TDOT to Host Community Meetings on I-40/81 Corridor Study

 

The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) is coming to town to share news about an upcoming study. They will be looking at a range of multimodal solutions along the corridors of interstates 40 and 81. By multimodal, TDOT means that they will consider a variety of travel options beyond just automobile, including transit and other forms of freight movement.

TDOT’s study is an effort to better manage congestion in the I-40/81 corridor. They also want to improve safety, look at options for diverting freight traffic, and promote economic benefits.

Everyone is invited to participate in the public meetings to provide input on TDOT’s evaluation of the corridor. The first meeting is: February 20, 2020 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Cedar Bluff Library (9045 Cross Park Drive, Knoxville, TN  37923).

Those unable to attend the February 20 meeting have other options to participate:

Submit a comment form online or complete an online survey.

And additional public meetings will be held throughout the duration of the study. At all meetings, comment forms will be provided for your input.

More information about the study and upcoming meetings can be found here.

Federal Certification Review Public Meeting

The TPO’s mission is to advise and assist our region to improve and expand transportation choices by involving citizens and decision-makers in our plans, forums, and outreach. Every four years, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and Federal Transit Administration (FTA) review and evaluate our planning process to ensure that we’re meeting the federal requirements and regulations in place to help us realize that mission.

That’s where you come in! Part of the evaluation is to hear from the public and stakeholders about how we engage with them in the transportation planning process. If you’ve been involved in one of our plans or projects over the last four years, we want to hear from you!

There are two ways to provide input.

A public meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 in the Community Room at Knoxville Station Transit Center at 301 Church Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37902. It will be held from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.

You can also provide written or email comments to:

Sean Santalla
FHWA Tennessee Division
404 BNA Drive
Building 200, Suite 508
Nashville, TN 37212
Email: sean.santalla@dot.gov

Andres Ramirez
FTA Region IV
230 Peachtree St, NW
Suite 1400
Atlanta, GA 30303
Email: andres.ramirez@dot.gov

Comments will be accepted until February 7, 2020.

Public Meeting Notice: Proposed Improvements To Canton Hollow Road

Knox County is proposing to make improvements to Canton Hollow Road from Kingston Pike to Trent Lane.

The proposed project will provide widened travel lanes, a left turn lane at Woody Drive, sidewalks, a multi-use path, and curb and gutter drainage for the length of the 1.7 mile project area. There will be a public meeting to discuss these improvements from 5-7:00 p.m. on July 18, 2017. The meeting will be held at Farragut High School Commons Area, 11237 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, 37934. 

Read the full notice

Public Meeting Notice: Street Widening Project (Knox County SR-71 Chapman Hwy)

The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) will host a Design Public Meeting on Thursday April 21, 2016 to gather public input on the Knox County SR-71 (Chapman Hwy) widening project from south of Simpson Road to Hendron Chapel Road.  

View the location map

The meeting will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the following location:

Valley Grove Baptist Church
9000 Sevierville Pike
Knoxville, TN 37920

The meeting is being held to provide the public an opportunity to provide comments regarding this proposed widening project. Representatives of TDOT will be available to provide information on various aspects of this proposed project.

General questions

Anyone with questions regarding the meeting should contact:

Eric Wilson

Project Development, Region 1
TN Department of Transportation
7345 Region Lane
Knoxville, TN 37914

Contact Eric:

Phone: (865) 594-0742
Fax: (865) 594-2441
EmailEric.Wilson@tn.gov

Special requirements or disabilities

Persons with a disability, who require aids or services to participate at the meeting, may contact Ms. Margaret Mahler no less than ten (10) days prior to the date of the meeting:

Ms. Margaret Mahler

ADA Compliance
Tennessee Department of Transportation
Suite 400, James K. Polk Building
505 Deaderick Street
Nashville, TN 37243

Contact Margaret

Phone: (615) 741-4984
Fax: (615) 532-5995
TTY Relay: (615) 253-8311
EmailMargaret.Z.Mahler@tn.gov

Oral/written statements

A court reporter will be available to receive oral statements to be included in the project transcript.  In addition, comment sheets will be available for those who prefer to make written statements.  Written statements and other exhibits to be included in the project transcript may be submitted within twenty-one (21) days after the meeting date to the following address:

Project Comments

Tennessee Department of Transportation
Suite 700, James K. Polk Building
505 Deaderick Street
Nashville, TN 37243-0332
TDOT.comments@tn.gov

TDOT is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, sex, religion, color, disability or national origin.

Public Meeting Notice: Federal Planning Certification Review

The Knoxville Regional Transportation Planning Organization (TPO) will hold a public meeting on Monday, December 7, at 5:30 p.m. at Knoxville Area Transit Transfer Station, located at 301 Church Avenue, Knoxville, TN.

The meeting will be in the conference room located near the main entrance off of Church Avenue.

The public meeting is part of the TPO’s Federal Planning Certification Review conducted by the Federal Highway Administration, Federal Transit Administration, Environmental Protection Agency, and the Tennessee Department of Transportation as required by federal legislation 23 CFR 450.334.  Citizens and other state, regional, and local partners and any other interested parties are encouraged to attend the public meeting to discuss the TPO’s planning efforts to meet the various federal regulations and how the transportation planning process works locally.  

For additional information please contact TPO at 215-2694 or see the TPO web site at www.knoxtrans.org. If you need assistance or accommodation for a disability please notify the TPO three business days in advance of the meeting and we will be glad to work with you in obliging any reasonable request. 865-215-2694 or dori.caron@knoxplanning.org. Parking for the meeting is available at the Knoxville Coliseum Parking Garages and along the Church Avenue Bridge. 

Alcoa Highway Design Public Meeting

The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) will conduct a Design Public Meeting on Tuesday, December 8, 2015 to discuss the Roadway Plans for SR-115 from north of Little River to north of Maloney Road.

View map of the general location

The meeting will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Sevier Heights Baptist Church (North Campus), 2939 Alcoa Hwy, Knoxville, TN 37920.

The meeting will be informal in nature with design plans and aerial displays available for viewing. The public will be encouraged to provide comments and representatives of TDOT will be able to answer questions regarding any aspect of the project. A court reporter will also be available to take comments. Anyone with questions regarding the meeting should contact:

Eric Wilson
Project Development, Region 1
TN Department of Transportation
7345 Region Lane
Knoxville, TN 37914
(865) 594-2442 Office
(865) 594-2441 Fax
eric.wilson@tn.gov

Persons with a disability, who require aids or services to participate at the meeting, may contact Ms. Margaret Mahler no less than ten (10) days prior to the date of the meeting:

Ms. Margaret Mahler 
ADA Compliance
Tennessee Department of Transportation
Suite 400, James K. Polk Building
505 Deaderick Street
Nashville, TN 37243

or

by e-mail: Margaret.Z.Mahler@tn.gov
615/741-4984 (phone)
615/532-5995 (fax)
615/253-8311 TTY Relay

TDOT is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, sex, religion, color, disability or national origin.

In the event of inclement weather that results in the closure of city and county schools, the meeting will be postponed.