Poplar Creek Road to close for construction June 3rd

Several main roads remain closed in Roane County including airport road up Rockwood Mountain, and Riggs Chapel Road north of Harriman, and now one soon to close, Poplar Creek near Oliver Springs.

As most know last year the roadway showed signs of falling off into the creek so the highway department decided to fix it, but a contractor would be needed to do the major repair work it needed. It was first thought they could leave one lane open during construction but now that has changed, as it has been one lane for several months now awaiting the contract to be bid.

The construction is soon to happen and with that on Monday, June 3rd the road will close entirely.

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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