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I-640 Interchange at North Broadway - Knoxville

Project Description

In April 2014, the Department prepared a set of Right-Of-Way Acquisition plans which will be used to initiate the Right-Of-Way and Utility phases of this project. The TDOT Right-Of-Way Division will be responsible for appraisal and purchasing of property necessary to reconstruct the improvements to the existing interchange with minimum impact to the property owners and the communities involved. 

Recognizing the importance of this intersection both for local traffic in the city and the national traffic across our nation's interstate system, TDOT has begun to make important changes. The proposed interchange substantially improves access by adding ramp node capacity and by adding a northbound Broadway to westbound I-640 loop ramp. This movement is currently served by a left turn at a signalized intersection.

Goals for modifying the I-640 at Broadway interchanges are as follows:

  • Complete the second phase of intersection construction
  • Provide an adequate level of service at the I-640 ramp junctions with Broadway, Old Broadway, and Tazewell Pike
  • Provide  an adequate design for westbound merge and diverge movements on I-640
  • Maintain a good level of mobility to the community
  • Minimize the acquisition of businesses
  • Minimize the impact to the environmental

Project Update

This project is currently in the Right-Of-Way Acquisition Phase.

Project Location Map

I-640 Interchange with North Broadway (pdf)