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US 64 / Corridor K

From west of Ocoee River to SR-68 near Ducktown

CRT Meeting Notes  |   US 64 / Corridor K Public Meetings

Public Involvement

TDOT has identified this section of US 64/Corridor K as a Context Sensitive Solutions (CSS) project. CSS projects involve stakeholders early and throughout the planning process to ensure that the proposed project balances safety and mobility while preserving scenic, aesthetic, historic, environmental and other community values.

The project's public involvement program includes multiple opportunities for the public to participate by submitting comments, attending public meetings, and keeping informed through project materials such as this Web site and newsletters. We encourage your participation and welcome your comments and questions about the project.

This web page will provide updates on the progress of the Corridor K Project and upcoming public participation opportunities. There are no meetings scheduled at this time. Please check back soon!


For information on project milestones and schedule, visit the Project Timeline page.

Public Meetings


Meeting Objectives

Public Meeting Series #1
July 20-21, 2009
Copper Basin High School
Polk County High School

  • Provided information on project history.
  • Discussed the purpose of and need for the project.
  • Identified community concerns and suggestions for developing the proposed project.
  • Reviewed the anticipated planning process, timeline and key project milestones.

Public Meeting Series #2
February 16-17, 2010
Polk County High School
Copper Basin High School

  • Provided updates on the study process.
  • Solicited feedback on the Transportation Planning Report’s Purpose and Need and preliminary corridor options.
  • Reviewed input received at the Citizens Resource Team meetings, including the draft Vision Statement and Context Value Sets.
  • Discussed US 64 rockslide progress.

Public Meeting Series #3
March 28-29, 2011

Copper Basin High School
Polk County High School

  • Provided updates on schedule and the environmental review process.
  • Discussed the alternatives development process and presented six alternatives recommended for further analysis.
  • Solicited input on a variety of topics, including recreational opportunities, viewsheds, economics and business, public involvement and study alternatives.
  • Provided updates on fieldwork and data collection activities.


 Meeting Materials
To view meeting handouts, exhibits and presentations, visit the Public Meeting Materials page.




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Citizens Resource Team
The CRT was established in February 2009.

The Citizens Resource Team (CRT) is comprised of citizens who live in or near the project area and/or individuals who represent the interests of different stakeholder groups that may be affected by or have an interest in the project. This team will provide public input to the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) and its partners,  the Appalachian Regional Commission and the Federal Highway Administration.

During corridor-level planning, the CRT participated in the development of a project vision, values and TPR Purpose and Need, as well as provided input on a range of corridor options to be included in the TPR.  Learn more by viewing the CRT Consensus Summary.

To view materials from the CRT process, visit the CRT Meetings and Materials page.

CRT members include:

Mr. Chris White

Mr. Jerry Hamby

Mr. Tom Tohill

Mr. Keith Dilbeck

Ms. Jan Bigham Beck

Mr. L.W. Smith

Mr. Denny Mobbs

Ms. Cindy Moss

Mr. Larry Dunn

Mr. Eugene Kilgore

Mr. Lance Luke

Ms. Janice Cheek

CRT’s Vision for US 64/Corridor K

Any US Highway 64/Corridor K project should address the unique safety, access and traffic flow issues caused by the different types of traffic and corridor users, as well as the difficult topography in the Ocoee River area.  The project should creatively minimize adverse impacts to the human and natural environment, preserving unique attributes of the Cherokee National Forest, Ocoee River, and regional cultural resources.  The project should enhance access to natural areas and recreational opportunities, and provide travelers a visually satisfying journey.  The project should also support the current and future needs of local businesses, local and regional economic plans, and the objectives of the Appalachian Regional Commission.

To view materials from the CRT process, visit the CRT Meetings and Materials page.