Construction crews have been dismantling the Cumberland General Store and all the buildings immediately surrounding the store on the west side of the Hwy. 127 S. and Hwy. 68 intersection. The Tennessee Department of Transportation purchased all of the buildings recently in a right-of-way purchase. The buildings are being removed to make way for a new intersection in front of the Cumberland Homesteads Tower. The new three-way intersection will include a new stoplight and triangle design off to the side near where the Cumberland General Store currently sits. According to the TDOT, construction on the intersection won't begin until 2008-'09.