The City of Oak Ridge and Oak Ridge Police Department are notifying drivers of a planned road closure on the morning of Saturday, June 9, 2018, for a Veterans Parade that is part of the Secret City Festival celebration.
The parade route runs from the Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) parking lot off of Badger Avenue to ORAU Way. Participants will then make a right turn onto Oak Ridge Turnpike and end in the Oak Ridge Public Library parking lot.
The closure will affect all lanes of Oak Ridge Turnpike from the intersection with North and South Tulane Avenue to just west of Robertsville Road. Part of Robertsville Road, ORAU Way and Badger Avenue will also be closed to traffic.
The closures will begin at 8:30 a.m. on June 9 and are expected to remain in effect until approximately 10 a.m. Drivers are advised to avoid the affected areas during this time and plan to use alternate routes.
Oak Ridge Police Department personnel will be enforcing the closures and re-directing traffic. Drivers should expect delays and are urged to use extra caution while the parade is underway.