Cone Zone News

Campus Road Closures Set for Spring Break

UT has scheduled several campus construction and repair projects to take place during spring break, March 13–17, when pedestrian and vehicle traffic are at reduced levels.

Campus Construction Progress to Continue in 2017

The spring semester brings several big campus improvement milestones, beginning with the opening of the new Stokely Family Residence Hall. Inside the building, the Fresh Food Company, a new POD Market, and a Starbucks WPS open today to all students, faculty, staff and visitors. Jamba Juice, also serving Starbucks coffee, in TRECS opens today. Strong Hall, a state-of-the-art classroom and laboratory building on Cumberland Avenue, will open its doors in mid-March.

Thompson-Boling Arena Renovations to Begin in January

UT is set to begin a new phase of renovation work at Thompson-Boling Arena in January, most notably overhauling locker room facilities used for athletic and special events at the thirty-year-old riverfront venue.

Construction Projects Honored for Excellence in Design

Four construction projects at UT have been honored by American School and University magazine as examples of the best in design among colleges and universities. “We’re pleased with the recognition,” said Dave Irvin, associate vice chancellor for facilities services. “Two of our projects, Strong Hall and the Stokely Family Residence Hall, aren’t even finished yet and they’re earning national praise, which is thrilling,” he said.

Cumberland Avenue Lane Shift to Accommodate Track Removal

Traffic Cones

Beginning Tuesday, September 6, a Knoxville city contractor will be excavating and removing buried pre-World War II trolley tracks from the center of Cumberland Avenue—a task that will require a ten-day around-the-clock lane shift plus overnight closures of the westbound lane of Cumberland.