Interstate 40 Exit 408

Sevier County

The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) plans to construct a new exit off of Interstate 40 in Sevier County. The proposed project, which will also include construction of a connector road from Dumpling Valley Road to State Route 139, will provide additional access to existing and planned tourist and commercial destinations.

Current Status: This project is under development.

Estimated construction start: This project is scheduled in TDOT’s 10-Year Project Plan to begin construction in Fiscal Year 2030.

Estimated completion*: TBD

Funding Type: This project is funded through the Statewide Partnership Program. Several local entities are contributing a portion of the project’s funding, with the remainder funded through the Transportation Modernization Fund and traditional federal and state sources.

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History and Background

In 2023, Sevier County submitted this project to TDOT as a potential Statewide Partnership Program project, whereby local entities, including Sevier County, Sevierville, Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, Pittman Center, and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians would contribute local funding and support to accelerate a project on TDOT’s system. TDOT review indicated that this project was a strong candidate, and the project is identified for funding in TDOT’s current 10-Year Project Plan.

Project Contacts

Mark Nagi (Media Contact)
TDOT Region 1 Regional Communications Officer

Dexter Justis, PE
TDOT Region 1 Project Management

*Subject to change