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.
A section of Middle Drive on the Hill has been closed to pedestrian traffic to facilitate the Engineering Quad/Estabrook Drive improvement project. Here are several alternate routes to help you walk to where you are going during the construction.
A portion of Middle Drive between Perkins and Dougherty Halls will close at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, June 2, to allow work to begin on the new Engineering Quad streetscape project. The road will reopen by the end of July, and construction is scheduled to finish before the start of the fall semester.
Carly Harrington of the News Sentinel details the university’s state of construction projects in a recent article for the newspaper.
An upcoming landscape project aims to improve the overall appearance of the eastern edge of campus while providing an open, collaborative space for the College of Engineering.