Transportation Mitigation Measures
Mitigation measures to avoid or reduce transportation impacts from energy transmission projects.
The following are examples of mitigation measures that could be applied to reduce transportation impacts of a project depending on site- and project-specific conditions. Impacts to transportation are related to the project location and footprint (e.g., type and extent of project-related traffic on existing roads and the extent of access roads required to be established), existing traffic patterns, and condition and weight-limits of existing roads. Many impacts can be reduced or avoided when considered during the siting and design of a project during the site evaluation phase.
Develop a final set of mitigation measures for any project in consultation with the appropriate federal resource management agencies and stakeholders. Conduct these consultations in the project development process and preferably prior to final project siting and design.
Siting and Design Mitigation Measures
Siting and design considerations that mitigate impacts include:
General Mitigation Measures
General mitigation practices and principles that could apply to any or all phases of an energy transmission project include:
Project Phase-Specific Mitigation Measures
Mitigation measures specific to a particular phase of an energy transmission project include: