Interstate 65 Multimodal Corridor Study

The I-65 Multimodal Corridor Study is complete and available online in the I-65 Corridor Study Library.

As identified in the Tennessee Long-Range Transportation Plan, known as PLAN Go, the strategic highway system includes routes the state considers critical to statewide mobility and regional connectivity. The transportation plan classified routes needing improvement, while protecting and maximizing capacity over the next decade. Interstate 65 is part of this system and classification.

Between 2016 and 2018, TDOT worked with Gresham, Smith and Partners to complete the I-65 Multimodal Corridor Study, which identified short- and long-term solutions for improving problem spots along the I-65 corridor. The study also investigated a range of multimodal solutions to address future travel demands, with emphases on managing congestion, improving safety, maximizing the potential for freight diversion, and preserving and enhancing the corridor’s economic benefits.

TDOT is dedicated to managing congestion and improving safety along the I-65 corridor. During the study, TDOT met with local officials and transportation planning groups, as well as the general public.

Two series of public meetings were held to provide a forum for open discussion about the future of I-65. The meetings were held in fall 2016 and summer 2017 in Sumner, Davidson, and Williamson Counties.

Both technical analysis and input from stakeholders and citizens were used to provide as much data as possible for the corridor study and to develop a list of proposed projects and strategies for the corridor.

The study area for the I-65 Multimodal Corridor Study extends from the Alabama state line to the Kentucky state line, a distance of approximately 120 miles.

The interactive map below highlights the I-65 corridor. You may view areas surrounding I-65 by panning and zooming or typing in a point of interest in the search box.

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An interactive mapping tool is also available at