The Environmental Phase is complete. An Environmental Assessment (EA) was approved by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) on January 25, 2010 and a Public Hearing was held on March 25, 2010 at the Oakland Elementary School. Based on the findings of the EA, review of the Public Hearing transcript, and analysis of public comments received for the project, TDOT selected the Build Alternative. The Build Alternative includes construction of a new interchange at I-40 and SR-196 as described in the EA. A Finding of No Significant Impact was approved for the project by FHWA on August 23, 2010. The FONSI and EA are available for public review under the Project Library tab on this website. The project will now move into the Design Phase.