The City has received a Notice to Proceed from the Tennessee Department of Transportation on the alignment of New Canada Road between Interstate 40 and Highway 70. The existing Canada Road will be maintained as a local street.
This will include the environmental study, the Context Sensitive Solution action, including a "Stakeholders" Committee to make recommendations in selecting the alignment, amenities etc.
The first step is selecting an Engineering Consultant and this is proceeding immediately. City Engineer Philip Stuckert expects to have the Consultant selection process completed by the July meeting, so the Board can select a Consultant at (or before) the July meeting and start this phase started shortly after the selection.
This phase includes only the alignment, not the construction plans. The Tennessee Department of Transportation requires that the City contact with a Consultant who is qualified to perform the Environmental Studies for the project and who can lead the Stakeholders in selecting the alignment most sensitive to the land, natural resources, property owners and residents.