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Syracuse City Council March 8, 2011. EIS Process & Schedule.

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1 Syracuse City Council March 8, 2011

2 EIS Process & Schedule

3 Primary Purposes Improve Regional Mobility Enhance Peak-Period Mobility Secondary Objectives Enhance Transportation Mode Relationships Support Local Growth Objectives Provide Increased Bicycle and Pedestrian Options Purpose and Need

4 Alternatives Development and Screening

5 Widen existing roads Transit only 4-lane divided highways 5-lane arterials 2-lane arterials 46 Preliminary Alternatives

6 Advanced: Widen everything 4-lane divided highways* Eliminated: Arterials D&RG north of Farmington Transit-only * 5-lane arterial north of 4000 South 14 Alternatives passed Level 1 Screening

7 Advanced Alternatives: Minimize & Balance community and environmental impacts while meeting the transportation need 3 Alternatives passed Level 2 Screening

8 14 3 ROW Acquisitions…………….. 75 – Acres of Wetlands………… – – 54 Historic Properties…………….. 1 – 27 1 – 2 Acres of High Quality Habitat… 0 – – 39 Agricultural Protection Areas…. 0 – 31 3 – 31 Acres of 100-year Floodplain… 20 – Section 4f Properties…………. 2 – 8 3 – 6 *Items in blue have state and federal law protection Level 2 Screening Results

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10 Bluff Road Comparison

11 March Gather public comments – Submit comments by March 25 Collaborate with public, cities, and agencies Revise and finalize alternatives for DEIS April – early 2012 Detailed engineering on alternatives Early 2012 Public hearing on DEIS Next Steps

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