Morgan Construction, Inc., working under contract to the City of Oak Ridge Public Works Department, is presently doing rehabilitation work on the City’s gravity wastewater collection system.  As part of this project, a gravity sewer line, running from east to west under East Melbourne Road, must be replaced. To accomplish this, the contractor will be closing a portion of East Melbourne Road, north of Robertsville Road.

The closure is anticipated to begin on Tuesday, July 7, and the work is expected to be complete by Thursday, July 9. Rehabilitation work will take place during the day, with the road being reopened each evening after work hours. It is recommend that motorists avoid the area if at all possible due to rough road conditions caused by the use of steel road plates. Inclement weather could cause delays.

During periods of road closure, motorists may use Monticello Road, Robertsville Road and Montana Avenue as detours.

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