A section of Melrose Avenue in front of Hess Hall and Hodges Library will close from Thursday, July 26, to Friday, August 3, for repaving and site enhancements.
A small parking lot on the north side of Hess Hall will be converted into an open-air seating area, sidewalks on both sides of Melrose Avenue will be widened and improved, and additional angled parking will be available on the north side of the street. Handicapped parking spots and a new entrance will be added to the front of the International House.
Hodges Library and the I-House will remain open during the road work, with pedestrian access and employee parking available in the Staff 12 lot next to the I-House.
Limited access to Melrose Avenue for local traffic will be granted on July 26-27. No on-street parking will be permitted until the road reopens on August 4.
For more information on campus road and construction projects, visit the Cone Zone at conezone.utk.edu.