State Route 18 from Bolivar to State Route 100

Hardeman County

Frequently Asked Questions 

Who is conducting this environmental study?
The Tennessee Department of Transportation is conducting this environmental study along with its consultant.

What is an EIS?
EIS stands for Environmental Impact Statement. It is an environmental document that is required by the federal government when a project has federal funding and is anticipated to have significant impacts to the natural and/or human environment.

In what stage of the EIS is this project?
TDOT is currently completing technical studies for the project to determine what the impacts to the natural and human environment would be if one of the project alternatives were constructed.

When is this study expected to be completed?
The Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) is anticipated to be complete in 2012.  When complete, the DEIS will be made available to the public.  A public hearing will be scheduled following completion of the DEIS.

What is next for the project after the EIS is complete?
Following the environmental study, TDOT will enter the design phase of the project. The right-of-way phase will be next, followed by the construction phase.

How can I submit my comments to TDOT about this project?
Anyone may submit project comments via email to TDOT.Comments@tn.gov (please include the Project No 35003-1221-04 and Pin No. 101597.00). In addition, project comments may be submitted at any public involvement meeting through written statements or with a court reporter.