The drive through Gilmer has gotten a lot easier, and business owners are celebrating the end on a 3 million dollar construction project. An impromptu "pep rally" was held by business owners and members of the Chamber of Commerce at the intersection of Highway 271 and Highway 154. Highway 271 was strained the last 3 years, while it workers widened the road, and during that time, businesses struggled.
But today, drivers were informed with signs, that it's time to stop and shop again. The Chamber of Commerce and local businesses will be holding promotional events in the future to bring business back to the area.