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NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT: TOLL LOCATIONS 3, 4 & 6 THROUGH 13 1-95, I-195, I-295, US ROUTE 6, AND RI ROUTE 146 WARWICK, PROVIDENCE, PAWTUCKET, CRANSTON, JOHNSTON, CUMBERLAND The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT), in conjunction with the Federal Highway Administration, announces the release of the Environmental Assessment (EA) for proposed toll systems at Toll Locations 3, 4&6 through 13 on 1-95,1-195, 1-295, US Route 6, and Ril Route 146 in the towns of Warwick, Providence, Pawtucket, Cranston, Johnston, Cumberland, East Providence, Lincoln, and North Smithfield, Rhode Island (Proposed Action). RIDOT solicits comments on the EA document by August 11, 2018. The EA evaluates the impacts of construction and implementation of the proposed toll systems at Toll Locations 3, 4&6 through 13. The direct, indirect, and cumulative impacts of the project have been analyzed. The purpose of the project is to construct toll systems at Toll Locations 3, 4 & 6 through 13 and assess tolls on tractors or truck tractors, as defined in 23 CFR 658.5, pulling a trailer or trailers at the toll locations. The EA evaluates the No Action Alternative and the Proposed Action Alternative. RIDOT will hold public hearings to receive public comment and workshops to provide details on the proposed project and a summary of the EA. Three Public Hearings and workshops, will be held on July 27, 2018, at 6:00 PM at the locations listed below Toll Gate High School, 575 Centerville Rd, Warwick, RI 02886 Mount Pleasant High School, 434 Mt. Pleasent Avenue, Providence, RI 02908 Central Falls High School, 24 Summer St, Central Falls, RI 02863 The EA is available for review and download on the following RIDOT website http://www.dot.ri.gov/tolling. The EA is also available at all Public Libraries and Town Halls in the following communities during normal business hours: Glocester Jamestown Attleboro, MA Burrillville Central Falls Coventry Cranstorn Scituate Smithfield Uxbridge, MA Warwick West Greenwich West Warwick Lincoln East Greenwich East Providence Exeter Foster N. Providence Newport North Kingstown North Smithfield The EA is also available for public review at the following locations: Rhode Island Department of Transportation Division of Projeet Management Two Capitol Hill, Room 260 Providence, RI 02903 Federal Highway Administration Rhode Island Division 380 Westminster Street, Suite 601 Providence, RI 02903 Paper copies of the EA and/or electronic copies may be requested by mel at David W. Fish, Administrator of Project Management, Rhode Island Department of Transportation, Two Capitol Hill, Providence, Rhode Island 02903, or by email at DOT BridgeRepair Tolls@dot.ri.gov. We invite you to review the EA and supporting technical memoranda. Comments will be accepted until August 1, 2018. Comments may be submitted to David W. Fish by mail or email using the same contact information above. The public hearing locations are accessible to persons with disabilities and individuals who do not speak English. To request a sign language interpreter, assistive devices, and/or language interpreter, please contect Daniel Waugh, Project Manager, at daniel.waugh@dot.ri.gov or 401- 222-2694 ext. 4331 at least 10 business days prior to the event. These services are provided free of charge upon request. Este evento es accesible para personas discapacitadas y que no hablan inglés. Para solicitar un intérprete de lenguaje de señas y servicios auditivos, o un intérprete de idiomas, por favor contactar Daniel Waugh, Project Manager, at daniel.waugh@dot.ri.gov or 401-222-2694 ext.4331 at con por lo menos 10 dias de anticipación. Estos servicios son proveidos gratuitamente, por solicitud, y disponibilidad. David Fish, PE Administrator of Project Management Department of Transportaton Proidende, R 0900 401-222-3450