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West Davis Corridor Draft Environmental Impact Statement: UDOT presents alternatives for new highway in west Davis County.

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  • 1. BACKCLICK TO LISTEN FORWARDContact Us West Davis Corridor Open House & Public Hearing Welcome DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT TUESDAY, June 11 Legacy Events Center 151 South 1100 West Farmington WEDNESDAY, June 12 West Point Jr. High 2775 West 550 North West Point THURSDAY, June 13 Freedom Elementary 4555 West 5500 South Hooper 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
  • 2. BACKCLICK TO LISTEN FORWARDContact Us What is the purpose of the Draft Environmental Statement The West Davis Corridor Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) study team has released the Draft EIS and is seeking your comments. The Draft EIS is a report containing all the data and analysis that the study team has collected and evaluated over the last three years. The Draft EIS also identifies UDOT’s locally preferred alternative. We invite you to review the information presented tonight and formally submit your comment on the contents of the Draft EIS to the project team. The Draft EIS is also available for review and comment at www.udot.utah.gov/westdavis.
  • 3. BACKCLICK TO LISTEN FORWARDContact Us What is an EIS? An Environmental Impact Statement, or EIS, is a document required by the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) for federal actions which could affect the quality of the human and/or natural environment. An EIS outlines how we conduct the West Davis Corridor study and ensures that public participation is a key factor in the process. NEPA also requires that we meet certain federal and local laws.
  • 4. BACKCLICK TO LISTEN FORWARDContact Us Purpose & Need Scoping 1 2 3 4 7 8 Alternatives Development & Screening Impact Anaylsis Final EIS Record of Decision 5 6Draft EIS TODAY Public Hearing Jan 2010 May 2010 Aug 2010 Oct 2012 Spring 2013 Winter 2013 EIS Process and Schedule
  • 5. BACKCLICK TO LISTEN FORWARDContact Us West Davis Corridor Study Area HOOPER RIVERDALE OGDEN WEST HAVEN LAYTON CLINTON ROY WEST POINT CLEARFIELD SYRACUSE FARMINGTON KAYSVILLE CENTERVILLE HILL AFB GREAT SALT LAKE 200 North Gentile Street 300 North 5500 South Antelope Drive Bluff Road 4000West 5100West 5900West 4500West 4700West 15 84 84 89 89 Study Area
  • 6. BACKCLICK TO LISTEN FORWARDContact Us Scoping The EIS kicked off in January 2010. In the scoping phase the study team gathered input and ideas from all interested parties, collected data on resources in the study area, and assessed transportation needs through 2040. Members of the public and agency representatives provided comments regarding potential issues, subjects to study, and possible solutions. The scoping phase included 3 public open houses and an official public comment period.
  • 7. BACKCLICK TO LISTEN FORWARDContact Us Purpose & Need Why do we need the West Davis Corridor? FROM 2009 TO 2040 • Population growth is expected to increase 64% • Employment is anticipated to rise 49% • Housing is expected to increase 90% • Travel delay is anticipated to increase 122% due to roadway congestion • Improved north-south mobility will relieve inefficient east-west travel patterns What will the West Davis Corridor achieve? Primary Purposes • Improve regional mobility • Enhance peak travel period mobility Secondary Objectives • Increase connections between transportation modes • Support local growth objectives • Increase bicycle and pedestrian options
  • 8. BACKCLICK TO LISTEN FORWARDContact Us HOOPER RIVERDALE OGDEN WEST HAVEN LAYTON CLINTON ROY WEST POINT CLEARFIELD SYRACUSE FARMINGTON KAYSVILLE CENTERVILLE HILL AFB GREAT SALT LAKE 200 North Gentile Street 300 North 4000 North 5500 South 1800 North Antelope Drive Bluff Road 4000West 5100West 5900West 4500West 4700West 2001PlanningStudyCorridor 2001 Planning S tud y Co rrid or 15 84 84 89 89 Widening Existing Roads New Alignments Transit Improvements New Alternatives Identified at Public Meetings Alternatives Development In August 2010, more than 500 members of the public participated in three open houses to identify alternatives that met the purpose and need. After extensive public input, 46 preliminary alternatives were identified to be evaluated. 1
