As the study team continues to develop the Draft Environmental Impact Statement, the Alamo RMA is publishing a series of e-newsletters to help you Stay in the Loop. If you haven’t received yours, be sure and join our Loop 1604 EIS Mailing List today and encourage your friends and neighbors to join too!
The current issue highlights endangered species and announces the new Community Center web page dedicated to the Loop 1604 EIS Community Advisory Group. Other happenings on the Loop include the November 18th Public Meeting to discuss the 1604 Underpass Project @ 151.
Sound level measurements were recently collected at several residential sites along the Loop 1604 corridor as part of the studies being conducted for the Loop 1604 Environmental Impact Statement. These homes are representative of the many subdivisions along the corridor that might be affected by traffic noise. The measurements help determine the baseline sound level environment and are used to validate the noise prediction model that determines the future sound levels.
The Meeting Summary Report for Pubic Scoping Meeting Number 1 of the Loop 1604 EIS is now available on the More For 1604 website. The report includes a summary of the meetings that were held on October 21 and 22, 2009; all comments received by the Alamo Regional Mobility Authority; official responses to comments; and copies of all materials provided during the meetings.
It’s an Open House, so you can attend the location most convenient for you anytime between 6:00 & 8:30 PM. A short presentation about alternatives will be delivered multiple times each evening. In these meetings you will have the opportunity to visit with members of the project team to review and comment on:
Draft alternative recommendations for improving the Loop 1604 corridor,
The process being used to evaluate these alternatives, and
how community feedback has been incorporated to date.
If you can’t attend a meeting, you can still submit comments until Monday, April 26, 2010. For further information, please visit www.MoreFor1604.com or call 888.4LP.1604 (888-457-1604).
The Loop 1604 Community Advisory Group (CAG) met March 25, 2010 for their third meeting. The focus of this meeting was to review and discuss the screening process, draft alternatives, and other materials being prepared for the 2nd Public Scoping Meetings that will be held April 12, 13, and 14.
This group was formed by the Alamo Regional Mobility Authority to help facilitate the exchange of information, to share concerns and ideas among interest groups and the study team, and to provide feedback on the study process from a community perspective. The group also helps by reviewing study materials for clarity and effectiveness. Members of this group provide diverse representation of interests potentially affected by the Loop 1604 transportation improvements. These interests include business and civic communities, residents and neighborhood associations, educational institutions, environmental groups, and corridor users.
The Loop 1604 Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) study began in 2009 for the portion of Loop 1604 from Potranco Road to IH 35 North. Inclusion of the portion of Loop 1604 between US 90 West and Potranco Road has been added since the first public scoping meeting was held on October 21 and 22, 2009. The expanded corridor is approximately 37 miles in length and provides circumferential mobility in Central/Northwest Bexar County.
For more information on the Loop 1604 EIS and how you can get involved visit www.MoreFor1604.com.
Community Advisory Group (CAG) representative Mayor Williams invited the Loop 1604 study team to speak to the Northeast Partnership for Economic Development at their March 12th luncheon. The study team encouraged members of this group to participate in solving transportation problems associated with Loop 1604. The Northeast Partnership includes cities in the northeast part of the San Antonio who have an interest in advancing economic and quality of life development goals for the region as a united group.
Members of the Loop 1604 Community Advisory Group invited the Alamo RMA to provide a presentation to the Randolph Metrocom Chamber of Commerce on March 9th. The San Antonio – Bexar County Metropolitan Planning Organization also gave a presentation on the Mobility 2035 Plan.
The next series of Public Meetings for the Loop 1604 Environmental Impact Statement are coming soon. Spring is a busy time for all of us so make sure you set aside time to participate in one of these important events tentatively set for April 12, 13, and 14. Watch for further notices and be sure and visit the More For 1604 project website for further information once meeting details are finalized. This is a great opportunity to give your input on what alternatives should be evaluated in the Environmental Impact Statement.