Monday, April 11, 2016

April 11th Update - Overnight Closures on Cumberland

Overnight Closures on Cumberland Avenue

As noted in the Two Week Look Ahead on Cumberland Connect, there will be overnight closures of Cumberland between 19th Street and 17th Streets on Monday, April 11, Tuesday, April 12, and Wednesday, April 13 from 10 PM to 6 AM to install south side water services to merchants. Overnight closures are weather permitting. Cumberland Avenue will NOT be closed during the day or early evening hours. 

Please see the detour map below.

Additionally, beginning Wednesday, April 13, and continuing through Saturday, April 16, the northbound lane of South 18th will be closed to install a new 8” water line in South 18th from Cumberland Ave. to Lake Ave. This closure will be in effect day and night. During this time the entrance to McDonald’s will remain open and eastbound Cumberland traffic will be allowed to turn right from Cumberland and travel south down South 18th to access the McDonald’s entrance. This closure will only impact traffic from Lake Ave. traveling north towards Cumberland Ave.

More information is available at, on the Cumberland Connect Facebook page,, and on the Cumberland Connect phone app. Or text VFL to 313131 to get text messages on the most current traffic updates.

Community Events

Saturday, April 16th 
Orange and White Game

The Vols will hold their annual DISH Orange & White Game on April 16 with a 2 p.m., kickoff at Neyland Stadium.
Since Butch Jones' arrival, the Orange & White Games have featured three of the top four crowds in Vol history. In his first game in 2013, a crowd of 61,076 came out to Neyland Stadium. In 2014, 68,548 were in attendance, marking the second-largest crowd for a spring game in UT history. Last season in 2015, 63,016 came out for the third-largest crowd all-time. The record of 73,801 was set at the 1986 O&W Game following the Vols' Sugar Bowl win.
Spring practices for Team 120 will begin on March 7. Tennessee will have 15 practices culminating with the April 16 Orange & White Game.
Cumberland Avenue Merchants Association is planning a special event for the 2016 Orange and White Game - stay tuned for more information! Go Vols! 

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