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Environmental Impact Statement: Multiple Counties, Alabama

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American Government Topics:  Federal Highway Administration

Environmental Impact Statement: Multiple Counties, Alabama

Joe D. Wilkerson (Federal Register)
January 14, 1994


[Federal Register Volume 59, Number 10 (Friday, January 14, 1994)]
[Unknown Section]
[Page 0]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 94-940]


[[Page Unknown]]

[Federal Register: January 14, 1994]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
 

Environmental Impact Statement: Multiple Counties, Alabama

AGENCY: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice of intent.

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SUMMARY: The FHWA is issuing this notice to advise the public that two 
Environmental Impact Statements will be prepared for a proposed highway 
that will traverse the northern section of the State of Alabama.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Joe D. Wilkerson, Division 
Administrator, Federal Highway Administration, 500 Eastern Boulevard, 
suite 200, Montgomery, Alabama 36117-2018, Telephone (205)223-7370.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The FHWA, in cooperation with the State of 
Alabama Department of Transportation, will prepare two Environmental 
Impact Statements (EIS's) for Project DPS-A002(001). The proposal is to 
construct a multi-lane, limited access roadway that will function as a 
major segment of a Memphis to Atlanta transportation corridor. The 
facility will provide a direct link between the two metropolitan areas.
    The facility, approximately 273.58 kilometers (170 miles) in 
length, will be divided into two segments for location studies and 
assessment of environmental impacts. Two Environmental Impact 
Statements will be prepared, one for the western part of the route, 
approximately 120.7 kilometer (75 miles) in length, from the Alabama/
Mississippi State line and extending to an undermined point near 
Interstate Highway 65 near the center of Alabama and the second Impact 
Statement written for the eastern part of the project, approximately 
152.9 kilometers (95 miles) in length, beginning at an undetermined 
point near Interstate Highway 65 near Huntsville, Alabama, and 
extending to the Alabama/Georgia border. There will be coordination in 
the location and environmental studies to establish a common location 
at I-65.
    Alternatives under consideration include: (1) Alternate route 
locations, (2) a no action alternative, and (3) postponing the action 
Alternative.
    Letters describing the proposed action and soliciting comments will 
be sent to appropriate Federal, State, and local agencies, and to 
private organizations and citizens who have previously expressed or are 
known to have an interest in this proposal. A series of public meetings 
will be held beginning in early 1994. In addition, public hearings will 
also be held. Public notice will be given of the time and place of the 
meetings and hearings. The Draft Environmental Impact Statements will 
be available for public and agency review and comment prior to the 
public hearings.
    To ensure that the full range of issues related to this proposed 
action are addressed and all significant issues identified, comments 
and suggestions are invited from all interested parties. Comments or 
questions concerning this proposed action and the EIS's should be 
directed to the FHWA at the address provided above.

(Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Program Number 20.205, 
Highway Planning and Construction. The regulations implementing 
Executive Order 12372 regarding intergovernmental consultation on 
Federal programs and activities apply to this program.)
Joe D. Wilkerson,
Division Administrator, Montgomery, Alabama.
[FR Doc. 94-940 Filed 1-13-94; 8:45 am]
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