking forward to completion  because many use Glenwood as a cut-through between Broadway and Sixth.

The project was open for construction back in October of last year. Right now, it's scheduled to be completed early April of this year. The price tag is just under $400,000.


If you have a road concern or questions about a road project in your area, you can send us an email us or call (865) 637-NEWS and ask for the Streetwise Hotline.

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