Road reconstruction begins Monday, June 6 on a small portion of Manhattan Avenue between South Purdue Avenue and Northwestern Avenue; however, signs may begin appearing sooner. Please use alternate routes during the estimated three (3) weeks of reconstruction, as Manhattan Avenue will be closed to through traffic; only residents will be allowed access to the roadway and their driveways.
A road reconstruction is a major project for the City of Oak Ridge, as usually we only mill and resurface streets. Due to the subsurface failure of this portion of Manhattan Avenue, reconstruction of the roadway is necessary. This project is being funded primarily by TDOT; therefore, it will be a TDOT managed project. Rogers Group, Inc. is the contractor for the project. The current schedule could be changed and/or interrupted due to weather conditions.
Thank you for your patience and cooperation during this project. Once the work is completed, this portion of Manhattan Avenue will be a smooth driving surface.