Pigeon Forge asks for public input on Westside Connector Project
A meeting will be held on from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in Meeting Room B at the Pigeon Forge City Hall Complex.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - The city of Pigeon Forge will hold a public meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 26 to gather public input on the proposed Westside Connector Project.
The proposed project will build a two-lane road with sidewalks on a new alignment between Pine Mountain Road and West Mill Creek Road, officials said. This connection would allow people to move from one end of the city without ever getting on the parkway.
“The purpose of the project is to construct a north-south local road with sidewalks to provide a local route that is an alternative to the Parkway and better serve the residents of Pigeon Forge,” a release stated.
The meeting will be held on from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in Meeting Room B in the Pigeon Forge City Hall Complex at 3221 Rena Street, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863.
“The Westside Connector is an important project for the city and has been for many years. The timing is right for the city to complete the project. There isn’t a better time than now to complete the long-awaited road project. We have had tremendous success financially as a city yet continue to be challenged with transportation routes throughout Pigeon Forge. The intent of the Westside Connector in its original concept many years ago was to provide a more convenient route of travel on the west side of the Parkway. Many years later the route remains mostly the same with some alternative routes proposed due to land development through the years. The intent is the same however the route which the new road will take may change in some sections. The city of Pigeon Forge is holding a community meeting on Oct 26th to provide information and listen to input from the community. We welcome constructive input on the preferred route,” Pigeon Forge Mayor, David Wear said.
Representatives of the city will be on-site to provide additional information and answer questions.
The roadway project has been considered for almost 10 years.
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