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State Route 437 (Shelbyville Bypass) Improvements

Bedford County, Tennessee

On April 17, 2009, TVA issued a finding of no significant impact (FONSI) for proposed improvements by the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) associated with the construction of a 6.486-mile section along a new alignment of State Route (SR) 437, Shelbyville Bypass.  The project area encompasses SR 437 from SR 10 (U.S. Highway [US] 231) to SR 16 (US 41A) in Bedford County, Tennessee.  TDOT and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) prepared an environmental assessment (EA) of the proposed action, and TVA adopted the EA.

The new construction will consist of two 12-foot lanes, 12-foot paved shoulders, and varied guardrail.  The project includes the permanent filling of approximately 0.54 acre of jurisdictional wetlands and the temporary filling of 0.29 acre of wetlands adjacent to Butler Creek, a tributary to Duck River Mile 235.6, right bank, for construction/haul roads.  The work within the 6.486-mile section also involves stream relocations and encapsulations.  The permanent filling of the wetland, stream loss at two locations, and stream encapsulations and associated riprap all require approval under Section 26a of the TVA Act.  The TVA FONSI is presented below.


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Finding of No Significant Impact (PDF, 120 kb)
FHWA/TDOT Environmental Assessment (available upon request)


For more information or a printed copy of the documents, contact:
Kenneth P. Parr, Senior NEPA Specialist
Tennessee Valley Authority
1101 Market Street, LP 5U
Chattanooga, TN 37402
Phone: 423-751-4254; Fax: 423-751-3230