Why not rename 160?

The big wheels in Montgomery don’t care about Blount County’s Hwy 160. They probably snickered when Riley promised to fast track it back in 2006.

Well, I have an idea that will wake ‘em up. Let’s change the name of Hwy 160 to something like “Blue Cross Blue Shield Parkway.”

Just picture all the exit signs on Interstate 65 proclaiming Exit 184 as the “Good Hands Hwy.” Combine that with all the fatalities and crashes on that road and the insurance lobby will be calling Montgomery on the “hot line.” It won’t be long till we have a 4-lane. Next will come a strip mall and a big grocery store with oodles and oodles of sales taxes.

Anybody got a better idea?
Larry Berman

West Blount County