North Toe River Bridge Replacements
Yancey and Mitchell Counties, North Carolina
On November 27, 2006, TVA issued a final environmental assessment and finding of no significant impact for the replacement of two bridges over the North Toe River in Yancey and Mitchell Counties, North Carolina. The North Carolina Department of Transportation proposes to replace the State Route 197 and SR 1304 bridges with new bridges; these actions require approval under Section 26a of the TVA Act.
The project required formal consultation under the Endangered Species Act for impacts to the endangered Appalachian elktoe mussel. In addition, the existing bridge on SR 197 has been determined eligible for the National Register of Historic Places, and a Memorandum of Agreement was developed to describe how the adverse effects to the bridge would be mitigated. The potential impacts to these and other resources are described in the environmental assessment.
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Finding of No Significant Impact (PDF, 106 kb)
Final Environmental Assessment (PDF, 125 kb)
Attachment 1 (13.4 mb, PDF)
SR 1304 DOT Final Categorical Exclusion and Section 4(F) Determination
Attachment 2 (PDF, 20.4 mb )
SR 196 Final Categorical Exclusion and Section 4(F) Determination
Attachments 3 and 4 (PDF, 114 kb)
Section 401 Certifications
Attachment 5 (PDF, 3.9 mb)
Attachments 6 and 7 (PDF, 569 kb)
Cultural Resources Correspondence and Memorandum of Agreement
For more information, or to receive a printed copy of the document, contact:
Stanford E. Davis
Tennessee Valley Authority
400 W. Summit Hill Dr., WT 11D
Knoxville, TN 37902