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1 State Road 46 Pavement Replacement Owen Valley High School Wednesday, September 3, 2014

2 Welcome Rickie Clark, INDOT Office of Public Involvement Purpose/explanation of public hearing Public hearing format Visit our sign-in table Informational handouts Submitting public comments for hearings transcript Project display area

3 Welcome Introduction of INDOT project officials Project Management Design Real Estate Public Involvement HNTB – Design Team Lochmueller Group - Environmental Team Town of Spencer Owen County Recognition of elected public officials

4 Public Hearing Sign-in at attendance table to be added to project mailing list. A public hearing notice was mailed to known property owners within project area. Announcement of this hearing was posted to INDOT website. A media release was also issued. Legal notice publishing: Spencer Evening World August 19 and August 26

5 Project Stakeholders Indiana Department of Transportation Indiana Division Federal Highway Administration Owen County Town of Spencer Local communities Elected public officials Community residents and citizens Commuters Trucking industry Schools Emergency services

6 Engineering Assessment Environmental phase begins Purpose & need Develop alternatives Preliminary design phase Release environmental document for public review and comment Right-of-Way acquisition phase Construction Project Development Process Public Hearing

7 Environmental Document Requirement of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Requires INDOT to analyze and evaluate the impacts of a proposed project to the natural and socio- economic environments Impacts are described in environmental document Categorical Exclusion (CE), Level 4 Environmental document was released for public involvement in August 2014

8 Environmental Document Purpose and need Develop a number of possible alternatives The “Do Nothing” alternative is a baseline for comparison Screen alternatives to identify a preferred alternative Solicit public comment on environmental document and preliminary design plan Solicit, address and fully consider public comment as part of decision making process

9 Elements of the Environmental Documentation Real Estate Community Impacts Air Quality Wetlands and Waterways Noise Floodplains Farmland Endangered Species Hazardous Materials Environmental Justice Historic/Archaeological Sole Source Aquifer Cultural Resources Public Involvement Environmental Documentation

10 S.R. 46 Pavement Replacement Historic resources Hillside Historic District eligible for the National Register 0.1 acre of temporary right-of-way for grading and driveway construction No Adverse Effect

11 Environmental Documentation INDOT Seymour District Office Planning & Programming Department 185 Agrico Lane, Seymour, IN (877) 305-7611; INDOT Office of Public Involvement Indiana Government Center North, Room N642 100 North Senate Avenue, Indianapolis, IN (317) 232-6601; Owen County Public Library 10 South Montgomery Street, Spencer, IN (812) 829-3392

12 S.R. 46 Pavement Replacement Purpose Provide safe facility for roadway users and pedestrians Address deteriorated roadway and sidewalk condition Need Age and deteriorated condition of existing: Curbs Sidewalks Pavement along State Road (S.R.) 46 through Spencer Storm sewer system overloading Flooding occurring during significant rain events

13 S.R. 46 Pavement Replacement Project Description Reconstruct S.R. 46 from S.R. 67/U.S. 231 west 1.1 miles to east of Fairview Ave. Replace pavement, curbs, sidewalks, storm sewers and lighting No horizontal alignment changes, slight vertical alignment changes Realign Vandalia Ave.

14 S.R. 46 Pavement Replacement Project Description cont. 12-foot travel lanes, 14-foot two-way left turn lane, curb and gutter, and 6-foot sidewalk Organize traffic flow (driveways and approaches) Sidewalks meeting Americans with Disability Act (ADA) requirements Replace storm sewers to improved drainage Replace traffic signals at S.R. 46/Main and S.R. 46/Fletcher Ave. Decorative street lighting in partnership with the Town of Spencer

15 Project Map

16 S.R. 46 Typical Section

17 S.R. 46 Pavement Replacement Maintenance of traffic Divert east bound traffic onto Franklin St. Westbound traffic use S.R. 46 through the project area Property access maintained through construction Two construction seasons Year 1 (2016): half of S.R. 46 Open through the winter season Year 2 (2017): other half of S.R. 46

18 Construction Detour

19 S.R. 46 MOT Typical Section

20 Real Estate Acquisition Process

21 "Uniform Act of 1970" All federal, state and local governments must comply Requires an offer for just compensation Acquisition Process Appraisals Review Appraisals Negotiations INDOT Real Estate Team to work with impacted property owners

22 S.R. 46 Pavement Replacement Right-of-way Permanent R/W: 0.8 acre Strip R/W 0.7 acre commercial, 0.1 acre residential Temporary R/W: 2.0 acres Grading Driveway and sidewalk reconstruction 1.7 acre commercial, 0.3 acre residential No relocations

23 Project Schedule Public Hearing: September 2014 Environmental Document finalized: 2014 Preliminary Design Plan refinement: 2014 Real Estate Acquisition activities: 2014 - 2015 Appraising Negotiations/Buying Utilities coordination/Relocation Construction: 2016

24 Feedback INDOT would like to hear from you Talk with INDOT project team members Comment sheet in information packet E-mail or mail comments to INDOT Sign-in to be added to project mailing list Visit INDOT Seymour District page at All comments are very much appreciated and will be given full consideration by project team

25 Public Involvement Team Rickie Clark INDOT Office of Public Involvement (317) 232-6601 Glenda Seal INDOT Seymour District Customer Service (877) 305-7611

26 Submit Public Comments Submit public comments using the options described in first page of information packet: Public Comment Form Via e-mail Participating during public comment session via microphone Verbal comments recorded and transcribed for inclusion into public hearings transcript INDOT respectfully requests comments be submitted by Friday, September 19, 2014. All comments submitted will become part of public record, entered into transcript, reviewed, evaluated and given full consideration during decision making process.

27 Next Steps Public and project stakeholder input Submit comments via options described on page 1 of information packet INDOT review and evaluation All comments are given full consideration during decision-making process Address comments, finalize/approve environmental document, complete project design Communicate a decision INDOT will notify persons on mailing list of decision Work through local media outlets and paid legal notice Make project documents accessible via repositories Questions? Contact Public Involvement Team

28 Thank You Please visit with INDOT project officials following the public comment session Project Open House Project maps, displays, real estate acquisition table, INDOT project officials and informal Q & A

29 Public Comment Session

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