b'TRANSPORTATION: BLOUNT ON THE MOVERoad WorkIS CATALYST FOR ECONOMIC GROWTHBy Lance ColemanImproving infrastructure have become the magic words for economic growth in Blount County. Nowhere is that more evident than in the road work in Alcoa. In November of 2021, road builders will complete a lift of the Alcoa Highway/Hunt Road inter-change that state and local officials believe will kick start the economic engine of Springbrook Farm. The road also opens a second entrance to McGhee Tyson Airport and makes a safe intersection for drivers and pedestrians.It is all part of a realignment of Alcoa Highway that is actuallyRealignment of Alcoa Highway, showing new boulevard, more than 30 years in the making,Tyson Road, in the center. Hunt Road is at the right top.said Alcoa Deputy City Manager Andrew Sonner.www.BlountPartnership.com 41'