Public Notice regarding Riverside Boulevard Bridge Replacement

2/4/2016 8:26:00 AM

The City of Loves Park is seeking public comments on the effects that the proposed replacement of a bridge on Riverside Boulevard (Section 08-00068-00-BR) will have on Wantz Park. Wantz Park is classified as public land protected under Section 4(f) of the US Department of Transportation Act of 1966. For the construction of the bridge replacement, Loves Park seeks a Section 4(f) “de Minimis” impact finding from the Federal Highway Administration based on the determination that the project does not adversely affect the features, attributes or activities that qualify these lands for protection under Section 4(f). The bridge to be replaced is located on Riverside Boulevard, 0.2 miles east of IL Rt 251. The construction will include relocating a City water main and widening of the bridge to accommodate four lanes of traffic and pedestrian walks. The construction of the bridge and water main is intended to have minimal impact on the adjacent park land, will improve safety, and will enhance pedestrian access at the park by providing an 8-foot wide walk on the north side of the bridge. In order to construct this project, the City will need to acquire permanent and temporary easements at the bridge. Detailed documents for this project will be available at the following location during normal business hours of Monday thru Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm:

Loves Park City Hall
Public Works & Development Office
100 Heart Boulevard
Loves Park, IL 61111
 
This is an opportunity for the public to review and comment on the effects of the project to the activities, features, and attributes that qualify Wantz Park for protection under 4(f). Written comments may be mailed, emailed, or submitted to the office of McClure Engineering. Comments must be received by February 19, 2016 to be considered as part of the public record. All correspondence regarding this project should be sent to:

McClure Engineering
Attn: Christopher Baer
7282 Argus Drive
Rockford, IL 61107
c.baer@mcclureengineering.com

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