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That’s it. The forum is open for comments regarding anything you have on your mind — local politics, world affairs, sports, religion, community affairs, city-county unification or anything else.

• There used to be no problem with Concord Road traffic, north and south. Now, as far as you can see, all day long in both directions —not just at rush hour — the traffic is backed up as far as you can see. That’s at Campbell Station and at the Turkey Creek light. And you just sit and sit and sit and waste gas. The light changes, maybe, then only five cars can go before the light changes again. And people just sit there, as far as you can see. There’s traffic just sitting and hardly anyone is using the Campbell Station Road. Not even school buses. I’m wondering why they built the road? So, how long do we have to wait to get the light adjusted? And I’m wondering why they built the road? And, will there ever be a continuous northbound lane, which they could easily have, where no one going north would even need to stop in the right-hand lane? There’s lots of things that could be done. It just seems so ridiculous. People are just sitting and sitting. There used to be no problem, you could go from Kingston Pike to Northshore with hardly any problem except for a little crowding at rush hour. Just what have they achieved with this new road?

• What genius decided to put the barricading poles up there at the end of Concord Road to turn right onto Northshore, because that’s just going to make the traffic problem trying to get on Northshore from Concord 100 times worse. What they should have done was widen it so people could actually get in the right lane around the line of traffic to turn right. That is just ridiculous.

• I’d like to welcome Food City to Farragut. They have made a tremendous change in the old Bi-Lo store. Not only is it cleaner and better lit, but their food selections are good, their personnel are friendly and efficient at what they do. It’s a real pleasant change from what we’ve had all these years. I just wanted to thank Food City for coming to Farragut.

• I am so frustrated with the traffic issues at Northshore and Concord intersection. Not only is it a huge inconvenience, but it is also a safety hazard. It is unacceptable that there is still not a solution. Some type of action needs to be taken in a timely manner. Even if it is simply putting out an officer to direct traffic during certain heavy traffic times, at least that would be a step in the right direction.

• I was just inquiring to why the presstalk was not showing up on the online version of the farragutpress?

Editor’s Note: The Web edition of farragutpress is an editorial mirror of our weekly printed edition. If presstalk did not appear in our printed edition (in this case, due to an abundance of “Letters to the Editor”) it will not appear online.

• I think that there should be “school zone flashers” at the sports area of Concord park to be in effect during game times. That way traffic will be visibly reminded to slow down and watch for the children — and the rest of the time traffic can move at the posted speed limit.


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