DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
Northumberland and Snyder Counties
[33 Pa.B. 6124]
Under section 2002(b) of The Administrative Code of 1929 (71 P. S. § 512(b)), the Secretary of Transportation makes the following written finding:
The Department of Transportation plans to construct the Central Susquehanna Valley Transportation Project between the Selinsgrove Interchange of US 11/15 in Monroe Township, Snyder County, and the PA 45 Interchange on PA 147 in West Chillisquaque Township, Northumberland County.
The project consists of the construction of a four-lane divided, limited access highway on a new alignment. The project begins at the existing Selinsgrove Bypass stub of US 11/15 and extends in a northerly direction to cross the West Branch of the Susquehanna River and terminates at the PA 45 Interchange on PA 147. The total length of the project is approximately 12.4 miles.
The proposed project would not use land from any recreation area, wildlife and/or waterfowl refuge, historic site, State forest land, State game land, wilderness area or public park.
The proposed project right-of-way will impact approximately 7.7 acres of wetlands and approximately 4.7 miles of surface water. Mitigation will be either replacement for wetlands or enhancement for streams. Wetland replacement and stream mitigation will be coordinated with the Department of Environmental Protection, Fish and Boat Commission, the United States Army Corps of Engineers and the United States Environmental Protection Agency.
The Secretary has considered the environmental, economic, social and other effects of the proposed project as enumerated in section 2002 of The Administrative Code of 1929 and has concluded that all reasonable planning was completed to avoid, minimize or mitigate for the environmental effects that are likely to result from the construction of this section of highway.
ALLEN D. BIEHLER, P. E.,
[Pa.B. Doc. No. 03-2365. Filed for public inspection December 12, 2003, 9:00 a.m.]
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