Mayor Madeline Rogero and Vice Mayor Nick Pavlis recently announced a $20,000 grant to help marketing and promotion efforts for South Knoxville businesses that have been affected by the extended closure of the Henley Street Bridge.
The City will also erect eight temporary signs along major highways north of the river, directing traffic to the Chapman Hwy. Business District.
“The bridge closure has been very hard on South Knoxville merchants, particularly those closest to the river,” Rogero said. “I live in South Knoxville, and I can see the impact. As soon as we heard the extended construction schedule from the state, we started working on ways we can help promote the area and make sure people in other parts of the city know what’s here and how to get here.”
The Tennessee Department of Transportation announced the reconstruction of the Henley Bridge will take longer than anticipated last month. TDOT anticipates the bridge to remain closed through Feb. 2014.... read the rest of the story by Subscribing now.