Evaluation and Mitigation of Environmental Impacts Prior to Project Selection

This study demonstrates that environmental data collected on a corridor-wide scale is an excellent resource for project-specific planning as well as mitigation planning. The detailed environmental data banks and resource maps that can be created through a corridor approach (CA) provide valuable tools for long-range transportation planning, and expand the Colorado Department of Transportation's (CDOT’s) opportunity to exercise its environmental stewardship roles. The study also indicates that aerial photos provide many advantages when used as a base map and that digital formats are an efficient way to store access data. Finally, the CA provides a convenient framework for setting data collection standards that will improve CDOT’s environmental compliance process. It appears that the tools utilized in this study were outdated by the time the document was finalized. The data can be implemented in a more updated fashion with the newer methods and technologies available today.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Appendices; Tables;
  • Pagination: 38p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01047592
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CDOT-2007-6
  • Contract Numbers: 32-10
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: May 4 2007 8:46AM