Governor Haslam made an announcement at a press conference on August 1 at Sevier Heights Baptist Church that two projects on Alcoa Highway would be expedited. He noted that the IMPROVE Act, which was signed into law in April, will allow the timelines for these projects to be cut in half.
The two projects combined will cost $75 million. One is located in Blount County and the other is in Knox County.
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Blount County project: the half-mile stretch from Hall Road to a new Hunt Road interchange
Knox County project: the 2.5-mile stretch of Alcoa Highway from north of Topside Road to north of Maloney Road
For more information, check out the following articles:
- Alcoa Highway improvements from Hall to Hunt roads to start summer 2018, governor announces - The Daily Times
- Gov. Haslam announces $75 million for Alcoa Highway improvements - WBIR
- New projects planned for 'dangerous' Alcoa Highway - Knoxville News Sentinel
- Governor Haslam announces plans for Alcoa Highway - WVLT