Alaska Federal Lands Long Range Transportation Plan, 77300-77301 [2011-31338]

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ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comments. SUMMARY: The Federal Highway Administration, along with the Bureau of Land Management, Fish and Wildlife Service, Forest Service and National Park Service, announce the availability of the draft Alaska Federal Lands Long Range Transportation Plans (LRTP) for public review and comment. The draft plans outline a strategy for a multiagency approach to improving and maintaining transportation assets that provide access to Federal Lands in the Alaska region over the next 20 years. DATES: Please provide your comments by March 12, 2012. ADDRESSES: See Supplementary Information section for address to obtain copies or make comments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT: Roxanne Bash, (360) 619–7558. Bureau of Land Management (BLM), DOI: Randy Goodwin, (907) 474–2369. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), DOI: Helen Clough, (907) 786–3353. Forest Service (FS) USDA: Marie Messing, (907) 586–8834. E:\FR\FM\12DEN1.SGM 12DEN1 jlentini on DSK4TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 238 / Monday, December 12, 2011 / Notices National Park Service (NPS), DOI: Paul Schrooten, (907) 644–3388. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title 23 United States Code Section 204 requires all Federal land management agencies to conduct long range transportation planning in a manner that is consistent with metropolitan planning organizations and state departments of transportation. With this notice the multi-agency Federal Lands draft LRTP and the agency specific drop-down draft LRTPs are now available for public review and comment. Alaska Federal Lands draft LRTP— This draft plan describes the benefits of and actions for coordinated planning and decision making among federal land management agencies (FLMA) involved in this Alaska Federal Lands Long Range Transportation Plan (Alaska Federal Lands LRTP). This draft plan results from a partnership among the National Park Service (NPS); U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS); U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service (FS); Bureau of Land Management (BLM); Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (ADOT&PF); and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Western Federal Lands Highway Division (WFLHD). The final LRTP will assist FLMAs to consolidate efforts through long-term coordination in transportation planning and decision-making processes. Such cooperation is accomplished through developing common goals and objectives; setting priorities for implementing projects; facilitating objective decision making for the transportation system; and developing common actions that benefit each FLMA in furthering the common goals and objectives. The key objective of such a planning process is to develop and maintain a coordinated, ‘‘seamless’’ transportation system for public and administrative access to Federal lands. Agency Specific Drop-down draft LRTPs—To provide information for the multi-agency plan, each federal agency has also prepared it’s own draft long range transportation plan, called a dropdown draft LRTP, for the portions of the state’s transportation system within that agency’s jurisdiction. The drop-down final LRTPs enable each agency to outline the transportation facilities within their jurisdiction as well as the existing and future needs for those facilities. Drop-down draft LRTPs will elaborate upon topics discussed in the Alaska Federal Lands final LRTP with agency-specific details including baseline conditions, transportation needs and gaps, project selection VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:55 Dec 09, 2011 Jkt 226001 processes, funding opportunities, performance measures, and recommended future actions. All agencies are coordinating with the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (ADOT&PF) during the development of these plans, and the information resulting from these planning efforts will inform the Alaska Federal Lands LRTP. Draft LRTPs are available on our project Web site: https:// www.akfedlandslrtp.org/. Submit comments for any or all plans electronically through the NPS Planning, Environment and Public Comment system (PEPC) at https:// parkplanning.nps.gov. We also have a limited number of printed and CD–ROM copies of the draft plans. You may request a copy or submit written comments at the following address: Steve Hoover; Attn: Alaska LRTP; 4601 DTC Blvd., Suite 700; Denver, CO 80237. Next Steps—After this comment period ends, we will analyze the comments and address them in the form of final LRTPs. Public Availability of Comments— Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment—including your personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. 77301 the meaning of 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1). The actions relate to a proposed highway project, US 18/151 (Verona Road) CTH PD to US 12/14 and US 12/14 (Beltline) Whitney Way to Todd Drive in Dane County, Wisconsin. Those actions grant approvals for the project. The project will be constructed in three stages. Stage 1 entails reconstructing the current US 18/151 and US 12/14 diamond interchange to a single-point urban interchange and extending the six-lane US 12/14 section west through the Whitney Way interchange. The Beltline reconstruction will extend from west of Whitney Way to east of Seminole Highway and will include reconstruction of the Seminole Highway overpass. The US 12/14 modifications will include expanding the Whitney Way westbound off-ramp and the Whitney Way eastbound on-ramp to two lanes and add a parallel lane to the Whitney Way westbound on-ramp. US 18/151 (Verona Road) will be reconstructed from Raymond Road to US 12/14 and include capacity expansion. Midvale Boulevard will be reconstructed between US 12/14 and Nakoma Road. A jug-handle gradeseparated intersection will be constructed at the current Summit Road at-grade intersection with US 18/151. Four lanes southbound and three lanes northbound will be provided on US 18/ 151 from Nakoma Road on Midvale Boulevard to Summit Road. Stage 1 is currently scheduled for construction from approximately 2013 to 2015. Stage 2 will convert the CTH PD and US 18/151 at-grade intersection to a diamond interchange. Stage 2 will also include a third lane in both directions on US 18/151 from the CTH PD Authority: 23 U.S.C. 204 interchange to the Raymond Road Dated: November 28, 2011. intersection and upgrade the Clara H. Conner, Williamsburg Way at-grade intersection. Division Engineer, Western Federal Lands CTH PD will be reconstructed from west Highway Division, FHWA, Vancouver, of Nesbitt Road to Commerce Park Washington. Drive. Stage 2 is currently scheduled for [FR Doc. 2011–31338 Filed 12–9–11; 8:45 am] construction from approximately 2017 to 2018. BILLING CODE 4910–36–M Stage 3 will be constructed when operations and safety needs become a DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION statewide priority and funding is available. This is currently predicted for Federal Highway Administration around 2030. Stage 3 will separate local and regional traffic by constructing a Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions depressed freeway down the center of on Proposed Highway Project in Verona Road. A US 151/18 system Wisconsin interchange with depressed US 18/151 ramps will be constructed east of the AGENCY: Federal Highway Verona Road Single-point interchange. Administration (FHWA), DOT. A one-way pair local road system will ACTION: Notice of Limitation on Claims for Judicial Review of Actions by FHWA front the depressed US 18/151 freeway. Raymond Road and Williamsburg Way and Other Federal Agencies. will be grade-separated over US 18/151 SUMMARY: This notice announces actions freeway. The environmental document taken by the FHWA that are final within will be re-evaluated in coordination PO 00000 Frm 00099 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\12DEN1.SGM 12DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 238 (Monday, December 12, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 77300-77301]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-31338]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Highway Administration


