The Oak Ridge Public Works Department is teaming up with students from the University of Tennessee to explore alternative designs for the intersection at Pennsylvania and North Tulane avenues.
Some residents refer to the five-way intersection near Oak Ridge High School as “malfunction junction.”
The effort to explore alternative designs for the intersection is part of a senior project for the group of students from UT’s College of Civil and Environmental Engineering, a press release said. To help gather input from the community, the students will host an interactive open forum on Monday, March 4. The forum will be held in the Oak Ridge Public Library’s auditorium from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Discussion at the open forum will focus on options to potentially realign the intersections of North Tulane Avenue, Pennsylvania Avenue, Providence Road, and East Pasadena Road, the press release said. Students will introduce their project to attendees, explain the services they will be performing, and outline potential alternative traffic designs. As part of the project, students will analyze the volume of vehicles entering the intersection as well as traffic patterns, the press release said.
“Oak Ridge residents are encouraged to attend the open forum to learn more about the project and share their ideas of how to improve traffic flow,” the release said.
If you have questions, you can contact the Oak Ridge Public Works Department by email at [email protected] or by phone at (865) 425-1875.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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