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Public Notice:
The City of Winston-Salem Has Determined That Impacts to
Jamison Park Resulting From the Proposed
Meadowlark Drive Improvements Project
Meet the US Department of Transportation Act, Section 4(f)
Regulations of a De Minimis Impact

What's Being Planned?

The City of Winston-Salem proposes to construct improvements to Meadowlark Drive from Country Club Road to Robinhood Road. The improvements including the addition of a center turn lane and construction of a multi-use path.

The proposed center turn lane is intended to increase safety for motorist and improve traffic flow and reduce congestion.  The proposed multi-use path is aimed towards enhancing pedestrian accessibility to area neighborhoods, shopping centers, schools and Jamison Park amenities without adversely affecting surrounding properties and resources. Project planning has been coordinated with the City of Winston-Salem’s Recreation and Parks Department as owner and operator of Jamison Park.

Why This Notice?

The proposed project has received funding from the U. S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) and is therefore subject to the U. S. Department of Transportation Act of 1966. Section 4(f) of this legislation attempts to protect publicly owned public parks and recreation areas, wildlife and waterfowl refuges, and historic sites from impacts due to transportation project development. The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has determined that Jamison Park is a Section 4(f) property; therefore all impacts to the park must be evaluated to ensure they comply with the legislation.

It is the current position of the City of Winston-Salem that the impacts to the park, as a result of the improvements project, be determined as de minimis impacts.  A de minimis impact is an impact that would not adversely affect the activities, features, or attributes qualifying a park, recreation area, or refuge for protection under Section 4(f).  In order for FHWA to consider finalizing a de minimis impact determination, an opportunity for public review and comment must being provided.

Where you come in

Pursuant to 23 CFR 774.5(b)(2), notice is hereby provided of the proposed de minimis finding determinations.  Written comments on the proposed determination should be mailed to:

City of Winston-Salem
Engineering Department
c/o Alan Temple
P.O. Box 2511
Winston-Salem, NC 27102

Or emailed to:

Public comments will be accepted up to 10 days from the date of this public notice.  Responses or replies to the public comments may not be required, depending on the substantive nature of the comments; however, all comments and responses will be documented in the administrative record for the proposed project.

View full public notice document [pdf/2p]

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