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Record of Decision
Final Environmental Impact Statement
Additional Technical Reports
DRIC Progress Reports
Draft Environmental Impact Statement Public Hearing Transcript
Draft Environmental Impact Statement
Location of U.S. DRIC Depositories
Technical Reports
Additional Screening of Alternatives, June 2007
Air Quality Analysis Protocol Draft, May 2007
Preliminary Assessment of Impacts
Windsor-Detroit Gateway Transaction Structure and High-Level Strategic Risk Analysis
Value Analysis/Value Planning Study
Air Quality CO Hotspot Technical Information
U.S. Evaluation of Illustrative Alternatives
Illustrative Alternatives - Air Quality Burden Technical Information
Illustrative Alternatives - Air Quality CO Hotspot Technical Information
U.S. Draft Purpose and Need Statement
U.S. Scoping Document
P/NF Progress Reports
Traffic-Only Summary / Traffic & Toll Revenue Study
Traffic & Toll Revenue Study (full report)
DRIC Project Report to the Legislature
FEIS Re-evaluation No. 1 for the NITC Project


FEIS RE-EVALUATION NO. 1 FOR THE NITC PROJECT

July 22, 2013 - MDOT received FHWA approval to acquire right-of-way (ROW) for this project. Federal rules require a re-evaluation of the project's FEIS before FHWA authorizes MDOT to advance the project to the ROW acquisition phase. This re-evaluation considered whether the conclusions of the FEIS remained valid, and concluded that there is no need to supplement the FEIS at this time. This conclusion was based on the findings that there are no changes in the purpose and need for the project, to the project design, and to relevant laws or regulations that would affect the project at this time.

DRIC PROJECT REPORT TO THE LEGISLATURE

April 29, 2010 - MDOT's Report to the Michigan House Transportation Committee, pursuant to Public Act 116 of 2009, Section 384. Final Minutes of the April 29, 2010 House Transportation Committee Meeting

Additional testimony submitted at the April 29, 2010 House Transportation Committee Meeting TRAFFIC & TOLL REVENUE STUDY (FULL REPORT)

Preliminary Results of the Comprehensive Traffic and Toll Revenue Study for the DRIC Project Forecast Refresh and Update - May 2010

Brief Three Page Summary of Report

Appendices

Letter to Michigan Legislature relaying the report
(House Template) (Senate Template) (List of Recipients for both letters)

TRAFFIC-ONLY SUMMARY / TRAFFIC & TOLL REVENUE STUDY

March 9, 2010

Questions (with answers) received in response to MDOT's RFPOI posting

Preliminary Results of the Comprehensive Traffic and Toll Revenue Study for the DRIC Project Forecast Refresh and Update - Traffic-Only Summary - February 2010

Appendices

MDOT News Release

MDOT News Release (Related Table)

Q&A for the Traffic Study Release

RECORD OF DECISION

The Record of Decision, issued Jan. 14, 2009, by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), is the final environmental clearance for the Detroit River International Crossing (DRIC) Study for a proposed new border crossing system just north of Zug Island. The Record of Decision is the last step under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) to gain project approval, following four years of consultations, public hearings, traffic analyses, and environmental studies. The Record of Decision allows Michigan to begin right-of-way acquisition and construction planning for the proposed new bridge. Construction of a new border inspection plaza, bridge and interchange is scheduled to begin in 2010, with an official opening of the new crossing system planned for 2013.

2009-02-11 Letter from FHWA to recipients of the Record of Decision, listing technical errors and corresponding corrections (this errata did not affect the final decision making process)

Record of Decision [English] [Spanish]
U.S. Department of Transportation Press Release - USDOT Signs 'Record of Decision' for DRIC
MDOT Press Release - Federal government approves new Detroit-Windsor border crossing system
Background for DRIC Record of Decision
DRIC FEIS - Notes on Comments (Note - this document can be translated and made available in Spanish upon request)
DRIC FEIS Comments
Copies of the ROD are available to view at these locations, along with the FEIS, DEIS and supporting technical reports

FINAL ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT

This document is a Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) and Final Section 4(f) Evaluation for the United States' part of a proposed border crossing system between the international border cities of Detroit, Michigan, and Windsor, Ontario. The proposed project also includes the plaza, where tolls and U.S. border inspection activities occur, and the interchange connecting the plaza to I-75. This FEIS explains why the project is needed and identifies the Preferred Alternative. The Preferred Alternative's impacts are explained. Sometimes impacts can be avoided, lessened, or mitigated. Mitigation includes measures to address any damage to the environment caused by the project through avoidance, replacement, restoration, compensation or any other means. The potential indirect and cumulative effects, as well as the impacts this project may have across the international boundary in Canada, are also covered in this document.

