Road construction is no stranger to folks in Jonesborough, Tennessee, but one state project looking toward the future, could do away with a piece of the past.
Customers have been coming in and out of 5 Point Grocery for years. Some like Teddy Saults have been patrons for almost half-a-century.
"It's just got that quaint look, you know. It's not like a modern store. Plus, the people in it; I like the people," said Saults.
But owner Kelly Street told News 5, these visits could be put to a screeching halt.
We learned the town of Jonesborough and the Tennessee Department of Transportation have been working to plan a roundabout at the intersection that sits right in front of her store. Because of where the center would have to be placed, it means 5 Point would have to be demolished to make room.
"This is my livelihood. That's it, and I've got two employees. They've been here forever, and it's their livelihood, too," said Street.
We learned the building has been a fixture in the town for years. Street told News 5 her store started out as a trading post in the 1920s, and it became a convenience store in the 1940s, which her dad bought in the 1970s.
"I've been here since '77, so I was like, 12. I've been here my whole life," Street said.
Town administrator Bob Browning explained to News 5, a roundabout is a must there. It has the most accidents out of any intersection in town, and while a streetlight was an option. Browning explained it's not a good one.
"The traffic signals by and large are still the areas where we have the most number of accidents with injuries," said Browning.
So Kelly Street is slowly accepting she may have to say goodbye to her job, her customers, and a sentimental part of her life, but she said she's never been told when.
"I just want to be informed of what's going on. I've got inventory in here. I've got stuff that will have to be moved out. These coolers will have to be picked up that are not mine," said Street.
In the meantime, she's left wondering what's next if her life changes completely.
"I've got to work another 20 years, so where am I going to make that income that I make here?" asked Street.
We checked with TDOT officials and learned, so far a date has not been set for a public meeting, but the earliest construction would start is spring of next year.
Officials also said if someone is displaced for a project, they will be compensated.