City to repave Melton Lake parking lot beginning June 12

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. (June 6, 2023) – Beginning the week of June 12, 2023, Oak Ridge Recreation & Parks crews will begin repaving the Melton Lake Greenway parking lot located on Melton Lake Drive, just north of the intersection with Edgemoor Road.

These renovations will result in increased ADA accessibility and a better-defined parking area. However, this means that from June 12 until the project’s completion, public access to this parking area will be closed and inaccessible to patrons.

More parking will be available for access to the greenway throughout Melton Lake Drive and Solway Park.

Patrons should expect noise and construction traffic during the project. While it is inconvenient for the parking lot to be unavailable, the new parking area will offer improved services and user experience.

The anticipated completion date for renovations is June 17, pending the weather conditions.

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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