Crews last Monday began reworking the traffic flow on streets feeding into the eastern end of Cumberland Avenue. Cars parked illegally on these side streets will be towed, starting Tuesday, June 23.
Four streets are being converted from one-way to two-way traffic – 18th, 19th south of Cumberland, Mountcastle and 21st Street – between Lake and White avenues. (There is already two-way traffic on 20th Street and on 19th Street north of Cumberland.) The change in traffic flow will make it easier for motorists to get to a particular business by giving drivers new options to more quickly reach their destinations.
Towings on the Cumberland Avenue side streets will continue through July 6, when two-way traffic flow begins.
Some motorists have been parking their vehicles behind the orange barrels being used as a safety measure to allow drivers to become accustomed to the new traffic patterns.
Starting Tuesday, milling and restriping of these streets will begin, and vehicles parked illegally in the new traffic lanes on 18th, 19th, 21st and Mountcastle streets will be towed to the City’s Vehicle Impoundment Lot on Vice Mayor Jack Sharp Road in East Knoxville. The phone number for the lot is 865-215-6215.