Ridgedale Road to be closed while work continues on Western Ave.

Ridgedale Road to be closed while work continues on Western Avenue

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A $31 million widening project has been taking place on Western Avenue since 2011. A $31 million widening project has been taking place on Western Avenue since 2011.
Location of Ridgedale Road at Western Avenue. (source: Google) Location of Ridgedale Road at Western Avenue. (source: Google)

By BO WILLIAMS
6 News Anchor/Reporter

KNOXVILLE (WATE) - For just over two years, drivers along Western Avenue have become all too familiar with the sight of lane shifts, construction equipment and work crews.

A $31 million widening project has been taking place on Western Avenue since 2011.

A new twist to the project will begin on Monday, July 8 at the intersection of Ridgedale Road.

Drivers will not be able to access Ridgedale when turning from Western.

The road there is scheduled to be closed for a week. Weather conditions could change that plan.

While the closure is in place a detour will be provided. Drivers can turn off at the newly-resurfaced Nickle Road near Ridgedale School. The detour will go through the school's parking lot before reaching Ridgedale Road.

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