This project’s design is currently approximately 75% complete. DOT&PF is currently re-evaluating the environmental documentation and as part of that process consults with the State Historical Preservation Office (SHPO). SHPO and DOT&PF personnel have identified an historic coal mining district in the project area. This unexpected finding and federal and state laws require the project team to undertake additional study to evaluate alternatives to minimize impacts to the historic district. Upon completion of this analysis, DOT&PF will begin purchasing right-of-way along the project corridor to advance the project. DOT&PF anticipates this process will take about a year and a half to complete. At this time, DOT&PF estimates construction will begin in the summer of 2021 and may take approximately 2 years to complete, pending the availability of funding.