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OR road work rescheduled for Thursday

As part of the ongoing Oak Ridge Turnpike Pedestrian Improvement Project, drivers should be aware that lane closures will be in effect for several hours on the evening of Thursday, October 18, 2018. Originally set to take place on October 16, the work had to be rescheduled due to wet weather.

Beginning at approximately 7 p.m. on Thursday, crews with Volunteer Highway, Inc., will be street striping, placing pavement markings and installing new crosswalk markings. Work will occur at the Oak Ridge Turnpike intersection with North and South Tulane Avenue as well as the Tennyson Road and East Division Road intersection.

During this time, crews will need to periodically close and open lanes on all four sides of the affected intersections. The closures will be temporary and will last long enough for workers to stripe or mark each area before moving on to the next area. Flaggers will be present to direct traffic.

Drivers, pedestrians and cyclists are urged to use extreme care and caution when traveling along these sections of roadway. Please take alternate routes whenever possible. We apologize for any inconvenience the closures may cause and appreciate your patience and understanding during this time. Please note that all construction work is subject to change based on such unknowns as weather, equipment, and access issues.

Volunteer Highway, Inc., is a subcontractor with Southern Constructors, Inc., the general contractor for the pedestrian improvement project. Any questions can be directed to the City of Oak Ridge Public Works Department by calling (865) 425-1875 or sending an email to PubWorksDis@OakRidgeTN.gov.

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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