Seashore Superintendent Announces Regional Director Concurrence with Finding of No Significant Impact for Environmental Assessment - Rehabilitation of Moors Road with Bicycle Accommodations
Contact: George E. Price, Jr., Superintendent, 508-771-2144
Cape Cod National Seashore Superintendent (CCNS) George E. Price, Jr. and his staff have selected an alternative from those presented in the Rehabilitation of Moors Road with Bicycle Accommodations in the Province Lands Environmental Assessment. The Regional Director concurred on August 24, 2010 with the Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the Selected Alternative.
The NPS will rehabilitate Moors Road with bicycle accommodations to improve pedestrian, bicycle, and vehicular safety; improve the structural integrity of the road; reduce congestion; protect natural resources of the national seashore; and encourage alternative forms of transportation. The Selected Alternative, Alternative C, will entail full-depth rehabilitation of the roadway to better withstand increasing use by heavy vehicles, and providing three raised crosswalks. The roadway rehabilitation will include the addition of widened paved shoulders for safer bicycle travel. The abandoned section of US 6 where it enters the project area would eventually be paved. Additionally, the existing culverts may be replaced and a guard rail would be added along both sides of the culvert for safety.
The selection of the alternative is being made after public and interagency review and comment, careful consideration of environmental effects, legislative mandates, applicable regulations, and National Park Service (NPS) policy. Copies for of the FONSI are available at: http://parkplanning.nps.gov/.
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