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cumberland-avenue-corridor-300x199For six weeks beginning Tuesday, June 9, all eastbound lanes of Cumberland Avenue between University Commons and West Volunteer Boulevard will be closed.

The affected section runs under the railroad crossing and in front of the entrance to the Kingston Pike Building.

During this period, one westbound lane of traffic will remain open, except for one complete weekend closure to rebuild the railroad crossing.

Motorists traveling east on Kingston Pike can access Cumberland Avenue by taking Neyland Drive to Joe Johnson Drive to Volunteer Boulevard. Those traveling from the north or exiting Interstate 40/75 at Seventeenth Street can access Cumberland Avenue via Seventeenth Street or other side streets in Fort Sanders.

The work is part of the City of Knoxville project to redesign Cumberland Avenue from Alcoa Highway east to Seventeenth Street, changing the existing four-lane street to three lanes with a raised median and left-turn lanes at intersections.

More information on the project is available at

More information on campus construction projects is available at the Cone Zone.