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.
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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.
Many of the existing utilities that serve Dougherty Engineering Building will be turned off Saturday, July 26. From 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. that day, there will be no hot water, cold water, steam, air conditioning, distilled water, chilled water supply and return, or compressed air for classrooms, offices, and laboratories. However, electricity will be available during the outage.
UT Drive will close Thursday afternoon, July 24, and will reopen early Monday, July 28. The road, which connects Andy Holt Avenue and Volunteer Boulevard on the west side of campus, is closing to accommodate the annual Greater Knoxville Area Interclub Swimming Association competition taking place July 25 through 27 in the Allan Jones Intercollegiate Aquatic Center.
A section of Lake Loudoun Boulevard will be reduced to one lane in each direction from July 21 to July 25 as construction crews conduct utility work in the area. From 8:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. each day, utility work will reduce the street to one lane in each direction just north of the intersection with Phillip Fulmer Way. All lanes of traffic will be open after 4:00 p.m.
From Friday, July 11, to Friday, July 25, the city of Knoxville will begin repaving work, which will reduce several roads around campus to one lane.
The new volleyball practice facility is being named the “Joan Cronan Volleyball Practice Facility” after Cronan, who spent three decades working for UT Athletics. The Board of Trustees approved the action on Thursday. Construction on the facility will be completed for the fall 2014 season.
With summer school and new student orientation well underway, construction and beautification projects are in full swing throughout campus. Dave Irvin, associate vice chancellor for Facilities Services, said the university plans months ahead to take best advantage of the reduced campus population in June and July. A large focus is placed on sprucing up classrooms, buildings, and grounds. Extensive work is being performed in key academic buildings.
Work will start Thursday, June 19, to relocate an accessible pedestrian ramp on the north side of Joe Johnson Drive on the Agriculture Campus.
In the early-morning hours during student orientation sessions this summer, traffic on a section of Melrose Avenue between Hodges Library and Tyson Alumni House will be redirected eastbound toward Volunteer Boulevard.