DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
[32 Pa.B. 3571]
Under section 2002(b) of The Administrative Code 1929 (71 P. S. § 512(b)), the Secretary of Transportation makes the following written finding:
The Federal Highway Administration and the Department of Transportation plan to replace on existing alignment the bridge, which carries SR 2075 over the North Branch of Muddy Creek near the Village of Laurel. The project is located in Chanceford and East Hopewell Townships in York County. Channel stabilization/restoration and habitat enhancement structures have been proposed to stabilize the streambank.
The subject project will require use of the National Register-eligible Laurel Train Station. The project will require acquisition of 0.004 hectare (0.01 acre) of land from the Laurel Train Station adjacent to SR 2075. In addition, a 0.047 hectare (0.117 acre) temporary construction easement will be required from the Laurel Train Station property in the grass area adjacent to the North Branch of Muddy Creek.
The environmental, economic, social and other effects of the proposed project as enumerated in section 2002 of The Administrative Code of 1929 have been considered. It has been concluded that there is no feasible and prudent alternative to the project as designed and all reasonable steps have been taken to minimize the effects. Mitigation measures include use of form liners on the abutments, wingwalls and the exterior of the parapet walls to design a more historically sympathetic bridge. The temporary access road on the Laurel Train Station, needed to construct the stream stabilization measures, will be gravel, underlain with geotextile fabric.
After construction is complete, the gravel and geotextile fabric will be removed and the area reseeded.
The Secretary has considered the environmental, economic, social and other effects of the proposed project as enumerated in section 2002 of The Administrative Code of 1929 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 the effect.
BRADLEY L. MALLORY,
[Pa.B. Doc. No. 02-1280. Filed for public inspection July 19, 2002, 9:00 a.m.]
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