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PUBLIC NOTICE OF INTENT TO BEGIN ENGINEERING AND ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES TATION Project Title: Hermon Road Extension and Upgrade: Parks Highway to Palmer-Wasilla Highway Project No.: 0001(726)/CFHWY00672 STATE ALASKA The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT&PF) has assumed the responsibilities of the Federal Highway Administration under 23 U.S.C. 327 and is soliciting comments and information on a proposal to upgrade and extend Hermon Road from the Parks Highway to the Palmer-Wasilla Highway in Wasilla, Alaska. The purpose of the proposed project is to provide an alternative route connecting the local road network and drawing traffic away from the highly congested Parks Highway and Palmer-Wasilla Highway intersection. The proposed work would include: Upgrading approximately 0.35 mile of existing two lane, shoulderless section of Hermon Road to a two-lane road with a center two-way left-turn lane and attached pathway from Sun Mountain Avenue to Whispering Woods Drive Extending Hermon Road from Whispering Woods Drive to the Palmer-Wasilla Highway by constructing approximately 0.45 mile of new two lane road with shoulders and separated pathway Adding pedestrian and bicycle facilities Drainage improvements, including curb and gutter for the upgraded section Installing new or upgrading safety and roadside hardware features, including signing, striping, and traffic signals Utility relocations Vegetation clearing and grubbing This proposed project will comply with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act; Executive Orders: 11990 (Wetlands Protection), 11988 (Floodplain Protection), 12898 (Environmental Justice), the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act, and U.S. DOT Act Section 4(f). Construction for the proposed project is anticipated to begin in summer 2026. To ensure that all possible factors are considered, please provide written comments to the following address by March 4, 2022. Brian Elliott, Regional Environmental Manager DOT&PF Preliminary Design & Environmental P.O. Box 196900 Anchorage, Alaska 99519-6900 Brian.Elliott@Alaska.gov If you have any questions or require additional information, please contact Chris Bentz, P.E., Project Manager, at 269-0652 or Chris.Bentz@Alaska.gov. The environmental review, consultation, and other actions required by applicable Federal environmental laws for this project are being, or have been, carried out by DOT&PF pursuant to 23 U.S.C. 327 and a Memorandum of Understanding dated November 3, 2017, and executed by FHWA and DOT&PF. It is the policy of the Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities (DOT&PF) that no person shall be excluded from participation in, or be denied benefits of any and all programs or activities we provide based on race, religion, color, gender, age, marital status, ability, or national origin, regardless of the funding source including Federal Transit Administration, Federal Aviation Administration, Federal Highway Administration and State of Alaska Funds. The DOT&PF complies with Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Individuals with a hearing impairment can contact DOT&PF at our Telephone Device for the Deaf (TDD) at (907) 269-0473. FACLETES PUBLIC NOTICE OF INTENT TO BEGIN ENGINEERING AND ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES TATION Project Title: Hermon Road Extension and Upgrade: Parks Highway to Palmer-Wasilla Highway Project No.: 0001(726)/CFHWY00672 STATE ALASKA The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT&PF) has assumed the responsibilities of the Federal Highway Administration under 23 U.S.C. 327 and is soliciting comments and information on a proposal to upgrade and extend Hermon Road from the Parks Highway to the Palmer-Wasilla Highway in Wasilla, Alaska. The purpose of the proposed project is to provide an alternative route connecting the local road network and drawing traffic away from the highly congested Parks Highway and Palmer-Wasilla Highway intersection. The proposed work would include: Upgrading approximately 0.35 mile of existing two lane, shoulderless section of Hermon Road to a two-lane road with a center two-way left-turn lane and attached pathway from Sun Mountain Avenue to Whispering Woods Drive Extending Hermon Road from Whispering Woods Drive to the Palmer-Wasilla Highway by constructing approximately 0.45 mile of new two lane road with shoulders and separated pathway Adding pedestrian and bicycle facilities Drainage improvements, including curb and gutter for the upgraded section Installing new or upgrading safety and roadside hardware features, including signing, striping, and traffic signals Utility relocations Vegetation clearing and grubbing This proposed project will comply with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act; Executive Orders: 11990 (Wetlands Protection), 11988 (Floodplain Protection), 12898 (Environmental Justice), the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act, and U.S. DOT Act Section 4(f). Construction for the proposed project is anticipated to begin in summer 2026. To ensure that all possible factors are considered, please provide written comments to the following address by March 4, 2022. Brian Elliott, Regional Environmental Manager DOT&PF Preliminary Design & Environmental P.O. Box 196900 Anchorage, Alaska 99519-6900 Brian.Elliott@Alaska.gov If you have any questions or require additional information, please contact Chris Bentz, P.E., Project Manager, at 269-0652 or Chris.Bentz@Alaska.gov. The environmental review, consultation, and other actions required by applicable Federal environmental laws for this project are being, or have been, carried out by DOT&PF pursuant to 23 U.S.C. 327 and a Memorandum of Understanding dated November 3, 2017, and executed by FHWA and DOT&PF. It is the policy of the Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities (DOT&PF) that no person shall be excluded from participation in, or be denied benefits of any and all programs or activities we provide based on race, religion, color, gender, age, marital status, ability, or national origin, regardless of the funding source including Federal Transit Administration, Federal Aviation Administration, Federal Highway Administration and State of Alaska Funds. The DOT&PF complies with Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Individuals with a hearing impairment can contact DOT&PF at our Telephone Device for the Deaf (TDD) at (907) 269-0473. FACLETES