(KNOXVILLE, Tenn.) -- The city of Knoxville announced on Monday that 16th Street will be closed for utility repairs between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. between March 15 and 23.
The city says that a 30-inch wide trench will be dug in the street for the installation of a communication duct-bank. This would offer protection for -- and potentially allow for easier replacement of -- underground cables.
The road closure coincides with spring break for University of Tennessee students.
The project is part of the university's goal of turning Sophronia Strong Hall into an academic building, which will house the Anthropology and Earth and Planetary Sciences departments.
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