Construction projects close area near Capitol - WKRN News 2

Construction projects close area near Capitol

Posted: Updated: Feb 24, 2014 06:03 PM

Walking or driving downtown near the state Capitol building is slower than usual.

Construction projects on Union Avenue and Deadrick Street have closed sidewalks and blocked a lane of traffic.

"The main closure is due to a water main break indoors at the Sheraton," said Metro Public Works chief engineer Chip Knauf.

He continued,  "[It's] part of that remodeling and renovation due to the flood, they're having to discard some materials and they need a dumpster in the travel lane out front, resulting in a lane closure"

Down the street on Deadrick and stretching to the corner of Union Street, NES closed off the sidewalk to replace the top of its underground vaults.

"The bad news is the morning rush hour is hindered by some congestion. The good news is it should be wrapped up in about a month," Knauf said. "Worst case scenario, we're looking at 6 weeks. Hopefully around the four week period, the Sheraton will be done. The dumpster will be removed and we're back to business as usual."

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