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State Route 29 (US 27)

Scott County

Timeline

Transportation projects are developed in four phases: Planning and Environmental, Design, Right-of-Way and Construction. The proposed project for State Route 29 (US 27), from near Wolf Creek to near State Route 63, is currently in the Planning and Environmental phase of the process. The following is an estimated timeline for various aspects of the project.

Activity Forecasted Completion Date*
Environmental Technical Studies Spring/Summer 2021
NEPA Public Meetings (virtual) Spring 2021
Environmental Assessment (EA) Approval Fall 2021
NEPA Public Hearing Winter 2022
Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) Approval Fall 2022
Right-of-Way Appraisal/Acquisition
TBD
Construction TBD

*All forecasted dates are subject to change.

Project History

The SR 29 (US 27) project was initiated in 1999. The original build alternative proposed an alignment through the community of Robbins but was eliminated due to impacts to Barton Chapel Congregational Church, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP). Build Alternative A and Build Alternative B were developed to avoid the church. In 2009, the alignment of Build Alternative A was further refined to avoid impacts to Robbins Park. The design modifications to Build Alternative A were presented to the public in September 2010.

In 2013, the project was reviewed for Expedited Project Delivery (EPD), an alternative delivery method that provides improvement options that are feasible and cost effective, while also providing improved safety and mobility. The EPD review process concluded in 2019 and resulted in several design modifications to Build Alternative A and Build Alternative B. Both alternatives are currently being considered for the project.

Additionally, funding to move forward with the project, specifically the portion between Wolf Creek Road and Old US 27, was identified in the 2017 IMPROVE Act legislation.

Currently, TDOT is preparing an Environmental Assessment (EA) in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), which will identify and evaluate the environmental effects related to the Build Alternatives. Preliminary environmental impacts, already identified, will be presented during two virtual NEPA Public Meetings in spring 2021. Several environmental technical studies are still under development. Results will be formally published in the EA and presented in a NEPA Public Hearing tentatively scheduled for winter 2022. A public comment period will follow both the 2021 Public Meetings and the 2022 Public Hearing.

For more information on scheduled meetings, meeting materials, or public comments, visit the Public Involvement section of the project website.