DRAFT TRANSPORTATION PLAN/ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT
The Draft Transportation Plan/Environmental Assessment presents four alternatives, including a no-action and a preferred alternative, for rehabilitating the culturally significant Going-to-the-Sun Road and other secondary roads and turnouts, reducing traffic congestion, and facilitating visitor movement to, from, and within Glacier National Park. Each alternative includes strategies for road and turnout rehabilitation, implementation of a public transit system, and traffic management. Under the no-action alternative, no significant changes or new environmental effects would occur. Under the preferred alternative (A) and other alternatives (B and C), proposed road and turnout improvements, provision of a public transit system, and implementation of traffic management actions would enhance the overall visitor experience because safety, ride quality, and traffic conditions would improve. Road and turnout rehabilitation activities would cause minor short-term inconveniences for visitors and would involve removal of roadside bedrock (10 cubic yards under A and 985 cubic yards under B and C) and disturbance of soils and vegetation (60 acres under A and 180 acres under B and C).
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Glacier National ParkWest Glacier, MT United States
- Publication Date: 1989-8
- Pagination: 168 p.
- TRT Terms: Driver rehabilitation; Environmental impacts; Highway planning; Highway traffic control; Improvements; National parks; Parks; Public transit; Railroad turnouts; Tourists; Transportation planning
- Uncontrolled Terms: Rehabilitation; Road improvements
- Subject Areas: Design; Environment; Highways; Operations and Traffic Management; Planning and Forecasting; Public Transportation; I72: Traffic and Transport Planning;
- Accession Number: 00494010
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: NPS-D149
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Apr 30 1990 12:00AM