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flaroads:
Does anybody know the status of the final section(s) of TN 840 from TN 100 to Williamson County Road 246?

Chris:
Are there plans to complete the State Route 840 alltogether? It would probably be the longest beltway in the world clocking at nearl 180 miles.

wiki:

flaroads:
Nope.  I believe plans for the northern portion of TN 840 have been scrapped.  There will never be any money for it.   

mightyace:

--- Quote from: flaroadgeek on January 27, 2009, 02:06:45 PM ---Nope.  I believe plans for the northern portion of TN 840 have been scrapped.  There will never be any money for it.   

--- End quote ---

Unless the new Tennessee toll road authority revives it.  :wow:

As for the southern section:
I live near the unfinished southern section of TN 840 and just last week I went to TDOT's website http://www.tdot.state.tn.us/ to check on the status.  The state has apparently is requesting bids on the unfinished sections of the road.

There has been a lot of wrangling with environmental concerns that recently got resolved and a new routing has been decided.  We actually haven't had much trouble with NIMBY's.  Actually, many of the locals want an exit on Leiper's Creek Road and the state refuses to put one there!

The whole reason for the environmental issues stem from the fact that the state is building the road as TN 840 with NO federal funds so that they only have to follow state environmental impact rules as opposed to the more stringent federal rules if it was I-840.

flaroads:
Thanks for the info, mightyace.  Yeah, I looked at the TN site last week and I saw the same thing about the request for bids.  Glad to hear that there will not be any more environmental and NIMBY issues with these final segments.  Maybe in three to five years the Nashville area will finally have their southern outer (or as I call it outer, outer) beltway completed.

And I will have to check on this new Tennessee toll road authority...interesting...

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