We must finish the improvements to Alcoa Highway as soon as possible. This road is unsafe. Period. Anything that can be done to improve it is imperative. I believe the revisions to the intersection at Topside and Alcoa Highway are a good example of safety-enhancing changes. All improvements to this section, 09-216, are overdue. All drivers who use the road appreciate the need for this.
We are delighted that work to make Alcoa Highway safer is finally underway. Do it all?and do it smart, to make that route safe and pleasant well into the future. Given the traffic load in that corridor, maybe we should be thinking of a public transportation option between Knoxville and its airport.
I live in Blount County and am in favor of the following projects for improving safety and growth in my area of TN, as well as increased use of Greenways:Mobility Plan Numbers: 09-231, 13-214, 13-215, 13-216, 13-218, 09-216, 09-644, 09-653, 17-202, 17-201, 18-202, 19-201, 21-100, 21-1002, 21-201, 21-204, 09-211, 09-214.
I support this project.As we all know, this is a dangerous stretch of road with a terrible reputation, and deservedly so! It has been a hazard for decades and I am glad to see residents' safety finally being taken seriously.
I support these projects.? Alcoa Highway deserves its unfortunate nickname--"I'll Kill Ya" Highway.? It is one of the most dangerous roads in East Tennessee and has claimed many lives over the years.? My own husband had a very serious accident on Highway 129 in?2019.? Any improvements to this road are welcome, whether it be widening, upgrades to interchanges, or improving visibility.? The improvements at the junction of Topside Road and Alcoa Highway have been a big help.? Please continue the work on improvements and widening of Alcoa Highway until the entire length is finished.