I-70 studies began in 2002. Each study has its own process
and timeline, but all are expected to be complete in early
2005. The studies will result in all the necessary documentation
needed to proceed to the next steps: detailed design and construction.
Currently no funding is allocated for design
or construction. Therefore, the timeframe for long-range improvements
Section 5 is conducting a Documented Categorical
Exclusion (CE) study. A CE is conducted when corridor improvements
to have no significant environmental impacts. A CE usually involves
a quick review of the project site and its surroundings, consultation
with local authorities and other knowledgeable parties, and a study
of pertinent background requirements. It may result in a short
report, or simply in completion of a checklist.
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