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Sinkholes open off Old Stage


Town Engineer Darryl Smith warned Farragut’s Board of Mayor and Aldermen about a series of sinkholes that have opened up near Old Stage Road during its meeting Thursday night, Oct. 28.

Smith emphasized the sinkholes were not under the road and that drivers were in no danger.

“This is something we’re going to have to be addressing in the next few weeks,” Smith said.

The largest sinkhole is about 15 feet deep and turns north, away from Old Stage.

Smith said the Town’s public works crews will be able to fix the sinkholes using TDOT bridging standards: excavating the sinkholes, filling them with large boulders, smaller rocks and covering that with an impervious membrane to keep out water.

“It’s kind of like putting a cork in it. It becomes a fairly extensive repair,” Smith said.

He estimated the project would cost the Town between $10,000 and $12,000.


In other business, the Board:

• Approved, on second and final reading, an amendment to Farragut Zoning Ordinance to change front yard setback requirements on local streets

• Approved, on second and final reading, and ordinance to amend Farragut Municipal Code to comply with International Building Code

• Approved, on second and final reading, an ordinance to amend Farragut Municipal Code to comply with International Residential Code

 

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