Tennessee Avenue Road Reconstruction and Repair Update

As the road reconstruction project along Tennessee Avenue continues, the City of Oak Ridge Public Works Department is outlining new information that will affect how drivers navigate the area.

Phase one of the project has been extended to end just past Tyler Road, instead of Michigan Avenue. During this last portion of waterline replacement, the intersection of Tyler Road and West Tennessee Avenue will be temporarily closed. At this point, it is anticipated that the closure will begin the week of August 26 and remain closed for approximately one week. Traffic will be directed around the closed intersection. Once the waterline replacement portion of work is complete, the intersection will be re-opened. After the water main installation is completed, reconstruction of the roadway will commence.

The contractor’s (Adams and Sons, Inc.) notice to proceed was effective May 21, 2018, and work should be completed by mid-November. Road reconstruction will include repaving and some concrete work. The concrete work will include some handicap curb ramps, curbing and an area of roadway behind the hospital’s existing loading dock. The contractor will make every effort to maintain local access; however, total closure of portions of the road requiring detours will be necessary. When crews and equipment move from one location to another, the contractor and city personnel onsite will advise local businesses as traffic patterns change. The affected portion of Tennessee Avenue will be a smooth surface when all work is complete.

Drivers, pedestrians and cyclists are urged to use extreme care and caution when traveling in and around these sections of roadway. The Public Works Department strongly recommends that drivers make plans to take alternate routes. We apologize for any inconvenience the closures may cause and appreciate everyone’s patience and cooperation during this time. Please note that all construction work is subject to change based on such unknowns as weather, equipment, and access issues.

Any questions or concerns can be directed to the contractor’s onsite superintendent or foreman, or city personnel onsite. You may also contact Public Works via email at PubWorksDis@OakRidgeTN.gov or by calling (865) 425-1875.

About Brad Jones

Brad is the Owner/Operator of BBB TV 12, and has been with the company since August of 1996. Brad is a 1987 graduate of Coalfield High School and a 1995 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Communications. He won the 1995 broadcast production student of the year award. Brad worked at Shop at Home, Inc. a home shopping network that was located in Knoxville, TN from 1993 - 1995 and then at Via TV (RSTV, Inc.) from 1995 - 1996. After some freelance work in Nashville, Brad joined the BBB Communications staff in August of 1996. A short stint at WVLT TV as a news photographer was in 2001, but he continued to work at BBB TV as well. Brad is married to Nicole Jenkins Jones, a 1990 graduate of Oak Ridge High School, who works at Oak Ridge Gastroenterology and Associates in Oak Ridge. They have 3 kids, Trevor Bogard, 27, Chandler 22, and Naomi 13. On December 12, 2013 they welcomed their first grandchild, Carter Ryan Bogard. Brad is also the assistant boys basketball coach at Coalfield High School for the past 11 years. In 2013-14 the Yellow Jackets won their first district title since 1991 and just the 4th in school history.

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