Friday, July 31, 2015

Project Update

July 31, 2015  –  KUB’s contractor, Southeast Connections (SEC), has completed natural gas pipeline installation from Topside Road to the University of Tennessee Property. SEC is finishing final clean up and restoration efforts in this area, and that work is expected through the end of August (weather permitting). With construction activities nearing completion, this will be the final update for this blog. Customers with questions can still contact KUB via the Customer Support phone number listed in the project information sheet, which is provided in the upper right hand corner of this blog. This blog page will be removed at the end of August.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Project Update

July 1, 2015  –  KUB’s contractor, Southeast Connections (SEC), has completed pipeline installation from Topside Road to Alcoa Highway, and is finishing final tie ins. The bore underneath Alcoa Highway is ongoing, and this work will continue over the next few weeks. Crews are also working on restoration in some work areas, and nearly half of the right-of-way restoration is complete.




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.