A new Junction
Ahead of schedule, the
new Dixie Lee Junction intersection opened for traffic Monday morning,
However, “There is a lot of work left. … They still have to re-grade and pave
Hwy 11 and 70,” stated Mark Nagi,
TDOT Community Relations Officer, Region 1 (East Tennessee). “Also, they
discovered an old concrete roadway under the existing roadway that will
take some time to remove.
The job let at $3,496,631 [to Whaley & Sons,
Inc., Kodak] and is currently at $3,609,270.96 due to some plans
revisions.” Estimated completion date is “on or before Nov. 30, 2018,” Nagi further stated.