February 8, 2023

Children’s Way between 24th and 25th Avenues will be closed Feb. 20-May 11

Children’s Way between 24th Avenue South and 25th Avenue South will close to traffic on Feb. 20 and is planned to remain closed until May 11.

This road closure is one of a series that will occur through the coming months as part of the University’s ongoing Central Utilities Initiative. This far-reaching project will provide enhancements to support various Vandy United projects, the Highland Quad Residential Colleges that will be built along 25th Avenue South, and other future projects.

Among the planned upgrades, the initiative will enhance the resiliency and redundancy of utility systems on campus. Capacity for utility generation will be increased with the construction of a new power plant beginning in 2023, as well as with improved and buried distribution lines. The Highland Chilled Water Plant and substation, which is being designed to achieve LEED certification, will be at the recreation field on 25th Avenue South next to the David Williams II Recreation and Wellness Center.

Logistics and updated information about the construction projects will be available on the Central Utilities Initiative website.