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Weather delays Island Home Ave. reopening once again

(WBIR - KNOXVILLE) South Knoxville's Island Home Avenue did not reopen Monday as planned.
The street was originally supposed to open on November 13, but rain delayed those plans.
The city set another deadline of November 30, but even more wet weather is causing another delay.
The city has given the contractor another extension, so the new target date is December 18.

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Island Home Avenue has been given yet another extension, which will delay the area's reopening.

The new deadline is Nov. 30, according to Eric Vreeland from the city of Knoxville.

A contractor had been given a two-week extension to reopen the area Friday. However, recent rain delayed work on Island Home Avenue.

Related: Apartment complex brings change to Island Home Park area

The road has been closed since late spring for utility work and construction related to the River's Edge Apartments

The 134-unit apartment complex, river walk, and overall development is part of the city's 20-year vision for the South Knoxville waterfront.

This story will be updated when more information becomes available.


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