  • 9. BACKCLICK TO LISTEN FORWARDContact Us HOOPER RIVERDALE OGDEN WEST HAVEN LAYTON CLINTON ROY WEST POINT CLEARFIELD SYRACUSE FARMINGTON KAYSVILLE CENTERVILLE HILL AFB GREAT SALT LAKE 200 North Gentile Street 300 North 5500 South Antelope Drive Bluff Road 4000West 5100West 5900West 4500West 4700West 15 84 84 89 89 New Road Alignment Widening Existing Roads Level 1 Screening Results Level 1 Screening analyzed if the alternatives could substantially improve regional mobility by reducing delay and congestion over the next 30 years. • Reduced 46 alternatives to 14 • Eliminated all 2-lane highways • Eliminated 5-lane arterials south of 5500 South in Weber County • Eliminated transit-only • Advanced 4-lane divided highways • Advanced widening of I-15 and some east-west and north-south roads 2
  • 10. BACKCLICK TO LISTEN FORWARDContact Us HOOPER RIVERDALE OGDEN WEST HAVEN LAYTON CLINTON ROY WEST POINT CLEARFIELD SYRACUSE FARMINGTON KAYSVILLE CENTERVILLE HILL AFB GREAT SALT LAKE 200 North Gentile Street 300 North 5500 South Antelope Drive Bluff Road 4000West 5100West 5900West 4500West 4700West 15 84 84 89 89 Five-Lane Arterial (112 ft. wide) Four-Lane Highway (250 ft. wide) C A B All Alternatives Level 2 Screening Results Level 2 Screening evaluated which of the 14 remaining alternatives best met transportation needs while minimizing and balancing community and environmental impacts. In February 2011, the three alternatives that advanced were presented to the public at a series of open houses and a public comment period was opened. Over 5,000 comments were received and evaluated during this time. 0 1 2 4 NFront Runner Interchanges State Roads Alternative A Alternative B Alternative C Interstate/Highway 3
  • 11. BACKCLICK TO LISTEN FORWARDContact Us Refined Alternatives Between February 2011 and October 2012, the remaining alternatives were refined down to two basic alignments based on public input and additional data. These two alignments with their north and south options resulted in eight unique alternatives. 4
  • 12. BACKCLICK TO LISTEN FORWARDContact Us A1 - Glovers Lane/4700 W A2 - Glovers Lane/5100 W A3 - Shepard Lane/4700 W A4 - Shepard Lane/5100 W B1 - Glovers Lane/4100 W B2 - Glovers Lane/4800 W B3 - Shepard Lane/4100 W B4 - Shepard Lane/4800 W Alternatives Advanced to the Draft EIS
  • 13. BACKCLICK TO LISTEN FORWARDContact Us Land Use Farmland Agricultural Protection Areas Community Impacts Relocations/Potential Relocations Environmental Justice Transportation Economics Joint Development Pedestrians & Bicyclists Air Quality Noise Water Quality Ecosystem Resources Floodplains Historic/Archeological/ Paleontological Resources Hazardous Waste Sites Visual Construction Impacts Short Term Uses vs. Long Term Productivity Irreversible & Irretrievable Commitment of Resources Indirect Effects Cumulative Impacts THE RESULTS OF THIS ANALYSIS ARE DOCUMENTED IN THE CHAPTERS OF THE DRAFT EIS. Impact Analysis The study team completed an in-depth Impact Analysis on each of the alternatives. The study team evaluated a wide range of resources:
  • 14. BACKCLICK TO LISTEN FORWARDContact Us WDC Team Recommendation Alternative B1 • Serves significantly more traffic per mile • Features a better functioning interchange with I-15 and Legacy Parkway • Lower impacts to Section 4f resources • Lower impacts to farmlands, including Agricultural Protection Areas • Lower impacts to residences • Lower cost • Most consistent with city plans 5
  • 15. BACKCLICK TO LISTEN FORWARDContact Us Southern Options UDOT recommends Glovers Lane • better transportation operations and design • avoids railroad and commuter rail relocation • no Section 4f full uses • avoids Haight Creek riparian/floodplain corridor • only ½ acre more wetland impact than Shepard Lane (Note that the Glovers Lane alternative entirely avoids the Farmington Bay Waterfowl Management Area) • up to 11 fewer homes • preserves community cohesion • avoids golf course community impacts • no Agricultural Protection Areas impacted • minimal long term farmland impacts Transportation Performance Environmental Impacts Residential Impacts
