The Oak Ridge Public Works Department expected to start resurfacing city streets as listed below on Tuesday, October 27. The city recommends that motorists, pedestrians, and cyclists use extra care and caution when traveling on the following streets:
|Street Name||From Street/Business||To Street/Business|
|Access Road 1||Karen’s Jewelers||Rocky Top|
|Access Road 3||Krystal||Taco Bell|
|Bear Creek Road, West||1510 Bear Creek Road||Hwy 58 Ramp|
|Division Road, East||Oak Ridge Turnpike||270 South|
|Vanderbilt Drive, East||Villanova Road||Illinois Avenue, S.|
|Vanderbilt Drive, West||Oak Ridge Turnpike||Virginia Road|
|Vanderbilt Drive, West 1||Villanova Road||Virginia Road|
|Elmhurst Drive||Briarcliff Avenue||Eastridge Drive|
|East Drive 4||Audubon Road||Athens Road|
|East Drive 3||Alger Road||Audubon Road|
|Alger Road 2||Amherst Lane||East Drive|
Prior to resurfacing, the city’s contractor, Rogers Group Inc., will perform various types of milling work on many of the streets in preparation for resurfacing, a press release said. Wedge milling will be performed on the streets receiving conventional resurfacing in order for the new pavement surface to match up with the bordering curb and gutter. Whole width milling will be done on a few of the streets receiving conventional resurfacing in order to remove a deteriorated and older overlay, which allows for new pavement to closer match up with the curb and gutter surface.
Residents of the streets being milled and/or resurfaced should receive a notice advising them to have all vehicles removed from their street by 7 a.m. on the day of the scheduled milling and/or resurfacing.
Residents planning on being out of town during the resurfacing period are advised to move their vehicles off of the street before they leave. Vehicles remaining on the street the day of the scheduled work are subject to being towed at the owner’s expense. After receiving the notice, residents should not park their vehicles on the streets where work is scheduled until after all work has been completed.
“Please note that inclement weather may cause delays and/or changes to the schedule,” the press release said.
Questions can be directed to the Public Works Department at (865) 425-1875 or you may email [email protected].
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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