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Campbell Station Road lanes re-drawn


The Sept. 21 meeting of the Farragut Municipal Planning Commission started with a solemn note as commissioners observed an extended moment of silence in honor of Commissioner Fred Jones, who died recently after a brief

illness.


“As all of you know, we lost a valuable member of our planning commission this week in Fred Jones,” said Chairman Robert “Bob” Hill. “He was a very personal friend of mine and I’ll miss him greatly.”

In other matters, commissioners went on to discuss road and sign changes at the intersection of Campbell Station Road and Kingston Pike.

Farragut Mayor W. Edward “Eddy” Ford III said town engineer Darryl Smith had re-striped and retimed the light at that intersection.

Community Development Director Ruth Hawk explained the matter in greater detail. She said for a long time, south-bound traffic on Campbell Station Road turning left on Kingston Pike enjoyed two-left turn lanes. The intersection, she said, could be confusing to some because the outside left turn lane lined up perfectly with the thru lane on what is now South Campbell Station Road.

“Now that Campbell Station Road extension is finished, more traffic is going straight through,” she said.

Hawk said the road has been re-striped so the former outside left turn lane is now a lane for through traffic. New signs are in place to let drivers be more aware of the changes, she said.

Northbound drivers traveling South Campbell Station Road would also see a few changes, Hawk said. The right-turn lane previously was designated for right-turn traffic only. It has now been re-striped to allow for right turns as well as through traffic.

Commissioners approved a 60-day extension for the site plan for FLP Shops, which plans to build a couple of small businesses at the intersection of Campbell Station Road and Parkside Drive.

Hawk told commissioners Farragut Land Partners, owners of the property, had the site plan approved earlier in the summer. Under town regulations, however, since no work had started on the project, the site plan approval needed an extension.

 

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