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I-225 Environmental Evaluation

The final I-225 Light Rail Transit Environmental Evaluation (EE) contains the comprehensive environmental analysis and proposed mitigation measures for the FasTracks light rail line proposed to extend from the existing Nine Mile Station on the Southeast Light Rail line to East Rail Line's proposed station at Peoria Street and Smith Road.

The final EE, including public and agency comments, was adopted by the RTD Board of Directors on October 20, 2009.

Click on the volume titles to view or download the
final EE.


Introduction (88 Kb) - Contains Cover, Table of Contents, and List of Acronyms.

Executive Summary (2.1 Mb) - Provides an overview of the project, alternatives, impacts, and mitigation measures.

Chapter 1: Purpose and Need (532 Kb) - Presents a discussion of the purpose of the project and the need for mobility improvements.

Chapter 2: Alternatives Considered (2.5 Mb) - Describes the alternatives considered during the alternatives development and screening process. Description of the No-Action Alternative and Preferred Alternative, including alignment, stations, operations, and cost.

Chapter 3: Affected Environment, Impact Evaluation, Mitigation Measures (6.2 Mb)
- After describing the existing social and natural environmental conditions in the study area, this chapter summarizes the anticipated impacts of the I-225 Light Rail and identifies potential mitigation measures.

Chapter 4: Transportation Systems (1.5 Mb) - Discusses the existing transportation system (e.g. vehicular traffic, bus routes, etc.) and the anticipated impacts to
those systems.

Chapter 5: Public Involvement and Agency Coordination (264 Kb) - Describes the public involvement process implemented from scoping period through the release of the draft EE.

Chapter 6: References (96 Kb) - Resources referenced in the draft EE.

Appendix C: Responses to Comments (264 Kb) - Provides the responses to comments received on the draft EE between July 10, 2009 and August 10, 2009.

The final EE also includes Appendix A: Preferred Alternative Detail and
Appendix B: Agency Coordination. Due to the large size of these
appendices, these digital files are not provided online. Appendix A and
B are available at all libraries in the study area or by requesting a CD from the project team.






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