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TDOT funds the County Seat Connector program.

As part of the Tennessee Department of Transportation’s Long Range Transportation Plan, the department is committed to accelerating the connection of county seats to interstates in areas where the needs are the greatest.

The County Seat Connector Initiative was created after the passage of TCA 54-5-102. Part B of that legislation states that "It is the intent of the general assembly that all county seats should be connected by a four-lane highway to the nearest interstate highway by the shortest route available over an existing state or federal highway."

As part of our budgetary process TDOT administrators consider these connections along with all other facets of project and budget analysis when developing the annual work program to be submitted to the legislature.

At this date, May, 2007, 61 county seats have either been “connected” and are open to traffic or are under construction or funded for construction. Fourteen county seats are currently in some phase of development.

No Phase Funded or Underway Some Phase of  Development  Underway or Funded Connected or Funded for Connection
ALTAMONT BOLIVAR ALAMO
BYRDSTOWN CELINA ASHLAND CITY
CAMDEN ERIN ATHENS
CARTHAGE HARTSVILLE BENTON
CENTERVILLE HUNTSVILLE BLOUNTVILLE
CHARLOTTE JAMESTOWN BROWNSVILLE
COVINGTON LAFAYETTE CHATTANOOGA
DECATURVILLE MAYNARDVILLE CLARKSVILLE
GAINESBORO PIKEVILLE CLEVELAND
HOHENWALD RIPLEY CLINTON
LINDEN SAVANNAH COLUMBIA
LOUDON SNEEDVILLE COOKEVILLE
LYNCHBURG WARTBURG CROSSVILLE
MADISONVILLE WAVERLY DANDRIDGE
MOUNTAIN CITY   DAYTON
PARIS   DECATUR
ROGERSVILLE   DOVER 08
RUTLEDGE   DRESDEN
SMITHVILLE   DUNLAP
TIPTONVILLE   DYERSBURG
WAYNESBORO   ELIZABETHTON
    ERWIN
    FAYETTEVILLE
    FRANKLIN
    GALLATIN
    GREENEVILLE
    HENDERSON
    HUNTINGDON
    JACKSBORO
    JACKSON
    JASPER
    JONESBOROUGH
    KINGSTON
    KNOXVILLE
    LAWRENCEBURG
    LEBANON
    LEWISBURG 08
    LEXINGTON
    LIVINGSTON
    MANCHESTER
    MARYVILLE
    MCMINNVILLE
    MEMPHIS
    MORRISTOWN
    MURFREESBORO
    NASHVILLE
    NEWPORT
    PULASKI
    SELMER
    SEVIERVILLE
    SHELBYVILLE
    SOMERVILLE
    SPARTA
    SPENCER 
    SPRINGFIELD
    TAZEWELL
    TRENTON
    UNION CITY
    WINCHESTER
    WOODBURY