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DOT&PF Notice to Begin Engineering & Environmental Studies: Juneau Mendenhall Loop Road: Egan Drive to Stephen Richards Resurface

Project # SFHWY00261 / Federal # 0966028

The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT&PF) is proposing to resurface Mendenhall Loop Road, from Egan Drive to the intersection of Trinity Drive. The project is located in Mendenhall Valley, west of downtown Juneau, Alaska.

The purpose of the project is to restore the Mendenhall Loop Road from Egan Drive to Trinity Drive to a condition that better serves the public and extend the service life of the existing pavement. The project is needed because joints are failing, the surface is rutting, and the life of the existing pavement has been exhausted.  

The proposed project would:
• Mill and replace the existing pavement surface
• Replace or line culverts as necessary
• Upgrade current lighting to LED
• Upgrade or replace curbs, curb-ramps, and sidewalks as needed
• Apply new striping and signage as needed.

Construction is projected for 2022.

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., essential fish habitat, eagles, and cultural or historic properties.

The proposed project would comply with all applicable authorities including:
• EO-11593 (Protection and Enhancement of Cultural Environment)
• EO-11988 (Floodplain Management)
• EO-11990 (Protection of Wetlands)
• EO-12898 (Environmental Justice) 
• EO-13007 (Indian Sacred Sites)
• EO-13112 (Invasive Species)
• EO-13175 (Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribal Governments)
• Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act
• Clean Air and Clean Water Acts 
• Endangered Species Act
• Lands and Water Conservation Fund Act 6(f)
• Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation Management Act
• National Historic Preservation Act – Section 106      
• U.S. Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act
• U.S. Department of Transportation – Section 4(f)
 
DOT&PF is soliciting comments on the proposed project. Your comments would help us evaluate potential environmental, social, and economic impacts of this project, as well as impacts to historic and cultural resources.

Please submit your written comments to: 
Virgil St. Aime, Environmental Impact Analyst
DOT&PF Southcoast Region
P.O. Box 112506
Juneau, AK 99811-2506
Phone: (907) 465-1826
Fax: (907) 465-4414
Email: virgil.st.aime@alaska.gov

To ensure that all possible factors are considered, please provide comments via email, fax, or mailing address by November 15, 2020. 

It is the policy of the Alaska Department of Transportation and 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 (FTA), Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and State of Alaska funds. DOT&PF complies with Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

If you or someone you represent requires special accommodations 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
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Location(s): Juneau, Southcoast Region
Project/Regulation #: SFHWY00261
 
Publish Date: 10/16/2020
Archive Date: 11/16/2020
 
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