The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), requires that all federally funded highway projects undergo an environmental review to identify potential impacts. Some of the activities included in the environmental review process are:
- Identification and evaluation of impacts to historic structures and properties
- Exploration of project area to determine the presence of historic and pre-contact archaeological resources
- Identification and possible mitigation of hazardous material sites
- Evaluation of potential impacts to parkland and recreational areas
- Identification and possible protection of threatened and endangered species in the project area
- Identification and minimization of negative impacts to air, noise, and water quality in the project area and surrounding neighborhoods
Each section of the I-95 reconstruction contains its own set of environmental resources and issues, which are being evaluated, click on the Project Areas menu tab above to learn more about the status and key findings for each.