Oak Ridge Public Works crews to begin sewer work April 22; work expected to last until June 1

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. (April 17, 2024) – Oak Ridge Public Works would like residents to be aware of upcoming sewer work and inspections.

Beginning Monday, April 22, 2024, crews will be working on the sewer system in the following areas: Westlook Circle, Westoverlook Drive, Wedgewood Drive, West Outer Drive and side streets (N. Walker Lane to Westlook Drive), Hillside Road and side streets (W. Hutchinson Circle to Highland Avenue), Highland Avenue and side streets (W. Outer Drive to Hillside Road) and Providence Road near the Oak Ridge Highschool.

Work is expected to be completed in June.

They will be checking for blockages with a Sewer Line Rapid Assessment Tool (SL-RAT) which operates with acoustic sound. During this time, residents may experience unusual noises coming from sewer lines, which is normal due to the high frequency this tool uses. For more information, contact Oak Ridge Public Works at (865) 425-1875 or visit OakRidgeTN.gov.

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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