All TDOT projects, including the SR-126 project, are developed through a five-step process illustrated below.
This project is currently in the environmental phase. The Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) was completed and approved by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) January 5, 2012. The public hearing was held December 11, 2012. A build alternative was selected and TDOT has begun the design phase. The State Legislature budgeted Preliminary Design Engineering for the first half of the project from East Center St. to east of Cooks Valley Road.