How a Roundabout Rejuvenated Prime Commercial Property in West Knoxville
The CDM Smith team initiated the design phase to serve two proposed developments between Kingston Pike and West Town Way. The original roadway grades and site constraints were extreme, and delivery vehicles and patrons alike needed to be accommodated. To determine the most suitable new design for the area, the team first conducted a detailed traffic study, discovering that safety and access could be significantly improved by constructing a roundabout. The results of the traffic study helped to ensure that the design would, in fact, solve these challenges and provide the necessary improvements. In addition, the actual cost of construction came in $50k less than the initial estimate.
This project showcases our talents in economic development, traffic engineering, roundabout design, sustainability, and roadway safety analysis.