From US-70 (SR-1) to SR-46 and/or I-40
In August 2011, The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) approved a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) to comply with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969. This document identified and evaluated six proposed build alternatives and one no-build alternative to help alleviate traffic congestion in Dickson’s urban core. Included in the build alternatives were several choices for bypasses around the southwest side of Dickson and a Traffic Systems Management (TSM) alternative which proposed improvements on existing roadways in Dickson.
Since the DEIS was published, TDOT has chosen to move forward with the Traffic Systems Management (TSM) alternative. This decision means improvements will be made to existing roadways in Dickson, primarily along State Route 46, and a new road bypassing the city will not be constructed. The TSM alternative consists of adding turn lanes to two intersections, synchronizing traffic signals and evaluating the need for additional traffic signals at other locations along SR-46. The improvements are designed to reduce travel times and congestion by reducing intersection stops and delays.
View the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (PDF large file)
View the Press Release, posted June 8, 2012, announcing TDOT’s decision to move forward with the Traffic System Management (TSM) Alternative.