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Glacier Rail Park / Kalispell Core Area Development and Trail Project Finding of No Significant Impact and Section 4(f) Determination

  • 03
  • Jul
  • 2017
KEYWORDS: Glacier Rail Park / Kalispell Core Area Development and Trail Project Finding of No Significant Impact and Section 4(f) Determination
ABSTRACT: The US Department of Transportation (USDOT) selected the City of Kalispell, Montana (City) to receive Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) funding for construction of the Glacier Rail Park/Kalispell Core Area Development and Trail Project (Project). The Project is located in northwest Montana. The USDOT’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) is administering the TIGER grant. The Project is also receiving non-federal financial contributions from local government and private sources. The Project consists of two phases: construction of a new rail-served industrial park (Rail Park) and associated infrastructure improvements (Phase I); and removal of 1.6 miles of existing railroad track and conversion of the railroad right-of-way to a public-use trail (Kalispell Trail), and construction of up to three north-south street connections (complete streets) (Phase II). Details regarding the various components of Phase I and Phase II are provided in Section 3.3, and a map of the Project location is provided below.

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