[Federal Register Volume 64, Number 208 (Thursday, October 28, 1999)]
[Pages 58123-58124]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 99-28174]



Federal Highway Administration

Environmental Impact Statement; Loudon, Roane, Anderson, and Knox 
Counties, TN

AGENCY: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice of intent.


SUMMARY: The FHWA is issuing this notice to advise the public than an 
environmental impact statement will be prepared for a proposed project 
in Loudon, Roane, Anderson, and Knox Counties, Tennessee.

Administrator, Federal Highway Administration, 640 Grassmere Park, 
Suite 112, Nashville, TN 37211, Telephone (615) 781-5770.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The FHWA, in cooperation with the Tennessee 
Department of Transportation, will prepare an environmental impact 
statement (EIS) on a proposal to connect Interstate 40 with Interstate 
75 from near the current I-40/I-75 interchange in Loudon County, near 
Lenoir City, Tennessee, to an area north and east in Anderson County, 
near the interchange of I-75 and State Route 61. The proposed project 
is considered necessary to improve the operation and safety of these 
affected interstate highways.
    Alternatives to be considered include: (1) taking no action; (2) 
three build alternatives consisting of diffeenct

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alignments; and (3) other alternatives that may arise from public and 
agency input.
    Coordination letters describing the proposed action and soliciting 
comments will be sent to appropriate federal, state, and local 
agencies. Public meetings were held to dicuss concept alignments in 
January and February 1997 and public comments were received. The draft 
environmental impact statement (EIS) will be prepared and made 
available for public and agency review and comment. Comments from the 
initial coordination letters and the public meetings will be considered 
in determining the scope of the EIS.
    To insure that the full range of issues to this proposed action are 
addressed and all significant issues identified, comments and 
suggestions are invited from all interested parties. Comments and 
suggestions concerning the proposed action and the EIS should be 
directed to the FHWA at the address above.

(Catalogue of Federal Domestic assistance Program Number 20.205, 
Highway Research, Planning and Construction. The provisions of 
Executive Order 12372 regarding state and local clearinghouse review 
of federal and federally assisted programs and projects apply to 
this program.)

    Issued on October 15, 1999.
Charles S. Boyd,
Division Administrator, Tennessee Division, Nashville, Tennessee.
[FR Doc. 99-28174 Filed 10-27-99; 8:45 am]