Control points are points through which all potential corridor alignments must pass. Between control points the individual corridor alignments can vary significantly. For the 3rd Infantry Division Highway study control points are identified in the legislation as Savannah, Augusta and Knoxville. A control point at Lavonia was added in the governing contract. The intent of this additional control point was to facilitate the development of corridors between the cities noted in the legislation while allowing consideration of corridors which would avoid the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Phase 1 of this study is a conceptual feasibility study and therefore defines control points broadly as an area or along a roadway rather than as a single point or location.
The Study Area and Control Points represent the initial decisions made by the project team in consultation with FHWA and the Expert Working Group (EWG) that define the study geographically. You may view this information in the Control Point Technical Memorandum or in the associated Study Area Map and Control Points Maps. Both the Study Area and the Control Points have been accepted by the EWG and FHWA, and will be used to guide the remaining decisions within the study.