Project Name: Trafton Road NEPA Analysis
Summary: Environmental assessment for proposed highway interchange
Client: Trafton Realty, LLC
Project Location: Waterville, ME
Project Size: 100 acres
NEPA, EAs, and EISs
Habitat Assessment, Impact Study
Vernal Pools Assessment
Endangered Species Act Consulting
Rare Threatened and Endangered Plant and Animal Species (Atlantic Salmon)
State and Local Permitting
Project Timeframe: 2012 - 2014
Trafton Realty LLC and the MaineDOT required an Environmental Assessment (EA) and permit applications for a proposed highway interchange on I-95 at the border of Waterville and Sidney, ME. The purpose of the interchange is to help improve regional mobility; ease traffic flow on a busy Waterville thoroughfare (Kennedy emorial Drive); improve access to I-95.
Kleinschmidt completed the NEPA analysis to investigate if the preferred project alternative (construction of the interchange) both accomplished the project purpose and avoided and minimized potential effects on regulated resources such as wetlands relative to the “no build” and other alternatives. Kleinschmidt assessed potential impacts to regulated resources including wetlands, streams and federally listed species within the 100-acre project area. Kleinschmidt also assisted with public meetings, provided permitting support, and helped advance effective collaboration between multiple agencies and a private developer as part of a unique public-private partnership. The project was awarded a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) in 2014.
Kleinschmidt completed the NEPA analysis and provided deliverables on-time and within budget.