A new stop sign will be installed and the traffic signal will be removed at the intersection of Tyler Road and Tennessee Avenue in the Jackson Square area in central Oak Ridge.
The new stop sign will be uncovered on Tuesday, July 23, at about 8 a.m., the City of Oak Ridge said in a press release Thursday.
“At present, both Tyler Road and Tennessee Avenue are controlled by a traffic signal,” the press release said. “The change is being made after a traffic study indicated the traffic pattern and crash history at this location does not justify the need for a traffic signal. The study also indicated that changing the right-of-way assignment to favor Tennessee Avenue will reduce delays.”
The existing signal will be set to display a red flashing light to drivers on Tyler Road, indicating a stop condition, and flash yellow on Tennessee Avenue. After a period of 90 days, the signal will be removed, and the painted stop lines on Tennessee Avenue will also be removed, the press release said.
A message board is on site this week to warn drivers of the upcoming change. Any questions can be directed to the Oak Ridge Public Works Department at (865) 425-1875.
Tyler Road runs between Subway and TNBank, and Magic Wok and Jackson Square Animal Clinic, before intersecting Tennessee Avenue near the tennis courts.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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