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Cumberland Avenue Redesign Work Underway

Traffic Cones

A two-year City of Knoxville project to reconstruct the Cumberland Avenue corridor through campus is underway. Motorists should anticipate closed lanes from West Volunteer Boulevard to Twenty-First Street to allow for a one-block tapering of traffic.

HPER Building Roof Leak Causes Room Closures

A recent roof leak resulted in damage to several areas in the HPER Building. Roofing repairs are expected to take place during the same six- to eight-week time period.

Spring Brings Progress on Campus Construction Projects

An elevation illustration for the renovated Torchbearer Plaza. Work is set to begin in spring 2015.

Spring semester has arrived, and it’s now peak season for our efforts to transform our campus. Several ongoing projects will soon cross major milestones, while a few new upgrades will kick off later this spring.

Steam Plant Conversion Continues

Big changes are already taking place at the UT Steam Plant as part of its ongoing conversion project. The project, which began in March, includes the elimination of coal use at the plant through the replacement of the plant’s coal-fired boilers with high-efficiency, natural gas/fuel oil boilers.

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


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.