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Here we go again…OR to close Union Valley for drainage tile repairs

City of Oak Ridge contractor Duracap Asphalt Paving, Inc., is working to replace a collapsed drainage tile under Union Valley Road. This project will require a portion of Union Valley Road to be closed beginning Friday, November 16, 2018. The closure is expected to last at least two days (Friday and Saturday), weather permitting. Additional work may be required on Monday, November 19.

Originally scheduled to take place earlier this month, the closure was delayed several times due to weather impacts. The affected tile is located at 117 Union Valley Road near the intersection of Union Valley Road and South Illinois Avenue. Drivers may use Scarboro Road to Bethel Valley Road to the south or Scarboro Road to S. Illinois Avenue to the north as a detour.

Union Valley Road will be open for local traffic to access businesses, but be advised there will be no turn around area available for drivers trying to use Union Valley as a through-road during the closure.

Local traffic, pedestrians and cyclists are urged to use extreme care and caution when traveling along this section of roadway. Please take alternate routes whenever possible. We apologize for any inconvenience the closure may cause and appreciate your patience and understanding during this time. Please note that all construction work is subject to change based on unforeseen conditions.

Questions can be directed to the Public Works Department at (865) 425-1875 or by emailing 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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