September 7, 2007 - Knoxville Police
Department Captain Gordon Catlett today announced traffic control
plans for the first home football game for the University of Tennessee.
Kickoff for the game is schedule for 7:00 p.m.
Captain Catlett said several adjustments to the traffic control
plan have been made due to the closure of the James White Parkway
(JWP). The closure of JWP will affect fans traveling to Neyland
Stadium from both west and east of the stadium.
Captain Catlett said, "If you plan to park in the Knoxville
Civic Coliseum parking garage you will need to use Hall of Fame
Drive to reach your destination. If you are using the G10 parking
garage and are arriving from the east side of Knoxville, you will
also need to use Hall of Fame Drive. If you are arriving from the
west side of Knoxville, you will need to utilize Alcoa Highway and
Neyland Drive to reach the G10 parking garage.
Parking on the UT campus will be restricted to visitors with parking
permits only. No parking will be allowed along Neyland Drive. Motorists
parking in an unauthorized location may have their vehicle towed.
After the game, fans that normally utilize Neyland Drive to reach
the interstate will have to exit onto Hall of Fame Drive. In addition,
all eastbound traffic on Kingston Pike will be directed onto southbound
Alcoa Highway at Neyland Drive. This change should help alleviate
the extensive gridlock along Cumberland Avenue.
Captain Catlett said, "The best advice to fans who will be
attending the game is to arrive early. Motorists also need to slow
down and pay close attention to pedestrians as well as our officers
who will be directing traffic throughout the university and downtown