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Contact: Kate Cannon, 435-719-2101
The National Park Service (NPS) encourages those interested in reviewing and commenting on a plan to help alleviate traffic and parking congestion in Arches National Park to do so by the December 4, 2017 deadline.
Arches National Park developed a Traffic Congestion Management Plan (TCMP) to address vehicle traffic and parking congestion problems that affect visitor access, visitor enjoyment, and resource conditions.
The park will host a public open house on November 16, 2017, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Grand Center, 182 N. 500 West in Moab, Utah. The public is invited to stop by the open house any time between these hours to gather information, ask questions, and submit written comments regarding the proposed plan.
Park staff invites the public to review and comment on this plan. The plan and environmental assessment will be available for public review and comment from November 1, 2017 through December 4, 2017 on the NPS Planning, Environment, and Public Comment (PEPC) website at: http://parkplanning.nps.gov/EA_Arches_trafficcongestionmanagementplan
Hard copies of the plan and environmental assessment will be available for review at the Southeast Utah Group Administrative Office on Resource Blvd., Arches Visitor Center, and Grand County Public Library.
Comments unable to be made on the PEPC website can be mailed to:
National Park Service
Southeast Utah Group
Attn: Planning and Compliance Coordinator
2282 S. West Resource Blvd.
Moab, Utah 84532.
Mailed comments must be postmarked by December 4, 2017.
Comments will not be accepted by fax, phone, email or in any other way not stated above.
Public Comment Considerations
• Bulk comments in any format (hard copy or electronic) submitted on behalf of others will not be accepted.
• Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personally identifiable information, be aware that your entire comment – including your personally identifiable information – may be made public at any time. You may ask us to withhold your personally identifiable information from public review, but we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.
Results of public comments will influence how the TCMP is implemented.
Deadline for comments is December 4, 2017.