The public participation process for this project has been extensive, conforming to the standards outlined in the PennDOT Transportation Development Process and following the requirements under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act. This outreach process was initiated through meetings with environmental, transportation, business and industry, and smart-growth stakeholder groups in December 2003 and January 2004. To date, the project has been the subject of more than two dozen meetings with the public, local elected officials, community groups, and federal, state, regional and local agencies.
In addition, the DRJTBC has issued 10 newsletters in conjunction with this project. The most recent newsletter was issued in December 2009. A hotline number also was established for the project.
For questions or more information regarding the project, please call the Project Information Line at 800-879-0849.
Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) Issued for the Project
Anticipated Project Schedule
FHWA issued a NEPA decision and a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the project on June 14, 2012. Construction could begin in early 2014. However, the start of construction could be affected if the DRJTBC decides to carry out the project as a Public Private Partnership (P3), which is being assessed. The public is encouraged to visit this website for the most current information about the I-95/Scudder Falls Bridge Improvement Project.