[34 Pa.B. 2398]
Under section 2002(b) of The Administrative Code of 1929 (71 P. S. § 512(b)), the Deputy Secretary for Highway Administration makes the following written finding:
The Department of Transportation plans to replace the existing three-span concrete encased steel I beam bridge that carries Valley Road over Middle Branch White Clay Creek in London Grove Township, Chester County.
The environmental, economic, social and other effects of the proposed project as enumerated in section 2002 of The Administrative Code of 1929 have been considered. It has been concluded that there is no feasible and prudent alternative to the project as designed, and all reasonable steps have been taken to minimize the effects. Chester County shall ensure that the datestone tablet shall be removed from the existing Chester County Bridge No. 248 and placed on the new bridge structure once construction is complete. Chester County shall ensure that Chester County Bridge No. 248 will be recorded to State Historic Preservation Officer (SHPO)/State level documentation standards. Once complete, this recordation documentation will be submitted to the SHPO for review and retained at the Pennsylvania State Archives. Chester County shall assemble a chapter on bridges in London Grove Township not to exceed 12 hours or $1,200 in cost and submit this information to the London Grove Township Historical Commission (Commission) for publication. This chapter shall be assembled and given to the Commission by June 30, 2006.
An Erosion and Sedimentation Control Plan will be implemented to minimize water quality impacts and sedimentation into the Middle Branch White Clay Creek and its tributary during and after construction of the project. Measures to prevent contamination of the Middle Branch White Clay Creek during reconstruction activities by debris, paint chips, and the like, will be incorporated during and after construction to maintain the existing water quality of the stream. In-stream construction will be prohibited from March 1 to June 15 to protect trout stocked fisheries such as the Middle Branch White Clay Creek. Coordination will occur with local emergency services to inform them of the pending bridge closing and develop appropriate alternate routes.
The Deputy Secretary for Highway Administration has considered the environmental, economic, social and other effects of the proposed project as enumerated in section 2002 of The Administrative Code 1929, and has concluded that there is no feasible and prudent alternative to the project as designed and all reasonable steps have been taken to minimize the effect.
GARY L. HOFFMAN, P. E.,
Deputy Secretary for Highway Administration
[Pa.B. Doc. No. 04-779. Filed for public inspection April 30, 2004, 9:00 a.m.]
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