September is a very busy time at the University of Tennessee Knoxville and we have a newsletter to help you navigate these major events:
- Maroon 5 Concert
- Fall Family Weekend
- Football games versus Ohio University on September 17 and University of Florida on September 24
- Ag Day on Ag campus
Check out the Getting Around UT September 2016 Issue
Reminder over the Labor Day weekend T Bus service is adjusted.
From Saturday September 3rd through Monday September 5th The T will run Late Night and Link services only.
Monday, September 5th, as no classes are in session, there will be no Hill, Neyland Express, Fort, ORNL/PSCC, JIAM or Access Service.
Full service will resume on Tuesday, September 6th.
Starting after Labor Day, a City contractor will be excavating and removing buried pre-World War II trolley tracks from the center of Cumberland Avenue – a task that will require a 10-day around-the-clock lane shift plus overnight closures of the westbound lane of Cumberland for nine consecutive nights.
Southern Constructors Inc. will begin the trolley track removal at midnight on Tuesday, Sept. 6. The job is scheduled to be completed by the end of Thursday, Sept. 15th.
Along a three-block section of Cumberland, between 19th and 22nd streets, the westbound lane of traffic will be shifted. No left turns will be allowed through the three-block excavation zone Sept. 6-15, and this includes intersecting side streets with Cumberland.
Nightly, between midnight and 6 a.m., the westbound lane between 19th and 22nd streets will be closed entirely. Flag personnel will be dispatched as needed to maintain access to businesses that are open after midnight.
The eastbound traffic lane of Cumberland Avenue will remain open at all times during the project. Westbound commuters will shift to the new through lane during day and evening hours, but between midnight and 6 a.m., westbound commuters will be detoured off Cumberland to 19th Street, to Clinch Avenue and to 22nd Street before reconnecting with Cumberland.
“The decision to close a section of westbound Cumberland at night wasn’t made lightly,” said Anne Wallace, the City’s Deputy Director of Redevelopment. “However, safety is key – both to motorists and to the construction crew. It was necessary to eliminate conflicts between heavy machinery and vehicles for this phase.”
The City’s reconstruction of Cumberland Avenue is scheduled to be completed by August 2017. The existing four-lane Cumberland between 22nd and 17th streets is being remade into a safer, more pedestrian-friendly corridor with a three-lane cross section, raised median and left-turn lanes at intersections.
More information is available at www.CumberlandConnect.com, on the Cumberland Connect Facebook page, facebook.com/CumberlandConnect, and on the Cumberland Connect phone app. Or text VFL to 313131 to get text messages on the most current traffic updates.
We started getting the calls after the Thursday night game was announced. The game being on a weekday has provided some interesting adaptations. Below are the links for this up to date information.
Closure of Estabrook Road for repaving will occur on Saturday August 20th
The NEW Volunteer Boulevard Garage (G-16) features a car counting system, called AutoCount, that provides a live data feed of the garage’s occupancy. In-ground loops detect vehicle movement at designated points in the garage, which is communicated via LTE to the AutoCount cloud then made available to our campus community.
Connect at tiny.utk.edu/g16
Monday, August 15 the T returns featuring The Hill, The Fort, Neyland Express, Late Nite and the Access and Link service. Go to ridethet.utk.edu for schedules or UT mobile app for bus locations.