Arches Transportation Implementation Plan/Environmental Assessment

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Update, October 18, 2006: Arches National Park has extended the public review period for the draft Transportation Implementation Plan and Environmental Assessment to November 1, 2006 due to intermittent website problems.

Dear Friends of Arches National Park:

The National Park Service has prepared a draft Transportation Implementation Plan for Arches National Park. The plan is now available for your review.

The alternatives portion of this plan describes a range of actions such as improvements to parking areas and roadside pulloffs, traffic calming treatments, concession-operated motorized interpretive tours, and intelligent transportation system applications. The NPS also proposes to continue to pursue partnerships with local and regional interests, and employ various visitation and congestion management strategies. These actions are needed to manage the quality of visitor experiences at many popular attractions in the park. The accompanying Environmental Assessment sections evaluate the alternatives in terms of potential resource and socioeconomic impacts.

We welcome your review and comments during the public comment period from September 18 through November 1, 2006. To facilitate public comment, we will hold two public open houses at the Arches National Park Visitor Center on Thursday September 21, 2006 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. and 5:00-6:30 p.m.

Printed copies will be available for review at the following public locations: Grand County Public Library (Moab, UT), Moab Information Center, Arches National Park Visitor Center, NPS Southeast Utah Group Headquarters (Moab, UT).

The document is also available in electronic format on this website, or on compact disk by request from Project Leader Pat Sacks at (303) 969-2431, or via e:mail at

We look forward to your comments.


Laura E. Joss

Contact Information

If you wish to comment on the Transportation Implementation Plan and Environmental Assessment you may also mail comments to:

Arches National Park
ATTN: Transportation Implementation Plan
PO Box 907
Moab, UT 84532