Ranked #1 in the Environmental/NEPA Document Preparation by the Utah Department of Transportation for the 2005-2007 pool, the Horrocks Engineers Environmental Engineering Team is a perfect fit for environmental projects of all sizes and we are committed to mobilizing our resources to complete projects on time and within budget. Over the last ten years, we have prepared over 50 NEPA documents for transportation projects in Utah, including:
  • Environmental Impact Statements
  • Environmental Assessments
  • Categorical Exclusions
  • State Environmental Studies
  • Context Sensitive Solutions (CSS)
  • Public Involvement Processes
We work regularly with UDOT and FHWA staff and we
are very familiar with NEPA, UDOT, and FHWA
processes, including: Section 4(f), Section 6(f), Indirect
& Cumulative Effects, Logical Termini, Environmental
Justice, Social, Economics, Air Quality, Noise, Wetlands
and Wildlife Cultural, Archaeological, Paleontology,
Historic Architecture
Geneva Road EIS, Provo, Utah - The Geneva Road project is sponsored by the Utah Department of Transportation. Horrocks Engineers is under contract to provide environmental engineering services while UDOT develops the alignment alternatives. This project begins at the I-15 Interchange with Center Street Provo and continues along Geneva Road to State Street in Pleasant Grove, a distance of 9.8 miles. The land uses along the corridor varies from heavy industrial to commercial to residential to farmland. Several parks and a trail along the Provo River exist along the corridor. Extensive coordination has taken place with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service because of the federally endangered June Sucker population in the Provo River. This project includes a Biological Assessment. There are also a number of cultural resources that exist along the Geneva Road corridor.
Snake River Avenue and Southway Preliminary Design and EA, Lewiston, Idaho - Horrocks Engineers is currently evaluating design alternatives and preparing an Environmental Assessment (EA) for improvements to Snake River Avenue and Southway in the City of Lewiston, Idaho. The project consists of adding additional travel lanes, improving intersections, adding pedestrian facilities, and storm drain improvements. The corridor contains a number of sensitive environmental issues including potential impacts to parks and trail facilities, storm water discharge into the Snake River, potential impacts to historic resources, and access modifications. The project also includes the design of a two-lane roundabout for the intersection of Snake River Avenue and Southway. Horrocks Engineers is working closely with the public, property owners and state and federal regulatory agencies to identify issues and develop solutions which are supported by all the stakeholders.
I-80 State Street to 1300 East Environmental Study - The Utah Department of Transportation and Horrocks Engineers has conducted a study for I-80 from State Street to 1300 East. At this time, approximately $45 million has been budgeted (Centennial Highway Funds) for the entire project, including environmental, design, and construction. At its current level of funding, this project is not intended to be the final solution for this corridor. The project aims to rehabilitate/reconstruct portions of I-80 to improve safety and efficiency. During this project, the project team took a close look at several deficiencies along the corridor. Some of these deficiencies include:
Acceleration and Merge Ramp Lengths
Pavement Condition
Structural Integrity
Noise Levels
Traffic Operations
The Layton Interchange Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) - The EIS has been conducted to assist local, state, and federal decision-makers in identifying the best course of action to address current and projected traffic demand and operations for the South Layton Interchange (I-15 Exit 330) in Layton, Utah. Horrocks Engineers, with UDOT and Layton City, is currently working to identify a preferred alternative to solving transportation needs in the southwest part of Layton City. The project needs include: East-west crossing of I-15, I-15 access, congested surface streets, the non-standard existing interchange, delay times due to at-grade railroad crossings, pedestrian safety at railroad crossings, and emergency access. The proposed project area will extend from the Kaysville 200 North Interchange on the south to the Hill Field Interchange on the north along an east-west corridor from approximately Fort Lane Street to approximately 3200 West, with the western terminus identified as Flint Street (see Figure 1-8). The project study area lies within Layton City and Kaysville City in Davis County, Utah.