KNOXVILLE — The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, will close the university’s bus transfer facility and an additional portion of Phillip Fulmer Way on Monday, March 8, the first day of Spring Break, to accommodate the current phase of renovations to Neyland Stadium.
The transfer station and Phillip Fulmer Way will reopen prior to the start of the fall semester.
Knoxville Area Transit (KAT) buses and campus shuttles running “The T” routes will be detoured to new pick-up and drop-off locations during the closure.
The new locations will be:
- on the agriculture campus on Joe Johnson Drive in front of the Pendergrass Library near Service Drive; and
- on Volunteer Boulevard just west of Circle Park Drive.
Both locations will provide connections to The T: East-West. The Circle Park location also will provide connections to The T: North-South.
The T: North-South route will detour one block from Phillip Fulmer Way, turning onto Andy Holt Avenue at the University Center, then turning left on Volunteer Boulevard, then left on Lake Loudoun Boulevard, then left on Phillip Fulmer Way, then left on Peyton Manning Pass back to Volunteer Boulevard and its regular route through Fort Sanders.
Due to construction on Middle Way Drive, The T: East-West will remain on detour until the construction project is finished. The East-West line will take Volunteer Boulevard to Cumberland Avenue and serve the upper portion of The Hill.
This phase of stadium renovations will provide improvements to the stadium’s Gate 21 Plaza, an amphitheatre near Alumni Memorial Building, and brick façade work along the front of the stadium. Once the renovation work is complete, the transfer station will reopen in the same location in the plaza.
Several changes have been made to accommodate motorists and pedestrians during this phase of renovation. Peyton Manning Pass serves traffic to accommodate motorists parking at the north end of Staff Lot 30, adjacent to the Hearing & Speech Center.
Peyton Manning Pass also serves as the south entrance/exit of Staff Lot 9. Faculty and staff who park in Staff Lot 9 and exit from the south will need to leave campus by way of Peyton Manning Pass and Volunteer Boulevard.
Commuter students who use the G-10 garage cannot travel north on Phillip Fulmer Way to enter or exit the garage. Students using the G-10 garage are encouraged to use the entrance and exits from Neyland Drive to avoid heavier traffic on the portion of Phillip Fulmer Way in front of Thompson-Boling Arena.
Pedestrians who normally travel north or south on Phillip Fulmer Way may use Circle Park Drive, Volunteer Boulevard or the alley parallel to Staff Lot 9 — known as Margaret’s Alley.
Stairs have been expanded at the northern entrance to Staff Lot 30 (from Phillip Fulmer Way) behind the Communications & University Extension Building to accommodate people walking north. Pedestrians may use the stairs to reach Circle Park Drive and Volunteer Boulevard.
For more information on bus routes, visit http://www.ridethet.com/ or call 974-4080. Members of the campus community who have questions or concerns should contact UT Police at 974-3114. People who need special assistance should contact Disability Services at 974-6087.
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Mary Lynn Holloway (865-974-6031, firstname.lastname@example.org)