Presentation on theme: "Draft Tier 1 Environmental Impact Study September 13, 2011 David Umling, City Planner."— Presentation transcript:
Draft Tier 1 Environmental Impact Study September 13, 2011 David Umling, City Planner
Five 4,000 foot wide corridors studied: A – Dans Mountain (Parallels MD Route 36) B – U.S. Route 220/WV Route 93 C – Knobley Road D – MD Route 53/U.S. Route 220 E – Patterson Creek Road
B – U.S. Route 220/WV Route 93 C – Knobley Road D – MD Route 53/U.S. Route 220 Corridors A & E are eliminated due to general environmental impacts Corridors B & C provide direct service to the City of Cumberland Corridor D runs from LaVale (Along MD Route 53) to Moorefield, WV
Draft released for review – July 18, 2011 Public Hearing s: WV (Keyser Primary/Middle School) – September 13, 2011 (4:00 – 7:00 PM) MD (Bel Air Elementary School) – September 14, 2011 (6:00 – 9:00 PM) Final Comment Deadline – October 14, 2011
Proposed highway upgrade must provide direct access to Cumberland in order to: Reinforce Citys role as economic & growth center of Allegany County & Promote Revitalization Promote Marylands Smart Growth Policies & Citys Comprehensive Plan Address/Alleviate Long-Standing & Projected Traffic Safety and Congestion Issues On Route 220 Between Cresaptown & I-68 Reinforce the potential for future upgrades to U.S. Highway 220 North from Cumberland to I-99 Reports Executive Summary Must Acknowledge The Studys Independent Utility Finding for the U.S. 220 and U.S. 219 Corridors
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