KNOXVILLE -- The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is welcoming fans of legendary Lady Vols basketball coach Pat Summitt as it dedicates a plaza in her honor at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 22, at the corner of Lake Loudoun Boulevard and Phillip Fulmer Way.
UT students, employees and campus visitors should be aware of temporary street closings for the dedication. Phillip Fulmer Way will close at 9 a.m. on Nov. 22 between the Andy Holt Tower administrative parking garage entrance to the intersection with Lake Loudoun Boulevard. At 10:30 a.m., Lake Loudoun Boulevard will close from Neyland Drive to Volunteer Boulevard, although traffic still will be able to access the McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture.
The UT Police Department will manage traffic and crowd control for the event and will reopen streets when the crowd has dispersed following the event.
The dedication is an outdoor event, and public seating will not be provided. Fans attending the ceremony will not be allowed to bring folding chairs of any kind.
Public parking for the event will be available in the G-10 garage, located between Thompson-Boling Arena and Neyland Stadium. Access to the G-10 garage will be restricted to the Neyland Drive entrance.
A limited amount of parking for vehicles with handicap placards or license plates will be available in the Staff 23 lot on Lake Loudoun Boulevard across from Pratt Pavilion, but in order to access this lot visitors must arrive prior to the 10:30 a.m. closing of Lake Loudoun Boulevard.
Those who have regular parking permits for the Staff 23 lot and the parking area under Pratt Pavilion should park in the G3 administrative parking area of the Andy Holt Tower garage during the event.
The T campus transit system will adjust its routes during the road closure. For more information, visit the Parking and Transit Services Office website at http://web.utk.edu/~pso or call 865-521-5688.
Members of the campus community should be aware that a surge in traffic is expected that morning and will continue until the end of the event. University students and employees leaving campus during the day are encouraged to avoid Lake Loudoun Boulevard and use either Joe Johnson Drive or Cumberland Avenue to exit campus.
For more information on the plaza project, visit http://www.patsummittplaza.com.
For more information on campus road and construction projects, visit the Cone Zone at http://conezone.utk.edu.