Federal Register: April 11, 2005 (Volume 70, Number 68)
DOCID: FR Doc 05-7232
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
Federal Highway Administration
ACTION: Environmental statements; notice of intent:
DOCUMENT ACTION: Notice of Intent.
Environmental Impact Statement: Fairfield County and New Haven County, CT
The FHWA is issuing this notice to advise the public that an environmental impact statement will be prepared for proposed transportation improvements to 32 miles (52 km) of Interstate Route 84 (I84) in Fairfield County and New Haven County, Connecticut.
Fairfield County, CT, et al.,
The FHWA, in cooperation with the Connecticut Department of Transportation (ConnDOT), will prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS) on a proposal for transportation improvements to I84 in the towns of Danbury, Bethel, Brookfield, Newtown, Southbury, Middlebury and Waterbury, Connecticut for a distance of approximately 32 miles (52 km).
Improvements to the I84 corridor are considered necessary to improve safety and to provide for increases in projected traffic volumes. Alternatives under consideration include, but are not limited to: (1) Taking no action; (2) transit operation service; (3) transportation system management; (4) addition of a third travel lane in each direction; (5) addition of a third travel lane in each direction with congestion pricing; and (6) addition of a third travel lane in each direction for use as managed travel lanes.
Letters describing the proposed action and soliciting comments will
be sent to appropriate Federal, State, and local agencies, the I84
Corridor Deficiencies/Needs Study Project Advisory Committee, and to
private organizations and citizens who have previously expressed or are
known to have an interest in this proposal. Public scoping meetings,
public hearings and public informational meetings will be held. [[Page 18455]]
Public notice will be given of the time and place of these meetings and hearings. The draft EIS will be available for public and agency review and comment prior to the public hearings.
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 from all interested parties. Comments or
questions concerning this proposed action and the EIS should be
directed to either the FHWA or ConnDOT at the addresses provided above.
(Catalog of 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.)
Authority: 23 CFR part 771.
Issued on: March 31, 2005.
Bradley D. Keazer,
Division Administrator, Hartford, Connecticut.
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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
Bradley D. Keazer, Division Administrator, Federal Highway Administration, 6282 Hebron Avenue, Suite 303, Glastonbury, Connecticut 06033, telephone (860) 6596703, ext. 3009; or Edgar T. Hurle, Transportation Planning Director, Bureau of Policy and Planning, Connecticut Department of Transportation, 2800 Berlin Turnpike, P.O. Box 317546, Newington, CT 061317546, telephone: (860) 5942920.