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CSR improvements begin

Farragut motorists can expect changes along Campbell Station Road, beginning this week and continuing for up to two years.

Construction began May 25 on an additional southbound lane on Campbell Station on the north side of Interstate-40/75. The additional lane allows two lanes for vehicles that often stack on the westbound ramp off I-40/75 and from Snyder Road and beyond.

“The intent of the project … is to increase the number of vehicles traveling southbound. It shortens the queue,” Town Engineer Darryl Smith said.

“Right now, south of that intersection there is only one lane. You’d be able to get a shorter queue distance, which gets more cars through the signal quicker.

“You steal a few seconds off that and throw it over to the westbound off-ramp. So what this does, it will actually help the southbound movement and the westbound off-ramp movement,” he added.

Smith estimates construction to be completed in approximately six weeks.

In the meantime, TDOT plans to let the Campbell Station widening project June 12, with construction most likely to last for 24 to 30 months after the project begins.

According to TDOT spokesman Travis Brickey, the widening of 1.2 miles of Campbell Station will take place “under traffic,” meaning motorists should expect no closures or detours.

Campbell Station will be widened from Jamestowne Boulevard to Parkside Drive from three lanes to five: two 12-foot lanes on either side of a center turn lane, complete with 4-foot bicycle lanes, a 3-foot grass strip and a 5-foot sidewalk on both sides of the road.


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