Pavement patching and repairs are under way across Oak Ridge, and the work is expected to continue during the next three months, a press release said.
The work is being done by PRI of East Tennessee Inc., working under contract for the City of Oak Ridge.
The repairs are part of an effort to assist the Oak Ridge Public Works Department street crews with a backlog of approximately 140 open work orders for pavement repairs associated with water main breaks, the press release said. More than half of the repairs needed are the result of the more than 80 water main breaks from January 2018.
“Drivers, pedestrians, and cyclists are urged to use extreme care and caution when traveling in and around the affected sections of roadway,” the press release said. “We apologize for any inconvenience the road and lane closures may cause and appreciate patience and cooperation during this time.”
All work is subject to change based on such unknowns as weather, equipment, and access issues, the press release said.
Questions can be directed to the Public Works Department by email at [email protected] or by calling (865) 425-1875.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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