Traffic Barriers Continue For UT Football Games

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn.– The University of Tennessee band will march to Neyland Stadium 90 minutes before kickoff, and extra barricades between pedestrians and vehicles will be installed for the UT-Mississippi State football game, UT officials said Thursday.

Dr. Steve Richards, football traffic committee chairman, said the traditional pre-game band march is set for 2 p.m. The band will perform a brief pre-game concert inside the stadium, he said.

Barricades again will be installed on the centerline of Stadium Drive from Andy Holt Avenue to parking lot G10 to create separate lanes for pedestrians and motor vehicle traffic, Richards said. Additional barricades will be placed on the west side of Stadium Drive, between Andy Holt and Yale avenues.

Traffic on Johnny Majors Boulevard, from Pat Head Summitt Drive to Lake Loudon Boulevard, will be one-way eastbound, and curb parking will be allowed. Johnny Majors Boulevard has been two-way traffic with no parking in the past. Cars parked on the grass or sidewalks will be towed.

Student ID card scanning again will be conducted at Gate 10 and other students gates, Richards said.

Because of construction, fans with permits to parking garage G10 cannot enter the garage by turning off Neyland Drive and crossing lot C17, as they have in the past. G10 garage patrons must enter from Stadium Drive, Richards said.

Kickoff for Saturday’s UT-Mississippi State game is at 3:30 p.m.

Contact: Dr. Steve Richards (423-974-5255)

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