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Publications iconKansas Register

Volume 42 - Issue 4 - January 26, 2023

State of Kansas

Department of Transportation

Notice of Intent to Conduct Environmental Assessment

Public notice is hereby given that the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT), in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), will prepare an Environmental Assessment (EA) for a proposal to provide a feasible solution that addresses the deficiencies of the existing Route 92 Centennial Bridge over the Missouri River, located in Leavenworth County, Kansas and Platte County, Missouri. The Missouri Department of Transportation is also serving as a partner on the study.

The project limits are defined as the portion of Route 92 from just west of the Sherman Avenue/Route 92 intersection within the City of Leavenworth on the Kansas side of the Missouri River to just east of the Route92/Spur Route 45 intersection on the Missouri side of the river. The total length of the project limits is approximately 1.4 miles.

Within the EA, FHWA and KDOT will evaluate a ‘No Action’ alternative as well as rehabilitation and replacement alternatives. The EA will analyze the potential social, economic, and environmental impacts resulting from the proposed project. The following issues will be specifically analyzed as part of the EA: impacts to the aquatic ecosystem; impacts to cultural resources; impacts to threatened and endangered species; impacts to floodplains; impacts to transportation; impacts to parks/recreation; environmental justice; and socioeconomics. This includes direct, indirect, and cumulative impacts. Other Federal approvals or permits that may be required include a Section 404 permit and Section 408 permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Section 106 consultation for historic resources, a floodplain development permit from the City of Leavenworth, Kansas and Platte County, Missouri, as well as water resource and floodplain permits from the Kansas Division of Water Resources and the Missouri State Emergency Management Agency.

A scoping and coordination process will be initiated that involves appropriate federal, state, and local agencies, as well as stakeholders and the public. This will continue throughout the study to engage the local and regional community, to obtain public input and to keep the public informed. Coordination meetings will be held as needed with affected/concerned local, state, tribal, and federal governmental entities. Public meetings will be held to gather input and share findings on the EA. The EA will be made available for public and agency review and comment prior to the final public meeting.

To confirm that the full range of issues related to the proposed action are addressed and significant issues defined, comments and suggestions are invited from all interested parties. Comments or questions concerning the proposed action and the EA should be directed to KDOT at:

Kansas Department of Transportation:
Attn: Thomas Hussa, P.E., Road Design Leader
Dwight D. Eisenhower State Office Building
700 SW Harrison St.
Topeka, KS 66603-3745

Calvin Reed
Interim Secretary
Department of Transportation

Doc. No. 050841