Paseo del Norte project receives federal approvals

Posted at: 04/30/2013 10:20 AM
Updated at: 04/30/2013 10:21 AM
By: Steve Mieczkowski,

The Paseo del Norte/I-25 project that is scheduled to begin later this year received two important federal approvals.

On April 12, the project received a Categorical Exclusion. The project qualifies for a CE because it will not have a significant impact on planned growth or land use for the area; does not require the relocation of significant numbers of people; does not have a significant impact on any natural, cultural, recreational, historic or other resource; and does not involve significant air, noise or water quality impacts.

On April 17, the project's Interstate Access Change request was approved. The Interstate Access Change Request is required by the FHWA because the project involves modifications to Interstate 25 including construction of a new on-ramp at I-25 and San Mateo, removal of an on-ramp at I-25 and San Antonio; reconstruction of the at-grade intersection at Paseo Del Norte and Jefferson Street as a single-point urban interchange; and construction of additional capacity (lanes) on I-25.

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