North Second Street Corridor ImprovementsShelby County
Transportation projects are developed in four phases: Planning and Environmental, Design, Right-of-Way (ROW), and Construction. The North Second Street corridor improvements are currently in the Planning and Environmental phase. The following is a reflection of various aspects of these phases as they have occurred or will occur for the proposed project.
*Forecasted dates are subject to change.
Because of the changes to the proposed project design, as well as the time that has passed since the approval and circulation of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS), a reevaluation was prepared and approved in August 2014. The findings of that reevaluation concluded that there were no major changes to the project as compared to the findings presented in the DEIS.
In March 2017, the North Second Street corridor improvement project was temporarily put on hold by TDOT. The hold was necessary to allow Memphis Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) to update its Travel Demand Model (TDM). The TDM provides data that TDOT uses in studies relevant to projects in the area, including the proposed North Second Street project. 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.
Due to the lapse of more than three years since the 2014 approval of the DEIS re-evaluation, another re-evaluation is being prepared, as required by NEPA. Following approval of the most recent re-evaluation, the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) will be finalized and TDOT will move toward a Record of Decision (ROD), as noted in the timeline above.