Department of Transportation

Fairview Connector Project

State Project: U333-522-11.92
Federal Project: NHPP-0522(042)D

Categorical Exclusion

Project Summary

The West Virginia Department of Transportation Division of Highways is considering the improvements and updates to US 522 through Morgan County, West Virginia. The West Virginia Division of Highways (WVDOH) has requested a re-evaluation of the US 522 FEIS and ROD for construction of the Berkeley Springs Bypass. The Berkeley Spring Bypass project is part of the US 522 project that consists of a fourlaneroadway on new alignment from the Virginia/West Virginia state line to the Maryland state line for a distance of approximately 19 miles. This project includes the portion of US 522 beginning just south of CR 13, Winchester Grade Road, to the north of WV 9 (Segment 1) and the portion from north of WV 9 including a connection to existing US 522 and the Fairview Connector, which connects Fairview Drive to US 522 (Segment 2). This Traffic Noise Impact Study identifies all potential traffic noise impacts and follows guidelines established by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) relative to environmental studies for Type I roadway improvement projects. Ambient (existing) field noise levels were monitored following the FHWA procedures described in Sound Procedures for Monitoring Highway Noise. The noise analysis procedure used to project traffic noise was the TNM 2.5 computer model developed by the FHWA.

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