| January 4, 2008
- A public meeting on the First Creek Drainage Improvements Project,
Phase II, will be held Tuesday, January 8, from 7-8:30 p.m. at the
Arlington Baptist Church at 1928 Fairmont Blvd.
The meeting will be in the church's Fellowship Hall and will be
attended by staff members of the City of Knoxville's Engineering
Department. Bill Lyons, senior director of the city's Department
of Policy & Communications will moderate the meeting.
This meeting will give residents and other interested parties background
and an overview of the ongoing project aimed at alleviating flooding
problems along First Creek in North Knoxville as well as an opportunity
to comment on the plan.
The total cost of the project including design, right-of-way acquisition
and construction is estimated at $5.4 million.
The project boundaries travel along the First Creek channel from
Chickamauga Avenue at N. Broadway to Emoriland Boulevard at N. Broadway.
The scope of the work includes widening a 1,853-foot-long section
of the First Creek channel to provide an additional 40-feet of grass-lined
channel; the replacement of the existing bridge at Fairmont Boulevard
and construction of a new bridge at Emoriland Boulevard designed
to provide a high-flow bypass for the First Creek Channel.
Comment cards have been sent to homeowners within the boundaries
of the project area as well as some individuals in adjacent areas
and the cards will also be made available at the meeting.
Those cards can be turned in at the meeting on January 8, or they
can be mailed or faxed to the City, before Jan. 22.