Summer 2020 Phase 1 finish; left turn active at week’s end

The long-awaited reopening of the northbound left turn lane on Concord Road turning west onto Turkey Creek Road will happen “Friday or Saturday,” state Rep. Jason Zachary (R-District 14) said Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 19.

An issue with the left-turn arrow traffic light will be resolved by the weekend. “The light (arrow) will be on a different pattern than it’s on now,” he said.

As for Phase 1 completion of the Concord Road Widening project, “The current schedule shows the anticipated completion date for Phase 1 is Summer 2020,” said Mark Nagi, Community Relations officer for Tennessee Department of Transportation Region 1 (East Tennessee).

“The widening in this phase will be along the east side of existing (Concord Road) between Summerdale Drive and Fairground Drive and along the west side ... from the beginning of the project to Turkey Creek Road and from Fairground Drive to Northshore Drive.”

“This work includes the relocation of several utilities (water, sewer, gas, electric and communications),” he added.