State Route (SR) 16/U.S. Highway (US) 41A Improvements
Bedford County, Tennessee
On August 10, 2009, TVA issued a finding of no significant impact (FONSI) for a requested permanent easement over approximately 3 acres of TVA-retained property for highway right-of-way by the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) associated with a larger highway improvement plan for SR 16 (US 41A) between Shelbyville and Tullahoma, in Bedford and Moore counties. TDOT and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) prepared an environmental assessment (EA) of the proposed action, and TVA adopted the EA.
The property is located at the Mullins Mill Bridge crossing near Duck River Mile 235.6. The right-of-way would accommodate expansion of SR 16 (US 41A) to four or five lanes east of Shelbyville, in Bedford County, Tennessee. The permanent easement would enable a future highway improvement project (including bridge improvements) resulting in a five-span girder bridge over the Duck River at this location. The bridge improvements also require review and approval by TVA in accordance with Section 26a of the TVA Act. TDOT has not submitted a Section 26a application at this time. The TVA FONSI is presented below.
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Finding of No Significant Impact (PDF, 114 kb)
FHWA/TDOT Environmental Assessment (available upon request)
For more information or a copy of the documents, contact:
Kenneth P. Parr, Senior NEPA Specialist
Tennessee Valley Authority
1101 Market Street, LP 5U
Chattanooga, TN 37402
(423) 751-4254; Fax: (423) 751-3230