Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Project Update

June 3, 2015  –  KUB’s contractor, Southeast Connections (SEC), has completed pipeline installation along Legion Drive, and continues to work along Belt Road near Maloney Road. Pipeline installation is also complete from Alcoa Highway to Woodson Drive. Crews are working south of Woodson Drive toward John Hall Road.

Friday, May 29, 2015

Project Update

KUB Work Nearing Completion in I.C. King Park

KUB and its contractor, Southeast Connections, are in the final stages of work in I.C. King Park, and will return park operations to Knox County Parks and Recreation on schedule on Monday, June 1. Two bike trails located in the north end of I.C. King Park will remain closed as Knox County Parks and Recreation performs trail maintenance. The park has been closed since early March as more than 4,000 feet of steel pipeline was installed as part of KUB's South Loop Natural Gas Pipeline Installation Project. KUB wants to thank Knox County Parks and Recreation, and the public for their cooperation and understanding during the closure.

The South Loop Natural Gas Pipeline Project, which extends between the KUB Topside Road Gate Station and the University of Tennessee golf practice facility off Alcoa Highway, will provide a portion of the connecting pipeline that will allow the UT to convert its coal-fired steam plant to natural gas by late 2015. This plant conversion will remove the second largest source of airborne pollution in East Tennessee, and will be the equivalent of taking 7,000 passenger vehicles off the road each day. Additionally, this pipeline will improve the overall reliability of KUB’s natural gas distribution system, and allow for future natural gas demands.

KUB will continue to post regular updates throughout the project on its website at www.kub.org, and on the KUB Facebook page. Additionally, KUB has set up a blog at http://kubsouthloop.blogspot.com/ to keep customers informed about project milestones. Customers can send their e-mail address to blog@kub.org (please reference South Loop in the subject line) to receive updates on the project. Customers can also call 558-2331 after normal business hours to leave a message that will be followed-up with a call from a KUB representative by the end of the next business day.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Project Update

May 20, 2015  –  KUB’s contractor, Southeast Connections (SEC), has installed approximately 5400 feet of pipe from Alcoa Highway moving south, nearing Woodson Drive. Work is ongoing along Legion Drive, with pipeline currently installed from the end of Legion Drive to Webber Lane. Crews have completed the boring work at Maloney Road, and continue another bore at Alcoa Highway.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Project Update

May 13, 2015 – KUB’s contractor, Southeast Connections (SEC), began installing pipe along Legion Drive, working toward Belt Road. Pipe has been installed up to approximately the halfway point on Legion Drive. Crews also continue work in the north end of the project zone, moving toward Woodson Drive. Restoration efforts in I.C. King Park continue on schedule, and the park is expected to reopen at the end of the month.

South Loop Natural Gas Pipeline Project progress photo: 




 

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Project Update

May 5, 2015 – KUB’s contractor, Southeast Connections (SEC), is installing pipe on the north end of the project area this week, and will continue installation moving south. Restoration efforts are underway in I.C. King Park, and the park is still on schedule to be reopened by the end of the month.

In the coming weeks, SEC crews will begin work in the residential areas, beginning on the east end of Legion Drive and working west toward Belt Road. SEC will maintain driveway access during construction. If you have questions and would like to speak with a KUB Customer Support Representative, their contact information can be found on the Project Information Sheet located in the upper right hand corner of this blog page.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Project Update

April 21, 2015  –  KUB’s contractor, Southeast Connections (SEC), has completed both horizontal direction drills in I. C. King Park, and is working to tie-in all of the pipe within the park. The site restoration process for the park will begin in the coming weeks, and the park is expected to reopen by the end of May.

Crews are preparing to bore underneath Alcoa Highway late this week. The trenching machine will be moved to the north end of the project, near UT hospital, before week’s end. From there, the trenching machine will work south.

In May, crews will be shifting work into residential areas. If you have questions and would like to speak with a Customer Support Representative, their information can be found on the Project Information Sheet located in the upper right hand corner of this blog page.





Friday, April 10, 2015

Project Update

April 10, 2015 – KUB’s contractor, Southeast Connections (SEC), has installed the majority of pipeline from I. C. King Park to Topside Road. The auger bore of the CSR railroad is complete, and the bore at Woodson Drive is underway. One of the two horizontal directional drill holes is complete in the park, with the second nearing completion.

Crews are working near Topside Road this week, as well as various other locations between I. C. King Park and Topside Road where they are completing tie-ins. This week the trenching machine will be moved off Maryville Pike where the new pipeline path parallels the railroad.