2011 Rehabilitate Stevens Canyon Road (Route #013) Mile 0 to 5.0 and Mile 14 to 19
The National Park Service (NPS) has published a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the implementation of the Stevens Canyon Road Rehabilitation Project, Segments 1 and 4. The project will restore and rehabilitate 10.09 miles of Stevens Canyon Road.
This action is needed because of deteriorating road conditions caused by structural deficiencies in the roadway and embankment fill slopes.
The NPS selected the preferred alternative, which includes: roadway stabilization measures, such as embankment reinforcement and stabilization; subexcavation and reconstruction of the road base; removing and recycling asphalt; resurfacing (paving); culvert cleaning, repair and replacement; rehabilitation of turnouts and elimination of informal turnouts; repair of concrete guardwall approaches and repair/paint of metal guardrail at Falls Creek Bridge; resurface deck, repair and clean concrete approach guardwalls, widen sidewalk and repair and paint the metal guardrail at the Ohanapecosh River Bridge; repair the concrete and stone masonry at the Park entrance station near SR 123; extension of the stone barrier, installation of a rock border and shoreline stabilization and restoration at Reflection Lakes.
The preferred alternative was described in detail in the environmental assessment (EA), which was available for a 30-day public review ending on April 30, 2010. There were no modifications or revisions to the proposal due to public comment. There were some changes to the text of the EA based on new information. These text changes were incorporated into Errata for the EA.
Eric Walkinshaw, Project Manager
(360-569-2211 ext. 2166)
Karen Thompson, Environmental Coordinator
(360-569-2211 ext. 3376)
FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT FOR STEVENS CANYON ROAD REHABILITATION PROJECT, MOUNT RAINIER NATIONAL PARK, WASHINGTON