Phase one of the Northwest Connector which runs from Hwy. 70 W. (Sparta Hwy.) near Tennessee Ave. and the Cumberland County Playhouse to Hwy. 70 N. near the Crossville Flea Market, was recently opened by the city of Crossville. The purpose of the new highway was to help alleviate traffic from the downtown area and to create a loop around the city. A dedication ceremony for the highway may be held in the near future.