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September 24, 2007 I-35 South Environmental Assessment North End of I-35 / SH 9W Interchange Ramps North to ½ Mile North of Main Street in Norman Public.

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1 September 24, 2007 I-35 South Environmental Assessment North End of I-35 / SH 9W Interchange Ramps North to ½ Mile North of Main Street in Norman Public Meeting

2 nOnODOT nBnBenham nFnFHWA I-35 South Environmental Assessment Introductions

3 I-35 South Environmental Assessment Project Staff ODOT n David Streb, Director of Engineering n Paul Rachel, Division III Engineer n Ron Brown, Division III Assistant Engineer n Tim Tegeler, Roadway Division Engineer n Bob Rusch, Bridge Division Engineer n Dawn Sullivan, Environmental Division Engineer n Siv Sundaram, Environmental Division Assistant Engineer n Kevin Bryan, Project Management n Chris Bohannon, Right-of-Way n Craig Moody, Environmental n Scott Stegmann, Environmental BENHAM n Ron Weltzheimer, Engineering n Duane Kranz, Engineering n Ken Morris, Traffic n Aruna Mathuranayagam, Traffic n Diane Abernathy, Environmental n Terry McFall, Environmental

4 nProvide Project Information nObtain Input / Feedback I-35 South Environmental Assessment Meeting Purpose

5 I-35 South Environmental Assessment The Roadway Improvement Process nEstablish Project within ODOT nComplete Environmental Process nDesign Project nAcquire Right-of-Way nRelocate Utilities nConstruct Project

6 n1990 – Approved Environmental Assessment nTime & New Development nNew Environmental Assessment I-35 South Environmental Assessment Project History

7 I-35 South Environmental Assessment Study Area

8 nIncrease Safety nProvide Additional Capacity nImplement OCART Study Recommendations I-35 South Environmental Assessment Project Purpose & Need

9 I-35 South Environmental Assessment nExpand I-35 to 6 Lanes North of Canadian River Bridge nReconstruct SH 9E, Lindsey, & Main Interchanges Proposed Improvements

10 nNational Environmental Policy Act nDecision Making Process I-35 South Environmental Assessment NEPA Process

11 I-35 South Environmental Assessment NEPA Process nMinimize Social, Environmental, & Economic Impacts of the Project nSolicit Input from Federal, Tribal, State, Local Agencies, & Public nCollect Environmental Data nEstimate Construction, Right-of-Way, & Utility Costs nEvaluate Data & Costs to Select Preferred Improvements

12 I-35 South Environmental Assessment nPurpose & Need for Project nAlternatives nAffected Environment nPossible Environmental Consequences nComments & Coordination / Public Involvement nEngineering / Design / Drainage Concerns nAccidents / Safety Concerns Items Considered During Project Development

13 nStudy Area nCounts / Turning Movements nFuture Traffic Demand I-35 South Environmental Assessment Traffic Study

14 I-35 South Environmental Assessment nI-35: 6-lane Facility Roadway

15 I-35 South Environmental Assessment nAlternative Development Interchange

16 nInitial meetings with City of Norman and key public organizations have been held. n1 st Public MeetingSeptember 24, 2007 n2 nd Public MeetingFall 2008 nPublic HearingLate 2008 After the Public Hearing, the EA will be finalized and submitted to FHWA for approval. I-35 South Environmental Assessment Public Participation Program

17 nMr. Steve Lewis, City Manager, City of Norman nMr. Richard Stawicki, Ward 2 Councilmember, Norman City Council nMr. Hal Ezell, Ward 3 Councilmember, Norman City Council nMr. Dan Quinn, Ward 8 Councilmember, Norman City Council nMs. Anna-Mary Suggs, Executive Director, Norman Chamber of Commerce nMr. Drew Norlin, Normandy Park National Night Out Organization I-35 South Environmental Assessment Public Participation Opportunities

18 I-35 South Environmental Assessment nWeb Address: nScott Stegmann – ODOT Phone: NE 21 st Street Oklahoma City, OK nDiane Abernathy – Benham Phone: W. Robinson, Ste. 200 Norman, OK Information Sources

19 I-35 South Environmental Assessment We Want Your Comments!

20 Thank you! Questions & Answers


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