[Federal Register Volume 60, Number 9 (Friday, January 13, 1995)]
[Page 3298]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 95-888]



Environmental Impact Statement; City of Houghton, Houghton 
County, Michigan

agency: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT.

action: Notice of Intent.


summary: The FHWA is issuing this notice to advise the public that an 
Environmental Impact Statement will be prepared for the proposed 
improvements to US-41 (College Avenue) from Vivian Street westerly to 
Franklin Square in the City of Houghton, Houghton County, Michigan.

for further information contact: Mr. Norman Stoner, District Engineer, 
Federal Highway Administration, 315 W. Allegan Street, Room 207, 
Lansing, Michigan 48933, Telephone (517) 377-1880 or Mr. Ronald Kinney, 
Manager, Environmental Section, Bureau of Transportation Planning, 
Michigan Department of Transportation, P.O. Box 30050, Lansing, 
Michigan 48909, Telephone (517) 335-2621.

supplementary information: The FHWA, in cooperation with the Michigan 
Department of Transportation, (MDOT), is preparing an Environmental 
Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed reconstruction of US-41 from 
Vivian Street westerly to Franklin Square, City of Houghton, Houghton 
County, Michigan. The proposed project is approximately 0.8 kilometers 
(0.5 miles) in length, and is needed to accommodate current and future 
traffic volumes and to improve the operating conditions and safety of 
the traveling public. The present facility consists of two 4.6 meter 
(15 foot) lanes with curb and gutter through a mostly residential area. 
The speed limit along College Avenue is 55 kph (35 mph).
    The alternatives under consideration include (1) No Action, (2) 
Three Lane Alternative, (3) Four Lane Alternative, (4) Five Lane 
Alternative, (5) South Boulevard, and (6) One-way Pair Alternative, 
which requires construction of a new westbound roadway along the side 
of the bluff north of College Avenue.
    Letters describing the proposed action and soliciting comments have 
been sent to appropriate Federal, State, and local agencies with 
scoping information attached. Letters have also been sent to 
organizations and citizens who have previously expressed interest or 
are known to have interest in this proposal to provide them the 
opportunity to comment. A public information meeting was held on August 
13, 1992, to provide the public an opportunity to discuss the proposed 
action. A public hearing will also be held. Public notice will be given 
of the time and place of the hearing. The Draft EIS will be available 
for public and agency review and comment prior to the public hearing. 
No formal agency scoping meeting is planned at this time.
    To ensure that the full range of issues related to this proposed 
action are addressed and all significant issues identified, comments, 
and suggestions are invited from all interested parties. Comments or 
questions concerning this proposed action and the EIS should be 
directed to the FHWA at the address provided above.

(Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Program Number 20.205, 
Highway Research, Planning and Construction. The regulations 
implementing Executive Order 12372 regarding intergovernmental 
consultation on Federal programs and activities apply to this 
A. George Ostensen,
Division Administrator, Lansing, Michigan.
[FR Doc. 95-888 Filed 1-12-95; 8:45 am]