|Published: 11:26 AM, 02/20/2014
||Last updated: 11:26 AM, 02/20/2014
Author: Duay O'Neil
Source: The Newport Plain Talk
NEWPORT—Approximately 50-60 people, most of whom own
property in the path of the future bypass to connect Hwy. 321 at St. Tide
Hollow Road with Hwy. 25/70 at Pepsi’s BBQ received updated information from
TDOT regarding the purchase process of right-of-ways at a public meeting held
Monday evening at Northwest Elementary School.
Oliver Farris, TDOT’s Transportation Manager, Right of Way
Office, Region I, and other TDOT personnel provided the information to owners
of 66 parcels of property involved.
According to Cocke County Partnership President Don Hurst,
no businesses lie in the path of the bypass. "There are a dozen houses," he
For more details, please see the Thursday edition of the Newport Plain Talk.
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