State Route 93 from Interstate 81 to State Route 347 (Lone Star Road)

Sullivan and Washington Counties

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the purpose of this project?
Improvements to SR 93 are needed to:

  • Improve safety
  • Provide an upgraded link/route continuity in the regional transportation system
  • Improve level of service and overall operations
  • Promote economic development in this expansion area of the City/County
  • Correct roadway deficiencies

Why does the SR 93 project have to go through the environmental review process?
The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) requires that projects receiving federal funding or requiring federal actions (e.g., permits) undergo an environmental review process. The project cannot proceed until this requirement is completed.

What happens if my home or business is in the path of the proposed roadway improvements? 
In order to minimize the unavoidable effects of right-of-way (ROW) acquisition and the displacement of people and/or businesses, TDOT will carry out a ROW and Relocation Program in accordance with Tennessee’s Uniform Relocation Assistance Act of 1972, and the Federal Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act of 1970 (PL91-646), as amended. Owners of property to be acquired will be offered and paid fair market value, based on comparable sales and land use values in the area, for their property rights. Each person to be relocated will be contacted to determine individual needs and desires and to provide replacement property. Relocation services and payments are provided without regard to race, color, religion, or national origin.

The TDOT Right-of-Way Division Relocation and Property Management Office is responsible for the prompt and equitable relocation and reestablishment of persons and businesses that are displaced as a result of the SR 93 (Option 5) Spot Improvements project. A relocation agent from the State will maintain continuous contact with those being relocated. Relocation payments will be explained in accordance with eligibility. Housing needs will be determined as well as needs for assistance. Persons being relocated cannot be required to move unless comparable property is made available to them. Ample notice and time for relocation is given to the occupant.

For more information on the relocation process, visit the Right-of-Way Relocation and Property Management Office page on the TDOT website or call (865) 594-2496.