UT students return to campus this week to the opening of two new academic facilities—the John D. Tickle Engineering Building and the Natalie L. Haslam Music Center. It’s been sixty-four years since two all-new academic facilities greeted students for a new school year.
Scaffolding is in place and work is underway to repair the exterior of Andy Holt Tower. The work is expected to be complete by late spring 2014.
This summer, utility work on the new Student Union project will close several sections of Phillip Fulmer Way near Neyland Stadium. This week, a section of Phillip Fulmer Way between Middle Drive and Peyton Manning Pass will close until August.
A section of the western end of Andy Holt Avenue between Volunteer Boulevard and UT Drive will close this afternoon and will remain closed for the remainder of the week. Workers are filling in and repairing a sinkhole adjacent to Staff Lot 25 north of the Allan Jones Collegiate Aquatic Center.
KUB utility work will close lanes of traffic on the west side of the UT campus for the next several months. Water mains are being replaced along the west end of Volunteer Boulevard, Lake Avenue, Terrace Avenue, and Caledonia Avenue as well as several side streets in the area.
A section of Phillip Fulmer Way will be closed this weekend as a crane is moved into place to lift construction materials for the Student Union project.
Years of wear and tear topped off by damage from the April 2011 hailstorm have left the roofs of many campus buildings in need of repair. To speed the process along, Facilities Services has contracted with multiple companies so the repair work can happen simultaneously instead of one roof at a time.
One lane of traffic on a small section of Lake Loudoun Boulevard between Chamique Holdsclaw Drive and the entrance to the steam plant will be closed from March 11 to 15.
With the start of spring semester just days away, several campus area roads have reopened to traffic. However, other campus roads and sidewalks remain partially or completely closed.
Several campus area roads will be partially or completely closed starting this weekend and continuing until the start of the spring semester in January.
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.
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.