The Volunteer Boulevard Project will start the second phase of its makeover on Monday, May 29. The project involves extending the improvements that were made to Volunteer Boulevard from Fraternity Park to the Student Health Center over the past year.
Upgrades will include improved wireless connectivity, more efficient and brighter lighting, traffic calming measures, and improved pedestrian crossing. In addition, this construction is enabling UT to make an adjustment to the S9 parking lot at the Art and Architecture Building. The cumbersome entrance at the intersection will be moved to the other end (east side) of the lot for safety reasons.
This second phase will itself have two segments. The first will concentrate on (and thus close) the portion from Peyton Manning Pass to Lake Loudoun Boulevard. Concurrently the portion from Lake Loudoun to Pat Head Summitt Street will start on the north side, and traffic will be condensed to one lane in each direction on the south side.
The following closures and temporary changes will be in place throughout the summer:
- Volunteer Boulevard from Peyton Manning Pass to Lake Loudoun Blvd will be closed.
- The parking drive lane at Circle Park will be closed. The sidewalks will stay open.
- 45-minute visitor parking and McClung Museum parking will be relocated to the east section of the C8 lot at the corner of Lake Loudoun and Volunteer Boulevards.
- On-street parking on Volunteer Boulevard from Lake Loudoun to Peyton Manning Pass will be closed.
- Parking in S9 next to the Art and Architecture Building will be closed.
Read more about other major summer construction projects that will impact getting around this summer.