The Mid County Parkway is a proposed 16-mile transportation corridor that will relieve traffic congestion for east-west travel in western Riverside County between the San Jacinto and Perris areas and help address future transportation needs through 2040.
The Riverside County Transportation Commission (RCTC), the agency responsible for transportation in Riverside County and the administrator of Measure A (Riverside County's 1/2 cent sales tax for transportation), has completed the environmental studies for the modified alternatives for the Project.
WHAT'S BEEN HAPPENING ON THE MID COUNTY PARKWAY PROJECT?
The Recirculated Draft EIR/Supplemental Draft EIS (RDEIR/SDEIS) evaluating the modified alternatives from I-215 to SR-79 was prepared and circulated for a 75 day public review period in January 2013 and a public hearing was held in February 2013. Revised sections of Chapter 4 of the RDEIR/SDEIS were prepared and circulated for a 45 day public review period in January 2014. Electronic copies of both documents are available on this website under "Library/Links."
Following completion of the public review of the RDEIR/SDEIS the Final EIR/EIS was prepared and finalized with concurrence from all the agencies (FHWA, Caltrans, USACE, USFWS, USEPA, and CDFW) involved in the MCP project. The Final EIR/EIS includes responses to comments on the January 2013 RDEIR/SDEIS, the January 2014 revised sections of Chapter 4 of the RDEIR, and identifies the preferred alternative.
WHAT'S NEXT FOR THE MID COUNTY PARKWAY PROJECT?
The Final EIR/EIS is available electronically on this website under "Library/Links."
The Commission's role as the Lead Agency under CEQA is to consider whether to certify the Final EIR, adopt Findings pursuant to CEQA, adopt a Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program, adopt a Statement of Overriding Considerations, and approve the Mid County Parkway Project. As the lead agency under NEPA, FHWA would consider approval of the final EIS and issuance of a Record of Decision (ROD) for the MCP Project. FHWA will consider taking action if the Commission certifies the final EIR.
For NEPA purposes April 17, hardcopies of the Final EIR/EIS will be available at public locations listed in the "Library/Links" section of this website and on April 24 a Notice of Availability (NOA) published in area newspapers and Federal Register.
Following any issuance of the FHWA ROD, the project can begin Right of Way Acquisition and Plans, Specification & Estimates (PS&E) Phases.
During the PS&E phase, RCTC and FHWA would work on compliance with state / federal permitting requirements and regulations as well as complying with mitigation requirements in order to begin construction.
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