Construction on campus and the City of Knoxville’s upgrades to Cumberland Avenue will bring about road closures and traffic signal upgrades that begin over Spring Break.
From taking big steps toward completing three new residence halls to adding more than a thousand new parking spaces, UT is moving ahead this year with goals of improving facilities and beautifying the campus.
A big change to Knoxville’s skyline is coming this month, as a 310-foot smoke stack on the UT campus will be demolished and removed.
UT will break ground on the new Mossman Building at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, October 29, at the construction site on the corner of Cumberland Avenue and 13th Street.
Construction on campus and the City of Knoxville’s upgrades to Cumberland Avenue will present challenges to faculty and staff as well as students and their families traveling to campus.
Students returning to campus for the fall semester will be greeted by the iconic Volunteer statue on the renovated Torchbearer Plaza and Circle Park.
A multi-faceted improvement project is now underway at Tom Black Track at LaPorte Stadium on campus. The site is closed until the project is completed in early 2016.
Work on the Cumberland Avenue Corridor project will result in road closures and towing of illegally parked vehicles starting this week.
As part of the Torchbearer Plaza renovation project, the outside lane of eastbound Volunteer Boulevard will be closed from Lake Loudoun Boulevard to Peyton Manning Pass starting June 18 and continuing until mid-August.
For six weeks beginning Tuesday, June 9, all eastbound lanes of Cumberland Avenue between University Commons and West Volunteer Boulevard will be closed. The affected section runs under the railroad crossing and in front of the entrance to the Kingston Pike Building.