US 220 Project Planning Study

Project details

  • Project Name: US 220 Project Planning Study
  • Project Client: Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration
  • Project Location: Allegany County, Maryland

A.D. Marble completed Stage I and Stage II environmental analysis and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documentation for the US 220 Project Planning Study. The project focused on improving the existing transportation system from I-68 to Cresaptown via US 220 and MD 53 by increasing vehicular and pedestrian mobility and safety.

Stage I studies consisted of:

  • Natural environmental inventory, including wetlands, waterways, floodplains, threatened and endangered species, and potential hazardous waste sites
  • Socioeconomic inventory, including community facilities and services, parks, recreation areas, Plan Maryland Growth and Preservation areas, and Environmental Justice populations
  • Preparation of environmental and socioeconomic inventory mapping and impact assessment on eight preliminary alternatives
  • Preparation of the Environmental Assessment Form (EAF).
  • Assisting with interagency coordination and public involvement meetings

Stage II studies consisted of:

  • Conducting wetland and waterway delineation and tree survey
  • Preparation of the Natural Environmental Technical Report
  • Preparation of the Community Effects Assessment
  • Preparation of the Initial Site Assessment
  • Preparation of Categorical Exclusion