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Overview - Study Area

The project alternatives, which were refined, were the following:

  • The four refined bridge-replacement alignments were:

    • “New” Alignment South (formerly 6-lane Replacement Bridge – South)
    • “New” Alignment North (formerly 6-lane Replacement Bridge – North)
    • “Existing” Alignment South (formerly Twin Replacement Bridges - South)
    • “Existing” Alignment North (formerly Twin Replacement Bridges - North)

  • All four alignment alternatives allowed for navigational clearance unchanged from the existing bridge at a minimum of 135 feet above mean high water (MHW).

  • All four alignment alternatives included a permanent road for construction, maintenance and security; the road would be located generally below the proposed replacement bridge and approach spans.

For more information about the refined alternatives selection process, please click here.  Additional information was provided in a presentation made to the Environmental Task Force and Technical Advisory Committee on September 6, 2007.

The results of the analysis of these four refined bridge-replacement alternatives were documented in the DEIS.  As is standard practice, the DEIS evaluated a “no-build” alternative to represent future conditions without the proposed project; the effects of the four bridge-replacement alternatives were compared to the future no-build conditions to determine whether and what potential impacts would result in the future with each of the four “build” alternatives.


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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