State Route 63 Truck Climbing LaneCampbell County
The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) is proposing to construct improvements along portions of State Route 63 from the intersection of State Route 297 to west of Stinking Creek Road in Campbell County. The purpose of the project will be to enhance overall operations and traffic conditions of the roadway. Improvements will consist of realigning the intersection of State Routes 63 and 297 to include turn lanes, as well as the construction of a 12–foot wide truck climbing lane beginning approximately 0.7 miles west of Stinking Creek Road and extending to the intersection of Stinking Creek Road.
The project is identified for funding in TDOT’s 10-Year Project Plan, with construction scheduled for Fiscal Year 2024.
Current Status: Right-of-Way acquisitions are underway.
Estimated construction start: Fiscal Year 2024
Estimated completion*: TBD
Funding Type: The project is being funded with a combination of state and federal dollars.
History and Background
Although an Environmental Assessment was previously completed for the widening of State Route 63 from Scott County to Interstate 75 in Campbell County, the overall project corridor was later identified as a candidate for the Expedited Project Delivery (EPD) program, aimed at identifying and recommending improvement options that are feasible, cost effective and provide improved safety and mobility. While the associated EPD report recommendations include the proposed intersection realignment and truck climbing lane, other various improvements identified within the corridor as a result of the analysis have either been completed or are currently under construction.
Public Involvement and Engagement
There are no future public involvement meetings scheduled at this time. Previous public involvement sessions were held during the environmental review process of the State Route 63 widening project in March 2007 and April 2012.
A D-List Categorical Exclusion was approved for the project in January 2020.