Environmental Impact Statement (EIS): Westchester County

Federal Register, Volume 84 Issue 233 (Wednesday, December 4, 2019)
[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 233 (Wednesday, December 4, 2019)]
[Pages 66439-66440]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-26181]
Federal Highway Administration
Environmental Impact Statement (EIS): Westchester County
AGENCY: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), United States Department
of Transportation (DOT).
ACTION: Rescinded notice of intent (NOI).
SUMMARY: The FHWA is issuing this rescinded NOI to advise the public
that the FHWA will not be preparing and issuing an Environmental Impact
Statement (EIS) on a proposal to improve NYS Route 9A in the Towns of
Greenburgh and Mount Pleasant and the Village of Elmsford, Westchester
County, New York [New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT)
Project Identification Number (PIN) 8103.22]. The NOI to prepare an EIS
was published in the Federal Register on March 11, 2002.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lance MacMillan, Regional Director,
New York State Department of Transportation, 4 Burnett Boulevard,
Poughkeepsie, New York 12603, Telephone: (845) 431-5750; or Richard
Marquis, Division Administrator, Federal Highway Administration, New
York Division, Leo W. O'Brien Federal Building, 7th Floor, 11A Clinton
Avenue, Albany, New York 12207, Telephone (518) 431-4127.
previously intended to prepare an EIS to evaluate the effects of a
proposal to improve NYS Route 9A in the Towns of Greenburgh and Mount
Pleasant and the Village of Elmsford, Westchester County, New York. The
proposed improvements involved the reconstruction of approximately 2.5
miles of the existing route from just south of Route 119 to just north
of Route 100C. The objectives of the proposal include ``to mitigate
existing vehicular congestion and delays and accommodate future
vehicular growth; correct identified safety problems with appropriate
accident countermeasures; and provide a safer and convenient multi-
modal facility for transit, cyclist, and pedestrian traffic.''
    The project was initiated to address structural deficiencies on the
existing Route 100C bridge over Route 9A; deterioration of the Route 9A
Portland cement concrete pavement; inadequacies of the existing
drainage system along Route 9A; and sidewalk deficiencies along Route
9A within the project limits. As stated in the original NOI,
alternatives under consideration included: (1) Taking no actions; (2)
widening and reconstructing Route 9A; (3) widening and reconstructing
Route 9A and providing a new eastbound Cross Westchester Expressway (I-
287) off ramp; (4) widening and reconstructing Route 9A, providing new
eastbound Cross Westchester Expressway (I-287) off ramp, and improving
access to major industrial/commercial area; and (5) constructing a
bypass on new alignment in association with the widening and
reconstruction of Route 9A. These potential alternatives, except for
taking no actions, included the common elements of widening and
reconstructing Route 9A and replacing the Route 100C bridge over Route
9A. The project would have required the removal of 18 buildings (one
residence and 17 commercial structures). In 2002 dollars, the total
estimated cost of the action was between 37 and 79 million dollars. Due
to the effects of the right-of-way acquisitions and insufficient
funding for the project, the project was not advanced as originally
envisioned. In addition, the widening of Route 9A and the construction
of a new I-287 eastbound exit ramp are no longer being considered.
    The identified operational deficiencies at the Route 9A
intersection with Route 119 have been addressed as part of a separate,
independent action to improve vehicle capacity, improve pedestrian
safety, maintain parking, and improve intersection geometrics via
provision of left turn lanes and protected left turn signal phases
(NYSDOT PIN 8103.37). The existing Route 100C over Route 9A bridge has
also been replaced as part of a separate, independent action to address
numerous structural deficiencies (NYSDOT PIN 8025.00).
    The NYSDOT will be evaluating improvements to provide access from
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Route 119 and the eastbound Cross Westchester Expressway (I-287) to the
Warehouse Lane/Route 9A intersection (NYSDOT PIN 8103.52). This
independent action will have a unique project purpose and objectives.
    Comments and questions concerning the proposed action should be
directed to the FHWA contact person at the address provided above.
    Issued on: November 25, 2019.
Richard Marquis,
New York Division Administrator, Albany, New York.
[FR Doc. 2019-26181 Filed 12-3-19; 8:45 am]