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Old Stage signal planned


The Farragut Board of Mayor and Aldermen approved agreements with the Tennessee Department of Transportation Thursday, Oct. 12, that paved the way for installation of two traffic signals along Kingston Pike.

Town engineer Darryl Smith told the Board that engineering firm Cannon and Cannon has submitted signal plans to TDOT on behalf of the town for the creation of a traffic signal at the intersection of Kingston Pike and Old Stage Road. Once the agreement is approved by the town and TDOT, the town can then advertise for bids on the project.

Smith said a similar agreement with TDOT would allow for the erection of a traffic signal at the intersection of Kingston Pike and Brooklawn Street, a public street which would run through the Kroger development from Kingston Pike and come out on S. Campbell Station Road.

Board members, in other matters, heard from residents concerned over proposed bussing of Farragut students to a new high school. They asked the Board for help.

Im here tonight asking for your assistance, said Todd Taylor, president of the Wentworth Homeowners Association. Im here to do whatever I can to make sure a third of our children arent dissected out of our community and transported out of various areas along dangerous routes. Were open to any guidance you have for us.

Mayor W. Edward Eddy Ford III took a few minutes to give residents his opinion on the matter, saying that about 1,500 students would be taken from Farragut rather than 1,800 as projected through the Knox County Schools system. He said his information was based on his attendance at meetings and information from the Knox County Schools Web site.

In unrelated matters, the Board presented checks for $7,000 to FIS Principal Kay Wellons and FMS Principal Richard Dalhaus to be used for technology grants. Farragut Primary Principal Julia Craze and FHS Principal Mike Reynolds were also awarded $7,000 each, but they were not present to receive their checks.

 

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