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FHWA and MDOT SHA release I-495 & I-270 Managed Lanes Study DEIS and Draft Section 4(f) Evaluation

 

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) have completed the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) and Draft Section 4(f) Evaluation for the Managed Lanes Study, with the Notice of Availability published in the Federal Register on July 10, 2020. The DEIS includes traffic, environmental, engineering and financial analyses of the Build Alternatives and the No Build Alternative. This DEIS provides an opportunity for the public, interest groups and other agencies to review and provide comment on the proposed federal action and the adverse and beneficial environmental impacts and proposed mitigation for unavoidable impacts.

FHWA, MDOT SHA, and the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) will conduct six Joint Public Hearings. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) will participate in one hearing on August 25 to meet the Department of the Army requirements. Comments will also be accepted on the Joint Federal/State Application (JPA) for the Alteration of Any Floodplain, Waterway, Tidal or Nontidal Wetland in Maryland. USACE is responsible for reviewing the JPA per the Clean Water Act, Section 404(b)(1) and MDE is responsible for reviewing the Application per Environment Article §5-503 and §5-906, Annotated Code of Maryland.

Public and agency comments on the DEIS and JPA will be accepted between July 10 and October 8, 2020.

 

Document Availability

The DEIS and JPA with supporting information are available online at 495-270-P3.com/DEIS. Hard copies are available for review at locations in Montgomery and Prince George’s counties as well as Fairfax County, Virginia and the District of Columbia.

Joint Public Hearings for the DEIS and JPA

Mark your calendar and plan to attend one of four virtual/online Joint Public Hearings or two in-person hearings in Montgomery and Prince George’s counties. Hearing materials can be viewed starting July 31 at the document availability locations or on the Program website.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VIRTUAL/ONLINE

9:00 AM – 8:00 PM

 

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

 

Thursday, August 20, 2020

 

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

 

Thursday, September 3, 2020

 

Register at

IN-PERSON

Public Hearing Start: 12:00 PM

Tuesday, September 1

Homewood Suites by Hilton

9103 Basil Court

Largo, MD 20774

Thursday, September 10

Hilton Executive Meeting Center

1750 Rockville Pike

Rockville, MD 20852

 

Register by calling

833-858-5960

 

For the in-person hearings, registered participants will be placed in time slots and may listen to public testimony and speak with limited staff. Participants may also call 855-432-1483 on hearing dates to listen live and/or leave testimony by voicemail from 12:00 PM – 9:00 PM. More information regarding the hearing format, how to comment on the DEIS and JPA, and how to register to provide testimony may be found on the Program website at 495-270-P3.com/DEIS.

 

Request for Assistance: 

The Maryland Relay Service can assist teletype users at 7-1-1. Persons requiring assistance to participate, such as an interpreter for hearing/speech difficulties or assistance with the English language, should contact the Program toll-free number at 833-858-5960 by August 3, 2020.

 

Comments on the DEIS and JPA must be submitted between July 10 and October 8, 2020. All comments received, whether at the hearing through oral testimony or through other methods (comment form, email, and letter) will be given equal consideration.