WYDOT issuing the Final EIS for Jackson South road project
by Wyoming Department of Transportation
September 14, 2010
JACKSON – The Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), have completed the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the Jackson South project. The project would improve seven miles of U.S. 26/89/189/191 from milepost 148.6 to milepost 141.4.
The FEIS will be available for a 30-day public review period, beginning Sept. 17, 2010 and ending Oct. 18, 2010. The Combination Alternative, which includes five lanes from South Park south, before transitioning to a four-lane then three-lane highway before entering Hoback Junction, has been identified as the Preferred Alternative. An informal open house on the Jackson South Final EIS will take place on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010 at the WYDOT Offices at 1040 Evans Road in Jackson from 5 to 7 p.m. In addition to the Jackson South FEIS project, information about the Hoback Junction Bridge Project will also be presented at the public meeting.
The public meeting will be held in an open house format—no formal presentation will be made.
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, this meeting location is accessible to disabled persons. For more information, or for those who require accommodations for disabilities, call Tim Stark at 307-777-4379 prior to the meeting so accommodations to participate can be arranged.
Comments can be provided at any time during the 30-day review period, but must be postmarked no later than Oct. 18, 2010 to: Tim Stark, Environmental Services Engineer, Wyoming Department of Transportation, 5300 Bishop Blvd., Cheyenne, WY 82009-3340, Phone: 307-777-4379, Fax: 307-777-4193, or email comments to: firstname.lastname@example.org. It is not necessary to attend the open house in order to provide comments on the FEIS.
Copies of the FEIS will be available for review at the public open house and throughout the public comment period from Sept. 17, 2010 through Oct. 18, 2010 at the following locations during normal business hours:
In Jackson, at the Teton County Library, 125 Virginian Lane; Teton County Engineering Office, 320 South King St; Jackson City Hall,150 East Pearl; WYDOT Jackson Office, 1040 Evans Road; or the Hoback Market, 10880 South US Hwy 89.
In Cheyenne, at the Federal Highway Administration, 2617 East Lincoln Way or the WYDOT Headquarters, 5300 Bishop Boulevard.
In Rock Springs, at the WYDOT District Office, 3200 Elk Street.
The FEIS is also available on the WYDOT web site at: http://www.dot.state.wy.us/wydot/engineering_technical_programs/environmental_services/jackson_south.
If you wish to receive a copy of the FEIS, please contact Tim Stark at the address and phone above.