Ridgefield Wildlife Refuge River 'S' Unit Access Project

June 2016 Project Update

WFLHD has recently completed the 95% design detail plan set for the bridge replacement. The project team is continuing negotiations on legal agreements and regulatory permits, this process will conclude by the fall of 2017. Construction is anticipated to begin the spring of 2018.

Project Overview

In 2009, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) published its Comprehensive Conservation Plan (CCP) for the Ridgefield Wildlife Refuge. The CCP included a Transportation Access Study completed by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA); that study was a preliminary review of alternatives providing access improvements to the River 'S' Unit.

The USFWS has now requested FHWA's Western Federal Lands Division office in Vancouver, Washington, to lead the River 'S' Unit Access Project under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). By building upon past planning efforts, the FHWA will produce an in-depth transportation analysis to assess the current access location and identify specific alternative locations to the River 'S' Unit. With this new effort, FHWA is planning on engaging in a public scoping process under NEPA to develop the Purpose and Need and a full range of alternatives to address access related problems to the River 'S' Unit.

Purpose and Need

Comments may be submitted electronically by using the Comment Sheet

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Project Details
Project # WA RRP RIDG 100(2)
Project Name Ridgefield Wildlife Refuge River 'S' Unit Access Project
Location Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, WA
Status In Development

Project Schedule

Project Schedule
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Contact Information

Project Email Address:
RiverSUnit_AccessProject@dot.gov

Michael Traffalis, Project Manager

Federal Highway Administration
Western Federal Lands Highway Division
610 East Fifth Street
Vancouver, WA 98661-3801

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