From today's Hagerstown Herald-Mail:
Environmental Review Process Completed for Road Improvements
The environmental review process has been completed for the rehabilitation of various roadways and parking areas within the Antietam National Battlefield. The Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) was signed by National Capital Regional Director Joseph M. Lawler on April 21, 2008, and was signed by the Federal Highway Administration Eastern Federal Lands Highway Division Planning and Programming Engineer Paul T. Nishimoto on March 19, 2008. The decision was reached after reviewing the environmental impacts and considering public comments on the Environmental Assessment released in October 2007.
Improvements will be performed to various roadways, parking areas, sidewalks, and paved trails throughout the Park. Measures to improve the surface condition of the roadways and parking areas will be done. This could include milling the existing pavement, spot reconstruction of the underlying road base, paving with new asphalt, and one to two-foot widening at the intersection of roadways and at curves in the road where rutting outside of the existing pavement is shown. During construction, inconveniences to visitors will be minimized to the extent possible. The Finding of No Significant Impact can be viewed online at http://parkplanning.nps.gov
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