Federal Highway Administration December 12, 2011 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highway Project in Wisconsin
Document Number: 2011-31815
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-12
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces actions taken by the FHWA that are final within 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 grade-separated 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 interchange to the Raymond Road intersection and upgrade the Williamsburg Way at-grade intersection. CTH PD will be reconstructed from west of Nesbitt Road to Commerce Park Drive. Stage 2 is currently scheduled for construction from approximately 2017 to 2018. Stage 3 will be constructed when operations and safety needs become a statewide priority and funding is available. This is currently predicted for around 2030. Stage 3 will separate local and regional traffic by constructing a depressed freeway down the center of Verona Road. A US 151/18 system interchange with depressed US 18/151 ramps will be constructed east of the Verona Road Single-point interchange. A one-way pair local road system will front the depressed US 18/151 freeway. Raymond Road and Williamsburg Way will be grade-separated over US 18/151 freeway. The environmental document will be re-evaluated in coordination with federal, state and local agencies prior to the implementation of Stage 3. Therefore, this notice of limitations does not apply to Stage 3.
Alaska Federal Lands Long Range Transportation Plan
Document Number: 2011-31338
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-12
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
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.