The National Park Service, in conjunction with the Federal Highways Administration, has developed a plan to replace the existing 273-foot long Lewis River Bridge in Yellowstone National Park. The bridge is located 9.8 miles north of the south entrance gate. The project is needed to address widespread deterioration associated with this bridge built in 1960. The plan also proposes to reconfigure the adjacent Lewis Falls parking area to reduce safety hazards to visitors that occur from its close proximity to the road, and from limited sight distance issues.
An Environmental Assessment has been prepared in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act and Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act to provide the decision-making framework for evaluating the impacts to park resources and values from this proposal.
The National Park Service invites you to provide comments on this proposed project. Comments may be submitted by clicking the "Open for Comment" link at the left at this website http://parkplanning.nps.gov/lrb
. If unable to submit through the website, comments may be hand-delivered during normal business hours to the Mailroom in the park's Administration Building in Mammoth Hot Springs, Wyoming, or mailed to: Compliance Office Attn: Lewis River Bridge EA, P.O. Box 168, Yellowstone National Park, WY, 82190. Comments will not be accepted by fax, e-mail, or in any other way than those specified above. Comments must be received by midnight MDT, November 30, 2018.
Morgan Warthin, (307) 344-2010