The Bureau of Land Management, Lower Sonoran Field Office has completed the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the Sonoran Valley Parkway Project (SVPP). The FEIS analyzes the direct, indirect and cumulative impacts from the authorization of a 250-foot right-of-way on BLM-managed lands for the construction of a two- to six- lane Parkway. The BLM has identified Alternative A with Sub-Alternative G as the BLM Preferred Alternative.
The FEIS responds to an ROW application submitted to the BLM in 2008 by the City of Goodyear, Arizona.
Phase I is the initial phase of the SVPP and would include the following:
A two-lane road approximately 15 miles in length;
Includes a temporary, 20-foot wide construction access road;
No U-turn crossovers;
Would accomodate approximately 24,000 vehicles per day; and
Would be completed within approximately 32-months upon authorization.
Additional phases of construction, up to six-lanes, could occur in the future as demand warrants and would be subject to addtional environmental review.