Temporary Road Closure on Oct. 31 for “Halloween House”


A temporary road closure is planned along part of Nebraska Avenue for Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020, between the hours of 5 p.m. and 12 a.m. 

The closure is necessary to create a safer environment for drivers and pedestrians expected to visit the annual “Halloween House” residential attraction on Nebraska Avenue, between Newridge Road and Newhaven Road. 

The small stretch of road will be blocked to through traffic. However, residents will still be able to get to and from their homes during this time. 

The police department requests patience and understanding as officers work to ensure the safety of Oak Ridge citizens.

COVID-19 precautions will be in place.

“This year, the family of the Halloween House said that those attending will be asked to practice social distancing and wear masks,” Interim Oak Ridge Fire Chief Travis Solomon said. “The family has placed hand sanitizer at the entrance and said they will disinfect every hour to accommodate for COVID-19 safety precautions.”

Anyone with questions about the temporary road closure should contact the Oak Ridge Police Department at (865) 425-3504.