Travelers on Hwy. 111 will notice changes
For more than two years, the construction for a new section of Hwy. 127 in nearby Clinton County, Ky. is almost finished. Local residents will notice when traveling the route to Albany that the new road is almost interstate like, but remaining a two-lane highway.
According to TDOT officials traffic counts on the Byrdstown bypass are about 5,600 vehicles daily. The distance from the Byrdstown square to the Albany square was approximately 10 miles and took about 15 to 20 minutes. It seems like now the time is cut in about half on the new road. Highway 111 actually begins in Soddy Daisy, TN, just north of Chattanooga and ends at Static. Pickett County's section of 111 is all two lanes while about 95% of the North-South Corridor is four lanes.
The Kentucky project is scheduled to be complete some time in late November of this year.