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[49 Pa.B. 2435]
[Saturday, May 11, 2019]

 Under section 2002(b) of The Administrative Code of 1929 (71 P.S. § 512(b)) establishing the Department of Transportation (Department), the Acting Director of the Bureau of Project Delivery, as delegated by the Secretary of Transportation, makes the following written findings:

 The Department is planning the following listed projects. Environmental and Section 4(f) Documentation have been developed for the following identified projects to evaluate the potential environmental impacts caused by these projects. The Section 4(f) documents also serve as the Section 2002 Evaluation. The approved documents are available in the CE/EA Expert System at http://www.dotdom2.state.pa.us/ceea/ceeamain.nsf. The environmental, economic, social and other effects of the proposed projects have been considered. Based upon studies, there is no feasible and prudent alternative to the use of the Section 2002 resources for the proposed identified projects, and all reasonable steps have been taken to minimize the effects.

• SR 1042, Section 01B—Bloomfield Township, Bedford County.

Project Description: The proposed project is the replacement of the Halter Creek Bridge carrying Sproul Mountain Road (SR 1042) over Halter Creek. The new structure will be placed on existing alignment and will include minor roadway approach work.

Environmental Documents: CE 2 Evaluation approved on February 12, 2019, a Determination of Section 4(f) De Minimis Use Section 2002 No Adverse Use Historic Properties approved on January 7, 2019, and a Nationwide/Programmatic Section 4(f) Evaluation for Projects that Necessitate the Use of Historic Bridges approved on January 7, 2019.

Proposed Use of Section 4(f)/2002 Resource: The project requires approximately 0.25-acre of right-of-way (ROW) from the Rural Historic District. The Halter Creek Bridge is a contributing resource to the Rural Historic District.

• SR 0000, Section L00—Rockland Township, Venango County.

Project Description: The proposed project involves the replacement of the Dotter Road Bridge, which carries T-522 over Mill Creek.

Environmental Documents: CE 2 Evaluation approved on February 12, 2019, and a Nationwide/Programmatic Section 4(f) Evaluation for Projects that Necessitate the Use of Historic Bridges approved on January 9, 2019.

Proposed Use of Section 4(f)/2002 Resources: The Dotter Road Bridge was determined to be eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP).

• SR 2024, Section 01B—East Stroudsburg Borough, Monroe County.

Project Description: The proposed project is the replacement of the Bridge Street/Ridgeway Street (SR 2024) Bridge over the Delaware-Lackawanna Railroad. The new structure will include improved sidewalk crossings. Work will also involve minor roadway approach work and guide rail updates.

Environmental Documents: CE 2 Evaluation approved on February 1, 2019, and a Nationwide/Programmatic Section 4(f) Evaluation for Projects that Necessitate the Use of Historic Bridges approved on December 26, 2018.

Proposed Use of Section 4(f)/2002 Resources: The Bridge Street/Ridgeway Street (SR 2024) Bridge was determined to be eligible for listing on the NRHP. The structure is also considered a contributing resource to the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad Line Historic District, which was determined to be eligible for listing on the NRHP.

• SR 3004, Section 01B—Hellertown Borough, Northampton County.

Project Description: The proposed project is the replacement of the existing bridge, which carries Friedensville Road/West Water Street (SR 3004) over Saucon Creek.

Environmental Documents: CE 2 Reevaluation approved on January 24, 2019, and a Determination of Section 4(f) De Minimis Use Section 2002 No Adverse Use Historic Properties approved on April 27, 2018.

Proposed Use of Section 4(f)/2002 Resources: The project will require approximately 0.107-acre of ROW from the Michael and Margaret Heller House and Heller Homestead Park, which is listed on the NRHP.

• SR 0913, Section 01B—Robertsdale Borough and Wood Township, Huntingdon County.

Project Description: The proposed project is the replacement of the Great Trough Creek Bridge No. 2 which carries Main Street (SR 0913) over Great Trough Creek. Work will also include updating guide rail, drainage improvements and minor roadway approach work.

Environmental Documents: CE 1b Evaluation approved on January 17, 2019, a Determination of Section 4(f) De Minimis Use Section 2002 No Adverse Use Historic Properties approved on January 9, 2019, and a Determination of Section 4(f) De Minimis Use Section 2002 No Adverse Use Public Parks, Recreation Areas, Wildlife and/or Waterfowl Refuges, State Forest Land and State Game Land approved on January 9, 2019.

Proposed Use of Section 4(f)/2002 Resources: The Robertsdale Historic District was determined to be eligible for listing on the NRHP. Approximately 0.11-acre of ROW will be required from the Robertsdale Historic District. The Robertsdale Veteran Honor Roll is on a parcel owned by Wood Township and qualifies as a Section 4(f)/2002 resource. Approximately 0.05-acre will be required from the 1.01-acre resource.

• SR 7207, Section BRG—Germany Township, Adams County.

Project Description: The proposed project is the replacement of the Mengus Mill Road (T-438) bridge, over Piney Creek. The new structure will be placed on the same alignment.

Environmental Documents: CE BRPA Evaluation approved on February 25, 2019, and a Determination of Section 4(f) De Minimis Use Section 2002 No Adverse Use Historic Properties approved on January 25, 2019.

Proposed Use of Section 4(f)/2002 Resources: The Jonathan Forrest Farm was determined to be eligible for listing on the NRHP. Approximately 0.07-acre of ROW will be required from the resource.

• SR 0000, Section L00—Sharpsville Borough, Mercer County.

