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Farragut Primary traffic pattern to change beginning 2009 school term


Knox County Schools has unveiled a new traffic plan for Farragut Primary School to be effective for the 2009-2010 school year due to the Campbell Station Road Widening Project.

The map pictured above outlines the new Farragut Primary School Traffic Control Plan showing changes to the entrances and exits, as well as car drop-off points.

“Due to the construction and the closure of one lane on Campbell Station Road, Knox County Schools is mandating the Traffic Control Plan as the required traffic pattern for those dropping off students at the primary school,” Chelsey Riemann, Farragut Leisure Services, said.

In addition, she added, the entrance road to Farragut High School off Campbell Station Road will be closed through March 2010. Access to Farragut Intermediate, Middle and High schools will be available from West End Avenue and Lendon Welch Way (formerly Stadium Drive) off Kingston Pike, across from Farragut Wine and Spirits in the old Kroger complex. Knox County Schools is encouraging Farragut parents to consider using bus transportation for their students to eliminate extra car traffic. For more information on the bus routes to Farragut schools, visit www.knox-schools.org.


According to Riemann, The Campbell Station Road Widening Project, which will take about 15 months to complete, will widen Campbell Station Road from the existing three-lane section to a five-lane section (two lanes in each direction with a center turn lane). In addition, the project will include a four-foot bike lane, curb and gutter, and a five-foot sidewalk on each side. The project is being conducted by the Tennessee Department of Transportation and is funded by the Surface Transportation Program (part of the Federal Highway Administration SAFE-TEA-LU); Federal Highway Priority Project; and American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (stimulus funds).

Routine project updates will be announced in Farragut’s local media, at www.townoffar-ragut.org and on the Town’s government cable channel (Charter and TDS Channel 3). Citizens are also are encouraged to receive updates via the Town’s Facebook page (town of Farragut) and Twitter (townoffarragut).

Contact the town of Farragut at 865-966-7057 with additional questions or concerns.

 

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