Environmental Assessment for Roadway Improvements
- From Antietam NPS website:
Subject: Environmental Assessment for Roadway Improvements
Date: October 17, 2007
Antietam National Battlefield Superintendent J.W. Howard announced today that the National Park Service, in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration, proposes to improve various roadways and correct drainage concerns at the Antietam National Battlefield. An Environmental Assessment has been prepared which examines in detail the improvements that would be made to various roadways, parking areas, sidewalks, and paved trails throughout the Battlefield. The environmental assessment is being made available for public review and comment as part of the National Park Service's procedures to comply with the National Environmental Policy Act.
The roadway improvements are needed because of continuing deterioration of asphalt surfaces; insufficient width in some locations and issues with turning movements of larger vehicles. The purpose of this project is to improve the visitor's experience and safety by upgrading and/or expanding the roads and parking areas, and correcting areas along the roadways that currently have poor drainage.
The Environmental Assessment for the Rehabilitation of Various Roadways and Parking Areas will be available for public review and comment from October 15, 2007 through November 15, 2007. Copies of the Environmental Assessment are available at the Battlefield's Headquarters, Visitor Center, and Ranger Office and the Sharpsburg Public Library. An electronic version of the Environmental Assessment can be found at the National Park Service's Planning, Environment, and Public Comment website at http://parkplanning.nps.gov/anti.
Posted by: Tom Shay
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