Since the airport first opened in 1937, the main access point has been Bobby Hicks Highway. It just so happens that route, Tenn. Highway 75, is undergoing a more than $26 million renovation that will widen the road to five lanes and ease vehicle congestion to and from the airport.
Tenn. 75 was the only route until Interstate 81 was put in in 1972. Shortly thereafter, Tenn. Highway 357 was constructed, tying into I-81 and running southeast in a straight line directly to the airport.
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