News
Opinion
Sports
Business
Community
entertainment
Schools
News
Announcements
Classifieds
Place Ad
Advertising
Contact Us
Archives
Search

Campbell Station extension slotted for June bid


The Campbell Station Road extension will be bid out June 11, town administrator Dan Olson said at the Farragut Board of Mayor of Aldermen last week.

The announcement came after the project had been postponed several times by the Tennessee Department of Transportation.


The tentative date TDOT originally set to bid out the project for construction was spring 2003, but wetlands located behind the Kroger and Kmart properties on Kingston Pike caused the project to be postponed.

Once the project is bid out, construction could begin this summer, Olson said.

When construction begins, an extension will be built from Kingston Pike to Concord Road, south of Pleasant Forest Cemetery.

The project is expected to take two years. Once completed, the new more-than-one-mile road will have five lanes with sidewalks on each side.

The extension will help alleviate congestion around Kroger and Farragut High School.

The total cost of the project will be around $6 million, with the town chipping in half of the total cost.

A Local Interstate Connector grant, approved by TDOT, will cover the remaining $3 million.

The completion of the Campbell Station Road extension will also be the springboard for the start of two other street widening projects — Campbell Station Road from Kingston Pike to Grigsby Chapel Road, and Concord Road.

Campbell Station Road will be widened from three to four lanes. Construction could begin fiscal year 2006. The estimated cost of the project is $3.24 million with the town chipping in $976,000.

According to the town’s Capital Improvement Plan, approximately 3,800 square-feet of Concord Road will be widened from two lanes to five to match the Campbell Station Road Extension.

It has been estimated that the Concord project would take two years to construct.

The town’s share of the price tag for the project is estimated to be $1.145 million, paid for during the next five fiscal years.

The project will improve the flow of traffic and safety conditions in the area, the Capital Improvement Plan states.

In other business:

• The FBMA voted unanimously on second reading to approve an ordinance to rezone parcels five and six, tax map 142, from R-1 to R-3; 2.237 acres located at 709 and 705 Fretz Road, requested by Ben Testerman and Scott Smith.

• The FBMA voted unanimously on second reading to approve an ordinance to rezone a portion of parcel four, tax map 142, from agricultural to R-3; approximately 18.25 acres located on the west side of Fretz Road, north of Lanesborough Apartments, requested by Ben Testerman and Scott Smith.

• The FBMA voted unanimously on second reading to approve an ordinance to rezone a portion of parcel 4, tax map 142, from agricultural to open space/park, approximately 100 feet by 500 feet or 1.35 acres located adjacent to Weatherly Hills subdivision; requested by Ben Testerman and Scott Smith.

• The FBMA voted unanimously on second reading to approve an ordinance to accept Anchorage Way, the private street located within Turkey Creek Harbor subdivision, phase 2-4, as a public road; requested by the Turkey Creek Harbor Homeowners Association, Inc.

• The FBMA voted unanimously to approve a parade on public sidewalks, requested by St. John Neumann Catholic Church, 225 Jamestowne Blvd.

• The FBMA voted unanimously to relinquish town of Farragut right-of-way on Campbell Station Road, requested by Faith Lutheran Church, 239 Jamestowne Blvd.

• The FBMA voted unanimously to approve a licensing agreement from the state of Tennessee for a walking trail in the I-40/75 right-of-way, from Everett Road to Fox Run subdivision.

 

News | Opinion | Sports | Business | Community | Schools | Obituaries | Announcements
Classifieds | Place Ad | Advertising | Contact Us | Archives | Search

© 2004-2014 farragutpress