Welcome to the I-85 Extension Corridor Study
Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) Website. At this
site you will find information about a study and a
collaborative process that has been set up by the
Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) and the
Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to address issues
about the I-85 Extension and its relationship with
surrounding land uses and other state and national
public lands, and the adjoining communities.
LATEST PROJECT NEWS
A Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) has
been prepared for the proposed I-85 Extension.
The Draft EIS evaluates the potential social,
economic, and environmental effects associated
with 36 Build Alternatives, as well as the No
Build Alternative. The Build Alternatives
evaluated in the Draft EIS are combinations of
segments shown at previous public involvement
meetings and stretch from I-59/20 near
Mississippi to I-65 in the vicinity of
A Preferred Alternative has been identified, but
a final decision regarding the selection of an
alternative will not be made until the impacts
of the proposed project and comments on the
Draft EIS and from the Public Hearings and
agency coordination have been fully evaluated.
The Selected Alternative will then be presented
in the Final EIS, along with a discussion of the
basis for its selection.
The Draft EIS was approved by the FHWA on April
30, 2010, and has been circulated for
agency and public review. A Notice of
Availability of the Draft EIS was published
in the Federal Register on July 2, 2010.
Draft EIS is available for download
here. A list of
places where the Draft EIS is available for
public review is
The comment period on the Draft EIS closes on
August 23, 2010. Comments on the
Draft EIS should be addressed to:
Mr. David Webber, P.E.
3809 Moffett Road
Mobile, AL 36618
Comments may also be e-mailed to:
Four Public Hearings were held the
week of July 19, 2010. These hearings took
place from 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. at the following locations:
Monday, July 19, 2010 – Coleman Center for the
Arts (York, AL)
Tuesday, July 20, 2010 – Demopolis Civic Center
Wednesday, July 21, 2010 – Carl C. Morgan, Jr.,
Convention Center (Selma, AL)
Thursday, July 22, 2010 – Southlawn Middle
School (Montgomery, AL)
Please see the July 2010
Public Hearing page for more detailed
information and mapping provided at the
public hearings. Comment forms are
available and can be mailed to:
Webber - Volkert, Inc., PO Box
7434, Mobile, AL 36670 by
August 1, 2010.
Please continue to monitor the project website
for the latest project news.