LAS VEGAS — The Bureau of Land Management Southern Nevada District announces the availability of a draft environmental assessment to address potential environmental consequences associated with infrastructure improvements at the fee station to the Scenic Drive at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.
“These proposed improvements will not only help increase safety for visitors and employees – they will also help to enhance the quality visitor experience at Red Rock Canyon,” said Catrina Williams, Red Rock/Sloan Field Manager. “We encourage members of the public to review the draft environmental assessment and provide substantive comment.”
The proposed infrastructure improvements include:
- Building an additional controlled entry lane at the fee station and a five-foot-wide bicycle lane with a separate controlled entry system.
- Building a ride share lane at the fee station entrance.
- Widening the entrance roadway leading into the fee station area to accommodate the addition of the new controlled entry lane and bicycle path and widen the roadway exiting the fee station area to allow traffic to merge gradually.
- Building a maintenance/emergency vehicle entry at the intersection of the Visitor Center one-way exit road and State Route 159.
- Installing new exterior light-emitting diode lights at the fee station and parking area.
- Replacing the existing fee station septic system.
The public comment period on the draft environmental assessment is June 22, 2022, through July 22, 2022. The public is encouraged to review the environmental assessment, located at https://eplanning.blm.gov/eplanning-ui/project/2002057/510 and provide substantive comments or concerns prior to 4:30 p.m. Pacific Time on July 22, 2022. All comments received will be fully considered and evaluated for preparation of the final environmental assessment.
Comments and concerns may be submitted by emailing to [email protected] or sent in writing to the BLM Red Rock/Sloan Field Office, ATTN: Fee Station Infrastructure Draft EA, 4701 N. Torrey Pines, Las Vegas, NV 89130. Hardcopies of the environmental assessment are available upon request from the BLM Southern Nevada District Office.
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