The Hall of Fame to Broadway Corridor also has the only direct access to Magnolia Ave. From Broadway, Cecil Street connects North and East Knoxville at Cherry Street.
On Wednesday, Dec. 11, at 6 p.m. at St. James Episcopal Church, Toole Design Group will share designs for the Broadway/Hall of Fame Drive intersection and the segment of Broadway from Hall of Fame up to Cecil Avenue.
The public will hear the benefits and drawbacks of each concept and be able to comment, ask questions and share their preferred designs.
An initial open house in August focused on upgrades for part of the North Broadway Corridor, City consultants will present several concept designs to the community aimed at making Broadway more inviting and accessible to all users.
The consultant is looking at all modes of transportation and ways to improve efficiency and safety. The preferred design should function well and remove barriers that divide the surrounding neighborhoods, said Jon Livengood, the City’s Alternative Transportation Engineer.
“The existing intersection works for people who are coming from the north, but those who are approaching from the south have no options to get on Hall of Fame,” Livengood said. “It’s also extremely uncomfortable to travel by foot or bicycle.”
Input from concerned community citizens is of the utmost importance at this juncture. Comments from the public meeting will help determine which concept the consultant will develop further, so share your support/concerns.
If you are deaf, hard of hearing, or LEP (Limited English Proficient) and want to request interpretation services for the Dec. 11 public meeting, please contact Title VI Coordinator Tatia M. Harris at email@example.com or 865.215.2831. If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation to attend, contact the City’s ADA Coordinator, Stephanie Brewer Cook, at 865.215.2034 or firstname.lastname@example.org at least 72 hours before the meeting.