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Mine Lick Creek Interchange at Interstate 40

The proposed Mine Lick Creek Interchange is located at Interstate-40 (I-40) approximately 2.82 miles west of the existing I-40/SR-135 Interchange.

Project Background

  • The project as originally proposed would begin with an interchange at the existing location of Mine Lick Creek Road on I-40, approximately 2.82 miles west of the existing I-40/SR-135 Interchange, and extend north and east, connecting with US-70N/SR-24 approximately 0.9 miles west of the Cookeville City Limits.  The proposed route would be approximately 2.9 miles in length, and is shown on the “Mine Lick Project Map” page as Alternate “A”.
  • The project as described above has been separated into two projects; an Interchange and a Local Interstate Connector (LIC).  The interchange would be located at I-40 approximately 2.8 miles west of the existing I-40/SR-135 interchange, allowing access between I-40 and the proposed LIC.  The LIC would begin at the interchange and extend north and east, connecting with US-70N/SR-24 approximately 0.9 miles west of the Cookeville City Limits. 
  • The Interchange project is being managed by the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT), and the Local Interstate Connector project will be managed by the City of Cookeville.

Purpose of and Need for the Project

  • Local and Regional Planning - The proposed project conforms to local and regional planning efforts. The project is included in the City of Cookeville Major Thoroughfare Plan, as adopted by the Cookeville Planning Commission and City Council in 2000, and the Comprehensive Future Land Use Plan.
  • Logical Termini - Logical termini are defined as the rational end points for a transportation project and for a review of environmental impacts. The termini for this project will provide complementary and logical linkage to the existing roadways (I-40 and US 70N) in the area.
  • Level of Service - The addition of the proposed route would reduce traffic volumes on existing roadways within the project area.

The proposed Mine Lick Creek Interchange is located at Interstate-40 (I-40) approximately 2.82 miles west of the existing I-40/SR-135 Interchange.

Alternate “A” has been chosen.

For Mine Lick Creek Interchange at Interstate-40 and the Northern Connector Route from I-40 to US-70N (SR-24).