A temporary road closure is planned along part of Nebraska Avenue on Halloween, Thursday, October 31, between 5 and 11 p.m.
A small portion of the 100 block of Nebraska Avenue between Newridge Road and Newhaven Road will be blocked to through traffic, a press release said. Residents will still be able to get to and from their homes during this time, the press release said.
The closure is necessary to create a safer environment for drivers and pedestrians expected to visit the annual “Halloween House” residential attraction, the press release said.
“Traffic flow and safety on Halloween night is always a serious concern for the department and our patrol officers,” Oak Ridge Police Department Lieutenant Matthew Tedford 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 contact the ORPD at (865) 425-3504.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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