See what's new with book lending at the Internet Archive, Uploaded by Section 4(f) refers to the original section within the U.S. Department of Transportation Act of 1966 which requires transportation agencies to consider historic sites and publically-owned park and recreation lands, and wildlife and waterfowl refuges during transportation project development. Corridor construction schedule Response to interchange comments The project team is currently reviewing all project comments received, evaluating the need for design modifications, and will present to Charleston County Council to ask for feedback on the project. The SC 41 Corridor Improvements Project is solely funded by the Charleston County sales tax. Reasonable alternatives will be refined and either eliminated or advanced based on: We are currently in this step. Because of this, review of the project under Section 4(f) is not triggered for the SC 41 Corridor Improvements project. The NEPA process makes certain that the development of projects is not done without careful study, to discover any significant individual or cumulative environmental impacts that a proposed project would create. The team is also studying potential impacts to historic sites under the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966. Identify proposed alternative based on: Charleston County is required to follow the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process in our development of the Highway 41 Corridor Improvements project. The designated detour route during the Highway 41 closure is Highway 212, Powers Boulevard, and Lyman Boulevard. As the project is further developed, engineers will be required to address drainage to minimize or avoid impacts to these areas. The law, now codified in 49 U.S.C. Under the NEPA process, an extensive environmental review must take place in order to complete a rigorous analysis of the project area and to examine reasonable alternatives for the improvements. Therefore the project must comply with Section 106 of the NHPA to support the USACEâs consultation with the State Historic Preservation office (SHPO). The project team has been coordinating with SCDOT and the local County emergency management office on hurricane evacuation route requirements as the project has progressed. Prior to undertaking a project, a federal agency must determine if any resources exist in the study area through detailed literature searches and field surveys. The existing signalized intersection at Joe Rouse Road and Highway 41 is approaching capacity and will continue to see increased congestion. The designated detour route during the Highway 41 closure is Highway 212, Powers Boulevard, and Lyman Boulevard. The intersection will be reconfigured to improve the flow of traffic and accommodate the increasing traffic volumes along the corridor. Position on Highway 41 Road Widening Project. NEPA is a procedural statute that requires federal agencies to work through certain steps of environmental review before a permit for construction can be issued. ROW acquisition would begin once the proposed alternative is approved by the USACE. September 2, 2020. EO 12898: Federal Actions to Address Environmental Justice in Minority Populations and Low-Income Populations requires federal agencies to identify and address disproportionately high and adverse human health or environmental effects of their programs, policies, and activities on minority and low-income populations. The proposed alternative will require development and implementation of a community mitigation plan to help offset adverse effects to the Phillips Community. The primary purpose of the proposed Highway 41 Corridor Improvements project is to reduce traffic congestion within the 41 corridor to accommodate future traffic projections. Work is now underway on a multi-year effort to improve and expand Idaho Highway 41 from two lanes to four lanes between Post Falls and Rathdrum. The environmental review is done in order to avoid, minimize or mitigate environmental impacts and to ensure public participation is incorporated into the decision making process. The Highway 41 Corridor Improvements project is a top priority of Charleston County, the Town of Mount Pleasant, and the South Carolina Department of Transportation. The proposed alternative is anticipated to have adverse impacts to the historic Phillips Community, and will require development of a mitigation plan in cooperation with the Phillips Community, South Carolina SHPO, the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, and other stakeholders. Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) of 1966 requires federal agencies to review the effects of any proposed projects on historic properties. Charleston County and the Town of Mount Pleasant are partnering to design and permit the interim improvements, and are working to identify the funding source for construction. The project team is working to minimize the impacts of Alternative 1 on surrounding communities, and the virtual meeting includes mitigation ideas that will be refined with community input. Construction on the interim improvements will begin in the first quarter of 2021 and be completed in the second quarter of 2021. This Executive Order requires federal agencies to identify and address disproportionately high and adverse effects of a project on minority and low-income populations. John Hauser Following the virtual meeting, the project team will collect, respond to and evaluate public comments, which are being accepted until September 11, 2020. Alignments shows on this map are conceptual and subject to change as the project progresses to final design. The project team will also include additional safety features for pedestrians and bicyclists throughout the corridor. These improvements were evaluated for cost, traffic and feasibility and have been refined to avoid or minimize impacts to the surrounding area. Idaho Highway 41 Corridor: Post Falls to Rathdrum ITD will invest an estimated $131 million to construct an expanded highway, complete with a redesigned interchange, to help meet the growing traffic demands on this highly-used corridor. Through the NEPA process, Alternative 1 has been identified as the proposed alternative to reduce congestion within the corridor and accommodate future traffic projections. The project team has evaluated potential impacts to parks and recreation lands, including Laurel Hill County Park, as part of our alternatives analysis and coordinated with the Charleston County Parks and Recreation Commission. If U.S. The intersection of Highway 17 and Highway 41 will include changes to the signal timing and minor construction to provide additional traffic relief and significant reductions in delays for the entire corridor. 11 Who is the project team? Architectural and archaeological surveys have been completed for the SC 41 Corridor Improvements project, and consultation with South Carolina State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) will begin upon issuance of a public notice by the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). As part of the analysis process in the Draft ER, properties that would require ROW acquisition will be identified. The project team has collected data to better understand existing conditions of the human and natural environments within the project study area, including floodplains, wetlands and waterways. Posted: September 3, 2020. No activity may be permitted under Section 404 until the USACE has ensured compliance with Section 106. Alternative 1 was presented as the proposed alternative for the project in a virtual public meeting with subsequent comment period, which closed on September 11. Â§303 and 23 U.S.C. Before approving a project that uses Section 4(f) property, FHWA must determine that there is no feasible and prudent alternative that avoids the Section 4(f) properties and that the project includes all possible planning to minimize harm to the Section 4(f) properties.