U.S. 64 Widening
Franklin County, Tennessee
On December 21, 2007, TVA issued a Finding of No Significant Impact for the issuance of a Section 26a permit for bridges and stream fills associated with a 6.3-mile segment of the 31-mile U.S. Highway 64 (SR 15) widening project described below. The 6.3-mile segment is from SR 275 to east of the Franklin city line. The affected streams are Gum Springs Branch, Big Huckleberry Creek, and unnamed tributaries to Gum Springs Branch, Flint River, and Little Huckleberry Creek. TVA has subsequently issued the Section 26a permit to TDOT.
TVA proposes to issue its approval under Section 26a of the TVA Act to the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) for work in streams in eastern Franklin County. TDOT proposes to widen 31 miles of U.S. Highway 64 (SR 15) between Fayetteville and Winchester. The four affected streams are along a 4.2 mile stretch of U.S. 64 in eastern Franklin County, from the Lincoln County line east to near the Salem-Lexie Road. The affected streams are Robinson Creek, Beans Creek, and unnamed tributaries to Robinson and Bean Creek.
TVA cooperated with Federal Highway Administration (FWHA), TDOT, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in the preparation of an Environmental Assessment (EA) for the 31-mile long highway widening project. FWHA and TDOT issued the EA and a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) in 2002. TDOT has subsequently submitted the Section 26a approval request to TVA for the work in streams associated with the 4.2 mile stretch of the project. In response, TVA has reviewed the FHWA EA and Section 26a application and independently evaluated the potential environmental impacts. TVA has adopted the FWHA/TDOT EA and on February 25, 2005 issued a Finding of No Significant Impact for the issuance of the Section 26a approval.
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FWHA/TDOT Environmental Assessment (available on request)
To obtain a printed copy of the documents, contact Ken Parr or by phone at 423-751-4254.