State Route 115 (US 129/Alcoa Highway), from Woodson Drive to Cherokee TrailKnox County
The project along State Route 115 (US 129/Alcoa Highway), from Woodson Drive to Cherokee Trail, includes widening the existing roadway for approximately 1.6 miles. Improvements follow the existing alignment and consist of widening the existing roadway to six lanes (three in each direction). A modified interchange will be included at Cherokee Trail and the entrance to UT Medical Center.
This project is part of a larger effort to reconstruct and widen Alcoa Highway from State Route 35 (Hall Road) to Cherokee Trail in Blount and Knox Counties. Due to the significant size of the overall project, the proposed improvements have been separated into seven smaller sections or phases. To read more about the improvements for the corridor, visit https://www.tn.gov/tdot/projects/projects-region-1/sr115-us-129-alcoa-highway.html
Purpose and Need
Alcoa Highway is an urban principal arterial roadway on the National Highway System. The corridor is a major connection between the City of Knoxville and the Cities of Alcoa and Maryville, as well as provide a route to McGhee Tyson Airport and the Great Smoky Mountains National park.
The proposed improvements for the heavily-traveled corridor are intended to increase capacity, correct roadway deficiencies, and reduce crashes in order to address transportation needs by improving safety, efficiency, and the operation of the roadway.
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