The Alcoa Highway Landscape Project is a response to the devastation that resulted as TDOT contracted to expand Alcoa Highway from 4 to 6 lanes with additional service roads. This construction has moved millions of yards of earth and removed thousands of trees. The Garden Club in conjunction with the LHHA and the Alcoa Hwy Beautification Council has contracted landscape plans for the enhancement of the final construction.
The LHHA contracted with Ross Fowler to provide landscape design services in the form of contract documents that could be placed out for bids. These drawings address the 3 bridges and adjacent areas. The 3 roundabouts will be landscaped, wildflower gardens will be visible from the highway, and additional trees are planned to lower the sound pollution.
Long Term Maintenance
The City of Knoxville has committed to maintain mowed areas around the trees, to monitor the wildflower plots and to work with TDOT to mow the grassed areas. The Garden Club has committed to maintain the plantings at the 3 roundabouts. Water has been provided by KUB to each of the roundabouts.