National Championship Cycling Event to Impact Oak Ridge Traffic on June 21

June 12, 2018

The USA Cycling Professional Road, Individual Time Trial (ITT) and Criterium National Championships will be held from June 21-24, 2018. In partnership with Visit Knoxville, the City of Oak Ridge is proud to host the ITT National Championships on scenic Melton Lake Drive.

On Thursday, June 21, a significant portion of Melton Lake Drive (MLD) will be shut down to through traffic in order to provide a closed-loop course for the ITT.


Melton Lake Drive Impact:
Phase 1 shutdown at 7AM. A section of MLD will be closed from Amanda Dr. to Emory Valley Rd to facilitate course setup. At this time, traffic will be able to turn left from Amanda Dr. onto MLD. Traffic will be able to turn right from Emory Valley Rd onto MLD.

Phase 2 shutdown at 8AM. Additional sections of MLD along with the east end of Union Valley Rd. will be shut down to complete the closed-course loop. MLD will be closed from Palisades Pkwy to Rolling Links Blvd (see course map). Residents may turn left from Palisades Pkwy onto MLD. The Rivers Run Blvd entrance onto MLD will be closed. All residents entering and exiting the Rivers Run neighborhood must use the Rolling Links Blvd entrance.

Emory Valley Road Impact:
Emory Valley Road will not have road closures but traffic will not be able to turn either way onto Melton Lake Dr from Emory Valley Rd.

Reopening of MLD:
Melton Lake Dr. to be completely reopened by 6:00pm.

Spectator Access:
Spectator parking will be available at the Roane State Community College campus on Briarcliff Avenue. Signs will be posted to direct drivers to the designated parking area. Spectators will be shuttled to a safe area near the course and will walk a short distance to the venue.

For more information, a full schedule of events, and course maps click here
For information on volunteer opportunities, click here.

About USA Cycling
USA Cycling is the national governing body for the sport of cycling in the United States and oversees the disciplines of BMX, cyclocross, mountain bike, road and track. The mission of USA Cycling is to develop the sport of cycling in the United States at all levels and to achieve sustained international racing success while fostering a shared commitment to safety, integrity, and the joy of cycling. USA Cycling works to identify, develop, and select cyclists to represent the United States in international competition, and also supports amateur bike racing through grassroots development programs and the provision of critical infrastructure to run organized racing. USA Cycling’s membership is comprised of riders  and cyclists of all ages and abilities, clubs, coaches, officials, mechanics, and race directors. To learn more about USA Cycling, visit

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