On June 30, 2018, Mayor Tony Aikens of Lenoir City, Lenoir City officials and the community cut the ribbon to signify the completion of Harrison Road Improvements and Sidewalk Addition project. Cannon & Cannon was the Civil Engineer of Record; Third Rock Consultants | Environmental Engineers and GEOServices, LLC | Density and Concrete Testing.
Harrison Road serves as the primary access to Lenoir City High School, Lenoir City Middle School, several large residential developments and the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Prior to improvements, the existing transportation infrastructure was insufficient to meet the needs of the community. Harrison Road and Kingston Street are 2-lane, 22-foot wide rural facilities with open drainage. The roadway and intersection design prohibited alternate forms of transportation offering no sidewalks or shoulders for pedestrian traffic. Additionally, the open drainage was a safety concern for pedestrians and cyclists that brave the unsafe conditions. Residents on the other side of the high school were experiencing flooding along Kingston Street.
Community improvement and benefit to accommodate and encourage pedestrian and cycling traffic through the use of sidewalks, wider lanes and improved drainage system.
The Cannon & Cannon design includes improvements to provide adequate auxiliary lanes, widening of travel lanes, improved turning radii and enhanced traffic signal operation. Consisting of roadway improvements along Harrison Road and Kingston Street (Old Highway 95) that includes the intersection, the roadway improvements include approximately 2,100 linear feet of Harrison Road and 1,300 linear feet of Kingston Street. The project, in addition to roadway improvements, provides drainage improvements, sidewalk installation and street and pedestrian lighting.
The extension comprised of approx 3,550 LF of a 4-lane boulevard roadway section, 785 LF of 2-lane boulevard roadway section, and 785 LF of 2-lane roadway section to make connections to existing Harrison Avenue and Reeves Street. Provided subsurface engineering, utility coordination and relocation, NEPA Process, environmental stream restoration, lighting, permitting, construction documents and CEI.