As Summer Heats Up, So Do UT Campus Road Closures

Traffic ConesWith good weather and fewer people on campus, summer provides the perfect time for UT to tackle campus road projects, and this year is no exception.

Almost half of Volunteer Boulevard, which runs through the heart of the campus, will be impacted this summer. Starting in June, the second phase of the Volunteer Boulevard streetscape project begins with the section west of Circle Park reduced to one lane in each direction and a complete closure of the road from Lake Loudoun Boulevard to Peyton Manning Pass. Circle Park Drive also will close in June, with temporary parking available in the C8 commuter student lot next to the McClung Museum.

Volunteer Boulevard from Peyton Manning Pass north to Hodges Library will be reduced to one lane each way as part of the streetscape project and for utility work.

A section of Lower Drive on the Hill between Middle Drive and Estabrook Road will be completely closed from Monday, May 15, to Monday, July 31.

Phillip Fulmer Way from Cumberland Avenue to Middle Drive will close periodically during the summer for pavement work as part of construction of phase 2 of the Student Union.

One project due to wrap up this summer is the City of Knoxville’s Cumberland Avenue streetscape project. Work should be completed in August.

Shorter closures for utility work include Andy Holt Avenue in front of the Allan Jones Aquatic Center (May 15–18) and Melrose Avenue in front of Tyson Alumni House (May 15–22).

For more information on road closures, call 974-3061 or visit the Parking and Transit Services website (pdf).