Deployment Area Selection and Land Withdrawal/Acquisition. M-X/MPS (M-X/Multiple Protective Shelter) Environmental Technical Report. Transportation.
Preliminary final environmental impact statement.
HENNINGSON DURHAM AND RICHARDSON SANTA BARBARA CA
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The proposed M-X system is a large-scale defense project which will cover large portions of two states and involve almost 19,000 temporary construction workers, 5,600 temporary assembly and checkout personnel, and 13,000 permanent military and civilian employees. Approximately 9,000 mi of new roads will be constructed as part of the project, all of which will be open to the public. Two permanent operating bases will be established creating large new employment centers which will cause a large migration to the area. Among other effects, this influx of people will cause large increases in the demand for transportation facilities including roads, railroads, and airports. This report is one of a series of technical reports which serve as backup documentation to the Environmental Impact Statement for the M-X project. It examines the impacts on traffic and transportation systems associated with the construction and operation of the M-X system. The Proposed Action and eight alternative system configurations are evaluated individually and the relative impacts of each are identified. This report addresses four main issues the increase in accessibility within the region associated with construction of the project roads, the increases in traffic on existing roads associated with increases in population, the increased maintenance requirements for existing public roads due to increases in traffic, and the effect on railroad and airline service in the region. The primary emphasis of this report is on the impacts due to increases in traffic as it would be the most significant impact in the project construction area.
- Civil Engineering