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Mayor, aldermen say town outlook looks good for 2006

Farragut town officials are looking forward to the projected growth the new year will bring with the continuation of several capital improvement projects.

The Campbell Station Road extension, Mayor W. Edward Ford III said, is about six months away from completion and means a lot to the town.

Ford said he’s excited the project is so close to completion.

“This will provide five lanes of traffic and connect the pedestrian circulation for about forty of our subdivisions,” he said. “Our citizens will be able to walk from the north side of the town of Farragut to the south side.”

Since first conceived, the project has taken nearly 20 years to complete with a price tag of about $6 million.

Alderman Dorothy LaMarche said of all the projects underway, this one is the closest to her heart.

“I think it means a lot to our town,” she said. “People will have much needed access to the Interstate.”

LaMarche said she is looking forward to the growth in Farragut and the changes that come with growth.

Alderman Joel Garber said he also shares the enthusiasm for the completion of the Campbell Station Road extension.

“I guess we’re all so excited about that because it is something we’ve been working on for a long time,” he said.

Garber said another project nearing completion is the Phase 2 project for McFee Road. This will run from the roundabout to Boyd Station Road and complete another major thoroughfare for the citizens of Farragut.

Other projects include:

• The improvement of Campbell Station Road between Kingston Pike and I-40/75. This project is currently in the design phase.

• The creation of a park on McFee Road. From fiscal year 2005 to FY 2009, the town is planning on spending $3.5 million to build a park on 26 acres. The land was purchased and financed with a private issue capital note and retired in fiscal year 2002.


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