Plans underway to improve Lenoir City intersection near school
By JOSH AULT
6 News Reporter
LENOIR CITY (WATE) - Lenoir City officials say they finally have funding to fix an intersection causing serious headaches.
It's the intersection of Harrison Avenue and Old Highway 95. Lenoir City High School is at the corner.
When students are in class, the intersection has light traffic. However, when the school of 1,200 lets out at 3:30, the small intersection becomes grid-locked.
Carrie Brand has lived near the intersection
for seven years. "It gets really, really packed," she says.
To help resolve the traffic nightmare, the
mayor and the city council have obtained a grant of $3.2 million
to improve it.
They've already sent a contract to the state
Department of Transportation. They're waiting for approval to
begin. "I would love to start work on it as early as this fall,"
Although plans aren't approved yet, Hurst
hopes to add additional lanes, and improve the traffic signal.
He also hopes the grant can be used to improve drainage in the