City: Jackson Avenue ramps to open by end of the year

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KNOXVILLE, Tennessee — Two Jackson Avenue ramps in the Old City should at last be open fully to cars and pedestrians by the end of the year, the city announced Monday.

Finish-up work has been delayed because Bell & Associates Construction wants to remove and repour some sections of stamped concrete, city spokesman Eric Vreeland said. Some of the sections didn’t turn out as planned, prompting the redo.

According to the city, the ramps had been scheduled to partly open Tuesday, with work continuing around temporary lane closures. The three-week extension will avoid the on-and-off inconvenience to motorists of the temporary lane shutdowns, according to the city.
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