Finding of No Significant Impact Available for the Herman Leirer Road Flood Mitigation Project Environmental Assessment

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Date: September 8, 2015
Contact: Sharon Kim, (907)422-0546

The Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) document hasbeen signed by the National Park Service and is available to the public.During the environmental assessment process,four comments were received and addressed in the FONSI document.

The FONSI can be viewed at https://parkplanning.nps.gov/documentsList.cfm?projectID=54877.

Annual seasonal flooding of the NPS-managed road frommilepost seven to eight has resulted in temporary road closures, public safetyconcerns, as well as road deterioration. The National Park Service, in cooperation with the Federal HighwayAdministration, will be raising the Herman Leirer Road five feet west of theResurrection River Bridge. Theconstruction project will include four box culverts, five feet tall and sixfeet wide each, to allow more water to flow under the road to help maintainwetlands and the floodplain.The travellanes will remain 12 feet wide.Thepaved shoulders will increase to three feet wide for bicycle and pedestriansafety.The existing temporary jerseybarriers will be removed.Constructionactivity will occur from spring to fall 2016 during the day, with flaggers,some short delays, and one-lane traffic. A few temporary road closures will take place at night and in the earlymorning hours for culvert installation.

If you have any questions, please contact Sharon Kim, Chiefof Resources, at 907-422-0546 or sharon_kim@nps.gov.

Last updated: September 8, 2015

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