Cars driving east on Oak Ridge Turnpike could soon be required to stop before turning right onto South Illinois Avenue.
And those vehicles will no longer be able to use the short acceleration lane on South Illinois Avenue, a city press release said.
It’s part of a series of changes that include new traffic signals, pavement markings, and traffic control signs at that busy intersection.
City workers expect to start implementing the changes on Thursday, the city press release said. The new systems are meant to make the intersection safer for pedestrians, but they could be delayed due to bad weather.
For more information, contact the Oak Ridge Public Works Department at (865) 425-1875, City Engineer Steven R. Byrd at (865) 425-1807, or visit the city’s website at www.oakridgetn.gov.