King Coal Highway-Belo to DebartonClient : West Virginia Department of Transportation, Division of Highways
Location: Mingo County, West Virginia
Skelly and Loy is currently preparing a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for this unique joint development project. The WVDOH and a major coal producer developing a surface mine near the new highway are working together to reduce the combined impacts of the two projects into one, provide a more comprehensive stream impact mitigation strategy, consolidate treatment of wastewater discharges to streams, and create a utility corridor leading to new housing and sustainable employment opportunities.
Skelly and Loy’s work is being performed in accordance with the integrated NEPA/404 process under contract with the West Virginia Division of Highways. The Federal Highway Administration, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency are cooperating agencies.
Specific environmental analyses include streams and wetlands identification and delineation, Indiana bat surveys, cultural resources analyses, public involvement, socioeconomics analysis, local planning coordination, and related document preparation. If constructed, the joint effort is expected to result in a minimum saving of $110 million of highway funds.
Services: Environmental, GIS, Permitting, Water Resources