A temporary road closure is planned along part of Nebraska Avenue on Wednesday for the annual “Halloween House” residential attraction, a press release said.
The temporary road closure is scheduled between 5 and 10 p.m. Wednesday, October 31, the City of Oak Ridge press release said.
A large number of visitors is expected at the “Halloween House,” and the closure is necessary to create a safer environment for drivers and pedestrians, the press release said.
The closure plan was used last year by the Oak Ridge Police Department with much success, the press release said. The City of Oak Ridge has approved the closure once again for 2018.
A small portion of the 100 block of Nebraska Avenue, between Newridge Road and Newhaven Road, will be affected. Residents will still be able to get to and from their homes during this time.
“Traffic flow and safety on Halloween night is always a serious concern for the department and our patrol officers,” Oak Ridge Police Department Lieutenant Carl Webb said. “With the amount of foot traffic in the neighborhood and the lack of on-street parking, we’ve continued to work closely with the family organizing the ‘Halloween House’ to find a solution.”
“The Police Department requests patience and understanding as we work to ensure the safety of our citizens,” the press release said.
Anyone with questions about the temporary road closure should call the Oak Ridge Police Department at (865) 425-3504.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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