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State Route 18

From State Route 100 to State Route 5 (U.S. 45) in Hardeman and Madison Counties.

Project Description

The State Route 18 Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) has been approved by the Federal Highway Administration and can be viewed by clicking on the following link:

Photo of SR-18 looking south in the Malesus area in Madison County.SR 18 Finding of No Significant Impact  Adobe PDF file (11.1 MB)

On March 25, 1993, the 98th General Assembly of Tennessee approved House Joint Resolution No. 16 urging a study to determine the feasibility and need for expanding State Route (SR) 18 in Hardeman County to four lanes.  Based on the findings of studies conducted as a result of House Joint Resolution 16, TDOT proposed to improve existing SR-18 from Bolivar in Hardeman County to Jackson in Madison County.  The project was separated into two projects in 2004.

This project covers approximately 14.5 miles of SR-18 between SR-100 and SR-5 (U.S. 45).
TDOT began preparing an Environmental Assessment for this portion of the project in 2004.  A Public Meeting was held in November 2004.  The Environmental Assessment was submitted to FHWA and Regulatory Agencies for review in May 2009 and was approved by FHWA on August 17, 2009.

The purpose of this project is to improve SR-18 to provide a safe and efficient roadway that meets current design standards.  The need for the project is related to correction of horizontal and vertical sight deficiencies, provision of adequate shoulder widths and turning lanes where appropriate, and providing relief of traffic congestion at the SR-18 and SR-5 (U.S. 45) intersection.  The project is expected to improve roadway safety, and provide an improved and more efficient transportation link between Bolivar and Jackson for the motoring and commuting public.

Project Vicinity Map
Project Vicinity Map