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Resident unhappy with Concord-Campbell Station roads, and Sugarwood resident speaks out on Weigel’s renovation

Resident unhappy with Concord-Campbell Station roads



I am glad that I am not the only one who is unhappy about the new intersection of Concord Road and Campbell Station Road. How could any intelligent engineer design such a farce? Concord Road is a main artery, with traffic going north and south.

At least 80 percent of the north-bound traffic is going to continue going north on Concord to Kingston Pike, either going straight into the Farragut schools or turning right onto Kingston. Only 20 percent of the traffic will be continuing northeast onto Campbell Station Road.

With the newly-designed intersection, the northbound traffic is forced to go onto Campbell Station Road for some 25 feet, usually forced to stop at the traffic light, and then to turn right to get back onto Concord. The southbound traffic, now being forced to stop at the traffic light, has on several occasions backed up to Concord Hills subdivision. After sitting for several minutes, one is able to get through the traffic light, but must turn left onto Campbell Station Road for some 25 feet, before continuing south onto Concord.

It seems to me that the engineers could have designed Campbell Station Road to dead end at Concord, with respective left and right turning lanes for both Campbell Station Road and Concord Road. Concord Road has now been made into a secondary road, dead-ending into Campbell Station Road.

This is just dumb. And more costly. The pollution levels [are] going to rise at this intersection somewhat, and just think of all the gasoline being wasted by the vehicles waiting for the traffic light to change. I do not think that when this section is fully complete, that the traffic flow will be any better.

Why was the intersection at Turkey Creek Road raised some 3 feet? The extra fill-in dirt and asphalt are costs that could have been avoided. And it is ugly!

I can only hope that the same engineer does not design the intersection at Northshore and Concord [roads].



Thank you,

Thomas Adams

Farragut



Sugarwood resident speaks out on Weigel’s renovation



I am concerned about the future of safe entrance and exit to Sugarwood subdivision via the entrance on Kingston Pike.

As things stand now, a car’s entrance and exit to and from Kingston Pike out of Sugarwood is hampered by a constant flow of eastbound traffic down Kingston Pike.

One usually has to wait a considerable amount of time before entrance to or exit from Kingston Pike is permitted.

What would a “Super Weigel’s” do to traffic if an expansion were permitted? It would make matters much worse to say the least.

Please don’t permit a super Weigel’s to expand on this corner of Smith Road and Kingston Pike.



Sincerely,

Ed Calfee

Farragut

 

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