MDOT Press Release Announcing Availability of the FEIS
MDOT Legal Notice Announcing Availability of the FEIS
Copies of the FEIS are available to view at these locations, along with the DEIS and supporting technical reports.
Comment on the FEIS by E-mail (please include your name, address, and whether you represent a larger group or organization; all comments must be received by January 5, 2009)

Cover and Signature Page
Preface
Foreword
Table of Contents
Executive Summary
Spanish Version of FEIS Summary - Declaración Final de Impacto Ambiental y de Evaluación de la Sección 4(f) - Resumen Ejecutivo

Section 1 - Why is a New Border Crossing Needed?
Section 2 - Alternatives
Section 3 - The Environment: What’s There Now and What are the Impacts?
Section 4 - What Are Mitigation and the Proposed Measures to Reduce Harm?

Green Sheet

Section 5 - Final Section 4(f) Evaluation
Section 6 - How Were Local, State and Federal Agencies and the Public Involved?
Section 7 - List of Preparers of FEIS
Section 8 - FEIS Distribution List
Section 9 - List of Acronyms

Appendices

Appendix A Conceptual-Stage Relocation Plan
Appendix B Partnership Framework, Charter, and Memorandum of Cooperation
Appendix C Concurrence by Federal Highway Administration of Illustrative Alternatives Analysis and Results
Appendix D Environmental Justice Analysis Approach
Appendix E State Historic Preservation Officer Letters and Draft Memorandum of Agreement Among the Michigan Department of Transportation, the Federal Highway Administration and the Michigan State Historic Preservation Officer

Appendix F Agency, Elected Officials and Other Major Stakeholders - Comments on DEIS and Responses
Appendix G Summary of Geotechnical Advisory Group Activities
Appendix H Local Advisory Council and Local Agency Group Members
Appendix I Correspondence Related to Air Quality and Inclusion of the DRIC in the Regional Transportation Plan
Appendix J Public Involvement Plan
Appendix K Air Quality Impact Analysis Technical Report Addendum
Appendix L Noise Impact Analysis Technical Report Addendum


Additional Technical Reports

Engineering Report

Volume 1 - Main Report
Volume 2 - Bound Appendices
Volume 3 - Local Interchange Road Plans
Volume 4 - Interchange Structure Studies
Volume 5 - Main Bridge Structure Study
Volume 6 - Detroit River Bridge Structure Study Appendix D - Geotechnical

Level 3 Traffic Analysis Technical Report - Travel Demand Model Results and Highway Capacity Analysis/Microsimulation Results of the Preferred Alternative

DRIC Progress Reports

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009 2010 2011  

Official DRIC DEIS Public Hearing Transcript

Letter from MDOT to FHWA Certifying the Public Hearings - June 10, 2008

Summary of Comments Recorded During the Comment Period - These comments reflect the depth and breadth of the views expressed prior to, during and since the public hearings held March 18 and 19, 2008. They do not indicate the frequency, accuracy nor validity of any particular comment. It is recommended that the complete transcript, including written comments received from elected officials, coordinating agencies, governmental agencies, advocacy groups and others be reviewed for a complete analysis. Comments will be categorized and responded to in the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS).

Public Hearing Transcripts (includes written comments submitted at the hearings)

Written Comments - Elected Public Officials

Written Comments - Federal, State, Local Public Agencies

Written Comments - Advocacy Groups, Churches, Non-profit Agencies

Written Comments - Businesses

Written Comments - Individuals

Copies of the Official DRIC DEIS Public Hearing Transcript, including all of the above documents, are available for review at these locations, along with the DEIS and supporting Technical Results

Draft Environmental Impact Statement

This document is a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) and Draft Section 4(f) Evaluation for the United States' part of a proposed border crossing system between the international border cities of Detroit, Michigan, and Windsor, Ontario. The proposed project also includes the plaza where tolls and U.S. Customs activities occur and the interchange connecting the plaza to I-75. This DEIS explains why the project is needed and analyzes the alternatives that are being considered, including the No Build alternative. Each alternative's impacts are explained. Sometimes impacts can be avoided, lessened, or mitigated. Mitigation means taking steps to reduce or substitute or provide a replacement for impacts, such as replacing wetlands affected by a project. The potential indirect and cumulative effects, as well as the impacts this project may have across the international boundary in Canada, are also covered in this document.

