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Environmental Document

FHWA approves the Selected Alternative and the Project Moves to Design and Right of Way Phases

Garrett County

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has approved Alternative 4 Modified (Interchange Roundabouts with Local and Relocated US 219) as the selected alternative by signing the environmental document (Categorical Exclusion/Final Section 4(f) Evaluation) on July 18, 2017.

This alternative provides a roundabout on both sides of I-68 before becoming a new alignment east of existing US 219. The FHWA considered analyses of impacts to the community, natural and cultural resources, and coordination with citizens, business owners, and regulatory and environmental resource agencies in approving the environmental document.

The project now moves from the planning phase into the final design and right-of-way acquisition phases, with construction to start spring 2018.

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