Alaska Federal Lands Long Range Transportation Plan

AGENCY: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Department of 
Transportation (DOT).

ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The Federal Highway Administration, along with the Bureau of 
Land Management, Fish and Wildlife Service, Forest Service and National 
Park Service, announce the availability of the draft Alaska Federal 
Lands Long Range Transportation Plans (LRTP) for public review and 
comment. The draft plans outline a strategy for a multi-agency approach 
to improving and maintaining transportation assets that provide access 
to Federal Lands in the Alaska region over the next 20 years.

DATES: Please provide your comments by March 12, 2012.

ADDRESSES: See Supplementary Information section for address to obtain 
copies or make comments.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 
    Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT: Roxanne Bash, (360) 
619-7558.
    Bureau of Land Management (BLM), DOI: Randy Goodwin, (907) 474-
2369.
    Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), DOI: Helen Clough, (907) 786-3353.
    Forest Service (FS) USDA: Marie Messing, (907) 586-8834.

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    National Park Service (NPS), DOI: Paul Schrooten, (907) 644-3388.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title 23 United States Code Section 204 
requires all Federal land management agencies to conduct long range 
transportation planning in a manner that is consistent with 
metropolitan planning organizations and state departments of 
transportation.
    With this notice the multi-agency Federal Lands draft LRTP and the 
agency specific drop-down draft LRTPs are now available for public 
review and comment.
    Alaska Federal Lands draft LRTP--This draft plan describes the 
benefits of and actions for coordinated planning and decision making 
among federal land management agencies (FLMA) involved in this Alaska 
Federal Lands Long Range Transportation Plan (Alaska Federal Lands 
LRTP). This draft plan results from a partnership among the National 
Park Service (NPS); U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS); U.S. 
Department of Agriculture, Forest Service (FS); Bureau of Land 
Management (BLM); Alaska Department of Transportation and Public 
Facilities (ADOT&PF); and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), 
Western Federal Lands Highway Division (WFLHD). The final LRTP will 
assist FLMAs to consolidate efforts through long-term coordination in 
transportation planning and decision-making processes. Such cooperation 
is accomplished through developing common goals and objectives; setting 
priorities for implementing projects; facilitating objective decision 
making for the transportation system; and developing common actions 
that benefit each FLMA in furthering the common goals and objectives. 
The key objective of such a planning process is to develop and maintain 
a coordinated, ``seamless'' transportation system for public and 
administrative access to Federal lands.
    Agency Specific Drop-down draft LRTPs--To provide information for 
the multi-agency plan, each federal agency has also prepared it's own 
draft long range transportation plan, called a drop-down draft LRTP, 
for the portions of the state's transportation system within that 
agency's jurisdiction. The drop-down final LRTPs enable each agency to 
outline the transportation facilities within their jurisdiction as well 
as the existing and future needs for those facilities. Drop-down draft 
LRTPs will elaborate upon topics discussed in the Alaska Federal Lands 
final LRTP with agency-specific details including baseline conditions, 
transportation needs and gaps, project selection processes, funding 
opportunities, performance measures, and recommended future actions. 
All agencies are coordinating with the Alaska Department of 
Transportation and Public Facilities (ADOT&PF) during the development 
of these plans, and the information resulting from these planning 
efforts will inform the Alaska Federal Lands LRTP.
    Draft LRTPs are available on our project Web site: https://www.akfedlandslrtp.org/. Submit comments for any or all plans 
electronically through the NPS Planning, Environment and Public Comment 
system (PEPC) at https://parkplanning.nps.gov.
    We also have a limited number of printed and CD-ROM copies of the 
draft plans. You may request a copy or submit written comments at the 
following address:
    Steve Hoover; Attn: Alaska LRTP; 4601 DTC Blvd., Suite 700; Denver, 
CO 80237.
    Next Steps--After this comment period ends, we will analyze the 
comments and address them in the form of final LRTPs.
    Public Availability of Comments--Before including your address, 
phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information 
in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment--
including your personal identifying information--may be made publicly 
available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold 
your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot 
guarantee that we will be able to do so.

    Authority:  23 U.S.C. 204

    Dated: November 28, 2011.
Clara H. Conner,
Division Engineer, Western Federal Lands Highway Division, FHWA, 
Vancouver, Washington.
[FR Doc. 2011-31338 Filed 12-9-11; 8:45 am]
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