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I-26 Welcome Center, Unicoi County

S. B. White Company has been selected to be involved with an exciting project in Unicoi County, TN. The State of Tennessee is finally moving forward with the greatly anticipated new Welcome Center on Interstate 26. It will be located on 65 acres at Exit 9 near Ernestville. It will be a 4,374 square foot log cabin structure to match the others across the state. It will include restrooms, a vending area, storage areas, and offices with separate parking for trucks and cars. The site will include picnic tables with sheds, landscaping, grills, benches, dog walks, and viewing areas in addition to the actual buildings. A sewer wastewater pump station will be installed with a sewer line all the way back to Erwin, TN. Also, a water booster station, storage tank, and water lines will be installed all the way back to Erwin as well. Three phase electrical power will also be brought to the site. The cost of the total project including utilities work will be around 8.4 million. The designers for the project are Vaughn & Melton out of Greeneville, TN. S. B. White will be working with J. E. Green Company to build the buildings and Summers Taylor, Inc. for the overall project.