  • 16. BACKCLICK TO LISTEN FORWARDContact Us Transportation Performance Environmental Impacts Residential Impacts Agricultural Impacts Cost Syracuse North UDOT recommends Alternative B • better transportation performance • 2 to 5 fewer Section 4f full uses • not adjacent to the Great Salt Lake Shorelands Preserve • 20 fewer acres of conservation easements • up to 25 fewer homes • more consistent with city plans • 35 to 53 fewer acres of Agricultural Protection Areas • up to 52 fewer acres of prime farmland • up to 142 fewer acres of cropland • $60 - $87 million less than Alternative A
  • 17. BACKCLICK TO LISTEN FORWARDContact Us Northern B Option UDOT recommends 4100 West • better transportation performance • 2 fewer Section 4f resource impacts • more consistent with city plans • 17 fewer acres of Agricultural Protection Areas • 8 fewer acres of prime farmland • 31 fewer acres of cropland • $18 million less than 4800 West option Transportation Performance Environmental Impacts Residential Impacts Agricultural Impacts Cost
  • 18. BACKCLICK TO LISTEN FORWARDContact Us Trails • Met with counties and trail groups • Great existing trail networks • Current system lacks connections West Davis Corridor proposes: • Connect D&RG Rail Trail and Emigrant Trail • Connect Emigrant Trail and 5500 West Trail • Will require local capital and maintenance funding: • Trail improvements, underpasses at key locations
  • 19. BACKCLICK TO LISTEN FORWARDContact Us 116 Daily 0 50 100 150 200 PM10(g/m3) 11.4 150 PM10 28.5 9.1 Daily Annual 0 10 20 30 40 50 PM2.5(g/m3) 35 12 1.7 1 PM2.5 * PM2.5 has both a Daily and Annual standard *Carbon Monoxide has both a 1-Hour and 8-Hour Standard * PM10 only has a Daily standard Air Quality Alternative B1 meets all Air Quality Standards • Hotspot Analysis at Right-of-Way line for CO, PM2.5, and PM10 • Modeled with EPA’s new MOVES model • Meets EPA's newest standards • Conforms with the State Implementation Plan WDC increase to existing levels Existing Levels EPA Standards Carbon Monoxide 14.4 4.6 35 9 1-Hour 8-Hour 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 COppm(partspermillion) .1 .1
  • 20. BACKCLICK TO LISTEN FORWARDContact Us Noise • Monitored existing noise levels at 45 locations • Modeled future noise levels at 650 locations • Modeled noise walls in 28 locations None of these evaluations: • Achieved the 8 dBA reduction required for 75% front row residences • Met the cost effectiveness criteria of $30,000 per residence • No noise walls are proposed • At the Syracuse Arts Academy, indoor noise would be 30-40 dBA (similar to library noise levels)
  • 21. BACKCLICK TO LISTEN FORWARDContact Us Next Steps NOW - Public Comment Period (May 16-August 23) • A 90-day public comment period will be open until August 23, 2013. • Comments can be submitted online, emailed, mailed, or submitted during the public hearings. • Public comments from the public comment period will be studied and responded to in the Final EIS document. SUMMER 2013 - LATE 2013: Prepare Final EIS • The study team will consider and respond to comments on the Draft EIS and make any applicable updates as it prepares the Final EIS document. LATE 2013: Final EIS • The Final EIS is expected to be released to the public in late 2013. SPRING 2014: Record of Decision • A Record of Decision (ROD) from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is expected in spring 2014. 1 2 3 4
  • 22. BACKCLICK TO LISTEN FORWARDContact Us How do I submit a comment? You may formally submit your comments on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement in a variety of ways: Online: www.udot.utah.gov/westdavis Email: westdavis@utah.gov Mail: West Davis Corridor Team 466 North 900 West Kaysville, UT 84037 Open House: Fill out a paper comment form inside the Open House or leave your comment with an official court recorder. Public Hearing: Sign-up to verbally submit your comment outside the Public Hearing room.