Friday, September 20, 2013

Lyons View Pike Project Update

September 20, 2013 UPDATE – The City of Knoxville has completed all milling, paving, and striping work, all traffic control measures have been removed, and the entire stretch of Lyons View Pike has now been reopened to through traffic.
Lyons View Pike has been closed to through traffic since April 15, 2013, in conjunction with KUB’s multiple utility upgrade project to replace the natural gas, water, and wastewater mains in this area.
KUB’s contractor, Charles Blalock & Sons, and their subcontractor, Pipeline Construction, completed all utility installation work in early September, nearly two months ahead of schedule. All totaled, Charles Blalock & Sons and Pipeline Construction replaced 20,222 feet, or 3.83 miles, of utility pipe over a 21 week period.
KUB would like to extend its sincere appreciation to residents and businesses in the Lyons View Pike area, as well as commuters who frequently travel this busy stretch of roadway, for their patience and understanding during the past several months as we completed this challenging project.

Pipeline Bores Love Creek at 2 Separate Locations in Knoxville Tennessee

Pipeline Construction installed an 8″ mdpe gas line under Love Creek on the  Rutledge Pike Gas Relocation Project.  The first installation consisted of boring in solid rock for 700 ft under Chilhowee Drive and under Loves Creek. The second bore was along Chilhowee Drive just down stream of the first bore.  This bore was 550 feet in length and was also in solid rock.  Both bores were critical milestones needed to complete the project.  The bores were completed with a Vermeer D50 directonal boring machine.

Pipeline Completes Creek Bore For TDOT Project in Farragut

Pipeline Construction installed an 8″ PE Gas line under Turkey Creek as part of theTDOT  Everett Road / Kingston Pike Improvement Project.  This bore was installed under Turkey Creek to help protect the environmentally sensitive areas near this bridge widening project.  The bore was approximately 400 ft in length and was in solid rock the entire length.  Once the gas line is relocated to this new location the road widening project can continue.

Pipeline Construction Invests in GPS Survey Equipment

Pipeline has recently purchased a Topcon RTK GPS surveying instrument.  This equipment will allow Pipeline to layout the utility to be installed as well as any proposed utilities or drainage structures so that future conflicts can be avoided.  Thus avoiding costly delays and expediting projects.  This equipment can also be used to create as-builts and aid in GIS mapping for utility operators.

Pipeline Construction Bores Pellissipi Parkway

Pipeline Construction installs a 12″ steel high pressure gas line under Pellissippi Parkway as part of the TDOT Lovell Road relocation project.  This 12″ steel gas line installed by horizontal directional boring method.  The bore was approximately 400ft long.