Evaluating different alternatives and
receiving feedback from public regarding alternatives.
Evaluation of alternatives will be based on environmental and
local impacts, level of mobility and safety improvement, cost, right
of way needs and other factors.
Spring 2006-summer 2008 - Phase 2, Develop alternatives
Full range of improvement alternatives developed to meet needs of the corridor.
Alternatives developed in coordination with local officials and state and federal agencies.
Full range of alternatives to be narrowed down to a range of feasible alternatives which will be carried through the environmental document.
Fall 2003-spring 2006 - Phase 1, Needs Assessment (NA)
Focused on how highway currently
served people living and working in the area, how it moved regional
traffic and how it was expected to operate in the future.
Project team gathered data about a variety of issues, such as
current and future traffic volumes, crash data, environmental
constraints, and how the highway affected land use patterns, the
general public and economics in the area.
Data was provided by local
officials and committee members and included in the study.