Friday, November 17, 2017

Public hearing scheduled Wednesday, Nov. 29, on Interstate 15 Virgin River Bridge No. 1 rehabilitation

Draft Environmental Assessment is available for review and comment



The Arizona Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration have scheduled a public hearing on Wednesday, Nov. 29, for the public to learn about and comments on the draft Environmental Assessment (EA) for the I-15 Virgin River Bridge No. 1 bridge rehabilitation project, near Littlefield and Beaver Dam in Mohave County.
Public hearing is scheduled for 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 29, at Beaver Dam Lodge, 452 Old Highway 9 in Littlefield. A formal presentation is scheduled from 6 to 6:30 p.m.

Three issues related to the bridge have been identified: structural deficiencies, the ability to accommodate high volumes of truck traffic and the need to support interstate and regional travel. A preferred design solution to replace the bridge and widen the roadway shoulders in construction phases is proposed.

Representatives from ADOT and the project team will be at the public hearing to answer questions about the project. The public hearing is also an opportunity for members of the public to provide formal verbal testimony on the draft EA to the study team. A court reporter will be available to record individual verbal comments as well.

A range of alternatives were evaluated and the analysis is documented in the draft EA, which is available for review through Dec. 14, 2017. The draft EA is available to review online at www.azdot.gov/i15ea and at the following locations during business hours:
Mesquite Library, 121 W. First North St., Mesquite, Nevada 89027
Washington County Library-St. George Branch, 88 W. 100 South St., St. George, Utah 84770
Beaver Dam Lodge, 452 Old Highway 91 North, Littlefield, Arizona 86432

There are several opportunities for the public to provide comments on the draft EA during the comment period. All comment methods are considered equal.
At the public hearing (written or verbal)
In writing: I-15, Bridge 1, 101 N. First Ave., Suite 2600, Phoenix, AZ 85003 Online: www.azdot.gov/VRB1Comments
Email: projects@adot.gov
Phone: 855.712.8530

Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Pursuant to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), ADOT does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex or disability. Persons who require a reasonable accommodation based on language or disability should contact Michele Beggs, ADOT community relations project manager, at 928.681.6054 or mbeggs@azdot.gov . Requests should be made as early as possible to ensure the State has an opportunity to address the accommodation.

De acuerdo con el título VI de la Ley de Derechos Civiles de 1964 y la Ley de Estadounidenses con Discapacidades (ADA por sus siglas en inglés), el Departamento de Transporte de Arizona (ADOT por sus siglas en inglés) no discrimina por raza, color, nacionalidad, edad, género o discapacidad. Personas que requieren asistencia (dentro de lo razonable) ya sea por el idioma o por discapacidad deben ponerse en Michele Beggs, ADOT community relations project manager, 928.681.6054. ombeggs@azdot.gov . Las solicitudes deben hacerse lo más pronto posible para asegurar que el equipo encargado del proyecto tenga la oportunidad de hacer los arreglos necesarios.Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)


Schedules are subject to change based on weather and other unforeseen factors. For more information, please call the ADOT Project Information Line at 855.712.8530 or email Projects@azdot.gov. For real-time highway conditions statewide, visit ADOT’s Traveler Information Site at www.az511.gov, follow ADOT on Twitter (@ArizonaDOT) or call 511, except while driving.

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