construction News

Campus to Reopen West Entrance to University Center, Close Section of Phillip Fulmer Way

The west-side entrance to the University Center at Smokey’s Cafeteria will reopen on Monday, November 4, as part of the ongoing Student Union construction project. The entrance was closed earlier this year during the demolition of Temple Court and Aconda Court. To encourage students and employees to use the west-side entrance, ARAMARK will be at the door on Monday giving out coupons and discounts for diners.

Demolition of Stokely Athletics Center, Gibbs Hall Set for 2014

The university is moving forward with plans to demolish Stokely Athletics Center and Gibbs Hall to make way for a new parking garage, residence hall and dining facility, and the expansion of the football practice fields. The State Building Commission approved demolition plans today for Stokely and Gibbs so that work can begin early next year. The commission will consider project budgets and proposed building locations at its October meeting. The goal is to have Stokely and Gibbs removed by summer 2014

Haslam Music Center and Tickle Engineering Building Open for Fall Classes

Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

UT students return to campus this week to the opening of two new academic facilities—the John D. Tickle Engineering Building and the Natalie L. Haslam Music Center. It’s been sixty-four years since two all-new academic facilities greeted students for a new school year.

Repairs Continue to Andy Holt Tower

Andy Holt Tower repairs

Scaffolding is in place and work is underway to repair the exterior of Andy Holt Tower. The work is expected to be complete by late spring 2014.

Andy Holt Avenue to Close This Afternoon, Reopen This Weekend

Traffic Cones

A section of the western end of Andy Holt Avenue between Volunteer Boulevard and UT Drive will close this afternoon and will remain closed for the remainder of the week. Workers are filling in and repairing a sinkhole adjacent to Staff Lot 25 north of the Allan Jones Collegiate Aquatic Center.

KUB Utility Work to Close Traffic Lanes Near Lake, Terrace Avenues

Traffic Cones

KUB utility work will close lanes of traffic on the west side of the UT campus for the next several months. Water mains are being replaced along the west end of Volunteer Boulevard, Lake Avenue, Terrace Avenue, and Caledonia Avenue as well as several side streets in the area.

Campus Roof Repairs to Begin in April

Traffic Cones

Years of wear and tear topped off by damage from the April 2011 hailstorm have left the roofs of many campus buildings in need of repair. To speed the process along, Facilities Services has contracted with multiple companies so the repair work can happen simultaneously instead of one roof at a time.