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Citizens Against the Pellissippi Parkway Extension, Inc.

Welcome to the CAPPE Website

The mission of Citizens Against the Pellissippi Parkway Extension (CAPPE) is to educate the public about issues regarding the impacts of the Pellissippi Parkway Extension.

CAPPE is a non-profit citizens group opposed to the Pellissippi Parkway Extension. CAPPE supporters are Blount County residents and other concerned citizens who believe this interstate highway is not needed, wastes state resources, and will have negative impacts on the area along the route and on the quality of life in Blount County as a whole.

Please visit the Mission page to read more about our concerns.


  • At the February 22, 2016 Annual Meeting, five Directors were elected to CAPPE’s Board for two-year terms. Please see the "Announcements & Special Events" section for details.
  • We enjoyed fifteen excellent chilis at CAPPE's 14th Annual ChiliFest on February 6. We appreciate all who entered and express our gratitude to the volunteer judges, contributors to the bake sale, our tortilla chefs and the general public for coming to taste chilis and vote for the People's Choice.
    Thank you for your continuing support of CAPPE!
Visit our CAPPE in the News section for a complete history of relevant news articles and editorials.


If you're not already a member, learn more about CAPPE Membership. We welcome you!

Help us preserve the rural character of Blount County - please join CAPPE today.

Beautiful Blount County - scenes from farms in the proposed I140 path

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TDOT released the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) in 2010.