NEPA Phase

The Chattanooga Department of Transportation (CDOT) has completed the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Phase with the final Categorical Exclusion (CE) D-List document.  This document identified and analyzed the potential direct, indirect and cumulative environmental (physical and natural) and socioeconomic impacts by the proposed transportation improvements to the project area.  The D-List CE was signed (highlight text as link to final document) and approved by the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) and Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) on November 13, 2018. This completes the NEPA Phase of the project.

Design Phase

The project team kicked-off the Design Phase of the project in January of 2019.  During the initial Design kick-off meeting the project team discussed design options in further detail and updated the project schedule.

Next steps of the project include:

  • Preliminary Design
  • ROW and Utility Coordination
  • ROW Design
  • NEPA ROW/Construction Reevaluation document
  • Final Design
  • Construction

Stakeholder and public outreach will occur throughout the duration of the project. 

Please stay tuned for more project updates.  If you have any questions, please contact Katie Snyder, CDOT Project Manager (423.643.6367, 

Chattanooga Department of Transportation