Road Closures on Melton Lake Dr and Surrounding Area for June 23, 2022, USA Cycling Individual Time Trial National Championships

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. (June 17, 2022) – Beginning at 7:00 am Thursday, June 23, 2022, several road closures will take effect for the USA Cycling Individual Time Trials National Championships. Road closures on Melton Lake Dr will begin at 7:00 am starting with the area from Amanda Dr to Emory Valley Rd. At 8:30 am, Melton Lake Dr between Palisades Pkwy and Rolling Links Blvd will close. Union Valley Rd will also be closed just before it intersects with Melton Lake Dr. Residents of River’s Run, Royal Troon, and Rockbridge Greens neighborhoods will be able to enter and exit right onto Melton Lake Drive towards Edgemoor Rd. until 9:25 am. Full closure of Melton Lake Dr between Palisades Pkwy and Edgemoor Rd will occur at 9:25 am. Residents of Palisades will still be able to turn left onto Melton Lake Dr towards Oak Ridge Turnpike.

Residents in the River’s Run, Royal Troon, and Rockbridge Greens neighborhoods who need/want to enter/exit their neighborhoods will be given a short window between trials to do so. This is expected to occur between 11:10 am and 11:40 am. Residents will be able to use the Rolling Links Blvd entrance via Edgemoor Rd during this time, and they will be able to line up at the entrance prior to the timed break. ORPD will be assisting with the entrance/exit of vehicles. For more information, please call Explore Oak Ridge at 865-483-1321 or email them at cyclinginfo@oakridgevisitor.com.

Additionally, Emory Valley Rd will be closed from Artesia Dr to Melton Lake Dr. Residents who live off of Amanda Dr will be unable to use the Melton Lake Dr entrance, but will still be able to enter and exit their neighborhood via Emory Valley Rd by using Antioch Dr, Baltimore Dr, etc.

The roads are anticipated to all reopen around 5:30 pm

For more information on the road closures, contact the ORPD non-emergency line at 865-425-4399.

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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