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Tamiami Trail Modifications Limited Reevaluation Report / Environmental Assessment

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and the Department of the Interior, represented by the National Park Service and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, reevaluated alternatives to restore Everglades National Park (ENP) by redistributing and providing additional flows of water into the Park through U.S. 41, Tamiami Trail. After reviewing Congressional directives and targets, all previous reports, and previous and new alternatives and costs, the agencies recommended a plan consisting of two actions: 1) build a one-mile bridge in the project area's eastern segment and 2)raise the headwater stage constraint in the L-29 borrow Canal by 1 foot to 8.5 feet; which will require road mitigation on parts of U.S. 41 in the action area, located between S-333 on the west and S-334 on the east. This selected plan was called Alternative 3.2.2.a.

USACE District Commander, Col. Paul L. Grosskruger, signed the combined Limited Reevaluation Report and Environmental Assessment (LRR/EA) and Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the Tamiami Trail project on June 20, 2008.

National Park Service Southeast Regional Director, David Vela, signed the NPS FONSI for the project on July 22, 2008.

The EA and FONSI's may be accessed at the Public Documents link at left.

Contact Information

For more information, contact Linda Friar, Everglades National Park, at 305-242-7714 or 786-385-0067.