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Overview - Preliminary Alternatives

As required by NEPA, the DEIS evaluated the potential impacts of the No-Build alternative, which represents what future conditions in the study area would be if no action is taken to replace or improve the Goethals Bridge.

The types of alternatives that were considered in the environmental review process include:

  • bridge replacement south or north of the existing Goethals Bridge (the Port Authority’s proposal);

  • bridge rehabilitation for significant extension of the existing Bridge’s life span;

  • other structural replacement or improvement alternatives (alternatives that would require construction of transportation infrastructure);

  • non-structural improvement alternatives (alternatives that would not require construction of transportation infrastructure, such as charging higher tolls during rush hour to encourage travel during other periods to rush-hour reduce congestion); and

  • reasonable alternatives identified through the scoping process.

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
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» 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