Environmental Assessment of Upgrades to the Perimeter Road at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware
436TH CIVIL ENGINEER SQUADRON DOVER AFB DE
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The 436th Airlift Wing of the United States Air Force has proposed to accomplish upgrades to the perimeter road at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware. Dover AFB proposes to widen and repave the perimeter road. The Proposed Action, Alternative Action, and the No Action Alternative were assessed in an Environmental Assessment. Dover AFB is a USAF base under the Air Mobility Command and is headquarters to the 436 A W. The 436 A W provides support for Dover AFB including financial, personnel, housing, maintenance, legal, recreational, medical, fire protection, base security and chaplain services. The perimeter road at Dover AFB is the only vehicular route around the North and Northeast portion of the base. The existing road is extremely deteriorated and is a single lane in some places. The proposed repairconstruction is needed to improve operations and safety at Dover AFB. This project entails repairing the perimeter road by widening the road to ensure a lane in both directions and repaving the entire surface. Under the Proposed Action, the perimeter road would be widened to a width of22 feet for a total length of 8.5 miles. A total of 128,700 sq ft of road pavement would be constructed and a total of 869,660 square feet of roadway would be repaved. Work includes demolition of any existing asphalt, reconstruction of a sub-base, application of a new wearing surface, and other associated work. Construction is expected to begin in Calendar Year 2004. The Proposed Construction is a phased project dependent on funding.
- Civil Engineering
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
- Environmental Health and Safety