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State Route 332 (Concord Road) Widening

Knox County

Overview

The proposed project for State Route 332 (Concord Road), from Turkey Creek Road to Northshore Drive in Knox County, includes reconstruction and widening of the existing roadway for approximately one mile.

Purpose and Need

Concord Road is an urban minor arterial roadway which provides a connection between I-40/I-75 and areas along Northshore Drive, Choto Road, and other sections of West Knox County and Loudon County. Traffic volumes along the route are rapidly growing due to commercial and residential developments.

The widening of SR 332 is designed to improve local and regional accessibility, while also improving safety and operation, increasing capacity, and promoting economic development along the route.

Design

The proposed design for SR 332 consists of widening the two-lane roadway to a four-lane facility with curb and gutter. The widened roadway will accommodate four-foot bike lanes. Other design features include a 12-foot center turn lane that transitions to a 14-foot raised median, 5-foot sidewalks and an 8-foot greenway.

Construction also includes replacement of the existing bridge over the Norfolk Southern Railroad.

Video shows early construction underway along SR 332 (Concord Road) as of February 26, 2019.