Interstate 75 Interchange at State Route 131
The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) is proposing to reconfigure the Interstate 75 Interchange at State Route 131 (Emory Road, Exit 112). The proposed project will reconfigure the existing diamond interchange to a Diverging Diamond Interchange (DDI). A DDI is designed to allow traffic to temporarily cross to the left side of the road. This cross-over maneuver helps to move high volumes of traffic through the interchange.
Sidewalks will also be incorporated into the proposed design to allow pedestrians safe access through the interchange. Backage or access roads will also be constructed on the east side of the interchange to allow left turning motorists access to local businesses. The purpose of the proposed project is to improve capacity, safety, and operations.
This project is identified for funding in TDOT's 10-Year Project Plan, with construction scheduled for Fiscal Year 2025.
Current Status: Right-of-way acquisition is underway.
Estimated construction start: Fiscal Year 2025
Estimated completion*: TBD
History and Background
Funding for the ROW Appraisal and Acquisition phase was included in TDOT’s 3-year Multimodal Work Program for fiscal year 2022. Once the necessary right-of-way and easements have been acquired, the project will proceed to construction.
Public Involvement and Engagement
A Design Public Meeting was held on Thursday, March 10, 2022, at First Baptist of Powell in Powell, Tennessee, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Mark Nagi (Media Contact)
TDOT Region 1 Community Relations Officer