The National Park Service and Federal Highways Administration are in the early phases of planning to complete rehabilitation or replacement of the Fryingpan Creek Bridge within Mount Rainier National Park. We anticipate than an environmental assessment (EA) will be prepared to support public review and comment and to help inform agency decision-making. The steps in this planning process are described below.

* indicates the current step in the planning process
Step 1. Define project purpose and need and develop preliminary options
Step 2. Conduct civic engagement and seek public input on preliminary bridge options and potential planning issues
Step 3. Refine options and conduct environmental analysis
Step 4. Prepare environmental analysis documents and identify preferred alternative
Step 5. Public review and comment of environmental document
Step 6. Analysis of public comment *
Step 7. Prepare final plan/decision document
Step 8. Release final plan/decision document to the public