construction News

Fort Sanders Road Paving Starts Tomorrow

Traffic Cones

Road paving operations in the Fort Sanders neighborhood will begin Wednesday, May 30. The work will take approximately two weeks to complete. During this time, all vehicles that are parked on the affected city streets will be towed. The streets include: Bridge Avenue, Forest Avenue, Fourteenth Street, Highland Avenue, James Agee Street, Laurel Avenue, Sixteenth Street, Twelfth Street, and White Avenue.

New Traffic Lights Installed at Volunteer Boulevard and Peyton Manning Pass

New traffic signals have been installed at the intersection of Volunteer Boulevard and Peyton Manning Pass. The signals will help control the flow of campus traffic following the permanent closing of Andy Holt Avenue near the University Center. Motorists accessing the Staff 9 lot across the street from Neyland Stadium should enter the lot via Peyton Manning Pass.

Update on McClung Tower Repair Work

Traffic Cones

Consulting engineers have determined that exterior repair work is needed on all four corners of McClung Tower, according to Associate Vice Chancellor for Facilities Services Dave Irvin. Workers discovered last month that a large section of concrete had separated from the bottom of McClung Tower’s second floor, on the west side of the building. The area will remain cordoned off as the university works to bid the job, which will be classified as an emergency repair.

Money Wall Closing Soon

The “Money Wall,” the line of automatic teller machines on the side of the University Center parking garage, will close as early as Wednesday in preparation for the demolition of the parking garage—the first step in the construction of a new Student Union.

Humanities Plaza Access Limited Due to McClung Tower Damage

Facilities Services has cordoned off large sections of the Humanities Plaza as structural engineers evaluate the needed repairs to McClung Tower. Workers discovered Monday that a large section of concrete had separated from the bottom of the building’s second floor. The brick and concrete need to be repaired as soon as possible but building use remains unchanged.

UT Takes Ownership of Campus Streets, Removes Parking Meters on Phillip Fulmer Way

By the end of the week, parking meters along Phillip Fulmer Way should be gone and work started to convert most of those spaces to commuter parking. The university has taken ownership of Phillip Fulmer Way, Peyton Manning Pass and Tee Martin Drive. The streets previously were owned by the city of Knoxville.

Estabrook Opened Temporarily

Estabrook Road is now open and will remain open through Sunday, November 20. Due to complications and inclement weather, the contractor was not able to complete the paving project. Work has ceased temporarily to ensure the road is open for the football game on Saturday.

Music Center Construction to Result in Road Closures, Traffic Restrictions in July

Utility work on the Natalie L. Haslam Music Center will result in road closures, traffic lane reductions, and detours during the first two weeks of July. Starting July 4, westbound traffic on Volunteer Boulevard in front of the music center construction site will be reduced to one lane. A section of Pat Head Summitt Street will be closed from the intersection at Volunteer Boulevard north to the entrance to the S23 staff parking lot.