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South Knox Is Open!
WELCOME TO SOUTH KNOXVILLE
A MESSAGE FROM COUNCILMAN NICK PAVLIS

This website is devoted to helping folks continue to shop, work, and play in this wonderful part of our City - Knoxville's Urban Wilderness.

The Henley Street Bridge closure will present a challenge to our area but we hope folks will realize it is still easy to find us. On this website, we have a Directory of businesses we have called the "Downtown South Business District" for the duration of this project. This area will encompass that part of Chapman Highway from Moody Avenue north to the Henley Street Bridge along with others just off of this route. This area is a part of the Downtown South Business Association which encompasses the entire south Knoxville area.

We encourage everyone to continue to shop and enjoy all of the businesses in South Knoxville. However, while the Henley Street Bridge is closed, we are particularly concerned about our businesses that will lose a projected traffic volume of 38,000 cars per day going by their businesses. Many of those businesses in the Downtown South Business Association have requested to be included as well so we are also listing those businesses in our Directory upon request. Some of these businesses listed in our Directory are providing coupons for their customers on their websites so we encourage you to visit them there.

We will have onsite an interactive map with a search engine for each of the businesses in the area which will have the ability to show all of the business in South Knoxville.

We have provided links to the Tennessee Department of Transportation website devoted to the Henley Street Bridge construction as well as to the City of Knoxville website.

Lastly, we are providing a message center which we plan to update frequently with progress reports from the Contractor as well as press releases from TDOT and also any other information about the area that is pertinent.

Thank you for visiting our site and we are looking forward to seeing you soon in South Knoxville.
UPDATES ON PROJECT
September 24, 2013

Span #3 sidewalk construction is complete and pedestrian rail construction has started. The concrete bridge end pavement construction continues and gas main work is being completed at the south approach. Clean-up work is ongoing at the river spans in preparation for bridge stain and the prime coat of stain is ready to be placed at Pier #2.

Neyland Drive will continue to have temporary lane closures during daytime work operations for overhead construction on the north spans. The Greenway will also have temporary closures if work is being performed above it. The Greenway status can be followed daily on twitter, at twitter.com/HenleyBridge.

If you have questions concerning the bridge, feel free to stop by the Henley Community Center or call 865-577-6988. To find out more about the project, detours, Henley Bridge history and to view the project cameras you can visit www.tn.gov/henley. You can also follow the project updates on twitter at twitter.com/HenleyBridge.

Henley Bridge Project Community Center
220 East Blount Avenue

PRESS RELEASES ON PROJECT
TDOT Press Releases
City Press Releases

CONTACT INFO
TDOT

Henley Bridge Project Community Center
220 East Blount Avenue
(Across the street from the old Baptist Hospital)
Hours: Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Phone: 865-577-6988

CITY OF KNOXVILLE

Rick Emmett
Downtown Coordinator
P.O. Box 1631
Knoxville, TN 37901
865-215-3837
remmett@cityofknoxville.org

Nick Pavlis
City Councilman First District

3815 Admiralty Lane
Knoxville, TN  37920
865-579-2055
npavlis@comcast.net

Entering South Knoxville

DOWNTOWN SOUTH BUSINESS DISTRICT
List of Businesses
Google Map of Businesses
DIRECTIONS TO THIS DISTRICT:
  • From I-40 East or I-40 West:
    Take the James White Parkway Exit (Exit 388A) to Sevierville Pike on Moody Avenue (follow detour signs). Turn right onto Moody Avenue, then to Chapman Highway. Then turn right onto Chapman Highway for the Downtown South Business District on Chapman Highway listed on our directory.
  • From Maynardville Highway or Broadway or Henley Street:
    If coming south from Maynardville Highway-Broadway-Henley Street, either turn left to Church Street, then to the James White Parkway (follow detour signs) or turn left and proceed to S. Gay Street the turn right and cross the Gay Street Bridge to Blount Avenue. Turn right onto Blount Avenue and proceed to Chapman Highway. Turn left on Chapman Highway to access the Downtown South Business District.

    Please refer to Google Map of Businesses for more detail.

  • HENLEY STREET BRIDGE PROJECT INFO
    Official Henley Street Bridge Detours
    TDOT Henley Street Bridge Project
    View Project Web Cams

    OTHER LINKS OF INTEREST
    Knoxville South Waterfront
    City of Knoxville