(c)2012 NPT PHOTO BY DAVID POPIEL Grant Lovell of Newport is a welder for Blalock & Sons construction. He was working on a Caterpillar D9N used on the new Highway 411 project on Thursday.
Friday, September 28, 2012
(Last modified: 2012-09-28 23:00:31)
 
Author: Rick Hooper
Source: The Newport Plain Talk

NEWPORT-Construction has finally started on a new Highway 411 in Cocke and Jefferson counties.

Mark Nagi, community relations officer with the Tennessee Department of Transportation in Knoxville, said work on the 3.81-mile project just recently began.

Charles Blaylock and Sons Inc. of Sevierville was awarded the $27.8 million contract for the section of road. The project, which runs from Grapevine Hollow Road to the four-lane section of Highway 25/70, is supposed to be completed by May of 2015.

Another major TDOT project now underway is the replacing of the Wolf Creek Bridge on Highway 25/70 over the French Broad River and Norfolk Southern Railway.

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