State Route 115 (US 129) Alcoa Highway Improvements

Blount and Knox Counties


Transportation projects are developed in four phases: Planning and Environmental, Design, Right-of-Way (ROW) and Construction. Proposed improvements to State Route 115 (US 129/Alcoa Highway) consist of four roadway projects. Each project status is listed below.

Blount County
Section from SR 162 (Pellissippi Parkway) to north of Little River
This project is currently in the Design phase.

Knox County
Section from north of Little River to Maloney Road
The ROW Appraisals/Acquisition phase has begun.  Construction is forecasted to begin in late Summer/early Fall 2018.

Section from south of Maloney Road to Woodson Drive
This project is currently under construction.  The project due date is on or before November 30, 2019.

Section from Woodson Drive to Cherokee Trail
This project is funded for ROW Appraisals/Acquisition to begin in late 2017. Construction is forecasted for late 2018/early 2019.

*All forecasted dates are subject to change.

On March 7, 2014, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) approved the Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for this project, completing the process in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).

General Location Map (Project Limits)

Project general location map