Federal Register: November 5, 2004 (Volume 69, Number 214)
DOCID: FR Doc 04-24751
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
Federal Highway Administration
ACTION: Environmental statements; notice of intent:
DOCUMENT ACTION: Notice of intent.
Environmental Impact Statement; Mahoning and Trumbull Counties, OH
The FHWA is issuing this notice to advise the public that an environmental impact statement will be prepared for a proposed project in Mahoning and Trumbull Counties, Ohio.
Mahoning and Trumbull Counties, OH,
The FHWA, in cooperation with the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) and the Eastgate Regional Council of Governments (Eastgate), will prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS) on a proposal to improve the connection through the east side of the City of Youngstown and the west side of Hubbard Township with I80, a major eastwest interstate highway located approximately 6 miles north of the City center and I680 to the south via the U.S. 62/S.R. 7 connector. Eastgate is the sponsor for this proposed action through the completion of the EIS process.
The overall purpose of the improvement is to: Promote future economic development; improve traffic flow; and increase safety and emergency access.
Alternatives under consideration include: (1) Taking no action; (2) constructing a highway on new alignment; (3) other alternatives that may be developed during the NEPA process. The alternative on new alignment is within a project study area of approximately one mile in width and six miles in length.
Letters describing the proposed action and soliciting comments will
be sent to appropriate Federal, State and, local agencies, and to
private organizations and citizens who have previously expressed or are
known to have interest in this proposal. A series of public meetings
has already been held in the project area. In addition, public
hearing(s) will be held. Public notice will be given of the time and
place of the hearing(s). The draft EIS will be available for public and agency review and comment prior to the public
hearing. No formal scoping meeting is planned at this time.
To ensure that the full range of issues related to this proposed
action are addressed and all significant issues identified, comments
and suggestions are invited form all interested parties. Comments or
questions concerning this proposed action and the EIS should be directed to the FHWA at the address provided above.
(Catalog of the Federal Domestic Assistance Program Number 20.205, Highway Planning and Construction. The regulations implementing Executive Order 12372 regarding intergovernmental consultation on Federal programs and activities apply to this program)
Issued on October 28, 2004.
Director, Office of Engineering Operations, Federal Highway Administration, Columbus, Ohio.
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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
Andy Blalock, Program Delivery Engineer, Federal Highway Administration, 200 N. High Street, Suite 328, Columbus, Ohio 43215, telephone: (614) 2806823.