War and Peace Bridge
A call to action
This week, we dispense with our usual chatter for this important announcement:
The New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT), in coordination with
the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), today announced the release of the
Public Scoping Report for the New York Gateway Connections Improvement Project to the U.S. Peace Bridge Plaza (“the New York Gateway Connections Project”) in the city of Buffalo. The report is available on the project website,
https://www.dot.ny.gov/nygateway, as well as the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library’s Niagara Branch and Central (Downtown Buffalo) Library.
The scoping process provided an early opportunity for the FHWA and NYSDOT to disseminate information about the proposed project to the public and involved
agencies and receive their feedback. The Project Scoping Report, an overview and record of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) scoping process conducted
for the proposed project, included formal opportunities to express concerns about the project’s potential social, environmental, and economic effects.
The Project Scoping Report describes the project location; its history; need, purpose, and objectives; the development of the alternatives under consideration in the project’s Draft Environmental Impact Statement; alternatives considered and
eliminated; environmental impact assessment methodology; costs and schedule; and public and agency coordination. Responses to comments received during the scoping comment period, which ended July 22, 2013, are included in the report’s appendix. These comments will be taken into consideration in the preparation of the Environmental Impact Statement, which is now under way.
The scoping process included a public scoping meeting, held on June 11, 2013, and
meetings with agencies and other stakeholders. Additional opportunities for public
comment will be available as the project advances through the environmental process.
For more information on the project, please visit https://www.dot.ny.gov/nygateway
A Message from the Niagara Gateway Columbus Park Association
Please visit the DOT website to view the Scoping Report and most important, read the comments from concerned and informed citizens. We encourage others to email their comments/concerns about the project directly to the Columbus Park Association at:
Access Scoping Report here.
Access Gateway Project overview here.
Inform yourself, and help make a difference.