[34 Pa.B. 5454]
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 (Department) plans to construct improvements to SR 2029, Section B01, Strasburg Pike Bridge, Lampeter Township, Lancaster County.
The purpose of the Strasburg Pike Bridge Replacement Project is to replace a structurally deficient bridge and address safety deficiencies at the Strasburg Pike Bridge and roadway approaches. The existing Strasburg Pike Bridge is on SR 2029 (Strasburg Pike) over Mill Creek, approximately 1/2 mile south of the Strasburg Pike intersection with SR 462 in East Lampeter Township, Lancaster County. The proposed project includes replacing the existing one-lane Strasburg Pike Bridge in approximately the same location with a two-lane bridge to correct existing structural and safety deficiencies at the Strasburg Pike Bridge location and realignment and minor widening of the approach roadways. A 5-foot raised sidewalk will also be provided on the east side of the replacement bridge.
The proposed replacement of the Strasburg Pike Bridge and the associated realignment of approach roadways will use land from one Section 2002 resource, the Binkley House and Mill Complex, which has been determined eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places. It has been determined that the proposed improvements will have an adverse effect on the Binkley House and Mill Complex based on studies performed in accordance with section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act.
The proposed roadway alignment was shifted and proposed bridge and roadway widths were minimized to minimize impacts to the Section 2002 resource. A Programmatic Agreement among the Federal Highway Administration, the Department, the Lancaster County Planning Commission and the State Historic Preservation Office was executed April 30, 2004, and includes stipulations to mitigate the adverse effect to the Binkley House and Mill Complex. The mitigation measures are also included in the Categorical Exclusion Evaluation.
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 of 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 effects.
GARY L. HOFFMAN, P. E.,
Deputy Secretary for Highway Administration
[Pa.B. Doc. No. 04-1831. Filed for public inspection October 1, 2004, 9:00 a.m.]
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