The City of Oak Ridge Public Works Department anticipates closing the two inside lanes of Oak Ridge Turnpike (ORTP), where it intersects Administration Road and Tyler Road, to repair a leak on a City-owned water line.  This work is planned to begin at approximately 12:00 A.M. on Friday, June 5. 

Vehicles entering ORTP from either Administration or Tyler will be restricted to right turns only.  Talmeda Road to Central Avenue or Milan Way to Bus Terminal Road may be used as a detour.  The work is expected to take eight to twelve hours, but may be delayed in the event of inclement weather.  

For more information about the Public Works Department, please visit the City’s website at

Media contact Candice Brogan at or (865)425-3546.