Lakeshore Drive Road Rehabilitation EA Open House
Park staff will provide information and answer questions about the rehabilitation of Lakeshore Drive at an open house scheduled at park headquarters in Page, AZ on Tuesday, June 10 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.The meeting will provide the public an opportunity to better understand the proposed rehabilitation, restoration and resurfacing of approximately five miles of Lakeshore Drive, two miles of Wahweap Boulevard, and 0.3 miles of Wahweap Marina Drive in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. Public comment forms will be available and accepted at the meeting or they can be filled out online, mailed, or faxed.
The project will ensure that Lakeshore Drive is rehabilitated and maintained to allow continued long-term vehicular access to Lake Powell in the Wahweap area. During the six months of road rehabilitation, tentatively planned for the winter and spring of 2015/2016, the NPS proposes to close the South Entrance and Lakeshore Drive with access to the Wahweap Marina area through the North Entrance. Low utility lines on Hwy 89 will be placed underground to allow large trailered houseboats from Page to use this route.
We invite you to submit written comments by June 25, 2014 in one of the following ways:
By mail: Superintendent Attn: Lakeshore Drive Rehabilitation PO Box 1507 Page, AZ 86040
By fax: 928-608-6204
In person: Monday – Friday 7:30-4:00 Glen Canyon Headquarters 691 Scenic View Drive Page, AZ 86040
The NPS is preparing an environmental assessment (EA) in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA). The EA will evaluate potential impacts to area soils, hydrology, wildlife, vegetation, visitor use, cultural resources, and park operations. We anticipate the EA will be available for public review and comment this winter.
Did You Know?
Look out below! Watch for underwater hazards. The lake level changes daily and seasonally. Only Lake Powell's main channel is marked with navigational aids.