Project No. Z680910000 / 902042
The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT&PF) is proposing an update to the Tongass Avenue Improvements project. The project was previously announced in October 2018. The project maintains the same objective of resurfacing pavement and making improvements along Tongass Avenue between Hoadley Creek (MP 0.2) and the Tongass Avenue Viaduct (MP 1.2798) Ketchikan, Alaska.
The project update includes minor changes to accommodate comments and concerns raised by the public during a public meeting held in October 2018.
Project activities now include:
Additionally, roadway improvements along Tongass Avenue may encroach into the base floodplain (Flood Maps 0200030001B and 0200030002B). Encroachments are projected to be minor and changes to the base flood elevation are not anticipated. Similarly, longitudinal or significant encroachments are not anticipated.
Ongoing outreach with the City of Ketchikan, Ketchikan Gateway Borough, and local emergency services providers will continue.
The environmental review, consultation, and other actions required by applicable Federal environmental laws for this project are being, or have been, carried out by DOT&PF pursuant to 23 U.S.C. 327 and a Memorandum of Understanding dated November 3, 2017 and executed by FHWA and DOT&PF. The resulting planning products may be adopted during a subsequent environmental review process.