Some roads, including part of Oak Ridge Turnpike, will be closed for a Veterans Parade on Saturday morning. The parade is part of the Secret City Festival celebration this week.
The road closures were announced by the City of Oak Ridge and Oak Ridge Police Department.
The Veterans Parade route will run from the Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) parking lot off of Badger Avenue to ORAU Way. Participants will then make a right turn onto Oak Ridge Turnpike and end in the Oak Ridge Public Library parking lot.
The closure will affect all lanes of Oak Ridge Turnpike from the intersection with Tulane Avenue to just west of Robertsville Road, a press release said. Part of Robertsville Road, ORAU Way, and Badger Avenue will also be closed to traffic.
The closures will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 9, and they are expected to remain in effect until about 10 a.m. Drivers are advised to avoid the affected areas during this time and plan to use alternate routes, the press release said.
It said the Oak Ridge Police Department personnel will be enforcing the closures and re-directing traffic.
“Drivers should expect delays and are urged to use extra caution while the parade is under way,” the press release said.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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