ENB Multiregion and Statewide Completed Applications 12/15/2010
NYS Dept of Transportation
50 Wolf Rd
Albany, NY 12232
Glenridge Rd-W of Maple Ave to W of Rte 146 Intersection
Glenville/Clifton Park, NY
Permit(s) Applied for:
Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification
Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands
Project is Located:
Several Counties throughout the State
The NYS DOT (applicant) proposes the reconstruction and realignment of Glenridge Road from approximately 919 feet west of Maple Ave to a location approximately 591 feet east of Bradt Road in the Towns of Glenville and Clifton Park, Schenectady and Saratoga Counties. The project will include the replacement of two existing railroad bridges, the Glenridge Road bridge over the Alplaus Kill, the realignment/reconstruction of portions of the Delaware & Hudson and Boston & Maine railroad track, a single lane roundabout at Maple Avenue to improve traffic flows, and associated needs identified in the project corridor. Construction will result in approximately 0.52 acres of permanent impacts to wetlands within the project area, of which, approximately 0.07 acres are part of state mapped wetland S-105 and approximately 0.05 acres of temporary impacts. The project will also impact approximately 0.82 acres of the regulated 100 foot wetland buffer area of wetland S-105. In addition to wetland impacts, the project will impact approximately 91.6 linear feet of the Alplaus Kill resulting in approximately 154.4 cubic meters of fill placed below ordinary high water to excavate for the new east and west bridge abutments associated with the Glenridge Road crossing of the Alplaus Kill. To mitigate for impacts, the NYS DOT will create approximately 0.84 acre of compensatory wetlands off-site, proposed adjacent to an existing wetland mitigation area located east of the I-890 westbound Exit 1A/NYS Thruway, Exit 26 Interchange off Ramp, in the town of Rotterdam.
Availability of Application Documents:
Filed application documents, and Department draft permits where applicable, are available for inspection during normal business hours at the address of the contact person. To ensure timely service at the time of inspection, it is recommended that an appointment be made with the contact person.
State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) Determination:
Project is a Type I action and will not have a significant effect on the environment. A coordinated review with other agencies was performed and a Negative Declaration is on file.
SEQR Lead Agency: NYS Dept of Transportation
State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination:
Based on the information provided in cultural resources survey reports for this project, the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP) has determined that the proposed activity will have an impact on registered or eligible archaeological sites or historic structures. Measures have been undertaken in consultation with OPRHP to avoid or mitigate impacts to registered or eligible resources. These agreed upon measures conclude the SHPA review.
This project is not located in a Coastal Management area and is not subject to the Waterfront Revitalization and Coastal Resources Act.
Opportunity for Public Comment:
Comments on this project must be submitted in writing to the Contact Person no later than Dec 30, 2010.
James J Eldred
NYSDEC Region 4 Headquarters
1130 North Westcott Rd
Schenectady, NY 12306