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Apache Trail

Notice of Availability of Environmental Document

As the lead agency for compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), FHWA-CFLHD has prepared an Environmental Assessment (EA) evaluating the Project. The EA includes a draft 4(f) evaluation which analyzes the projects impacts to Section 4(f) resources as defined by Section 4(f) of the Department of Transportation Act of 1966.  The EA will be available for public review and comment for 30 days from May 21 through June 19, 2021.

This document is available by clicking the documents at the bottom of this page. To request a compact disc (CD) or hardcopy of the document, please contact Dustin Robbins, Project Manager, FHWA by email at dustin.robbins@dot.gov or by phone 720-963-3586.

We welcome your input. To be considered in the decision-making process, written comments on the EA’s analysis and results of the environmental impacts of implementing the proposed action will be accepted until June 19, 2021.

You may submit written comments to: Dustin Robbins, Project Manager, FHWA, 12300 W. Dakota Ave. Lakewood, Colorado 80228 or via e-mail to Dustin.Robbins@dot.gov.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication of program information (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) should contact Dustin Robbins, Project Manager, using contact information provided above.

Project Description

The Federal Highway Administration, Central Federal Lands Highway Division (FHWA-CFLHD), in cooperation with Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) and Tonto National Forest (TNF), is proposing improvements to a 11.16-mile, gravel section of the Apache Trail (Arizona State Route [SR] 88) between milepost (MP) 229.2 near the Apache Lake Marina and MP 240.6 near the Theodore Roosevelt Dam. The project is within Maricopa County, located approximately 30 miles northwest of Globe, Arizona.

The proposed improvements include applying an aggregate base and a chip seal pavement to an 11.16-mile section of the roadway. Improvements to sight distance in five spot locations would be completed to improve roadway safety.  In addition, the project would replace, repair, and/or extend culverts that are not currently functional or have been damaged by flood events within the project area.

Anticipated Timeline

  • Advertise: Summer 2021
  • Construction: Winter 2021 - Winter 2022

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