Environmental Documentation

Click the Links below to view specific sections of the document. Full download is also available.
Appendix A – Purpose and Need Statement
Appendix B – Alternatives Considered but Eliminated
Appendix C – Design Executive Summary
Appendix D – Linking Planning and NEPA Document
Appendix E1 – Public Meeting Documentation: Public Meeting #2
Appendix E2 – Public Meeting Documentation: Local Officials Meeting
Appendix E3 - Public Meeting Documentation and Analytics
Appendix F - US Coast Guard and Maritime Coordination
Appendix G – 6002 Process Meeting Minutes
Appendix H – USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service Coordination
Appendix I – Socioeconomic Documentation
Appendix J – Cultural Resources/Section 4(f) Documentation
Appendix L – Hazardous Materials Documentation
Appendix M – Ecological Resources Documentation
Appendix N – Section 106 MOA
In March 2022 the project completed a major milestone with the signing of the environmental document. The environmental studies took years to complete and satisfy the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) requirements as well as all necessary federal, state, and local regulatory processes. The document was approved as a KYTC Categorical Exclusion Level 3 (CE-3)
The signed environmental document signifies approval of the Preferred Alternative for the project, comprised of the preferred alignment for the new bridge and associated improvements. The Preferred Alternative includes the eventual closure of the existing bridge. The environmental document and appendices are posted below and available for download.

Additionally, hard (paper) copies are available for viewing in the project documentation repositories:

  • The Ballard-Carlisle County Public Library located at 257 North 4th St, Wickliffe, KY 42087
  • Cairo Public Library located at 609 Washington Ave, Cairo, IL 62914