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FBMA eyes Interstate exchange changes
Wilbur Smith Associates presents improvement plans for Campbell Station Road, I-40 exchange


Traffic flow through the I-40/Campbell Station Road interchange has increased 37 percent since 1990, the Farragut Board of Mayor and Aldermen was told at its Thursday, Aug. 12, meeting.

Representatives of Wilbur Smith Associates, who have been contracted by the town of Farragut to prepare an advanced planning report for Campbell Station Road from Jamestowne Boulevard to Parkside Drive, presented the report concerning the interchange as a supplement to its planning report.


Kevin Cole, speaking for Wilbur Smith Associates, said, “With the growth in the area, we’re looking at twenty-nine thousand, seven hundred vehicles in two thousand eight, and forty-nine thousand in twenty twenty-eight.”

Cole said that Wilbur Smith Associates had come up with six configurations for upgrading the four-lane - two north-bound lanes, one south bound lane and one turning lane – intersection.

Cole recommended that the town look at a single-point intersection as the most productive of the submitted designs, and a “fly-over” bridge design as secondary.

He added that relocating the I-40 bridge would cost in excess of $3 million.

The Board agreed to study the proposal supplement.

John W. Sexton of Wilbur Smith Associates presented the advanced planning report for the section of Campbell Station Road from Jamestowne Boulevard to Parkside Drive.

Sexton said the plan recommended upgrading the stretch of road to five lanes with the outer south- and north-bound lanes to be wider to accommodate bicycle traffic.

The Board voted unanimously to approve the report.

Town Administrator Dan Olson, during his Administrator’s Report, advised the Board that the town’s quest for its own ZIP Code has been taken under advisement by the U.S. Post Office. Olson said that preliminary indications from the USPO was that a new ZIP Code was needed for the area, but the new code would also include the Cedar Bluff area.

Mayor Eddy Ford said that including Cedar Bluff would not meet the needs of Farragut.

In other business, the Board held a public hearing on:

• Ordinance 04-27, amendment to Ordinance 86-16, Farragut Zoning Ordinance, as amended, to rezone portions of Parcels 2 & 3, Tax Map 130MK, approximately 27,250 sq. ft, located adjacent to the Sweet Briar and Stonecrest subdivisions and the Matthews property, from B-1 Buffer Zone to R-1 and OSR, and to rezone portions of Parcel 9, Tax Map 142DA, known as the Matthews property, approximately 29,000 sq. ft., located adjacent to Sweet Briar and Stonecrest subdivisions from R-1 and OSR to B-1 Buffer Zone. There was no public comment.

The Board agreed 5-0, at the request of town attorney Tom Hale, to defer Ordinance 02-05, Road Closure, an ordinance to close Deadwood Road at Pony Express Drive, Old Stage Hills Subdivision; requested by Old Stage Hills Subdivision Residents.

• Ordinance 04-22 was deferred, an amendment to Ordinance 86-16, Farragut Zoning Ordinance, as amended, to rezone Parcel 89.01, Tax Map 151, from R-2, General Single-Family Residential District, to O-1, Office District, 5 acres; located at the end of Deadwood Road, adjacent to Old Stage Hills Subdivision; requested by Myers Bros. Holdings.

• Ordinance 04-23 was deferred, amendment to Ordinance 86-16, Farragut Zoning Ordinance, as amended, to rezone a portion of Parcels 63, 63.02, and 63.03, Tax Map 151, from R-2, General Single-Family Residential District, to C-1, General Commercial District, approximately 4 acres; located on the south side of Kingston Pike, west of Way Station Trail adjacent to Old Stage Hills Subdivision; requested by Myers Bros. Holdings

• Ordinance 04-24 passed 5-0, a text amendment to Ordinance 86-16.







































as amended, by amending Chapter 4, Section IX. Gasoline Service Stations, B., 5., to reduce the minimum width of the driveway separating pump islands and building from 40 to 30 feet (Pilot Corporation, Applicant).

On first reading the Board denied 5-0 Ordinance 04-25, to amend Title 9, Business, Peddlers, Solicitors, Etc., Chapter 4 Sign Ordinance, of the Farragut Municipal Code, section

9-406. Sign Regulations by land use and/or zoning districts. Wall signs, to permit wall signage on more than one side of a building (SES, Inc. % CVS/Pharmacy Corporation, Applicant)

The Board passed 5-0 Ordinance 04-27, amendment to Ordinance 86-16, Farragut Zoning Ordinance, as amended, to rezone portions of Parcels 2 & 3, Tax Map 130MK, approximately 27,250 sq. ft, located adjacent to the Sweet Briar and Stonecrest subdivisions and the Matthews property, from B-1 Buffer Zone to R-1 and OSR, and to rezone portions of Parcel 9, Tax Map 142DA, known as the Matthews property, approximately 29,000 sq. ft., located adjacent to Sweet Briar and Stonecrest subdivisions from R-1 and OSR to B-1 Buffer Zone. (Turkey Creek Land Partners, LLC, Applicant)

The Board deferred Ordinance 04-31, an Ordinance of The town of Farragut to repeal Ordinance 04-05, an Ordinance to annex certain territory lying contiguous to the boundary of The town of Farragut.

Under new business the Board approved 5-0 Resolution R-04-07, A Resolution Supporting Fair, Equitable, and Competitive Retirement Benefits for Former DOE Oak Ridge Prime Contractor Employees.

Mayor Ford said prior to the vote that three of the Board’s five members were former DOE employees.

 

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