construction News

Sinkhole Closes Campus Road, Delays Shuttle Bus Service

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A sinkhole on the University of Tennessee agriculture campus has closed a road and affected the campus shuttle bus route. The sinkhole was discovered over the weekend on Service Drive behind the Plant Biotech Building.

Changes and Additions to Campus Parking

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Several changes and additions have been made to UT’s parking inventory for fall semester in order to accommodate students, faculty, and staff during campus construction.

Peyton Manning Pass to Close July 2–5

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Peyton Manning Pass will be closed most of next week to through traffic for milling and paving. The work will commence at 7:30 a.m. on Monday, July 2, and is scheduled to continue through Thursday, July 5. The Peyton Manning Pass work will coincide with the closure of most of Staff Lot 9 which will be unavailable July 2–9 while workers conduct a series of archaeological digs beneath the parking lot.

Fort Sanders Road Paving Starts Tomorrow

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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

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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.