Environmental Assessment Addressing Gate Complex Construction at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois
AIR FORCE CIVIL ENGINEER CENTER JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO TX
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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 antiterrorismforce-protection ATFP 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 ATFP requirements.
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