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[Federal Register: December 5, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 234)]
[Page 76002]
 >From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
Federal Highway Administration

Environmental Impact Statement: Jackson County, Michigan
AGENCY: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT.
ACTION: Notice of Intent.

SUMMARY: The FHWA is issuing this notice to advise the public that an
environmental impact statement will be prepared for a proposed I-94
Jackson Urban Area Study between M-60 and Sargent Road in Jackson
County, Michigan.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. James Kirschensteiner, Programs
and Environmental Engineer, Federal Highway Administration, 315 W.
Allegan Street, Room 207, Lansing, Michigan 48933, Telephone (517) 377-
1880 or Mr. Ron Kinney, Manager, Environmental Section, Bureau of
Transportation Planning, Michigan Department of Transportation, PO Box
30050, Lansing, Michigan 48909, Telephone (517) 335-2621.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The FHWA in cooperation with Michigan
Department of Transportation (MDOT) will prepare an Environmental
Impact Statement (EIS) on a proposal to improve I-94 in the Jackson
Urban Area. The proposed study location is approximately 9 miles of the
I-94 corridor commencing at the M-60/I-94BL interchange, then
proceeding easterly to the Sargent Road interchange. Various
rehabilitations and maintenance of this section of I-94 have occurred
since its initial construction in 1949 to improve the ride quality and
operational characteristics of the route, but it still remains
suboptimal by modern day freeway standards. Alternatives under
consideration include (1) do-nothing, and (2) widen from two lanes in
each direction to three lanes in each direction. The proposed work will
include interchange reconstruction.

Scoping documents describing the proposed action and soliciting
comments will be sent to appropriate Federal, state, local agencies,
private organizations, and citizens who have previously expressed or
are known to have interest in this proposal. A series of public
meetings will be held as well as a formal public hearing. Public notice
will be given of the time and place of the meetings and hearing. The
draft EIS will be available for public and agency review and comment
prior to the public hearing. No formal scoping meeting is planned at
this time.

Comments and suggestions are invited from all interested parties to
insure that the full range of issues related to this proposed action
are addressed and all significant issues are identified. Questions or
comments concerning this proposed action and the EIS should be directed
to the FHWA at the address provided above.
(Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Program Number 20.205,
Highway Research, Planning, and Construction. The regulations
implementing Executive Order 12372 regarding intergovernmental
consultation on Federal programs and activities apply to this

Issued on: November 28, 2000.
James J. Steele,
Division Administrator, Lansing, Michigan.
[FR Doc. 00-30920 Filed 12-4-00; 8:45 am]

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