Alaska State Dept of Transportation and Public Facilities will be hosting a public meeting in Cordova on December 17, 2019 to discuss the Copper River Highway Planning and Environmental Linkage (PEL) Study in Community Room A and the lower atrium (2nd floor) of the Cordova Center from 11:00 am through 2:00 pm
DOT&PF’s goals for this public meeting are, through the public involvement process, to:
- Reach general consensus within the community that the PEL’s draft Purpose and Need statement is accurate and complete, or; if it’s determined the Purpose and Need statement needs refinement then it’s DOT&PF’s objective to edit this statement until general consensus is achieved.
- Solicit the community for their ideas (alternatives) on how to best address the project elements cited within the draft PEL, and request their participation on deciding which preliminarily alternatives should be eliminated do to it being unreasonable.
- Solicit the community for their preference on which project element should be completed first and their preference in sequencing the remaining project elements.
A 30 day public comment period will be part of this process; the comment period will end on January 17, 2020.
DOT&PF presenters at this public meeting will be:
Ryan Anderson, P.E., Northern Region Director;
Jeff Stutzke, P.E., Northern Region Hydraulics Engineer and the Copper River Highway PEL Engineering Manager, and;
Bill Kulash, Northern Region Environmental Impact Analyst III
The DOT&PF is hoping you can attend.