Robert Frost may have avoided some traffic, but state Rep. Sam Whitson had a different objective: to take the roads most traveled by and fix them.
In September of 2019, Whitson hit the road on a quest to visit all 95 Tennessee counties. While the pandemic set him back about a year, he finally finished last month with Blount County, south of Knoxville.
Pam and Sam Whitson visit Bald River Falls in Monroe County, part of the Cherokee National Forest.
“Most of our travels [were] by secondary roads, not the interstates, so it just gave me a good perception of the road conditions across the state and the need