Quote of the Week: “I’m a little more confident in the state’s role.”

“I’m a little more confident in the state’s role.”

—Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett commenting to WBIR on his change of heart regarding TDOT’s plan to extend James White Parkway through South Knoxville to Governor John Sevier Highway. He previously had voiced opposition to the long-debated proposal, saying it would hurt struggling businesses along Chapman Highway. TDOT is expected to announce its decision in three weeks.

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