Press release announcing the comment period extension [English][ Spanish ][ Arabic ]

Flyer announcing the comment period extension [English][ Spanish ][ Arabic ]

Cover
Preface
Foreword
Table of Contents
Executive Summary [ English ] [ Spanish ]

Section 1 – Why is a New Border Crossing Needed?
Section 2 – Alternatives
Section 3 – The Environment: What’s There Now and What are the Impacts?
Section 4 – What Are Mitigation and the Proposed Measures to Reduce Harm?

Green Sheet

Section 5 – Draft Section 4(f) Evaluation
Section 6 – How Were Local, State and Federal Agencies and the Public Involved?
Section 7 – List of Preparers
Section 8 – Distribution List
Section 9 – List of Acronyms

Appendices

Appendix A Conceptual-Stage Relocation Plan
Appendix B Partnership Framework, Charter, and Memorandum of Cooperation
Appendix C Concurrence by Federal Highway Administration of Illustrative Alternatives Analysis and Results
Appendix D Environmental Justice Analysis Approach
Appendix E State Historic Preservation Officer Letters and Draft Memorandum of Agreement Among the Michigan Department of Transportation, the Federal Highway Administration and the Michigan State Historic Preservation Officer
Appendix F Responses to Comments Made During Scoping and Other Agency Correspondence
Appendix G Summary of Geotechnical Advisory Group Activities
Appendix H Local Advisory Council and Local Agency Group Members


Copies of the FEIS are available to view at these locations, along with the DEIS and supporting technical reports.

  • MDOT Lansing Office, 425 West Ottawa St., (third floor), Lansing, MI
  • MDOT Metro Region Office, 18101 W. Nine Mile Rd., Southfield, MI
  • Detroit Transportation Service Center, 1400 Howard St., Detroit, MI
  • Taylor Transportation Service Center, 25185 Goddard Rd., Taylor, MI
  • Henry Ford Centennial Library, 16301 Michigan Ave., Dearborn, MI
  • Detroit Public Library, 5201 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI
  • Bowen Branch of the Detroit Public Library, 3648 W. Vernor, Detroit, MI
  • Library at Southwestern High School, 6921 W. Fort St., Detroit, MI
  • Delray Recreation Center, 420 Leigh St., Detroit, MI
  • Allen Park Library, 8100 Allen Rd., Allen Park, MI
  • Ecorse Library, 4184 W. Jefferson Ave., Ecorse, MI
  • Melvindale Library, 18650 Allen Rd., Melvindale, MI
  • River Rouge Library, 221 Burke St., River Rouge, MI
  • Kemeny Recreation Center, 2260 S. Fort St., Detroit, MI
  • Campbell Branch Library, 8733 W. Vernor, Detroit, MI
  • Neighborhood City Halls
    • Central District, 2 Woodward Ave., Detroit
    • Northwestern District, 19180 Grand River Ave., Detroit
    • Northeastern District, 2328 E. Seven Mile Rd., Suite 2, Detroit
    • Western District, 18100 Meyers Rd., Detroit
    • Eastern District, 7737 Kercheval St., Detroit
    • Southwestern District, 7744 W. Vernor St., Detroit
More information on the public hearings held March 18 and 19, 2008
Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS)
Technical Reports


Technical Reports

Air Quality Impact Analysis
Bridge Conceptual Engineering Report
Bridge Type Study Report
Brine Well Cavity Investigation Program [ Part 1 ] [ Part 2 ]
Community Inventory
Conceptual Engineering

Cultural Analysis – Above-Ground Resources Survey Volume I [ Part 1 ]  [ Part 2 ]  [ Part 3 ]  [ Part 4 ]  [ Part 5 ]
Cultural Analysis – Above-Ground Resources Survey Volume II [ Part 1 ]  [ Part 2 ]  [ Part 3 ]  [ Part 4 ]
Cultural Analysis – Archaeological Phase I and II Investigations [ Part 1 ]   [ Part 2 ]

