North Second Street Corridor ImprovementsShelby County
Frequently Asked Questions
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The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) requires that transportation projects receiving federal funding or requiring federal actions (e.g., permits) undergo an environmental review process. The project cannot proceed until this requirement has been successfully completed.
The Memphis Metropolitan Planning Organization maintains a Travel Demand Model (TDM), which provides data that TDOT uses in studies relevant to projects, including the proposed North Second Street project. In March 2017, the project was temporarily put on hold to allow the Memphis MPO to update its TDM.
With the completion of the TDM update in July 2018, TDOT is now able to move on to the next steps of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process, which will include a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) re-evaluation, Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS), and Record of Decision.
For more on the current status of the North Second Street corridor improvement project, visit the Timeline section of the project website.
A public meeting will likley follow the completion of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process. All environmental documents required for the NEPA process are forecasted to be completed by summer 2021. The completion of that process will allow TDOT to move forward with design work, and a public meeting would be scheduled to provide the public with proposed design plans.
For previous public meeting materials and future public meeting dates, visit the Public Involvement section of the project website.