Draft Environmental Impact Statement (Draft EIS)
The Draft EIS examined the potential environmental effects of proposed alternatives for the South Mountain Freeway Project, and where adverse impacts were identified, it discussed measures to mitigate them.
Based on the findings of the Draft EIS, the written and oral comments received during the public hearing held on May 21, 2013, and comments received during the Draft EIS document public comment period that ended on July 24, 2013, ADOT prepared a Final Environmental Impact Statement (Final EIS). Comments received during the Draft EIS public comment period, including those received at the public hearing and community forums, were addressed in the Final EIS.
ADOT invited interested individuals, organizations, and federal, state, and local agencies to comment on the Draft EIS. The document can be downloaded below. The Draft EIS was also available at multiple locations, including public libraries, online and ADOT offices.
Draft Environmental Impact Statement Download
The files below are in PDF format unless otherwise noted. Each complete Draft EIS chapter is available for download and review. Because these are large files, and as an additional security measure, right click and choose Save Target As to save the files to your disk. The chapters are also divided into smaller sections to allow easier download and review of the documents.
Cover, Title Page, Table of Contents Summary Chapter
Chapter 1: Purpose and Need
Chapter 2: Community Coordination
Chapter 3: Alternatives
Chapter 4: Affected Environment, Environmental Consequences, and Mitigation
Chapter 5: Section 4(f) Evaluation
Chapter 6: Comments and Coordination
Preparers, Abbreviations and Acronyms, Glossary, Bibliography and References, and Index