KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Alumnus and football legend Peyton Manning joined Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek and alumni donors to officially dedicate Peyton Manning Pass.
The road, named for Manning 14 years ago, was recently painted to resemble Shields–Watkins field.
The custom asphalt stamping and painting project was made possible by UT's Senior Gift Campaign fund. Nearly 700 graduates of the classes of 2007, 2008 and 2009 made donations toward the $20,000 project. Although the funding has been in place for several years, the university delayed the project to accommodate stadium renovations and nearby roadwork.
Peyton Manning Pass is the main route for the Vol Walk, a football Saturday tradition that brings fans to each side of the road as the Volunteer football team walks into the stadium.