From Walnut Grove Road to Macon Road Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee
The project is currently in the Environmental phase. The Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (DSEIS), signed by FHWA on October 17, 2007, was prepared to address changes that had occurred since the approval of both the Environmental Reevaluation (March 2001) and the Final Environmental Impact Statement (August 1991) as well as FHWA’s issuance of a Record of Decision (ROD) on November 11, 1991. A public hearing on the SDEIS was held on December 13, 2007.
The city of Memphis completed the Supplemental Final Environmental Impact Statement (SFEIS) in accordance with 23 CFR 771.125, and FHWA signed the document on January 30, 2012. A Notice of Availability was published in the Federal Register on February 24, 2012, and local notices were published in the Commercial Appeal, the Tri-State Defender, and The Laprensa on March 1, 2012. The public comment period for this hearing ended in 2012.
On September 24, 2013, TDOT, the City and the County held another public hearing on the NEPA document. The comment period ends on October 15, 2013. Comments can be submitted through any of the methods described in the attached public hearing materials, including by email to TDOT.Comments@tn.gov. After the end of the comment period, the environmental documentation will be finalized with FHWA issuing a Record of Decision (ROD), which describes the basis of FHWA's decision, identifies alternatives that were considered, addresses public comment, and confirms the specific mitigation measures that are to be incorporated into the project.