Construction work continues on the eighth lane of the Oak Ridge rowing course.
Here are three recent photos by Laurel Patrick of First Place Finish, the contractor. The work includes a precast concrete block retaining wall and associated dredging and site work.
The construction of the eighth rowing lane is funded by a combination of state appropriations, City Capital Improvement funds, and a state tourism grant awarded to the Anderson County Tourism Council specifically for the eighth lane project. The Oak Ridge Rowing Association (ORRA), Explore Oak Ridge (the Oak Ridge Convention and Visitors Bureau), and Visit Knoxville also contributed.
Officials have said the eighth lane, which has been on the city’s wish list for years, will allow the Oak Ridge rowing course to attract more and larger events, and remain competitive as one of the top-ranked rowing venues in the United States.
See previous story on the eighth rowing lane here.
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