The WVDOH and Maryland State Highway Administration, along with the Federal Highway Administration are cooperating in the development of a Tier I Environmental Impact Statement to study corridors for improving capacity and operational safety of the US 220 National Highway System between Appalachian Corridor H in WV and I-68 in Maryland.
This Tier I study will analyze preliminary corridors recommended as a result of the recent North South Appalachian Corridor Feasibility study completed under the co-sponsorship of Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia departments of transportation.
The Federal Highway Administration approved the Tier One Final EIS on April 4, 2014. The WVDOH and Maryland State Highway Administration, along with the Federal Highway Administration are soliciting comments on the Final EIS until May 19, 2014.
Approval of the Tier One Record of Decision (ROD) is expected in 2014. The Tier Two work will occur after the ROD; however a schedule has not been developed.
The preferred corridor will then be further refined in a future Tier II EIS study, which will culminate in a selected alternative to address the traffic needs for the area. Pending the outcome of the Tier 1 study and future funding, the Tier II study could be completed in two to three years after completion of Tier I resulting in completion of the environmental process.
Final Environmental Impact Statement (13 MB PDF)
Final Environmental Impact Statement - Appendices (27 MB PDF)
Final Environmental Impact Statement - Plates (15 MB PDF)
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