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Tamiami Trail Modifications: Next Steps

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The 2009 Omnibus Appropriations Act directed the Department of the Interior and the National Park Service to evaluate what additional modifications to the Tamiami Trail roadway are necessary beyond the features currently being constructed under the Modified Water Deliveries to Everglades National Park authority for the purpose of restoring ecological connectivity between Everglades National Park and the Water Conservation Areas and to restore more natural water flow to Everglades National Park and Florida Bay. Over the past year, the National Park Service worked alongside a Project Delivery Team consisting of federal, state, and local agencies to forumlate and evaluate a series of project alternatives.

Everglades National Park is now pleased to announce the completion and public release of the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the Tamiami Trail Modifications: Next Steps project. The preferred plan identified in the FEIS would add an additional 5.5 miles of bridging beyond the present 1 mile bridge currently under construction. When coupled with other planned restoration projects, the additional bridging would provide unconstrained flows of water to Northeast Shark Slough in Everglades National Park. The resulting increased water volumes and improved flow distribution are expected to promote conditions conducive to the survival of myriad wildlife fish and wildlife species.


 
 
 

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

 
Tamiami Trail Next Steps Report


Tamiami Trail Modifications:
Next Steps Project Report
Summary of Findings and
Draft Environmental Impact Statement
May 2010

Hi-Res (3.7 MB) | Lo-Res (1.3 MB)

 
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Tamiami Trail Modifications:
Modified Water Deliveries & Next Steps Projects
Fact Sheet
May 2012

Hi-Res (7.1 MB) | Lo-Res (350 KB)

 
 
DEIS Appendix


Appendix A (PDF, 12.7 MB)
Appendix B (PDF, 1.1 MB)
Appendix C (PDF, 1.5 MB)
Appendix D (PDF, 330 KB)
Appendix E (PDF, 7.3 MB)
Appendix F (PDF, 390 KB
Appendix G (PDF, 35 KB)
Appendix H (PDF, 1.6 MB)

 
Tamiami Trail Modifications: Next Steps Project PowerPoint



Project PowerPoint Presentation
From June 24, 2010 Public Meeting

(PDF, 1.3 MB)

 
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Project PowerPoint Presentations
From September 3, 2009 PDT Meeting
(PDF, 4 MB)

 
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Project PowerPoint Presentation
From August 19, 2009 Stakeholder Meeting
(PDF, 1.4 MB)

 
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Internal Scoping Final Report
July 2009
(PDF, 750 KB)

 
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Project PowerPoint Presentation
From June 2, 2009 Public Scoping
(PDF, 3.8 MB)

 
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Project Newsletter #1
May 2009
(PDF, 315 KB)

 
 

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Did You Know?

The Everglades are often described as having only two seasons- the wet and the dry. Most hot summer days are punctuated by quenching afternoon thunderstorms that bring life-giving water to the park.