PAYSON I-15 INTERCHANGE

ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT

The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT), the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and Payson City are preparing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) that evaluates the interchange at Main Street (SR-115) and I-15. This study analyzes transportation conditions and recommends potential solutions to meet current and future needs.
The project team has been addressing comments received from UDOT and FHWA, including adjusting alternative design and providing additional information regarding environmental, social, and economic impacts. Through this review process, we determined the two Relocate (R) alternatives should be carried forward and fully evaluated in the DEIS. The R alternatives were originally eliminated after the alternatives meeting in December 2015. However, review and comment indicates further analysis is warranted. Click on the “Build Alternatives” tab to see the six alternatives being considered.
UDOT and FHWA are committed to working with Payson City, agencies, stakeholders, and the public to select the best alternative to meet the transportation need. This is a normal part of the EIS process to work collaboratively and undergo multiple reviews to ensure that study requirements are met and alternatives are adequately considered.
To fully evaluate the R alternatives, we now expect that the DEIS will be available for public review in late summer 2017. The DEIS will provide a full analysis of the six build alternatives and will identify a preferred alternative. A public hearing will be held once the DEIS is published, as well as a 45 day-minimum public comment period. UDOT and FHWA will consider comments when finalizing the EIS and issuing a Record of Decision.

YOUR INPUT IS WELCOME

Your input is welcome and encouraged throughout the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) process. Public meetings were held in Payson City on March 19, 2015 and Dec. 3, 2015. To view the meeting materials,

STUDY TIMELINE

Below is UDOT's estimated timeline for the EIS process.

STUDY KICK-OFF

Late 2014

SCOPING*

Early 2015

Identify and gather public input regarding items to consider in the environmental study.

ENVIRONMENTAL ANALYSIS

Mid 2015 to Summer 2017

Screen alternatives based on their potential impacts and how they meet the purpose and need statement; gather public input on the alternatives and the analysis metrics.

Draft EIS Published

Late Summer 2017

Report findings and present Locally Preferred Alternative.

PUBLIC HEARING

Late Summer 2017

Members of the public invited to provide comments on the DEIS, review the document, and have questions answered by the project team.

PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD

Late Summer/Fall 2017

This period extends a minimum of 45 days after the release of the DEIS, providing members of the public the opportunity to submit comments in response to the DEIS via mail, email, or other means.

PUBLISH FINAL EIS/RECORD OF DECISION

Mid 2018

The Final EIS includes responses to all comments received for the DEIS, including feedback from agencies and other key stakeholders as well as the public. The Record of Decision is the FHWA’s final decision regarding the project. It also identifies mitigation requirements and other commitments.

The schedule has been revised throughout the course of this study. This timeline reflects the most current plan.
 
 
 
Current Phase
* Public Meeting and Review Period

STUDY AREA

I80 & State Street Study Map