Environmental Impact Statement Goethals Bridge Replacement Logo
Overview - Potential Issues

Potentially significant issues that were evaluated in the EIS include:

  • displacement of residential, commercial, or industrial properties;
  • disruption of contaminated properties that may be located within the proposed project right-of-way;
  • existing and future land use patterns;
  • threatened and endangered species, and critical habitat;
  • historic and archeological resources, including the existing Goethals Bridge, which has been identified as potentially eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places;
  • wetlands;
  • water quality;
  • existing and future traffic patterns and volumes;
  • noise;
  • air quality;
  • navigation;
  • construction impacts; and
  • cumulative impacts.

GBMP EIS Overview Link
  Steps in the Process
  NEPA Requirements
  Notice of Intent
  Scoping Process
  Purpose and Need
  Preliminary Alternatives
  Potential Issues
  Refined Project Alternatives for DEIS Analysis
  Study Area
  Cultural Resources and Section 106 Consultation
  Draft EIS Published
  Formal Public Meetings
  Final EIS (FEIS) Published
  Preferred Alternative Selected - New Alignment South
  Modifications in the FEIS Since Publication of the DEIS
  General Conformity
  Record of Decision
  Essential Fish Habitat
  EIS Timeline
  Additional Resources
EIS Documents Link
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FAQs Link
Glossary of Terms Link
Participants Link
What's New Link
» Record of Decision (ROD) for Goethals Bridge Replacement Executed on January 31, 2011
» Final EIS (FEIS) Published in August 2010
» Preferred Alternative Selected – New Alignment South