US Army Corps of Engineers
New Orleans District

Environmental Impact Statement: I-12 to Bush Highway Project

SUMMARY

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) requested a Department of Army (DA) permit, under the provisions of Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899 and Section 404 of the Clearn Water Act, to construct a modern, high-speed, 4-lane arterial highway from the southern terminus of the current, modern four-lane arterial portion of LA 21 in Bush, Louisiana, to I-12.  CEMVN determined this project could result in significant effects on natural systems, such as wetlands and riparian ecosystems.  As a result, the National Environmental Pollution Act (NEPA) requires that an EIS be prepared.

           
 EIS MILESTONES COMPLETED 
Record of Decision released July 11, 2012
End of comment period on the Final EIS  April 8, 2012
Notice of Availability for the Final EIS March 8, 2012
End of comment period on the Draft EIS October 24, 2011
Public Hearing September 28, 2011
Notice of Availability for the Draft EIS September 9, 2011
Scoping Meeting in Abita Spring January 22, 2009
Issuance of Notice of Intent to prepare EIS November 19, 2008

Evaluation Documents

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Record of Decision

Supplemental EA (pending)

Mitigation Plan (pending)