CumberlandConnect is your one-stop information portal regarding Cumberland Avenue (Knoxville, TN) traffic and construction updates, events happening around Cumberland Avenue and Cumberland Avenue Merchant information. The Cumberland Avenue Streetscape Plan consists of a "road diet" for Cumberland Avenue reducing the street from four lanes to three lanes with a median to direct left turn movements. IPhase I, which was completed in December 2015, included improvements to Cumberland Avenue from Alcoa Highway to 22nd Street. The primary objective of Phase I was to address the utilities, roadway capacity, turn lanes, signals, and sidewalks in preparation of Phase II.Phase II began in December 2015 and includes improvements to Cumberland Avenue from 22nd Street to west of 16th Street. This phase includes underground utilities (tie to Phase I work) narrowing of Cumberland Avenue from four lanes to three lanes, one of which will be a dedicated median/turn lane, widening sidewalks, adding street trees, plantings and street furniture, accommodations for transit and transit users, and new cross walks.