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ENB - Region 6 Notices 10/14/2009

Adirondack Park Agency Completed Applications

County: Oneida

Lead Agency: New York State Department of Transportation (NYS DOT)

Applicant: New York State Department of Transportation
207 Genesee Street
Utica, NY 13501

Office: Adirondack Park Agency (APA)
P.O. Box 99, Route 86
Ray Brook, NY 12977
Phone: (518) 891-4050, ext. 207

APA Contact: Thomas E. Saehrig

APA Project Number: 2008-216

Project Title: New York State Department of Transportation

Location: NYS Route 28 from the Adirondack Park boundary to Tamarack Road in the Town of Forestport, New York.

For the Adirondack Park Agency: Comment Period Ends: October 29, 2009

Project Description: The revised project is briefly described as follows: The project begins outside the Park approximately 6 miles north of the intersection of Routes 12 and 28 in Alder Creek and terminates in the vicinity of Tamarack Road for a total project length of approximately 4.3 miles. The project consists of a resurfacing section from the southerly limit of the project for a length of approximately 2 miles; a reconstruction section for approximately 2.5 miles through Woodgate and a portion of White Lake to Tamarack Road where the revised project will end. The reconstruction portion of the project within the Adirondack Park will be 0.8 miles in length. There will be utility relocations throughout the 0.8 mile reconstruction section within the Adirondack Park to provide a minimum offset from the edge of travel lane of 16 feet. In addition, a vegetation management area extending 37.5 feet from the centerline of the relocated poles is proposed as part of the utility relocation project. The new poles will be 56.5 feet above the finish grade throughout the reconstruction portion of the project within the Park and there will be transmission, distribution and other communications cables on the poles.

Previously, NYS DOT was also proposing a resurfacing section with minor widening for a length of approximately 1.5 miles through a portion of White Lake; and a resurfacing section for the remainder of the project for a length of approximately 4.5 miles through Otter Lake to the Moose River in the Town of Webb, which two sections have been eliminated from the revised project. Since the revised project ends at Tamarack Road there will be no road or utility pole work beyond Tamarack Road at this time. APA is only reviewing the 0.8 mile section of the project located within the Adirondack Park. APA does not have jurisdiction over the section of the project located outside the Adirondack Park. It is anticipated that the revised project will be presented to the APA board during its November 12-13, 2009 meeting for board action.

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