When: Thu. January 1, 1970 12:00 AM

TDOT has scheduled a public meeting for Tuesday, July 20, from 5-7pm in the Heritage High School Auditorium.

According to the TDOT Notice of Public Hearing:

This is a notice regarding the "Availability of the Approved Pellissippi Parkway Extension (SR162) Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS).

The purpose of the hearing is to provide the public an opportunity to comment on the findings of the EIS and the proposed project prior to completion of the final environmental document.

A formal presentation will be followed by a question and answer period.

Update: This will provide a TDOT 10/08 newsletter with a map of the proposed PPE routes. I'm not positive, but I believe route B is no longer a consideration.


Representatives from TDOT will be present to address questions pertaining to the general location of the alternatives, and the social, economic, and environmental impacts of the proposed improvements.

TDOT will also have representatives available to answer questions o the relocation assistance program, the tentative schedule for right-of-way acquisition and construction.

Questions regarding the public hearing or this project should be directed to:
Michael W. Russell, P.E.
TDOT Project Management Office
PO Box 58, Knoxville, TN 37901
Phone: 865-594-2334
E-mail: Mike.Russell@tn.gov

The public is invited to ask questions and make comments during the hearing and will be given the opportunity to make their opinions known concerning this project. A court reporter will be available at the hearing to receive oral statements to be included in the official project transcript. In addition, comment sheets will be available for those who prefer to make written statements. Written statements and other exhibits in place of, or in addition to these, to be included in the transcript may be submitted by August 10, 2010 to the following address:
Project Comments
Tennessee Department of Transportation
Suite 700, James K. Polk Building
505 Deaderick Street
Nashville, TN 37243-0332

(Note: don't forget to note in your written statements the project, i.e. Blount County project number 05097-1225-04).

Here's a Map

Although not official, this map is fairly close to the Vision Mission Plan:

viva Evo Morales

Is there a map of the

Is there a map of the proposed extension route?

Thans for the notice

Here's a screenshot off a crappy TDOT pdf. I made some annotations.

I argued with Uncle Bill about this at Grandma's on a Sunday 35 years ago. I'm still right. You don't need a four lane highway that runs smack dab into a mountain. With this build, Blount County will have two of them.

I've added a link in the

I've added a link in the original post of a TDOT newsletter that includes a map. In a quick review of the TDOT web site for the PPE project I could not find another map.

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