Submitted by R. Neal on Thu, 11/04/2010 - 09:54

The Maryville Daily Times has a front page, top of the fold headline article about the Alcoa Parkway project.

The way it's written, one would get the idea that the project is a done deal. It uses phrases such as "will have." "will run," "will be," and "once the road is built."

Apparently the latest public hearing is just a formality. The last one was held in 2004. Has there been an environmental impact study, or did someone ordain that it wasn't needed?

The Chamber of Commerce and local government officials never met a road project they didn't like, and the Maryville Daily Times has their back. That's OK. They all believe it's in the best interest of the community, and we all agree there's a big problem with Alcoa highway. Some of us just think there may be better ways to fix it that aren't being considered.

If you think TDOT and Alcoa should consider other, lower impact alternatives then be sure to come out to the TDOT meeting next Tuesday, Nov. 9th.

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Tree Service

There's some tree service with lots of trucks out on the old West Plant property adjacent Alcoa Hwy this morning. Wonder what they're fixing?


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