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State Route 28 (US 127) Grimsley Improvements - (Fentress County)

Project Description

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This project involves improving SR 28/US 127 from State Route 62 (SR 62) in Clarkrange to the improved four-lane section of roadway approximately three miles north of Grimsley in Fentress County, Tennessee. The purpose of the project is to develop a route that improves the transportation link between the Fentress County Seat of Jamestown and Interstate 40 (I-40).  The completion of this project would provide a continual four-lane section of roadway from Interstate 40 to Jamestown, Tennessee.

This project is a segment of a feasibility study initiated at the request of elected local officials in 1999 and subsequently completed in 2000. The completed feasibility study also included the segment of SR 28/US 127 from I-40 to SR 62.  That project is currently in the final environmental phase of development.

The purpose and need for the project was developed using input received from local officials, the public and local, state and federal agencies contacted during the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Initial Coordination (scoping).  TDOT conducted scoping for the project in June 2008. 

The core transportation objectives of the proposed action are:

  • Provide a direct link between Jamestown and I-40 in Crossville as part of the Tennessee County Seat Connector Program
  • Improve operational efficiency
  • Improve roadway safety on SR 28/US 127
  • Promote economic development

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