After several months studying different options for Robinson Road improvements, the Oak Ridge North City Council has narrowed the concepts down to one option for further study. That option is a four lane, undivided road from I-45 to Oak Ridge Park Drive at Oak Ridge Commerce Park east of the railroad. Council has requested a scope of work and proposal for preliminary engineering, with a focus on prioritizing phases of possible construction.
The Council had previously narrowed the field down to four options and commissioned a study to determine the effect each option would have on traffic. The Council considered several factors and determined that the four lanes would provide the greatest long term impact, even if constructed in phases over the next several years. The four lane undivided road will not require purchase of any homes, businesses or churches, but could require limited right of way purchases.
If constructed at one time the option would cost approximately $5.2 million. By contracting for preliminary engineering the City would be poised to take advantage of funding opportunities as they arise. The option chosen lends itself to phased construction. The section with the greatest impact on traffic is the realignment of the road from Maplewood across Hanna and the Union Pacific Railroad to Oak Ridge Park Drive, with a signal at Hannah Road. There are no plans to construct the road, or any part of the road at this time, and no funds are available for construction.
05/08/2017 Update: RC-1 Robinson Commercial District Draft
02/14/2017 Update: Preliminary Engineering Study of Robinson Road 2017
02/13/2017 Update: Oak Ridge North 1965 Plat
10/14/2016 Update: Final Robinson Road Presentation