Environmental Assessment (EA)

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) Engineering District 5-0, in coordination with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), has prepared an Environmental Assessment (EA) document in accordance with 23 CFR § 771, and the National Environmental Policy Act.

The EA considers improvements to I-80 from Interchange 303 (PA 611/North 9th Street) to Brodhead Creek, including Interchange 304 (US 209), Interchange 305 (BUS 209/SR 2012/West Main Street), Interchange 306 (SR 2004/Dreher Avenue), and Interchange 307 (PA 611/Park Avenue and PA 191/Broad Street). The preferred alternative meets the project needs to improve safety, reduce congestion and alleviate access and mobility concerns, while minimizing environmental impacts and addressing public and agency feedback.

The document can be accessed by clicking on the following link:

Environmental Assessment (EA)

The public is encouraged to review the Hearing Public Notice and other information provided on the Public Hearing page of this website for important details on the public comment period, the available options to provide comments and the locations where hardcopies of the Environmental Assessment (EA) are available for review.

In addition, as referenced in the Environmental Assessment (EA) – Attachment D, Technical Reports Index, there are multiple supporting documents, reports and memoranda that are referenced in the EA document. These supporting documents can be viewed by clicking on the hyperlink below. Please note, these supporting documents are only available via the website.

Environmental Assessment (EA) – Attachment D, Technical Reports Index

Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)

On January 30, 2020, FHWA issued Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the location and design of the Interstate 80 Reconstruction Project (Section 17M).