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UT Making Progress on $1 Billion in Construction Projects

Knoxville News Sentinel

Associate Vice Chancellor for Facilities Services Dave Irvin spoke with the News Sentinel about the new pedestrian bridge over Phillip Fulmer Way and other campus upgrades and construction projects that will greet students returning for classes tomorrow.

New Campus Buildings, Construction Projects to Greet Students

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Students and faculty returning to Rocky Top next week can expect to see several large transformations to campus. Most notable are the new Fred D. Brown Jr. Residence Hall and the new pedestrian bridge connecting the Johnson-Ward Pedestrian Walkway to the Hill. A new location to eat and shop will open along Cumberland Avenue, just in time for the Volunteers’ home opener game on August 31.

First New Residence Hall in 45 Years Opens to Students Next Week

Fred Brown Room

The Fred D. Brown Jr. Residence Hall, the first residence hall built in forty-five years at UT, will open its doors next week to about 700 undergraduate students. The residence hall boasts state-of-the-art technology and an environmentally conscious living space. The opening of the new hall will assist UT in accommodating a larger residential population – 7,400 students will live on campus this year.

Sorority Village Complete—Just in Time for Fall Recruitment

Sorority Village

With the completion of the Alpha Omicron Pi and Delta Gamma houses, Sorority Village on Morgan Hill is now complete—just in time for sorority recruitment. Women begin moving in to the two houses next week. Now that the development’s thirteen houses are complete, 535 women will live at Sorority Village

Section of Phillip Fulmer Way to Close July 27 and 30

Traffic Cones

A section of Phillip Fulmer Way from Middle Drive to Peyton Manning Pass will be closed all day Sunday, July 27, to remove asphalt in preparation for repaving. On Wednesday, July 30, the same section of Phillip Fulmer Way will close at 1:00 p.m. for the new paving, and will reopen to two-way traffic that evening.

Pedestrian Bridge Near Strong Hall to Close August 6

Continuing work on the Strong Hall construction site will close the nearby pedestrian bridge over Cumberland Avenue on August 6 for the fall and spring semesters. A reopening date has not yet been set.

Section of Twentieth Street to Close August 1–5

Traffic Cones

A section of Twentieth Street in front of the Shelbourne Towers building will close from early morning on Friday, August 1, through the evening of Tuesday, August 5. The road closure will allow work crews to remove utility connections in preparation for the demolition of the building.