Environmental

FHWA Public Notice

U.S. Department of Transportation

Federal Highways Administration

Notice of Construction That Will Possibly Affect Wetlands for the
Goethals Bridge Replacement Project

Identification Number X77047


The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is planning the Goethals Bridge Replacement Project (GBRP). The GBRP encompasses the construction of a new vehicular crossing immediately south of the existing Goethals Bridge, tied in at the same points to the existing roadway network in both states, to be followed by the demolition of the current, functionally obsolete structure. Opened in 1928, the existing Goethals Bridge provides two ten-foot-wide traffic lanes in each direction, with no breakdown lanes or pedestrian/bike access. The preferred alternative would provide three travel lanes in each direction, at interstate-standard twelve-foot widths, plus a full set of shoulder lanes and bicycle-pedestrian access. The GBRP may include construction that will possibly affect wetlands covered by Executive Order 11990 of the President of the United States dated May 24, 1977, “Protection of Wetlands.” Maps, drawings and other pertinent information developed by the Port Authority are available for public inspection and copying at http://www.goethalseis.com/ and at http://www.panynj.gov/goethalsbridge/. Any comments regarding the project’s effect on the wetland(s) should be sent to Kaylie Kramer at the Federal Highway Administration, Leo W. O’Brien Federal Building, 11A Clinton Avenue, Albany, NY 12207, or kaylie.kramer@dot.gov, within 30 calendar days of publication of this notice.


FHWA Record of Decision

FHWA Record of Decision

Attachment A - Environmental Commitments

Attachment B - Memorandum of Agreement (MOA)


Final Environmental Impact Statement, issued August 2010

Final Environmental Impact Statement, issued August 2010


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