An Environmental Assessment is a long process that evaluates the potential impacts of a project on the local community and natural environment.
The Environmental Assessment was provided for review and public comment between April 19 and June 13, 2022. We also held a meeting to review the Environmental Assessment on May 5, 2022. We are no longer taking comments on the I-494 Environmental Assessment.
The social, economic, and environmental impacts were analyzed and evaluated for the entire length of the I-494 corridor, and then separately for the improvements included in the first construction project.
Project staff reviewed stakeholder and public comments to the Environmental Assessment. The responses to comments and a decision from the federal government on a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) was issued in August 2022. The Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) provides responses to comments and a summary of the proposed project process.