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Environmental Studies

• Notice of Intent

Combined Final Environmental Impact Statement and Record of Decision

The Chicago Region Environmental and Transportation Efficiency (CREATE) Program partners and the Federal Highway Administration announce the availability of the combined Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and Record of Decision (ROD) for the 75th Street Corridor Improvement Project (75th Street CIP). Issuance of the ROD by the FHWA marks the completion of a thorough and extensive process to identify and then avoid, minimize or mitigate possible impacts to the community and natural resources. A Notice of Availability for the combined FEIS and ROD was published in the Federal Register on October 10, 2014. This official federal action concludes the environmental study for the 75th Street CIP and authorizes the project to move to Phase II (final) design, including acquisition of right-of-way as funding is available.

The Final EIS contains the detailed analysis completed to understand the possible impacts of the project, the comments received by agencies and the public during the formal review period, as well as the responses to those comments. The ROD summarizes the purpose and needs of the project, the alternatives considered, the factors supporting selection of the preferred alternative, the agency coordination and public involvement efforts completed since the initiation of the EIS process in 2010, as well as the environmental commitments and mitigation measures to be carried into detailed engineering and construction phases of the project as funding is available.

Signed Cover Page (438.5 KB)
Signed Record of Decision (ROD) (2.4MB)
Table of Contents (111.0 KB)
Chapter 1 – Purpose and Need (1.3 MB)
Chapter 2 – Alternatives (7.7 MB)
Chapter 3 – Environmental Resources Impacts and Mitigation (15.5 MB)
Chapter 4 – Comments and Coordination
(1.6 MB)
Chapter 5 – EIS Distribution List (62.6 KB)
Chapter 6 – List of Preparers (4.3 KB)
Chapter 7 – Index (65.4 KB)
Appendix A – Viaducts (985.2 KB)
Appendix B – Socioeconomic and Environmental Justice (1.6 MB)
Appendix C – C0 - Public Involvement – Agency Coordination (95.6 KB)
Appendix C – C1 – Stakeholder Involvement Plan (2.2 MB)
Appendix C – C2 – Public Meetings Part 1 – June Public Meetings (24.1 MB)
Appendix C – C2 – Public Meetings Part 2 – October Public Meetings Summary (1.1 MB)
Appendix C – C2 – Public Meetings Part 3 – October Public Meetings Presentation (10.3 MB)
Appendix C – C2 – Public Meetings Part 4 –October Public Meetings Exhibits (38.7 MB)
Appendix C – C2 – Public Meetings Part 5 – October Public Meetings Exhibits (27.7 MB)
Appendix C – C2 – Public Meetings Part 6 – October Public Meetings Comments (267.8 KB)
Appendix C – C3 – Other PI Activities and C4 Project Brochures (14.3 MB)
Appendix C – C5 – Fact Sheets and C6 Project Emails and Comments (1.7 MB)
Appendix C – C7 – Notice of Intent and C8 Cooperating and Participating Agencies (2.7 MB)
Appendix C – C9 – NEPA 404 Meeting Minutes and C10 Other Agency Coordination (14.8 MB)
Appendix C – C11 – CAG Meeting Minutes (28.5 MB)
Appendix D - Air Quality (3.2 MB)
Appendix E – Noise (26.9 MB)
Appendix F – Vibration (6.9 MB)
Appendix G - Section 106 Documentation (4.2 MB)
Appendix H - Environmental Resources Documentation (3.1 MB)
Appendix I -   Section 4f Documentation (240.0 KB)
Appendix J – J0 Comments and Coordination – Intro (706.6 KB)
Appendix J – J1 Public Hearing Material, NOA. Notices, Brochures (27.5)
Appendix J – J2 Public Comments (5.9 MB)
Appendix J – J3 Agency Comments (1.8 MB)

Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS)
Documents available for review

• Cover Sheet and Signature Page
• Table of Contents
• Executive Summary (3.3 MB)
Chapter 1 – Purpose and Need
Chapter 2 – Alternatives (7.6 MB)
Chapter 3 – Impacts (27.1MB)
Chapter 4 – Comments and Coordination
Chapter 5 – Distribution
Chapter 6 – List of Preparers
Chapter 7 – Index
• Appendix A - Viaducts
• Appendix B - Socioeconomics
• Appendix C - Public Involvement and Agency Coordination – Introduction
Appendix C - Stakeholder Involvement Plan (2.3 MB)
Appendix C - June Public Meetings Summary (21.7 MB)
Appendix C - Oct Public Meeting Summary
Appendix C - Oct Public Meeting Presentation (10.8 MB)
Appendix C - Oct Public Meeting Exhibits 1 (38.2 MB)
Appendix C - Oct Public Meeting Exhibits 2 (20.5 MB)
Appendix C - Oct Public Meeting Comments
Appendix C - Other PI Activities and Project Brochures (15.6 MB)
Appendix C - Fact Sheets, Project Emails and Comments
Appendix C - Notice of Intent and Cooperating and Participating Agencies (3MB)
Appendix C - NEPA 404 Meeting Minutes and Other Agency Coordination (3.6 MB)
Appendix C - Community Advisory Group Meeting Minutes (18.8 MB)
• Appendix D - Air Quality (3.1 MB)
• Appendix E - Noise (27.2 MB)
• Appendix F - Vibration (7.3 MB)
• Appendix G - Section 106 Documentation (4.3 MB)
• Appendix H - Environmental Resources Documentation
• Appendix I - Section 4f Documentation

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