DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
[39 Pa.B. 104]
[Saturday, January 3, 2009]
Under section 2002(b) of The Administrative Code of 1929 (71 P. S. § 575(b)), the Director of the Bureau of Design makes the following written finding:
The Federal Highway Administration and the Department of Transportation (Department) are planning a bridge rehabilitation project that involves the rehabilitation of the existing bridge structure (Mortonville Bridge) carrying SR 3062 (Strasburg Road) over the West Branch of Brandywine Creek in East Fallowfield Township, Chester County. The Mortonville Bridge is a four-span spandrel, stone arch bridge originally constructed in 1826. The rehabilitation will include a complete structure rehabilitation with the construction of a new reinforced concrete slab that cantilevers beyond each fascia providing a 26 ft. roadway. Associated with the larger bridge rehabilitation project is the rehabilitation of the immediately adjacent National Register-Listed Dry Mill Race Bridge by means of reconstruction of the south spandrel and parapet wall.
The subject project is considered a Level 2 Categorical Exclusion in accordance with 23 CFR Part 771.117(d), Item 3 as published in the August 28, 1987, Federal Register.
The Mortonville Bridge is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is therefore, a section 2002/section 4(f) resource. Impact to the Mortonville Bridge will constitute a use of the section 2002/section 4(f) resource.
The environmental, economic, social and other effects of the proposed project as enumerated in section 2002 of The Administrative Code of 1929 have been considered. It has been concluded that there is no feasible and prudent alternative to the project as designed and all reasonable steps have been taken to minimize the effects.
BRIAN G. THOMPSON, P. E.,
Bureau of Design
[Pa.B. Doc. No. 09-28. Filed for public inspection January 2, 2009, 9:00 a.m.]
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