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The 16" water tap went well over the weekend and the roadway was paved back Saturday night. Westbound Cumberland and University Commons are now back open to traffic.

Construction Progress for Cumberland Avenue Streetscapes Project
Updated July 14, 2015.

Businesses and other destinations in the Cumberland Avenue Corridor remain accessible, and the best way to reach them is to follow the City’s recommended detour routes:


  • From the south, take Neyland Drive to Joe Johnson Drive to Volunteer Boulevard.


  • Those wishing to reach Cumberland Avenue from the north or coming off Interstate 40/75 can do so via 17th Street.


  • To most quickly access Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center and East Tennessee Children’s Hospital, take 17th Street to Clinch Avenue.


In addition, Cumberland Avenue Corridor visitors can ride KAT buses for free. Routes 10, 11 and 17 are all free from Gay Street to Cumberland, and bus riders can board along Cumberland Avenue fare-free.


Also, free public parking on weekends and after 6 p.m. weekdays is available in the Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center lot at 19th Street and White Avenue and in the UT Federal Credit Union lot at 22nd Street and White Avenue.

Make sure to download the resources we have available for you - detour maps, construction zones and  our project timeline will help you know how to navigate Cumberland Avenue as the transformation unfolds.


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