DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
[34 Pa.B. 925]
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 Federal Highway Administration and the Department of Transportation (Department) plan to replace the existing single lane bridge on SR 0143 over Maiden Creek in Richmond, Greenwich and Perry Townships, Berks County.
The subject project will require use of approximately 0.28 hectare (0.71 acre) of the National Register-eligible Virginville Historic District.
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 effects. To minimize the amount of Section 4(f) protected property impacted by the project, the Department will return the area disturbed by the temporary bridge to its preconstruction setting. The Department will also ensure that the project design for the permanent bridge is compatible with the historic and architectural qualities of the Virginville Historic District and is responsive to the recommended approaches to new construction in the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Rehabilitation and Guidelines for Rehabilitating Historic Buildings (United States Department of the Interior, National Park Service, 1990).
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, 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.
ALLEN D. BIEHLER, P. E.,
[Pa.B. Doc. No. 04-265. Filed for public inspection February 13, 2004, 9:00 a.m.]
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