DOT&PF Southcoast Region Notice of Intent to Begin Eng. & Env. Studies: JNU Riverside/Stephen Richards Congestion Mitigation Project SFHWY00081

Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities - Southcoast Region


Juneau Riverside / Stephen Richards Congestion Mitigation

Project SFHWY-00081 / 0003207

The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT&PF) proposes a project to reduce traffic congestion at the intersection of Stephen Richards and Riverside Drive in Mendenhall Valley. Traffic congestion at the four-way stop intersection creates delays and emissions in an air quality maintenance area – the Mendenhall Valley.

DOT&PF is evaluating intersection concepts to reduce congestion and limit resultant traffic delays and emissions.

Design concepts for the proposed project may include a roundabout or enhanced traffic signals; although, other intersection layouts may develop through agency comments, stakeholder feedback, and public input.

Public meetings to engage the community, agencies, and stakeholders will be held later this summer.

For more project information, visit our webpage at

The environmental review, consultation, and other actions required by applicable Federal environmental laws for this project are being, or have been, carried out by DOT&PF pursuant to 23 U.S.C. 327 and a Memorandum of Understanding dated November 3, 2017 and executed by FHWA and DOT&PF.

Development of this proposed project would follow a process required by the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). Based on project location and scope of work, the environmental document is anticipated to be a categorical exclusion (CE). Possible affected resources include wetlands, waters of the U.S., eagles, and cultural or historic properties.

The proposed project would comply with all applicable authorities including:

   • National Historic Preservation Act Section 106            • Clean Air Act
   • EO-13175 (Consult & Coordinate w/ Ind Tribal Gov)   • Clean Water Act
   • EO-11593 (Protect & Enhance Cultural Env.)
   • EO-13007 (Indian Sacred Sites)
   • EO-11990 (Protect Wetlands)                                    • EO-13112 (Invasive Species)
   • EO-11988 (Manage Floodplains)                                • EO-12898 (Env. Justice)

   For more information please contact:
   Megan Daniels, Environmental Impact Analyst
   DOT&PF, Southcoast Region      Phone: 907-465-2156
   P.O. Box 112506                         FAX: 907-465-8485
   Juneau AK 99811-2506            E-mail:

It is the policy of the Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities (DOT&PF) that no person shall be excluded from participation in, or be denied benefits of any and all programs or activities we provide based on race, religion, color, gender, age, marital status, ability, or national origin, regardless of the funding source including Federal Transit Administration, Federal Aviation Administration, Federal Highway Administration and State of Alaska Funds. The DOT&PF complies with Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

If you or someone you represent requires specialaccommodations in order to respond to this public notice, please call or email the project coordinator listed above or call Alaska Relay at 711 or call

   (800) 770-8973 for TTY       (800) 770-8255 for voice

   (800) 770-3919 for ASCII    (866) 355-6198 for STS

Ask the communications assistant to call the project coordinator listed above so arrangements can be made to assist you.

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Department: Transportation and Public Facilities
Category: Public Notices
Location(s): Juneau
Project/Regulation #:
Publish Date: 6/13/2018
Archive Date: 8/12/2018