Last of Sequoyah Hills project set to start

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A $14.5 million wastewater system upgrade is set to start in Sequoyah Hills this week.

This is the third and final phase of a project that started in 2017 and has a total cost of $15 million, according to the Knoxville Utility Board.

The project consists of rehabilitating six miles of wastewater pipes along with 77 manholes, according to a KUB press release.

When the project concludes, there will be a total of 18 miles of pipe upgraded through the area.

During phase one, KUB upgraded five miles of pipe and during the second phase the utility upgraded an additional seven miles, officials said.

The current construction will start on Cherokee Boulevard near the Kingston Pike intersection and will proceed south.

KUB officials said there will be lane closures in both lanes as work progresses.

Morgan Contracting, based out of Knoxville, has been contracted for construction of the project.