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Posted 10/31/2018

Release no. 18-078


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USACE - Omaha Public Affairs Office
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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Omaha District will hold a public scoping meeting for the U.S. Highway 275 (US-275) West Point to Scribner Expressway Project Environmental Impact Statement (EIS).

The meeting will be an open-house format with a variety of materials available for viewing, as well as a presentation by the USACE and Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT).  Project team members will be available to discuss issues and answer questions regarding the project and EIS process.

Date:               Thursday, November 8, 2018

Time:              5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Location:        Mohr Auditorium

                        650 County Road 13 Boulevard, Scribner, NE 68057


The meeting will provide a forum for the USACE to introduce the project to the public, present the project’s preliminary purpose, need and alternatives, and gather information from the public about important issues and local concerns for consideration in the EIS.  Written comments from the public will also be accepted as part of the scoping process.

If you are unable to attend the public scoping meeting and want to provide comments, suggestions, or relevant information on the project and alternatives, you may do so by until November 30 by one of the following methods:

Mail:

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District

Nebraska Regulatory Office

ATTN: Phil Rezac

8901 S. 154th Street

Omaha, NE 68138–3621

 

E-mail: US275.EIS@usace.army.mil

 

For information on the project as the NEPA effort progresses, please visit the EIS Website: http://www.nwo.usace.army.mil/Missions/Regulatory-Program/Nebraska/

 

The USACE is expecting to receive a Clean Water Act Section 404 Permit Application from NDOT for the project, and is preparing the EIS to analyze the direct, indirect, and cumulative effects of the project. The goals of the EIS are to identify long-term mobility needs, present solutions that consider a broad range of perspectives, and work transparently and inclusively with the public including you and your fellow community members.