As the sun set on La Follette Wednesday evening, the actual paving of the four lane began.TOP PHOTO:  This is the first load of asphalt that was laid Wednesday evening.

It started near where Central and Tennessee Avenues meet with the paving of the center turn lane.  Much of the turn lane was paved from Stop Light 7 to the high school with a stretch of the eastbound inside lane paved, too.

Crews finished up the first leg of the paving around 5 am this morning.  With rain in today and tonight’s weather forecast, paving will likely be delayed for a few more days.

The paving started between Community Trust Bank and Peoples Bank of the South Wednesday night

City of La Follette Mayor Mike Stanfield tells WLAF that the project will likely take until December to complete, and that the new pavement will stretch from Cumberland Gap Medical at Stop Light 10 to Charley’s Pizza.  (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 11/01/2018-6AM)