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2017 UT Homecoming Parade impacts traffic and mobility around campus

The 2017 University of Tennessee – Homecoming Parade

DATE:              Friday November 3, 2017

TIME:              4:00 to 5:00 pm

WHERE:

Starts at Volunteer Blvd @ Circle Park Drive, then north on Volunteer
Boulevard to Cumberland and exit on 21st Street.

WHO:             

Grand Marshalls – Del and Dane Bryant – Sons of the authors of Rocky Top
Pride of the Southland Band
Little Vol Walk – 10 and younger riding on decorated wagons, strollers, or tricycles
Student Organization Floats

POST PARADE CELEBRATION:

Cumberland Merchants will be offering specials (30 years ago parade was last on Cumberland)
Parade floats will remain on the CLOSED Cumberland Ave for voting until 6:00 pm

HOW TO VOTE:
Use the hashtag #VolFloat with the number of your favorite float on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter – entry No. 100, use the hashtag #VolFloat100

CLOSURES & IMPACT:

  • Circle Park Drive – 2:00 – 4:15 pm – Closed for line up for parade including the Little Vols
  • Lake Loudoun Blvd – 3:00 – 4:00 pm – 2 lanes closed for float lineup
  • Volunteer Blvd from Lake Loudoun Blvd to Cumberland Avenue – 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
    • Staff/Faculty parked in McClung Tower garages (G1 and G2) are able to exit the garage and must go south on Volunteer Blvd to exit campus
  • Cumberland Avenue from 21st St to 16th St – 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm

BUS IMPACT:

  • KAT buses will detour around parade route from 3:15 until 6:30 pm
  • KAT Trolley – Orange Line (through campus to downtown Knoxville) will also detour from 3:15 until 6:30 pm
  • T buses on campus will detour around the parade route from 3:00 until 6:30 pm

PARKING:

  • Parents bringing children to participate in the Homecoming parade can parking the Volunteer Blvd garage located at Pat Head Summitt Dr and Volunteer Blvd
  • Visitors to McClung Museum Homecoming Party can park in C8 and receive a visitor permit at the parking booth
  • Guests coming to watch the parade can park in the White Ave garage after 4 pm – ONLY staff or commuter spaces
  • Hourly paid parking is available in the Volunteer Hall garage – entrance off White Ave
  • Pay lots and parking meters can be found in the Fort Sanders neighborhood.

Construction Oct 26 – Nov 1

Thursday October 26th – reopening  Nov 1

  1. Pat Head Summitt St between Chamique Holdsclaw & Volunteer Blvd to be closed for installation of 4 lights for the Haslam Football Practice Fields

note: we anticipate that the Pat Head Summitt St entrance for G16 will remain open

 

Friday October 27th

  1. Water meter well repair – 8 am – Phillip Fulmer Way near the intersection of Peyton Manning Pass will reduce traffic to one lane

    Phillip-Fulmer-Way-102717 construction

  2. Temporary closure of Middle Drive – 10:30 am – Boo in the Courtyard Halloween Party sponsored by Tickle College of Engineering Dean Wayne Davis

 

 

 

Fall Break – No T Bus service – Limited Access and Link

FALL BREAK is here!

The T buses will run a limited schedule during Fall Break.
On October 5-6 an Access van will service the campus community during the day.
A Link evening van will be in operation.
Regular service will resume on Sunday, October 8 with Late Nite and Link bus service starting at 6 pm.

 

NOTE: KAT Trolley will operate on campus on Thur 7 am to 8 pm
Friday 7 am to 10 pm
Saturday 9 am to 10 pm

Access University Commons – Publix and Wal-Mart

Explore downtown Knoxville: Market Square, Old City, Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame, Saturday Farmer’s Market

 

Check out the Knoxville Area Transit (KAT) Trolley

Fall Break is here and the T bus will not be operating. Limited Access and Link service is available from Thur-Sat

Regular T bus service resumes on Sunday Oct 9th

 

What a great time to try the Knoxville Trolley – AND IT’S FREE

Take the Orange line to: University Commons (Publix and Wal-Mart), World’s Fair Park, and downtown

Take the Green line to: Old City, Gay St, and Market Sq (location of the Saturday Farmer’s Market)

Take the Blue line to: Knoxville Station, Civic Coliseum, Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame

Fall Break – No T Bus service – Limited Access and Link

 

FALL BREAK is here!

The T buses will run a limited schedule during Fall Break.
On October 5-6 an Access van will service the campus community during the day.
A Link evening van will be in operation.
Regular service will resume on Sunday, October 8 with Late Nite and Link bus service starting at 6 pm.

 

NOTE: KAT Trolley will operate on campus on Thur 7 am to 8 pm
Friday 7 am to 10 pm
Saturday 9 am to 10 pm

Access University Commons – Publix and Wal-Mart

Explore downtown Knoxville: Market Square, Old City, Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame, Saturday Farmer’s Market

Reminders for TN vs GA parking and Ag Day

Saturday September 23

  1. No Public Parking on Gameday on Campus
  2. Options for Public Parking
    1. Downtown Knoxville – prices range from $30-10
      1. KAT shuttles to campus
    2. University Commons $40
    3. Children’s Hospital Volunteer Services will sell spaces in some of their parking areas – prices range from $30 – $15
  3. Knoxville Area Transit (KAT) can be your designated driver
    1. Buses have 5 routes to campus for gameday
    2. KAT shuttles to campus from downtown Knoxville and Farragut High School

NOTE: Residential Students with N permits – Some students have parked in CFN1 on the Ag Campus – that area is designated for football permit holders, please move to Lake Ave garage or surface parking on Lake Ave,

 

SPECIAL INFORMATION FOR 2017 AG DAY

Ag Day Webpage

Time: 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Event location: Brehm Animal Science Building

Handicapped Ag Day parking: LIMITED number of spaces behind Brehm Animal Science and a few located in front of Food Science

Ag Day Parking – Select lots near Morgan Hall on the Ag Hill will have signage

NOTE:

Football Donor Parking – The remainder of the parking on the Ag campus are designated for football permit parking will be held for those permit holders

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