A Step Closer?

Last week, TDOT officials held a public to unveil the plans to redesign the Dixie Lee Junction intersection. According to those officials, right of way acquisitions is underway and construction could begin as early as fall, 2016.

Now this is great news for the thousands of folks who drive through that intersection every day and I hope it really happens as soon as possible.

It's not that I'm skeptical, but this is about the third or fourth time in the last 15 years that I have attended almost the exact meeting about Dixie Lee Junction. But this is the first time that property acquisitions have actually occurred.

Maybe this time it's for real. Let's keep our fingers crossed.

Below is a rendering of how the new intersection will look when completed. The big blue area, Detention Pond, in the middle is where the big triangle building sits now to give you some perspective.