Repairs On and Along Robinson Road Underway

Driving Robinson Road in the next couple of months? Be prepared for delays and detours, as some much-needed repairs are underway.

Lane closures and detours along the stretch of Robinson Road just west of Hanna Road in the City of Oak Ridge North are expected to accommodate repairs to the road surface and utilities. Officials from the Oak Ridge North are working closely with engineers and contractors to minimize the impact to residents, businesses and travelers along this thoroughfare.

Phase One of the project include repairs to the road surface immediately in front of Oak Ridge North City Hall at 27424 Robinson Road. Work began on Tuesday and through Monday, September 17, 2012, the westbound lane of Robinson Road is closed from city hall to Hanna Road. The eastbound lane remain open with intermittent delays between the hours of 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. The detour route for westbound traffic is: north on Hanna Road to Woodson Road, west on Woodson Road to Blueberry Hill Drive, south on Blueberry Hill Drive back to Robinson Road. This closure will not impact the driveways of any businesses as they are all west of the planned closure.

Phase Two of the project will be repairs to water and sewer lines along Robinson Road east of Maplewood Drive. This portion of the project will run from September 17, 2012 – November 5, 2012. There will be intermittent delays throughout the construction zone during this time with periodic lane closures. The construction zone will include all of Robinson Road between Maplewood Drive and Hanna Road. The potential for additional detours exists.

Updates on construction and lane closures may be found at www.oakridgenorth.com and www.facebook.com/oakridgenorth. Again, all businesses remain open during this construction. The city requests your cooperation as you use caution traveling through this area to safeguard workers in the construction zone.

Chuck Briese, Oak Ridge Now

[avatar user="cbriese" size="thumbnail" align="left"] Chuck Briese has been a resident of South Montgomery County since 1988. He and his lovely and patient wife, Leslie, have six sons, with only one left to finish high school. Chuck has been a Cub Scout leader, a Little League baseball coach, a church youth leader, and a general troublemaker over the course of the past 25 years. He is obsessed with his lawn, and likes restaurants that serve food that fills up the plate. He has a tendency to tilt at windmills, which may explain why he started Oak Ridge Now.

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