Input Sought on Revised Roadway Project Improvement List

A revised list of road, bicycle, pedestrian and transit projects proposed to receive federal funding has been released and the public is invited to comment. The list includes projects in Anderson, Blount, Knox, Loudon and Sevier counties.

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An interactive map showing the project list has been created. Your input can be submitted by clicking comment button on the Details panel for each project.

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Comments will be accepted until March 31, 2016. For comments not related to a specific project, you can email us.

Background

In the spring of 2016, cities, counties and other agencies submitted projects for inclusion in the Mobility Pan 2040. The public was asked for input on the proposed projects during the summer of 2016.

This first round of comments were shared with the project sponsors, TPO Technical Committee and TPO Executive Board. Projects were prioritized based on the:

  • Selection criteria adopted by the Executive Board
  • Public comments
  • Input from the TPO Technical Committee
  • Availability of local resources to complete projects

In some cases, due to funding limits, projects were not recommended for inclusion on the list. The availability of required local matching funding and staff capacity to oversee the projects are key criteria when considering projects for funding. The prioritized project list and interactive map available for public to review is a result of this process.

 

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3 Comments

  1. We do not need the Pellissippi Parkway Extension. It will not solve transportation issues, as evidenced by TDOT’s own studies. That money could and should be spent on upgrades and repairs of existing roads, like Alcoa Highway and many of our state highways. The motto “Fix it First” should be followed. Please do not build this expensive and useless road.

  2. Really need to address on growing population of seniors so they can stay in their own homes and be able to use mass transit.

  3. I know it’s past march 29 but we could really use a sidewalk on Woodlawn pike from moody to chapman hwy. there are a ton of kids who walk home from busses or school and this is a busy road with little to no room to walk on the shoulder.

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