Old Airport Road to reopen this evening

Old Airport Road, stretching from Rockwood to Morgan County, is scheduled to reopen later this evening. Earlier today, Roane County Road Superintendent Dennis Ferguson, alongside notables such as Morgan County Mayor Brian Langley and Rockwood Mayor Jason Jolly, as well as residents, convened at the location where a landslide had previously shut down the road early last year, to declare it open. Ferguson announced that initially, the road will operate with one lane at the mountain’s summit, regulated by traffic lights. He expressed gratitude for the partial reopening and emphasized the importance of the traffic lights’ 3-minute timer, urging drivers to proceed with caution in the vicinity. Further details on the reopening of Old Airport Road, including remarks from those present at today’s event, will be on tomorrow’s newscast.

Previously the damage on Airport Road

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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