Project Description: The proposed project is the replacement of two adjacent structures that carry Kelly Road (T-388) over the Shenango River. One structure is an 1897 single-span truss and the other is a 1966 two-span stringer structure.

Environmental Documents: CE 2 Evaluation approved on February 25, 2019, a Determination of Section 4(f) De Minimis Use Section 2002 No Adverse Use Public Parks, Recreation Areas, Wildlife and/or Waterfowl Refuges, State Forest Land and State Game Land approved on January 24, 2019, and a Nationwide/Programmatic Section 4(f) Evaluation for Projects that Necessitate the Use of Historic Bridges approved on January 24, 2019.

Proposed Use of Section 4(f)/2002 Resource: Approximately 0.05-acre of ROW will be required from the 2.56-acre Sharpsville Area Recreational Park property, and approximately 6-square feet of ROW from the 1.52-acres Erie Canal Riverwalk. Both properties qualify as Section 4(f)/2002 resources. The 1897 single-span steel truss structure is listed on the NRHP.

• SR 0030, Section A30—Forest Hills Borough, Allegheny County.

Project Description: The proposed project is the replacement of the bridge carrying Ardmore Boulevard (SR 0030) over Falls Run. Work will also include minor approach roadway work, drainage and guide rail updates.

Environmental Documents: ED 1b Evaluation approved on February 25, 2019, and a Determination of Section 4(f) De Minimis Use Section 2002 No Adverse Use Public Parks, Recreation Areas, Wildlife and/or Waterfowl Refuges, State Forest Land and State Game Land approved on October 29, 2018.

Proposed Use of Section 4(f)/2002 Resource: Approximately 0.110-acre of ROW and 0.016-acre of permanent slope easement will be required from the 2.35-acre Cascade Glen Park, which qualifies as a Section 4(f)/2002 resource.

• SR 2040, Section A22—Pleasant Hills Borough, Allegheny County.

Project Description: The proposed project is the mill and overlay of Lebanon Church Road (SR 2040). Work will include guide rail updates, signalization improvements, Americans with Disabilities Act and drainage improvements.

Environmental Documents: CE 1b Evaluation approved on February 25, 2019, and a Determination of Section 4(f) De Minimis Use Section 2002 No Adverse Use Historic Properties approved on February 5, 2019.

Proposed Use of Section 4(f)/2002 Resource: The Allegheny County Airport was determined to be eligible for listing on the NRHP. Approximately 0.06-acre of ROW will be required from the resource.

• SR 4032, Section B00—Lawrence Park Township, Erie County.

Project Description: The proposed project includes milling off the bituminous roadway on the existing SR 4032 bridge to the existing concrete arch. A new concrete deck will be constructed on the existing structure. Guide rail updates and concrete substructure repair work will also be performed.

Environmental Documents: CE BRPA Evaluation approved on March 7, 2019, and a Determination of Section 4(f) De Minimis Use Section 2002 No Adverse Use Public Parks, Recreation Areas, Wildlife and/or Waterfowl Refuges, State Forest Land and State Game Land approved on March 6, 2019.

Proposed Use of Section 4(f)/2002 Resource: Approximately 0.015-acre of ROW will be required from the 9.59-acre Napier Park, which qualifies as a Section 4(f)/2002 resource.

• SR 4028, Section 02B—Hamburg Borough, Berks County.

Project Description: The project involves the replacement of the State Street (SR 4028) bridge over Mill Creek. Work also includes approach roadway work, curb and sidewalk updates, and drainage and safety improvements.

Environmental Documents: CE 1b Evaluation approved on March 25, 2019, and a Determination of Section 4(f) De Minimis Use Section 2002 No Adverse Use Historic Properties approved on February 27, 2019.

Proposed Use of Section 4(f)/2002 Resource: The Hamburg Historic District is listed on the NRHP. Approximately 0.061-acre of ROW will be required from the resource.

• SR 0075, Section A03—Port Royal Borough, Juniata County.

Project Description: The proposed project is the replacement of the bridge carrying Market Street (SR 0075) over the Norfolk Southern Railroad Line.

Environmental Documents: CE 2 Evaluation approved on March 20, 2019, a Determination of Section 4(f) De Minimis Use Section 2002 No Adverse Use Historic Properties approved on February 26, 2019, and a Nationwide/Programmatic Section 4(f) Evaluation for Projects that Necessitate the Use of Historic Bridges approved on February 26, 2019.

Proposed Use of Section 4(f)/2002 Resources: The Pennsylvania Railroad Mainline Historic District was determined to be eligible for listing on the NRHP. Approximately 0.12-acre of ROW and 0.15-acre of aerial easement will be required from the resource. The existing concrete arch bridge over the Norfolk Southern Railroad Line was determined to be eligible for listing on the NRHP.

• SR 0006, Section B18—Borough of Cambridge Springs, Crawford County.

Project Description:  The proposed project is the replacement of the structure carrying SR 0006 over French Creek. Work will include approach roadway work and utility relocations.

Environmental Documents: CE 2 Evaluation approved on March 14, 2019, and a Nationwide/Programmatic Section 4(f) Evaluation for Projects that Necessitate the Use of Historic Bridges approved on January 25, 2019.

Proposed Use of Section 4(f)/2002 Resources: The Cambridge Springs Truss was determined to be eligible for listing on the NRHP.

MELISSA J. BATULA, PE, 
Acting Director
Bureau of Project Delivery

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 19-723. Filed for public inspection May 10, 2019, 9:00 a.m.]



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