Ash Basin Focus Area - Environmental Assessment
PennDOT and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) have prepared a Supplemental Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Ash Basin Focus Area within the CSVT Southern Section. The EA evaluates alternative alignments for modifying the approximately 2-mile-long portion of the project between Fisher Road and Sunbury Road to avoid the fly ash waste basins.
The EA was made available for public review and formal comment during a 30-day period beginning June 6, 2018. PennDOT and the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) held a joint Public Hearing on June 21, 2018 at Shikellamy High School, Sunbury to provide interested parties an opportunity to testify concerning the effects of the project within the Ash Basin Focus Area.
View Notice of Supplemental Environmental Assessment and Public Hearing
View Supplemental Environmental Assessment
View Public Hearing Handout
PennDOT is currently reviewing and preparing responses to the comments received during the 30-day period ending July 6, 2018. After all comments have been addressed, the comments and associated responses will be sent to FHWA with a request to issue a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI), which represents environmental clearance for the Ash Basin Focus Area. When issued, the FONSI will designate the alternative selected to advance into final design, right-of-way acquisition, and construction.