HMB was selected to provide preliminary, right of way, and construction plans for the construction of the new Diamond interchange at I-40 along iwht the relocation and expansion of Bennet Rd., Mine Lick Creek Rd., and Hawkins Crawford Rd. This project ends approxminately 1000 feet North of I-40, where the local interstate connector project will begin.
This project will construct a new highway facility connecting Interstate 40 and US 70N (SR 24) in Putnam County, just west of the Cookeville City Limits. The proposed route would begin with a Mine Lick Creek Road Interchange on I-40 and extend north and east, connecting with US 70N approximately 0.89 miles west of the Cookeville City Limits. The length of the project is 2.87 miles.
HMB conducted the technical studies for the proposed project which resulted in an Environmental Assessment (approved December 14, 2006). In addition HMB assisted TDOT in conducting a Public Hearing (March 6, 2007), and reviewed and summarized the resulting comments received from the public. The results of public input and the environmental documentation were combined with engineering feasibility and traffic analysis to select a build alternative for the project. HMB authored the Finding of No Significant Impact which was approved by FHWA on April 18th, 2008. HMB recently held a preliminary plans field review and anticipates Right of Way plans at the end of 2012.