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Legislation #: 140196 Introduction Date: 3/6/2014
Type: Resolution Effective Date: none
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBER REED
Title: Affirming the City’s comments regarding the I-70 Second Tier Draft Environmental Impact Statement.

Legislation History
DateMinutesDescription
3/6/2014 Filed by the Clerk's office
3/6/2014 Referred to Transportation & Infrastructure Committee
3/20/2014 Immediate Adoption
3/20/2014 Adopted

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RESOLUTION NO. 140196

 

Affirming the City’s comments regarding the I-70 Second Tier Draft Environmental Impact Statement.

WHEREAS, under the National Environmental Policy Act (“NEPA”), the Federal Highway Administration (“FHWA”) requires an environmental study before a major highway project can be constructed; NEPA requires Federal agencies to consider potential environmental impacts of their proposals, document the analysis, and make this information available to the public for comment prior to implementation; and

WHEREAS, the Missouri Department of Transportation (“MoDOT”) is conducting a Second Tier Environmental Impact Statement (“EIS”) for the future I-70 from The Paseo interchange to the Blue Ridge Cutoff interchange; and

 

WHEREAS, the overall purpose of the I-70 Second Tier EIS is to determine an improvement alternative for the corridor, including future capacity and mode choices which address safety, congestion, existing infrastructure, accessibility, and goods movement; and

 

WHEREAS, the Preferred Alternative in the Draft EIS could include rebuilding and/or rehabilitating I-70 pavement and bridges, improving horizontal and vertical alignment, increasing ramp lengths, extending weave areas, adding of auxiliary lanes, improving bicycle/pedestrian access across I-70, and may consider aesthetic enhancements; and

 

WHEREAS, MoDOT is soliciting public comment on how the Preferred Alternative in the Draft EIS will impact the community; and

 

WHEREAS, the Final EIS must address substantive public and agency comments on the Draft EIS, which may lead to revisions to the Preferred Alternative; and

WHEREAS, any future improvements to I-70 impact the health, safety, and general welfare of Kansas City residents and employees and the economic vitality of the entire City; and 

WHEREAS, City departments have reviewed and compiled a list of comments in the attached document; NOW, THEREFORE,

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

That the Mayor and Council affirm the staff’s comments and direct the City Manager to submit this resolution and the attached comments for consideration regarding the I-70 Second Tier Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT).

 

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