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2009 SCALE-IT Biology Curriculum Workshop at UTK

Getting to University of Tennessee Knoxville

The closest airport is the McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS) which is 12 miles south of Knoxville. General driving directions from McGhee Tyson Airport (South) to Four-Points by Sheraton

  • Take Highway 129 North to the Kingston Pike Exit.
  • Turn right onto Kingston Pike.
  • Proceed straight onto Cumberland Avenue.
  • Turn left onto 11th Street.
  • Turn left onto White Avenue; the hotel is ahead on the right.
For those who are driving, there is a mile-long stretch of Interstate 40 in downtown Knoxville will be closed to through traffic due to construction from May 1, 2008 - July 1, 2009. Visitors traveling to the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, will still have access to several exits that lead to campus.Through traffic is encouraged to use I-640 as a bypass connecting to I-40, I-275 and I-75. Map explaining road closure issues

Travelers to UT and downtown have several options:

1. From the east going westbound on I-40 toward downtown, motorists can take Hall of Fame Drive (exit 389).

2. From the west going eastbound on I-40 toward downtown, motorists can take Alcoa Highway (exit 386B), 17th Street (exit 387), Henley Street (exit 388) and James White Parkway (exit 388A).

3. From the north going southbound on I-275 toward downtown, motorists can choose to continue on I-275 and exit into downtown or merge onto eastbound or westbound I-40. Those who exit going eastbound will be forced to then exit onto James White Parkway.

4. To access I-40 from the UT and downtown area, motorists can use James White Parkway. A temporary ramp leads from James White Parkway to I-40 westbound. James White Parkway to I-40 eastbound opened last fall.

More than 100 signs around the area will notify motorists of the closure and alternate routes.

Map to the Walters Life Sciences Building at UTK