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    NEW! Record of Decision - Presque Isle Bypass (April 2013)
    Adobe PDF fileRecord of Decision - Presque Isle Bypass - April 2013 (Adobe PDF, 5MB)

    FHWA has issued the Record of Decision (ROD) for the proposed Presque Isle Bypass. The ROD illustrates FHWA's decision in selecting Alignment Option 7 as the preferred alternative for the Bypass, based on the Final Environmental Impact Statement, consultation with agencies and the public, and comments received. The chosen alternative would extend from Route 1 near the Westfield town line, east of Presque Isle, to rejoin Route 1 near Brewer Road, north of the Aroostook River.

    Final Environmental Impact Statement - Presque Isle Bypass (January 2013)
    Adobe PDF fileFinal Environmental Impact Statement for the proposed Presque Isle Bypass - January 2013 (Adobe PDF, 2MB)
    Adobe PDF filePresque Isle Bypass FEIS Appendices - January 2013 (Adobe PDF, 70MB)
    Adobe PDF filePresque Isle Bypass FEIS Volume 2 Figures - January 2013 (Adobe PDF, 58MB)

    FHWA and Maine DOT have released the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the proposed Presque Isle Bypass. The FEIS documents Maine DOT's selection of the preferred alternative (Alternative 7), which extends from Route 1 near the Westfield town line, east of Presque Isle, to rejoin Route 1 near Brewer Road, north of the Aroostook River.

    Record of Decision (February 2010)
    FHWA has released Record of Decisions (RODs) for the Aroostook County Transportation Study FEIS (Adobe PDF fileTier 1 ROD) and the Route 1-161 Connector in Caribou FEIS (Adobe PDF fileTier 2 ROD). The RODs complete the decision-making process for the Tier 1 and Tier 2 FEIS. The RODs document FHWA’s compliance with the requirements of environmental and related statues and regulations that apply to FHWA decisions and actions on proposed highway construction projects. The RODs address comments received on the FEIS and include an errata sheet for the FEIS.

    Adobe PDF fileFinal Environmental Impact Statement – Route 1-161 Connector in Caribou (December 2009, download size: 100KB)
    The Maine Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration have released the Aroostook County Transportation Study Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS).

    This FEIS addresses both the Tier 1 Aroostook County Transportation Study (ACTS) and one of the Tier 2 segments, Segment 4 – the Route 1-161 Connector in Caribou. A Tier 2 FEIS for the Presque Isle Bypass is expected to be released for public review in the Fall of 2010.

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    Adobe PDF fileDraft Northern Border Crossing Technical Memorandum (Download size: 2.5MB)
    To assist potential respondents to MaineDOTs upcoming RFP for the preparation of a Feasibility Study for the International Commercial Border Crossing Facility, MaineDOT is providing the 2002 Draft Northern Border Crossing Technical Memorandum. This memorandum provides detailed information on the border crossing site selection methodology and the results of the technical analysis.

    Corps of Engineers Section 404 Permit Application for the Presque Isle Bypass (June 2008) Adobe PDF filePart 1 (download size: 10.2MB) | Adobe PDF filePart 2 (download size: 17.0MB)
    MaineDOT has submitted a permit application to the Corps of Engineers for the Presque Isle Bypass (Segment 7 of the Aroostook County Transportation Study). This permit application describes the various alternative routes that were evaluated and reasons why they were dismissed. It evaluates in more detail three alignment options that would provide an easterly bypass of downtown Presque Isle via a new Route 1 alignment, but does not identify a Preferred Alternative. The Corps of Engineers will post a public notice on their website and solicit comments on the application before identifying a Least Environmentally Damaging Practicable Alternative. Visit the Corps of Engineers Public Notices page.

    Adobe PDF fileCorps of Engineers Section 404 Permit Application for the Caribou Route 1-161 Connector (December 2007, download size: 11.6MB)
    MaineDOT has submitted a permit application to the Corps of Engineers for the Caribou Route 1-161 Connector (Segment 4 of the Aroostook County Transportation Study). This permit application describes the various alternative routes that were evaluated and reasons why they were dismissed. It evaluates in more detail three alignment options that would connect Route 1 (at the Route 89 intersection) with Route 161 near Ogren Road, but does not identify a Preferred Alternative. The Corps of Engineers has identified the Least Environmentally Damaging Practicable Alternative (LEDPA). Visit the Corps of Engineers Public Notices page.

    Adobe PDF fileEconomic Impact Study – Presque Isle Bypass (November 2007, download size: 400KB)
    MaineDOT has completed an Economic Impact Study to evaluate the potential economic impacts of a Presque Isle Bypass on businesses in downtown Presque Isle.


     
    Aroostook County Transportation Study Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)
    Tier 1 FEIS ACTS and Tier 2 FEIS for Route 1-161 Connector in Caribou

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    FEIS ~ Volumes 1 - 2 (December 2009)
       Volume 1 – Text
       Volume 2 – Figures


     
    Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement (SDEIS)

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    SDEIS ~ Volumes 1 - 3 (June 2006)
       Volume 1 – Text
       Volume 2 – Figures
       Volume 3 – Response to Comments

    Route 1 Corridor Management Plan ~ Caribou to Van Buren (August 2005)

    Route 1 Corridor Management Plan ~ Presque Isle to Caribou (August 2005)

    Corridor Traffic Analysis Technical Memorandum (August 2005)

    Economic Technical Report (August 2005)

    Environmental Technical Report ~ Volumes 1 & 2 (August 2005)
       Volume 1 – Text
       Volume 2 – Figures

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