World's Fair Park Drive will change from a one-way road to a two-way road effective Monday, Aug. 6, 2001. At the same time, the lower entrance to the roadway will be closed for approximately three months. A turnaround area has been constructed.
As part of redoing World's Fair Park, including widening the Clinch Avenue overpass, the World's Fair Park Drive between 11th Street and the Clinch Avenue overpass will be closed for approximately three months.
World's Fair Park Drive runs off 11th Street and serves the Knoxville Museum of Art, the Candy Factory, Fort Kid Playground and Victorian houses.
To use World's Fair Park Drive, motorists will enter from the 11th street near Western Avenue. At the bottom of the road, they can use the turnaround to leave the same way. Some on-street parking will still be available and the parking lots accessed from World's Fair Park Drive are not affected.
The road is being made two-way to help serve the Knoxville Convention Center. Closing the lower connection to 11th Street will allow construction crews to finish work on the Clinch Avenue overpass and to build a road that will allow traffic to drive down into the park.
After the Clinch Street connection to 11th Street is reopened, World's Fair Park Drive will remain a two-way street.