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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 20-393




[50 Pa.B. 1624]
[Saturday, March 14, 2020]

 Under section 2002(b) of The Administrative Code of 1929 (71 P.S. § 512(b)) establishing the Department of Transportation (Department), the Acting Director of the Bureau of Project Delivery, as delegated by the Secretary of Transportation, makes the following written finding:

 Build Alternative 2D is the preferred alternative for the SR 0080, Section 17M, Monroe County project. The preferred alternative includes 3.5 miles of full roadway reconstruction, widening and interchange reconfigurations along I-80. The preferred alternative will improve partial movement interchanges to full movement interchanges at Exits 303 and 304, maintain full access at Exit 307 and eliminate a partial interchange at Exit 306 (Dreher Avenue). Exit 304, together with Exit 305, will provide a single, full movement interchange due to their proximity.

 In accordance with section 2002(b) of The Administrative Code of 1929 establishing the Department, an Environmental Assessment (EA) has been developed for the subject project. 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. The EA and the EA Responses to Comments have been evaluated by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and were determined to discuss adequately and accurately the need, environmental issues and impacts of the proposed project and appropriate mitigation measures. Based on the EA, the FHWA has issued a Finding of No Significant Impact for the project. Furthermore, the Bureau of Project Delivery has concluded that all State environmental evaluation requirements, as published in section 2002 of The Administrative Code of 1929, have been satisfied.

 The proposed project is anticipated to impact approximately 0.2 acre of the 81.3 acres of the National Register of Historic Places, eligible Stroudsburg and East Stroudsburg Unit No. 1 Local Protection Works (Levee System), approximately 0.05 acre of the Rotary Creek Park and approximately 0.04 acre of the Ann Street Park. All Section 4(f)/Section 2002 uses are de minimus. Based upon studies and the Final Section 4(f) Evaluation, there is no feasible and prudent alternative to the use of the Section 4(f)/Section 2002 resources for the proposed action and the project is planned to minimize harm to the Section 4(f)/Section 2002 resources.

 Mitigation measures will be taken to minimize harm as stipulated in the EA. No significant adverse environmental effect is likely to result from the proposed action.

Bureau of Project Delivery

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 20-393. Filed for public inspection March 13, 2020, 9:00 a.m.]

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