Back in September 2008, the Knoxville Regional Transportation Planning Organization and the Knoxville-Knox County Metropolitan Planning Commission announced that they had awarded a contract to local design firm Gresham, Smith, and Partners to draft a “Complete Streets” plan for two of the region’s busiest thoroughfares: Broadway through Fountain City and Washington Street/Hall Road through Maryville. The concept, gaining popularity nationally in the past few years, seeks to transform roads traditionally intended for car-only traffic into “Complete Streets,” safe for pedestrians, bicyclists, and convenient for automobiles. On Tuesday, the group will present its final plans for Broadway and Washington to the public for comment. On Wednesday, the plans go before the TPO’s executive board.
Public meeting: Tuesday, May 26, at 7 p.m. at the Knox County Health Department, 140 Dameron Ave.
TPO board meeting: Wednesday, May 27, at 9 a.m. in the Small Assembly Room of the City County Building