Evaluation of Illustrative Alternatives
Indirect and Cumulative Impact Analysis
Induced Demand Analysis
Initial Site Assessment and Preliminary Site Investigation
Level 1 Traffic Analysis of the Illustrative Alternatives
Level 2 Traffic Analysis Part 1: Travel Demand Model and Results
Level 2 Traffic Analysis Part 2: Highway Capacity Analysis and Microsimulation Modeling Results
Noise Study
Value Planning Study
Wetland, Threatened and Endangered Species and Coastal Zone Management


Detroit River International Crossing - Additional Screening of Alternatives, June 2007.

Air Quality Analysis Protocol Draft - May 31, 2007
An air quality analysis protocol is being developed for the environmental impact statement. The DRIC study has been identified as a project of air quality concern by an interagency work group consisting of representatives of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT), Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), and Southeast Michigan Council of Governments (SEMCOG), the metropolitan planning organization for the area in which the study is being conducted.

This draft protocol is written to be consistent with the FHWA and EPA guidance of March 29, 2006 for PM2.5 and PM10 hot-spot analysis and its interagency consultation requirement, FHWA’s February 3, 2006 Interim Guidance on Air Toxic Analysis in NEPA Documents, and to follow the process developed while writing the Detroit Intermodal Freight Terminal (DIFT) air quality analysis protocol.

Air Quality Analysis Protocol Draft - May 31, 2007

Windsor-Detroit Gateway Transaction Structure and High-Level Strategic Risk Analysis
March 12, 2007

Detroit River International Crossing Study Preliminary Assessment of Impacts
December 5, 2006

Value Analysis/Value Planning Study
Conducted January 29 - February 2, 2007

Final Presentation- includes team recommendations/suggestions
Final Report- includes Executive Summary and MDOT Decision Letter

Air Quality CO Hotspot Technical Information
README.doc
CAL3QHC data files
Prac Alts Dec 06 CAL3QHC graphics.pdf

U.S. Evaluation of Illustrative Alternatives
Detroit River International Crossing Study Evaluation of Illustrative
Alternatives - Volume 1

Detroit River International Crossing Study Evaluation of Illustrative
Alternatives - Volume 2

Detroit River International Crossing Study Evaluation of Illustrative
Alternatives - Volume 3A [Part1] [Part2] [Part3]

Detroit River International Crossing Study Evaluation of Illustrative
Alternatives - Volume 3B [Part1] [Part2] [Part3]

Detroit River International Crossing Study Evaluation of Illustrative
Alternatives - Volume 3C [Part1] [Part2] [Part3]

Illustrative Alternatives – Air Quality Burden Technical Information

Burden Information
Readme.doc
Burden Illust Alts Pl-Cross-Align to Mo 7may07.xls
MOBILE6.2 input files
MOBILE6.2 output files

Illustrative Alternatives – Air Quality CO Hotspot Technical Information

Readme.doc
CAL3QHC data files

Comments to Scoping Document
U.S. Evaluation Factor Weighting
Scoping Meeting Transcript 8-31-05

Detroit River International Crossing Study – Travel Demand Model Update(UPDATED Sept 16, 2005) - (3 MB)
Detroit River International Crossing Study – Travel Demand Forecasts (3 MB)
Detroit River International Crossing Study - Tunnel Evaluation

U.S. Draft Purpose and Need Statement
In the U.S., MDOT and FHWA are developing a Draft Purpose and Need Statement, which is required under NEPA. The statement describes why the project is needed and what problem(s) the project is intended to address, and is circulated to U.S. federal government agencies with responsibility for approvals and permits related to the project. Click here to view the latest version of the Purpose and Need Statement.

U.S. Scoping Document
The U.S. regulations implementing the National Environmental Policy Act, which requires environmental review of major federal projects, call for "an early and open process for determining the scope of issues to be addressed and for identifying the significant issues related a proposed action" (Council on Environmental Quality regulation 1501.7). Toward that end, a Scoping Document has been prepared and is being made available for public viewing. Click here to view the latest version of the Scoping Information. For Attachment 2 - Consultant Scope of Work for the Following Tasks click here.

P/NF Progress Reports

2002

2003

2004

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