Nashua - Merrimack - Bedford 13761

The identification, consideration, and analysis of roadway and bridge alternatives for this FEET project are key to the process and goal of objective decision making. Consideration of alternatives leads to a solution that satisfies the transportation need and protects environmental and community resources. In general:

  1. Rigorously explore and objectively evaluate reasonable alternatives and for alternatives which were eliminated from detailed study, briefly discuss the reasons for their having been eliminated.

  2. Devote substantial treatment to each alternative considered in detail including the recommended alternative so that reviewers may evaluate their comparative merits.

  3. Include the alternative of no action.

  4. Identify the recommended alternative in the Environmental Study.

  5. Include appropriate mitigation measures not already included in the recommended alternative.