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Temporary road closure Saturday in Oak Ridge

(Submitted) The City of Oak Ridge will temporarily close Lafayette Drive to northbound traffic at Emory Valley Road from approximately 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 1, 2017. Traffic will be detoured onto Emory Valley Road.

The closure is necessary to begin repairs on the traffic signal at that intersection. The metal upright and mast arm which supports signal heads for northbound Lafayette Drive traffic was damaged during a car crash on January 13.

The repair will necessitate removal, inspection and replacement of the metal upright and mast arm. The complete repair will take between 6 and 18 weeks, depending on the degree of damage to the structural foundation of the pole.

A temporary signal will be placed in service while repairs are made and traffic should flow normally until all work is complete and the permanent structures are placed back in service.

Patience and cooperation is appreciated as we make this repair. If you have any questions about the repair or the temporary road closure, please contact the Electric Department at (865) 425-1803.

About Jim Harris

Jim Harris has been WYSH's News & Sports Director since 2000. In addition to reporting local news, he is the play-by-play voice for Clinton High School football, boys' and girls' basketball and baseball. Catch Jim live weekdays beginning at 6:20 am for live local news, sports, weather and traffic plus the Community Bulletin Board, shenanigans with Ron Meredith and more on the Country Club Morning Show on WYSH & WQLA. Jim lives in Clinton with his wife Kelly and daughter Carolina, his mother-in-law and cats Lucius and Oliver.

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