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Knoxville TDOT worker in serious condition after work zone accident

Knoxville TDOT worker in serious condition after work zone accident

A TDOT maintenance worker is in serious condition after being struck by a car Wednesday afternoon.

TDOT spokesperson Mark Nagi says Josh Chesney, 34, of Knoxville, was working on US 11E in Jefferson County when the accident happened.  We're still waiting to get details on what caused the accident from the Tennessee Highway Patrol.

Chesney suffered a broken arm, a broken leg, a cracked pelvis and a fractured skull.  He was flown to UT Medical Center by Lifestar helicopter for treatment.  Nagi says he had surgery on his broken arm last night.

First Transit to replace KAT buses on UT campus

First Transit to replace KAT buses on UT campus

UT will soon see a new name on the buses taking them to and from class.

The university announced Wednesday that First Transit will be handling the campus transit system.

The company will take over from Knox Area Transit next summer.

Paving work could affect downtown Knoxville travel this weekend

Paving work could affect downtown Knoxville travel this weekend

From City of Knoxville:

City of Knoxville contractors will be paving Summit Hill Drive from Henley Street to South Central Street this weekend, along with some side streets. The project will be the first in the city to use a new paving mix including recycled shingles.

Paving operations are scheduled to begin the evening of Friday, Sept.28th. Weather permitting, it is anticipated this work will be complete by the evening of Sunday, Sept. 30th. Lanes will be closed on a rotating basis, and through traffic will be maintained throughout.

City leaders, business owners meet to discuss Cumberland Ave. project

City leaders, business owners meet to discuss Cumberland Ave. project

The City of Knoxville met with Cumberland Avenue business owners Tuesday evening to present updates and take questions on the Cumberland Corridor project.

The project is designed to improve traffic patterns on the strip while also making it more attractive and accessible to the public.

New drawings and design decisions from the past year were presented to those in attendance. Various city officials also took questions from concerned business owners concerning everything from turn movements, construction timetables and rights-of-way.

KNOX: TDOT road construction roundup

KNOX: TDOT road construction roundup

TDOT provides this roundup of East Tennessee road construction every week:

 

KNOX COUNTY, I-140 East and West: On Thursday, August 30, 2012, motorists should be alert for nightly lane closures between the hours of 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. the following morning as crews repair bridge joints at various locations. Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution in this area.

Knoxville officials prepare for busy weekends ahead

Knoxville officials prepare for busy weekends ahead

Hundreds of thousands of people will flood Knoxville this weekend for the annual Boomsday and Labor Day activities.

"They're estimating somewhere around 400,000 for the entire event," said Knoxville Police Chief David Rausch.

Construction on the Henley Bridge complicates things this holiday weekend, and as crowds fill the city for the weekends to follow.

Knoxville police will be out in force this weekend directing traffic and monitoring drivers.

Construction will affect traffic, parking at UT

Construction will affect traffic, parking at UT

University of Tennessee students and faculty will begin their fall semester in just a few days, followed soon by the Volunteer football season. This year, large construction projects will change the way many get through campus.

Madison Nolen is returning to UT as a senior this year, and her younger sister, Makenzie, will be starting as a freshmen. The two toured campus Thursday to map out their walk to class, and learn about the road changes.