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Environmental Summary
Project Name: I-95 BSR/BRI Project
Project Location: Philadelphia County, PA
   
MITIGATION CATEGORY RESOURCE/ REFERENCE NUMBER RESPONSIBLE PARTY SOURCE DOCUMENTS PART 1 OF 5: PRELIMINARY ENGINEERING
BEGIN STATION END STATION IMPACT MITIGATION COMMITMENT
NATURAL RESOURCES
Streams, Rivers, and Watercourses Frankford Creek/Old Frankford Creek PennDOT consultant/USACE CEE Part B, A-1     TBD Frankford Creek and Old Frankford Creek are located within the project area. Approximately 310LF of permanent impacts and 44 LG of temporary impacts. There are no impacts to Old Frankford Creek anticipated.
Navigable Waterways Frankford Creek/Old Frankford Creek PennDOT consultant/US Coast Guard CEE Part B, A-1 Coast Guard Coordination     None anticipated Frankford Creek is considered navigable by the US Coast Guard but not the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. No navigability will be effected by the project. Coordination with the Coast Guard was received for Thompson Street, Ramp A and I-95.
Wetlands Finding of No Wetland Letter PennDOT consultant/USACE CEE Part B, A-1: Finding of No Wetlands Letter     None anticipated A "Finding of No Wetlands" Letter Report was prepared and submitted in July 2009.
Coastal Zone Delaware Estuary Zone PennDOT consultant/DEP CEE Part B, A-1: PADEP Coastal Zone Management Office Coordination     None anticipated The project is located within the Delaware Estuary Zone. No impacts to the coastal zone are anticipated. Coordination with the PADEP Coastal Zone Management Office will occur for each section with the project goes to construction.
Floodplains/Floodways 100-year floodplain PennDOT consultant CEE Part B, A-1     None anticipated The project is located within the 100-year floodplain of Frankford Creek and Old Frankford Creek. It is determined that no significant floodplain encroachment will occur.
Soil Erosion and Sedimentation E&C Control Plan, NPDES permit PennDOT consultant CEE Part B, A-1     None anticipated Coordination with County Conservation District. NPDES Permit expected. An Erosion & Sedimentation Control Plan will be prepared and submitted to PADEP Southeast Region. During construction the approved E&S plan will be implemented. There will be no permanent effects due to construction activities.
Threatened and Endangered Plants and Animals Threatened and Endangered Species Queries PennDOT consultant CEE Part B, A-3     None anticipated PAFBC concurred that there will be no adverse impacts to red-bellied turtles as a result of the construction activities.
Landscaping/Vegetation Landscaping plan PennDOT consultant CEE Part B, A-2     N/A Landscaping plan is proposed
AIR, NOISE, AND VIBRATION
Sensitive Air Quality Receptors Air Quality Survey PennDOT consultant CEE Part B, A-6     None anticipated Air Quality Non-Attainment area for ozone. The project complies with regional conformity analysis associated with non-attainment area. There are sensitive receptors located with the project area. A quantitative CO Analysis was completed, there is no significant adverse impact on air quality as a result of CO emissions. A qualitative PM 2.5 analysis was conducted and it was determined the project is not part of air quality concern, qualitative MSAT completed and there is no meaningful increase in MSAT emissions.
Sensitive Noise Receptors Noise Survey PennDOT consultant CEE Part B, A-6     TBD 400+ noise receptors present in the project area. An existing noise barrier will be replaced but the initial noise analysis shows an increase in noise levels, therefore the analysis will be repeated at final design to determine mitigation.
HAZARDOUS OR RESIDUAL WASTE SITES
UST/AST Phase I ESA PennDOT consultant CEE Part B, A-2     TBD Phase I ESA completed for both sections. Section BSR 46 sites of concern were identified, eight are recommended for further study. A Phase I ESA was conducted for Section BRI. A Phase III survey was recommended for soil and groundwater at areas for excavation.
COMMUNITY RESOURCES
Regional and Community Growth Plans Conceptual Stage Survey PennDOT consultant CEE Part B, A-7     Displacements Project will have some impacts on planned growth, land development and development patterns in the area resulting from residual displacements
Residences, Businesses, or Farms Conceptual Stage Survey PennDOT consultant CEE Part B, A-2     Displacements Conceptual survey was prepared and is attached to the CEE. A total of 43 properties will be acquired. For BSR, 34 residential properties and 7 commercial properties will be acquired. For BRI, while no residential properties will be acquired, 2 commercial properties will be acquired.
Parks and Recreation Facilities American Legion park PennDOT consultant CEE Part B, A-2     One potential resource impacted American Legion Memorial along Aramingo Avenue below the I-95 Aramingo South ramp. A community park is located on the south side of Richmond Street, adjacent to the southeastern limit of the project area. Temporary impacts during construction may occur to the American Legion memorial along Aramingo Avenue directly beneath the I-95 Aramingo South ramp. This will be further evaluated during final design.
CULTURAL RESOURCES
Archaeological Sites Phase I Archeology Report   CEE Part B, A-4     None anticipated The Phase I Archeology Survey was completed in 2006. A potential archeology site was identified and has been avoided by the proposed design.
National Register Listed or Eligible Site/Districts Eligible & Listed Resources identified in Historic Structures Survey and Effects Report PennDOT CRP CEE Part B, A-4     One potential resource impacted A Listed structure (Henry Longfellow School) is located within the project area and will be demolished. The PA Railroad Bridge (Eligible for Listing), is considered a non-contributing element to the PA Railroad-Philadelphia to New York Main Line will be repaired and painted. There is a finding of No Adverse Affect for this property. The Frankford Arsenal, which is Listed, will not be impacted as part of the project. The MOA was prepared for the adverse effects to the properties and was approved September 2010. Stipulations are listed in the CEE document. A Historic Structures Survey and Determination of Effects Report was completed.
Section 4(f) Resources Eligible & Listed Resources PennDOT CRP CEE Part B, A-5     3 resources effected 3 Section 4(f) resources within project, Henry Longfellow School, the PA Railroad Bridge, and the Frankford Arsenal. A Section 4(f) Use will occur at the school and RR. An individual Section 4(f) Evaluation was approved in February 2011.
SAFETY AND MOBILITY
Bike/Pedestrian Facilities Bike/Ped Checklist PennDOT consultant CEE Part B, A-7     None anticipated Checklist was prepared. Project incorporated Bike/Ped in design.

 

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