TDOT moves ahead on Alcoa Highway improvements

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Efforts to widen and improve Alcoa Highway between Knoxville and Blount County are moving a step closer to completion.

The Tennessee Department of Transportation will hold a public hearing to gather input on the proposed improvements to the road Thursday at 5 p.m. at Sevier Heights Baptist Church on Alcoa Highway.

Two plans will be discussed, one that includes improving the existing highway and one that involves only continued maintenance.

The improvements under the improvement plan would extend from north of Pellissippi Parkway (State Route 162) to North of Cherokee Trail, a distance of about 8.4 miles.

The meeting is also intended to answer questions posed by the public. A presentation will be followed by a question-and-answer session, and opportunities for the public to view project displays and talk to TDOT representatives will be available.

The church's address is 3232 Alcoa Highway in Knoxville.

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