Construction begins Monday, March 1, on the new UT Knoxville Student Health Center, at the corner of Volunteer Boulevard and Pat Head Summitt Street.
The 109,242-square-foot health center will be built near the old site of The Rock, a beloved landmark and venue for student self-expression that moved across the street last July to make way for the new facility. The completion date for the project is summer 2011.
The project also entails closing and removing a Staff 23 parking lot on the construction site. In order for the contractor to begin work Monday morning, all vehicles must be removed from the parking area Sunday night. The lot will be available for use during the Lady Vols basketball game at 6 p.m. Sunday and will close immediately after the game. All vehicles must be removed from the area no later than 10 p.m.
Employees who normally park in this area may use other Staff 23 spaces or 28/23 spaces located on Andy Holt Ave. between Melrose Place and Francis Street. These parking spaces are currently designated as Staff 28 but will be marked to allow both 28 and 23 permits to park in the area. New signs will be installed to reflect this change in lot designations. Persons with area 23 permits may begin parking in these lots immediately.
If you have additional questions concerning the closing of this parking area, please contact Parking and Transit Services at 974-6031.