Environmental Monitor

January 6, 2015 

  1.   I-84 Project, Hartford
     No Post Scoping Notices were submitted for publication in this edition.
     No Environmental Impact Evaluations were submitted for publication in this edition.
     No State Land Transfer Notices were submitted for publication in this edition.               

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Scoping Notices

"Scoping" is for projects in the earliest stages of planning.  At the scoping stage, detailed information on a project's design, alternatives, and environmental impacts does not yet exist.  Sponsoring agencies are asking for comments from other agencies and from the public as to the scope of alternatives and environmental impacts that should be considered for further study.  Send your comments to the contact person listed for the project by the date indicated.

The following Scoping Notice has been submitted for review and comment.

1. Notice of Scoping for: I-84 Hartford Project
Municipality where proposed project might be located: Hartford, CT
Address of Project Location: I-84 from approximately Hamilton Street to I-91 interchange in downtown Hartford.
Project Description: The I-84 Hartford Project was initiated by the Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) to address structural deficiencies, improve traffic operations and safety, and reduce congestion on I-84 mainline and its interchanges from approximately Hamilton Street to   I-91 in the City of Hartford. At the same time, the I-84 Hartford Project will strive to reduce the highway’s adverse impact and footprint on the City, while integrating it more closely into the regional multimodal and interstate transportation system, both existing and planned.

There will be a Public Scoping Meeting for this project at:

DATEJanuary 21, 2015 (snow date January 28, 2015; same time and location)
TIMEOpen House from 3:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Presentation at 5:30 p.m.
PLACE: Hartford Public Library, 500 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06103
Purpose of Meeting: The Scoping Meeting will present information about the project and solicit public comments on the project’s purpose and need, preliminary alternatives, and areas of key environmental concern.
The study team will be available from 3:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m. and after the presentation until 7:30 p.m. to discuss the proposed project.  The presentation will begin at 5:30 p.m.
Written comments from the public are welcomed. Public comments may be submitted verbally at the meeting, either in front of an audience, one-on-one with a stenographer, or in writing. The meeting facility is ADA accessible. Language assistance may be requested by contacting the Department of Transportation’s Office of Communications (voice only) at (860) 594-3062 at least five (5) working days prior to the meeting. Language assistance is provided at no cost to the public, and efforts will be made to respond to requests for assistance. The Scoping Initiation Packet and other scoping materials are available online at www.i84hartford.com.
While comments may be submitted at any time throughout the course of this project, comments must be postmarked by February 20, 2015 to be part of the scoping record.
Written comments should be sent to:

Name: Mr. Richard Armstrong, Transportation Principal Engineer

Agency: Connecticut Department of Transportation, Bureau of Engineering and Construction

Address: P.O. Box 317546, Newington, CT 06131-7546

E-Mail: richard.armstrong@ct.gov (Please use the subject heading "I-84 HARTFORD Project")

Phone: (860) 594-3187

Other Information: I-84 Hartford Project Website, www.i84hartford.com

If you have questions about the public meeting, or other questions about the scoping for this project please contact Mr. Armstrong as directed above.

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Post-Scoping Notices:   Environmental Impact Evaluation Not Required
This category is required by the October 2010 revision of the Generic Environmental Classification Document for State Agencies. A notice is published here if the sponsoring agency, after publication of a scoping notice and consideration of comments received, has determined that an  Environmental Impact Evaluation (EIE) does not need to be prepared for the proposed project.

No Post-Scoping Notice has been submitted for publication in this edition.

 After Scoping, an agency that wishes to undertake an action that could significantly affect the environment must produce, for public review and comment, a detailed written evaluation of the expected environmental impacts. This is called an Environmental Impact Evaluation (EIE).

No Environmental Impact Evaluation has been submitted for publication in this edition.

Connecticut General Statutes Section 4b-47 requires public notice of most proposed sales and transfers of state-owned lands. The public has an opportunity to comment on any such proposed transfer. Each notice includes an address where comments should be sent. Read more about the process. 


No State Land Transfer Notice has been submitted for publication in this edition.

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