Public comments are a vital component in the decision-making process and one of the many criteria used in evaluating alternatives. The public was encouraged to review the Draft EIS, participate in the public hearing and provide comments on the Draft EIS. Comments were submitted via the following methods:
Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway Study
Arizona Department of Transportation
1655 W. Jackson St.
Phoenix, AZ 85007
At the public hearing:
Tuesday, May 21, 2013 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Phoenix Convention Center, North Ballroom
100 N. Third St.
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Three-minute verbal comments were made at the Public Hearing. Court reporters were also available to take individual verbal comments; comments provided to a court reporter were not subject to the three-minute limit. Comment forms were available for written comments.
All comment methods were considered equal.
After the public hearing, community forums were held at various locations in the Study Area to allow for additional opportunity to provide Draft EIS comments. Times and locations of the forums were posted on this website and published in newspapers and local publications.
All public comments received during the 90-day public review period for the Draft EIS are considered and included in the Final EIS and the project's administrative record.