Apison Pike meeting set for Feb. 10

Apison Pike meeting set for Feb. 10

February 9th, 2011 by Jennifer Bardoner in Community Ooltewahcollegedale

The Tennessee Department of Transportation is driving forward with Phase II of its Apison Pike widening project with a design meeting Feb. 10.

The public is invited to Collegedale City Hall at 6 p.m. to see preliminary outlines, ask questions and voice concerns related to the portion from Old Lee Highway to Ooltewah-Ringgold Road.

"It's just basically to get their input in on the design," TDOT community relations officer Jennifer Flynn said. "[Project designers] will take any kinds of problems or questions or concerns, they will take all that into consideration."

The preliminary design calls for a continuous turning lane and two 12-foot traffic lanes, a sidewalk and bike lane in either direction. Phase II is not currently funded past the design phase. Phase 1 to connect Exit 9 to Old Lee Highway is scheduled to be complete by the end of the year.