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. For more information on
historic preservation, go to http://www.tdot.state.tn.us/environment/historic/.
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.
What is the schedule for the project?
Click here to go to Project Timeline.
If the replacement bridge is adjacent to
the existing bridge, can we start construction now? No. The environmental
documentation process must be completed before any money is spent regardless of
which alternative is chosen.
What is the environmental documentation process? On April 16,
adopted the Tennessee Environmental Procedures Manual which outlines the
environmental process for all transportation projects, regardless of funding source.
The procedures outlined in the Manual include specific steps to involve resource and
regulatory agencies, as well as the public, throughout the project development
process. The manual is available at: http://www.tn.gov/tdot/environment/tepm.htm.
What is the status of traffic signals for SR 92 in Dandridge? As of September 2008, safety funds have been approved for the design and installation of traffic signals at the two intersections of SR 92 with US 25/70. One is at Gay and Meeting Streets, and the other is near Food City. The next step is for the state to negotiate a contract with Dandridge for the town to pay the ongoing cost of utilities and maintenance. After the contract is signed, the typical time for design and construction is between 18 and 24 months.
Signals to make the existing SR 92 Bridge operate one-way at a time were considered, but not approved because of congestion impacts from long traffic back-ups.
Where can I see a map of the
Click here to go to the Project Library.
What is TDOT's procedure for
buying property? To see an
explanation of Acquisition Procedures,
Where can I get more information?
You may contact the TDOT Project
Manager, Mike Russell. Click here for
the Contacts Page.