Construction on the Broadway Parking Garage continues. On Tuesday beginning at 7 a.m., the Church Avenue entrance to the garage will be closed (no available parking). Traffic will be flagged around the work zone on Church Avenue. The contractor expects to complete this work by noon on Tuesday - reopening the garage and all lanes of traffic.
Working in conjunction with the TDOT safety improvement project at Brown School Road, the Maryville Water and Sewer department will be relocating a sewer line in the area of Brown School Road to Hardee's Restaurant. A lane shift will be required in this area starting Friday, August 17 and the following Monday, August 20 - Friday, August 24. This will be a congested area.
The TDOT project will continue through the end of the year and will have Brown School Road closed from Old Knoxville Pike to East Broadway Avenue. The project was funded by TDOT to improve safety at the intersection and includes widening Broadway and installing a traffic signal.
A section of Brown School Road from Old Knoxville Pike to E Broadway Avenue has been closed to through traffic. The TDOT project is to improve traffic safety in the area - and includes widening Broadway and adding a traffic signal. TDOT estimates the project will be completed by December 31, 2018.
City of Maryville electric crews are working to restore power in Royal Oaks subdivision. The outage began approximately 4:30 a.m. and was due in part to a transformer failure. This caused some additional repair requirements that are being completed at this time. They estimate power will be restored by 10 a.m.
Maryville Water & Sewer will have Windemere Circle closed from Eva Jean Drive to Belmont Drive during working hours week of August 6 - 10. They are working on sewer rehab. For more information, call 273-3304.
The City has received many calls regarding an earthquake-like event that happened just after 1 p.m. today.
We have not found any visible evidence of a surface blast and we can confirm it was not a result of a quarry blast. Local seismographs indicate a possible earthquake. However, we do not know for sure the cause of the event. Officials from the US Geological Survey will need to make that determination. We expect to receive communication from the Emergency Management staff when the cause of the event is determined.
Once that information is available, we will make it available here.
The following information was posted on the U.S. Geological Survey website
A 2.1 earthquake registered near Louisville, TN
Monday, Aug. 6 Update
USGS update indicates multiple earthquakes in the Maryville area.
Construction work continues on the Broadway Avenue Parking Garage and the planned closure of the eastbound lane will begin July 30, 2018. Traffic will be detoured at Cates Street to Church Avenue during this phase of the project. A section of the first level of the Broadway Garage will be open from Church Avenue, but due to construction, the second and top levels will be closed. The project is expected to require closure for several weeks.
For more background, preliminary plans and progress notes can be found here.
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The Water and Sewer Department will conduct annual inspections of residential lawn irrigation system backflow preventers in the following areas beginning Wednesday, August 1: Savannah Park, Brookshire Boulevard, Meadow Breeze Drive, Montvale Station Road, Cross Creek and Oxford Hills Subdivisions.
State and federal regulations require the devices be tested and inspected at least annually in accordance with the city’s cross connection control program. Maryville Municipal Code requires that irrigation backflow devices be installed and have water service up to the No. 2 shutoff valve of the backflow device no later than May 1 of each year and remain in service until Sept. 30 to allow for required annual inspections and tests.
Devices not installed or not in service will result in return trips and re-inspection fees assessed to the customer’s utility account.
Questions can be directed to the Water and Sewer Department at 865-273-3304 from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.
Maryville Electric Department will be performing unplanned emergency repair work. Most of Royal Oaks will be without power, but crews are hopeful they will be able to restore power in under one hour. Updates will be available on the automated power outage line as they are available - 983-8722.
From: Blount County Emergency Management Agency/Blount County Mayor’s Office
An Integrated Public Alert Warning System message (IPAWS) was being crafted this morning at 10:15 after a 4-year-old boy was located running down Nobel Street in Alcoa. Alcoa Police requested Blount County Emergency Management issue an IPAWS text alert in an effort to find the boy’s parents or guardians.
In consultation with Alcoa Police Department, Emergency Management officials were crafting the message when the software inadverantly sent a Civil Alert test weather message in place of the alert regarding the search for the child’s missing guardian or parent.
After consulting with software engineers, a disregard message was issued at 11:46 a.m.
Blount County Emergency Management regrets any inconvenience or alarm this may have caused. While Emergency Management tests this system regularly, we will be working with our software vendor to determine the cause of the malfunction.
This is a great system that saves lives. The system is put in place for safety of this community to ensure we are doing everything we can to assure the citizens' safety. We are researching the cause of what happened this morning and we are sorry for any inconvenience or alarm this caused.
City of Maryville Note: We understand the child has been reunited with his guardian and is unharmed.
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