A portion of Andy Holt Avenue between Volunteer Boulevard and UT Drive is closed for the week, UT officials announced on Tuesday afternoon through an e-mail to the student body.
A sinkhole located across from Staff Lot 25, north of the Allan Jones Collegiate Aquatic Center, was the culprit. Workers are now filling the hole in and performing all necessary repairs.
"From my understanding it was caused by a utility issue and the hope is that it will be resolved by Friday," Jeff Maples, the senior associate vice chancellor for finance and administration said. "It is a city street and a city project so we have notified the campus based on their input."
Maples said no other major delays have arisen or are expected during the summer.
UT's new transit system, The "T: Hill: shuttle" will be detoured for the week due to the closure.
Staff Lot 25 and the G7 parking garage will not be affected by the construction.
Construction on the new Student Union has proceeded along with streetscape improvements on Lake Loudon Boulevard and Neyland Drive.
Updates on construction, including future road closures, can be found at www.conezone.utk.edu.