UPDATE: Oak Ridge Turnpike Lane Closure Extended


July 26, 2018

The outside eastbound lane of Oak Ridge Turnpike from Lafayette Drive to East Division Road will remain closed as work progresses on the Intersection Improvement Project. Crews will enforce the lane closure on weekdays between 7 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. while workers are present.

The project timeframe has been extended and is now expected to continue into next week (week of July 30). Southern Contractors, Inc., working under contract for the City of Oak Ridge, has been on site since Monday, July 23. Crews are now working on installation of the eastern-most portion of the new sidewalk.

Drivers, pedestrians and cyclists are urged to use extreme care and caution when traveling along this section of roadway. Please take alternate routes whenever possible.

We apologize for any inconvenience the closure may cause and appreciate your patience and understanding during this time. Please note that all construction work is subject to change based on such unknowns as weather, equipment, and access issues.

Questions can be directed to the Public Works Department by calling (865) 425-1875 or by emailing PubWorksDis@OakRidgeTN.gov.