The university is preparing for the fall semester and the beginning of classes on Wednesday, August 23. Next week UT welcomes approximately 7,400 new and returning students to our residence halls. Students begin moving into residence halls beginning Sunday, August 13.
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.
Starting this Wednesday and continuing for the next two weeks, traffic will be slow along a section of Volunteer Boulevard in front of Hodges Library, the pedestrian walkway, and Claxton Education Building.
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.
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.
KNOXVILLE—In just one month, the University of Tennessee’s main visitor parking will be moved and a portion of Andy Holt Boulevard will close permanently—two large-scale changes needed to begin the new Student Union project. The Student Union project, which is expected to cost about $160 million and which will be funded entirely by student fees
A section of traffic lanes on the eastbound side of Neyland Drive near the University of Tennessee will be shifted away from the Tennessee River beginning Wednesday, December 14.
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.
A section of Estabrook Road alongside the Min H. Kao Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Building will be closed for repaving starting Saturday, November 12. A checkpoint will be placed at the intersection of Lower Drive and Middle Drive. Only service vehicles or vehicles transporting handicapped persons to Perkins Hall will be allowed to pass the checkpoint and continue down Lower Drive toward Estabrook Road.
As students and faculty come back to Big Orange Country, it won’t be hard to notice large-scale construction and improvement projects on many corners of our campus. From new academic buildings to improved services, the UT community will be a part of opening many new and renovated facilities over this new academic year.