Presstalk

presstalk 671-TALK (8255) or editor@farragutpress.com

Thank you, farragutpress, and to your readers for finally acknowledging those of us who have felt ignored in the parts of District 5 that are not in Farragut. It is almost ironic that many of the issues that have fallen on deaf ears are all within a stone’s throw of Farragut Point.

For years, complaints about people running the stop sign on Woody at the intersection of Loop Road have been ignored.

When Sentinel Builders wanted to build multi-family homes connected to a neighborhood of single-family homes, the (Knoxville/Knox County) Metropolitan Planning Commission appeased everyone by saying that Sentinel Builders would have to pay to widen Loop Road. When the construction was finished and the road never got widened, any concerns fell on deaf ears.

... Your readers are correct: these roads are not capable of handling any more traffic than they already see. One can only hope that there are already plans in the works to add a light at the intersection of Loop and the ever-widening Concord Road.

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