An industrial complex at 2000 Sutherland Avenue will serve as the future home for the UT Facilities Services department. Formerly the site of Southeast Precast Corporation, and before that the Gray Knox Marble Company, the property’s 91,000-square-foot plant structure will house offices, warehouse space, workshops, and labs.
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A section of Phillip Fulmer Way from Cumberland Avenue to Middle Drive will close on Friday, May 1, as part of the ongoing Student Union construction project.
Work will begin in May, after spring commencement, on a renovation of Torchbearer Plaza and Circle Park.
Students, employees, alumni, and the community are invited to visit the University Center, which has served as a central hub for activity on campus, before it closes in late May.
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.
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 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.
Several improvements are being made to the Cumberland Avenue side of Ayres Hall and a primary pedestrian pathway to the Hill.
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.
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.