Frequently Asked Questions
How will historic structures and districts be protected?
State and federal laws require TDOT to assess the impacts of projects on historic resources. When no prudent and feasible alternatives are available that avoid impacts, then TDOT implements measures to minimize or mitigate those impacts.
What is the funding status?
Federal bridge replacement funds were authorized in 2000 so that engineering and environmental studies could begin. When the plans are complete and the project is ready for construction, funds will probably come from a combination of sources. Federal or state highway funds could be used to build any portion of the project. Federal bridge replacement funds can only be used for the bridge portion of the project. This project will have to compete with other projects for a portion of the funds available that year.