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State Route 162 (Pellissippi Parkway Extension)

From SR 33 to SR 73 (US 321) in Blount County.

Project Timeline

  Activities Completed:

  • Initiation of EIS and Scoping – April through July 2006
  • Public Alternatives Workshop – October 2007
  • Public Information Workshop – February 2008
  • Development of Refined Alternatives – April through June 2008
  • Identification of Alternatives to be Evaluated in the DEIS – August 2008
  • Environmental Technical Studies, including field studies – September 2008 through August 2009
  • Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) preparation – Spring and Summer 2009
  • DEIS approved by FHWA – April 14, 2010
  • Notice of Availability of DEIS in Federal Register – May 7, 2010
  • Comment Period for DEIS - May through August 10, 2010
  • Public Hearing – July 20, 2010
  • Review and Address Public and Agency Comments – Fall 2010 / Summer 2011
  • Selection of Preferred Alternative – Winter 2011-2012
  • Agency Concurrence with Preferred Alternative and Preliminary Mitigation – May 2012
  • Community Briefing on Alignment Modification Options to avoid environmentally sensitive (archaeological) site – May 2013
  • Selection of West Alignment Shift to modify Preferred Alternative – July 2013


  Upcoming Activities (Updated May 23, 2014)

  • Reevaluation of DEIS Summer 2014
  • FHWA issues Final EIS – Winter 2015*
  • FHWA issues Record of Decision – Spring 2015*

    * Schedule is dependent upon expeditious agency reviews.