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State Route 162 (Pellissippi Parkway) Extension

Blount County

Public Involvement

This website will be one of the principal means of public involvement and feedback. Public comments concerning this project can also be submitted to:

Project Newsletters
Newsletter Issue 2 June 2012 (PDF)
Newsletter Issue 1 Sept 2008 (PDF)

There are no public involvement meetings scheduled at this time.


Community Briefing was held on May 30, 2013, at the Rio Revolution Church in Maryville, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. TDOT shared information regarding potential shifts in the previously selected Preferred Alternative (Alternative A, among others evaluated in the DEIS) near the southern portion. A shift is necessary to avoid an identified environmentally sensitive area.
Community Briefing Summary Report (pdf)
Community Briefing Announcement (English and Spanish). (pdf)
Community Briefing Notice Postcard
Community Briefing Presentation (English) (PowerPoint)
Community Briefing Presentation (Spanish) (PowerPoint)
Community Briefing Handing (English) (pdf)
Community Briefing Handout (Spanish) (pdf)
Community Briefing Comment Form (pdf)
Community Briefing FAQs (pdf)
Community Briefing Map Display (pdf)

A Public Hearing to discuss the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) was held on July 20, 2010, at Heritage High School in Maryville, Tennessee.
Public Hearing Presentation 072010 (pdf)
Public Hearing Handout 072010 (pdf)
Public Hearing Transcript 072010 (pdf)
Public Hearing Comments (large pdf, 46 MB) - comment period ended August 30, 2010
A copy of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) can be downloaded here or viewed at any one of the following locations.
Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) (pdf)

Blount County Public Library
508 N. Cusick Street
Maryville, TN 37804
Blount County Chamber of Commerce
201 S. Washington Street
Maryville, TN 37804
TDOT Region 1
7345 Region Lane
Knoxville, TN 37914

Public Information Meeting was held on February 19, 2008, at Heritage High School in Maryville, Tennessee.
Public Meeting Presentation 021908 (pdf)
Public Meeting Handout 021908 (pdf)
Preliminary Alternative Corridor Map 021908 (pdf)

Public Alternatives Workshop was held on October 25, 2007, in Maryville, Tennessee.
Public Alternatives Workshop Presentation 102507 (pdf)
Public Alternatives Workshop Handout 102507 (pdf)
Preliminary Alternative Corridor Map 102507 (pdf)

Project Coordination Plan
A Coordination Plan for Agency and Public Involvement for the Pellissippi Parkway Extension is listed below:
Coordination Plan for Agency and Public Involvement (PDF)

Two Public Scoping Meetings were held on June 13, 2006, at Eagleton Elementary School and Heritage High School in Blount County. The purpose of the meetings was to receive input from the public for defining the purpose and need fro the project; determining the range of alternatives to be considered in the EIS; and identifying the environmental, social, and economic issues and concerns to be addressed in the EIS.

The two meetings shared the same format and information. TDOT representatives were on hand to answer questions concerning the project. The official transcripts of the meeting are below.
Pellissippi Scoping Comments for April 25, 2006 through July 5, 2006 (pdf)

These comments do not represent the entirety of public comments received on this project. Comment Forms submitted between June 13, 2006, and July 5, 2006, are retained as public record at the TDOT Community Relations Office, James K. Polk Building, 505 Deaderick Street, Suite 700, Nashville, Tennessee. Hard copies of these documents are also available for viewing at the Blount County Chamber of Commerce.

Notice of Intent
A Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) was published in the Federal Register on April 25, 2006.
EIS Notice of Intent 042506 (pdf)