I’m just back after a few days out of town, and there’s a lot to catch up on.
For now, the most important item is that the DOT is having another meeting on the Hwy 5/McCaysville Bypass, this Thursday, June 22 at the West Fannin Elementary gym from 4 p.m to 7 p.m. That’s just off Hwy 5, between Blue Ridge and McCaysville.
In response to the overwhelmingly negative feedback they received at the last meeting, they have changed their proposal. It sounds like a much better idea than their original concept, although I still believe the plan put forth by the Stop the McCaysville Bypass people was better – to improve East Tennessee instead of having a bypass. You can read about it on their Facebook page.
I don’t have much further information. According to the News Observer: