summary: The FHWA is issuing this notice to advise the public that an Environmental Impact Statement will be prepared for the proposed improvements to US-41 (College Avenue) from Vivian Street westerly to Franklin Square in the City of Houghton, Houghton County, Michigan. for further information contact: Mr. Norman Stoner, District Engineer, Federal Highway Administration, 315 W. Allegan Street, Room 207, Lansing, Michigan 48933, Telephone (517) 377-1880 or Mr. Ronald Kinney, Manager, Environmental Section, Bureau of Transportation Planning, Michigan Department of Transportation, P.O. Box 30050, Lansing, Michigan 48909, Telephone (517) 335-2621. supplementary information: The FHWA, in cooperation with the Michigan Department of Transportation, (MDOT), is preparing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed reconstruction of US-41 from Vivian Street westerly to Franklin Square, City of Houghton, Houghton County, Michigan. The proposed project is approximately 0.8 kilometers (0.5 miles) in length, and is needed to accommodate current and future traffic volumes and to improve the operating conditions and safety of the traveling public. The present facility consists of two 4.6 meter (15 foot) lanes with curb and gutter through a mostly residential area. The speed limit along College Avenue is 55 kph (35 mph). The alternatives under consideration include (1) No Action, (2) Three Lane Alternative, (3) Four Lane Alternative, (4) Five Lane Alternative, (5) South Boulevard, and (6) One-way Pair Alternative, which requires construction of a new westbound roadway along the side of the bluff north of College Avenue. Letters describing the proposed action and soliciting comments have been sent to appropriate Federal, State, and local agencies with scoping information attached. Letters have also been sent to organizations and citizens who have previously expressed interest or are known to have interest in this proposal to provide them the opportunity to comment. A public information meeting was held on August 13, 1992, to provide the public an opportunity to discuss the proposed action. A public hearing will also be held. Public notice will be given of the time and place of the hearing. The Draft EIS will be available for public and agency review and comment prior to the public hearing. No formal agency scoping meeting is planned at this time. To ensure that the full range of issues related to this proposed action are addressed and all significant issues identified, comments, and suggestions are invited from all interested parties. Comments or questions concerning this proposed action and the EIS should be directed to the FHWA at the address provided above. (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Program Number 20.205, Highway Research, Planning and Construction. The regulations implementing Executive Order 12372 regarding intergovernmental consultation on Federal programs and activities apply to this program.) A. George Ostensen, Division Administrator, Lansing, Michigan. [FR Doc. 95-888 Filed 1-12-95; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910-22-M
Environmental Impact Statement; City of Houghton, Houghton County, Michigan
The FHWA is issuing this notice to advise the public that an Environmental Impact Statement will be prepared for the proposed improvements to US-41 (College Avenue) from Vivian Street westerly to Franklin Square in the City of Houghton, Houghton County, Michigan.