Accession Number : ADA611398


Title :   Environmental Assessment Addressing Gate Complex Construction at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois


Corporate Author : AIR FORCE CIVIL ENGINEER CENTER JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO TX


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a611398.pdf


Report Date : Apr 2014


Pagination or Media Count : 205


Abstract : Introduction. Federal actions that potentially involve significant impacts on the environment must be reviewed in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and all other applicable laws. The U.S. Air Force (USAF) has completed an Environmental Assessment (EA) to address the potential environmental consequences associated with the USAF proposal to construct and operate a new access gate complex at Scott AFB, Illinois, and associated activities. Purpose of and Need for the Proposed Action. The purpose of the Proposed Action is twofold. First, the Proposed Action is to replace the existing Cardinal Creek Gate with a modern access gate complex that is capable of processing the increased number of vehicles accessing the installation following the construction of the proposed interchange with Interstate 64 (1-64 ). Second, the Proposed Action is to replace the commercial vehicle inspection facilities at the Mascoutah Gate with a facility at the Cardinal Creek Gate that meets a11 appropriate antiterrorism/force-protection (AT/FP) requirements. The Proposed Action is needed because the existing Cardinal Creek Gate would not be able to accommodate the increased traffic volume following the construction of the new Rieder Road interchange with 1-64. The substandard infrastructure at the existing Cardinal Creek Gate prevents the gate from being operated more than 4 hours per day and does not allow for bidirectional traffic flow. The Proposed Action is also needed because the commercial vehicle inspection facility at the Mascoutah Gate does not meet all appropriate AT/FP requirements.


Descriptors :   *ACCESS , *AIR FORCE FACILITIES , *CONSTRUCTION , *ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT , *ROADS , AIR FORCE , COMMERCE , ENVIRONMENTS , IMPACT , INFRASTRUCTURE , INSPECTION , INSTALLATION , POLICIES , REQUIREMENTS , SECURITY , TRAFFIC , UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT , VEHICLES


Subject Categories : Civil Engineering
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE