Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and Technical Reports
Prior to preparing the EIS document, two other documents were prepared as part of the EIS process. Those include a Coordination Plan (841 kb PDF) and an Impact Analysis Methodology (577 kb PDF). The Coordination Plan identifies how project information will be communicated and how input from agencies and the public will be solicited and considered during the EIS process. The Impact Analysis Methodology explains how the project's potential impacts will be evaluated.
EIS Re-evaluation No. 3
The Federal Highway Administration approved the EIS Re-evaluation No. 3 (2.5 mb PDF) on May 24, 2018. The re-evaluation describes changes in the design that resulted in a decision to keep the at-grade crossing but to remove the sidetrack at this crossing location. There are no additonal impacts to wetland boundaries, wetland classifications, threatened and endangered species, and environmental areas since the April 28, 2017 re-evaluation was approved.
EIS Re-evaluation No. 2
The Federal Highway Administration approved the EIS Re-evaluation No. 2 (12 mb PDF) on April 28, 2017. The re-evaluation describes changes in wetland boundaries, wetland classifications, threatened and endangered species, environmental areas, and project design that have occurred since the July 2016 re-evaluation was approved. The re-evaluation also responds to comments received on the draft EIS second re-evaluation.
EIS Re-evaluation No. 1
The Federal Highway Administration approved the EIS Re-evaluation No. 1 (18 mb PDF) on July 22, 2016. The re-evaluation describes changes in environmental impacts that resulted from the Rotated Pebble Creek West alignment and other design refinements that have occurred during the final design process, and summarizes the mitigation measures that will be incorporated into the project. The re-evaluation also responds to comments received during the April 6, 2016 Public Involvement Meeting and subsequent comment period.
Record of Decision
The Federal Highway Administration approved the Record of Decision (3 mb PDF) on January 20, 2015. The Record of Decision explains the reasons for the project decision, summarizes mitigation measures that will be incorporated in the project, and documents Section 4(f) approval. The Record of Decision also responds to comments on the Final EIS, which was approved in September 2014. The Record of Decision documents the alternatives that were considered and the monitoring and enforcement program and ensure mitigation measures are implemented.
Northern Long Eared Bat Survey Documentation
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation and Waukesha County completed a bat survey during August of 2015 to determine whether the Northern Long Eared Bat (NLEB), a threatened species, is present along the West Waukesha Bypass Corridor. The survey concluded that the NLEB is not present within the bypass corridor. The subsequent documentation from this study can be found below.
The Final EIS was approved on September 11, 2014. Similar to the Draft EIS, the purpose of the Final EIS is to document the purpose and need of the project, the alternatives considered, and the impacts of those alternatives still under consideration at that time. The Final EIS also documents the reasons the preferred alternative was selected (the Pebble Creek West Alternative) and the input received at the public hearing in November 2012.
For your convenience, this Final EIS has been divided into 3 parts so you won't have to download and save such a large file all at once. Please download all 3 documents as they have bookmarks linked to each section.
Supplemental Final EIS Information
These documents are included on a CD at the back of the paper version of the EIS.
The Draft EIS was approved on October 19, 2012. The Draft EIS describes the need for the project, the alternatives considered, and the impacts of those alternatives. It was approved by the Federal Highway Administration and the Wisconsin DOT, to comply with the National Environmental Policy Act and the Wisconsin Environmental Policy Act.
For your convenience, this Draft EIS has been divided into 3 parts so you won't have to download such a large file all at once. Please download all 3 documents as they have bookmarks linked to each section.