State Route 76 (US 79)

Carroll County

TDOT released its 10-Year Project Plan on December 18. Project information included on this webpage is subject to change.

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The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) is contructing and proposing to construct improvements to State Route 76 (US 79) in Carroll County. The project along SR 76 involves widening and realignment of the existing roadway for approximately 12.6 miles. Due to the size of the project, the proposed improvements have been divided into three smaller sections.

The purpose of the project is to improve the route from Milan in Gibson County to McKenzie in Carroll County. The proposed project alignments are the result of a concerted effort to maximize safety, reduce adverse human and environmental impacts, and increase traffic capacity.  The improvements will include widening SR 76 and realigning it to the southeast of Atwood and Trezevant.

Current Status:

Section 1, from Cades-Atwood Road to SR 77: Currently under construction

Section 2, from SR 77 to Cutlip Lane: Identified for funding in TDOT's 10-Year Project Plan, with construction scheduled for Fiscal Year 2024.

Section 3, from Cutlip Lane to Sydnor Road in McKenzie: Not currently identified for funding.

Construction start: 

Section 1, from Cades-Atwood Road to SR 77: Currently under construction

Section 2, from SR 77 to Cutlip Lane: Estimated to let in Fiscal Year 2024

Section 3, from Cutlip Lane to Sydnor Road in McKenzie: TBD

Estimated completion*:

Section 1, from Cades-Atwood Road to SR 77: May 2025

Section 2, from SR 77 to Cutlip Lane: TBD

Section 3, from Cutlip Lane to Sydnor Road in McKenzie: TBD

Funding Type: All three sections of this project were identified in the IMPROVE Act. Section 1 was funded with 80% federal dollars and 20% state dollars.

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History and Background

The following design features are included in the proposed reconstruction of SR 76.

Widening SR 76 from a two-lane highway to a divided four-lane highway

Realigning SR 76 to the southeast of Atwood and Trezevant

Widening SR 76 to a five-lane highway to connect with the existing five-lane highway in McKenzie

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Public Involvement and Engagement

A series of public meetings were held in 2013 to discuss the preliminary designs of each section of the proposed widening and realignment of SR 76.

Section 1 - Spring 2013

Section 2 - Summer 2013

Section 3 - Fall 2013

A public meeting was held on Thursday, March 14, 2000, at Trezevant Middle School, 95 School Street, Trezevant, Tennessee, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. The purpose of this meeting was to review and comment on the proposed improvements and alternatives to SR 76 from Cades Atwood Road near the Gibson County line to Sydnor Road in Carroll County. A total of 105 responses were submitted and recorded.

A public meeting was held on Thursday, October 7, 1999, at McKenzie High School, 23292 Highway 22, McKenzie, Tennessee, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. The purpose of this meeting was to review and comment on the preliminary design plans developed for proposed improvements from SR 5 (US 45) in Milan, Gibson County to the four-lane section in McKenzie, Carroll County. Forty-four individuals submitted that they supported the project, four individuals did not, and three individuals were undecided.

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Key Project Milestones

 

Environmental Document Approved

May 2001

Preliminary Design Began

July 2012

Public Design Meetings

2013

Preliminary Design Plans Finalized

Forecasted for Fall 2013

ROW Plans Finalized

Forecasted for Fall 2014

ROW Appraisal/Acquisition Began

Forecasted for Winter 2014

Project Contacts

Nichole Lawrence
TDOT Region 4 Community Relations Officer (Media)
Phone: 731.935.0318
Email: Nichole.Lawrence@tn.gov

Gary Scruggs (Design)
TDOT Region 4 Project Development Manager
Phone: 731.935.0149
Email: Gary.Scruggs@tn.gov

John Ward (Construction)
TDOT Region 4 District Engineer (Construction)
Phone: 731.352.8648
Email: John.N.Ward@tn.gov