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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 97-1755



[27 Pa.B. 5659]

Lancaster County

   Pursuant to the provisions of 71 P. S. Section 2002(b), the Secretary of Transportation makes the following written finding:

   The Department of Transportation plans to replace the existing Leaman Place Bridge, which carries SR 30 over AMTRAK rail lines in Paradise Township, Lancaster County. The project consists of the construction of a new bridge with the required minimum vertical clearance of 6.8 meters (22.5 feet) over AMTRAK, improved roadway profile, and roadway widening with the construction of five service roads to provide access to 27 properties in the project area. This project will require the acquisition of right-of-way from the Paradise Township Community Park and the Toll House Property, Esbenshade Property, E. Kreider Property, and the Reynolds Tavern. The Leaman Place Bridge, Toll House Property, Esbenshade Property, E. Kreider Property, and Reynolds Tavern have been determined to be eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places. The effect of this project on the Paradise Township Community Park, the Toll House Property, the Esbenshade Property, the E. Kreider Property, the Reynolds Tavern Property, and the Leaman Place Bridge will be mitigated by the following measures to minimize harm to the resources.

   1.  A bridge recordation package will be prepared to Pennsylvania State Recordation Standards as a permanent record of the Leaman Place Bridge.

   2.  A Phase III Archaeological Data Recovery will be completed during the construction of this project for the National Register eligible Good Archeological Site (36LA1154). The Department will produce a popularly written, illustrated booklet to summarize the results of the Phase III Archaeological Data Recovery and the significance of the Good Archaeological Site. The Department will distribute this booklet to local schools and libraries. Site 36LA1154 is National Register eligible for the information it contains.

   3.  The color and texture of the retaining walls to be constructed in front of the E. Kreider Property and the Esbenshade Property will be chosen by the property owners.

   4.  Restoration and landscaping of the disturbed areas at the Paradise Township Community Park, E. Kreider Property, Esbenshade Property, Reynolds Tavern Property, and the Toll House Property will be completed during construction of this project.

   I have considered the environmental, economic, social, and other effects of the proposed project as enumerated in Section 2002 of the Administrative Code, and have concluded that there is no feasible and prudent alternative to the project as designed, and all reasonable steps have been taken to minimize such effect.

   No adverse environmental effect is likely to result from the replacement of this bridge.


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 97-1755. Filed for public inspection October 31, 1997, 9:00 a.m.]

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