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Alabama State Route 24 Red Bay Bypass

Franklin County, Alabama

The Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) proposes to construct a four-lane bypass on new alignment south of Red Bay, Alabama, from the Alabama/Mississippi state line to just west of Bear Creek. The improvements continue eastward by widening the existing State Route 24 from a two-lane to a four-lane facility by adding a median and two travel lanes south of existing State Route 24 from west of Bear Creek to State Route 247. The project would impact approximately 3.23 acres of wetlands at three sites and would require fill to approximately 0.43 acres of streambeds at eight stream crossings and two stream relocations.

In response, TVA has reviewed the 1982 Environmental Assessment (EA) for Project No. APD 355(505), Corridor V, Mississippi State Line to State Route 247 in Franklin County and the 2003 re-evaluation for this project, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Supplemental EA and FONSI, and has independently evaluated the potential environmental impacts. TVA has adopted the FWHA/ALDOT EA (both the March 11, 1982 EA and its reevaluation on February 10, 2003) and the USACE supplemental EA and FONSI and on July 7, 2005, issued a Finding of No Significant Impact for the issuance of the Section 26a approval.

Documents

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Finding of No Significant Impact (PDF, 27 kb)

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Supplemental EA, Statement of Findings, and Finding of No Significant Impact (PDF, 3.2 Mb)

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service May 23, 2005 Correspondence (PDF, 374 kb)

Federal Highway Administration Re-Evaluation of the March 1982 Finding of No Significant Impact (PDF, 3.3 Mb)

Federal Highway Administration 1982 Finding of No Significant Impact and Environmental Assessment (PDF, 4.5 Mb)

Contact

To obtain a printed copy of the document and attachments, contact Helen Rucker or by phone at 865-632-6506.

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