Fencing soon will be placed around the staircase between the Burchfiel and Austin Peay buildings on the Hill. The closure is in advance of removing and replacing the old staircase at the site where the new pedestrian bridge will connect to the Hill.
Eastbound traffic on a section of Kingston Pike near campus will be reduced to one lane from Monday, March 31, to Friday, April 4. The outside eastbound lane will be closed near the intersection with Metron Center Way, for underground utility work for the new University Commons shopping complex.
A section of Sixteenth Street from Cumberland Avenue to White Avenue will be closed from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. each day from Saturday, March 15, to Sunday, March 23.
Although Phillip Fulmer Way from Cumberland Avenue to Middle Drive remains closed to vehicles, pedestrians now have access to the closed section of the road.
Construction on the new Student Union project is progressing well and on schedule. The six-story structure has been formed from steel, and workers are pouring the concrete floors. A new pedestrian bridge is being built and will provide a new connection to the Hill by this fall. The first phase of work is set for completion by spring 2015.
Work has begun on the demolition of Stokely Athletics Center and Gibbs Hall. The university is making way for a new residence hall and dining facility and parking garage on the site at the corner of Volunteer and Lake Loudoun Boulevards. Plans are also in place to expand Haslam Field on the site. Abatement work has started on Stokely and Johnny Majors Drive has been closed to through traffic as part of the planned demolition.
Work is resuming to repair the exterior of Andy Holt Tower. With the end of classes for the fall semester, security fences have been placed around the base of the tower to protect the work site.
A section of Phillip Fulmer Way from Cumberland Avenue to Middle Drive will close on Monday, December 16, as part of the ongoing Student Union construction project. Vehicles still will be able to access Middle Drive and the Hill by turning right from northbound Phillip Fulmer Way next to Neyland Stadium.
Cable television service to campus buildings will be interrupted for much of the day Thursday as work crews move the existing fiber optic cables to accommodate the construction of the new Student Union. The outage will start at 8:00 a.m. Thursday, November 21, and will last a minimum of eight hours.
A section of Circle Drive on the Hill in front of the Science and Engineering Research Facility will close from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday, November 16.