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Phase 3: Original Eight Alternatives to Current Advanced Alternatives
In 2010, four alternatives were advanced (from the original eight) following rigorous evaluation, modeling and input from stakeholders because they best address the Need and Purpose statement:
better management and minimization of traffic congestion,
maintenance and improvement of system linkages,
improvements to mobility options for the traveling public, and
provisions for safer travel conditions along the corridor.
In 2011, project engineers and environmental specialists began assessing the environmental impacts that could result from these four alternatives now under consideration. As a result, many historic houses and districts, as well as parkland were identified as Section 4(f) resources under the National Environmental Policy Act. Then design engineers revisited the four alternatives and worked to reduce their footprints and update project costs.
The most up-to-date versions of the alternatives, refined for environmental impact, are posted below. Click on the alternative below to view the alternative intersection by intersection.
Current Status of Project
The revive285 project team is now finalizing the alternatives under consideration and documenting the NEPA process in a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS). This complex, detailed document will undergo several reviews by involved agencies during 2013. A Public Hearing Open House will be scheduled when the DEIS is complete.