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Board approves $68K for Campbell Station Road park expansion project


Pictured above is a bridge at the Campbell Station Park walking trail that leads to the future site of the park’s restroom facilities- Preston Flanders/farragutpress
The Farragut Board of Mayor and Aldermen voted unanimously last week to pay out more than $68,000 for additional services for the Campbell Station Park expansion.

“It’s going very well,” Town Engineer Darryl Smith said of the project, “but you can’t have a project of this size without some problems.”

More than $50,000 of the additional money will be for undercutting and bridging of unsuitable soils at the parking lot.

According to a memo from Smith to the FBMA, a large portion of the parking lot will “require undercutting and backfilling with stone and geotextile material to achieve proper strength.”

Almost $11,000 will be used for undercutting and bridging of unsuitable soils at the park’s expansion entrance.

According to Smith, this service is needed due to the close proximity of a creek and low-lying areas where the construction is taking place.

Stone and geotextile fabric will also be added to bridge the location and achieve proper strength.

The remaining $7,000 will go to purchase mulch around areas in the construction site.

A six-inch layer of mulch will be added around trees to protect their root system from heavy equipment.

The additional services bumps the total project cost up to more than $865,000.

The expansion project could be completed in November, Smith said.

Rich Construction is currently correcting items on the restroom facilities and performing final grading on the walking trail.

In other business:

• The FBMA voted unanimously to accept all three private streets within Wyndham Hall subdivision as public roads.

• Mayor Eddy Ford signed a proclamation to make Oct. 18, 2003, Kid’s Safety America Day in Farragut. All festivities for the day will be held at Farragut Church of Christ on Smith Road from 1 to 4 p.m. Free child spinal and vision screenings will be given.

• Ford also signed a proclamation to make Oct. 19-25, 2003, Character Counts Week at Farragut Primary School.

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