Bureau of Land Management Seeks Public Comment on Draft Legacy Trail Phase 1 Environmental Assessment

LA VEGAS – The Bureau of Land Management Southern Nevada District announces the availability of a draft environmental assessment to address the potential environmental consequences associated with a Federal Highway Administration proposal to construct a multi-use trail in sections of the Nevada National Conservation Area. Red Rock Canyon. The proposed trail would begin at the intersection of Charleston Boulevard and Sky Vista Parkway in Summerlin and end at the Red Rock Canyon pay station approximately 5.5 miles southwest in Clark County, Nevada.

The Federal Highway Administration proposes to build a paved recreational trail through undeveloped land through the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. The trail will provide safe new opportunities for pedestrians to enjoy the countryside away from the noise and safety hazards of a busy section of Nevada State Route 159. The trail will be designed for multiple uses, including walking/ jogging, cycling and rollerblading. It will conform to Americans with Disabilities Act design standards for accessibility.

The draft environmental assessment is available for public review and comments will be accepted until May 9, 2022. A virtual public meeting will be held on April 14, 2022 beginning at 6 p.m. People can register for the virtual public meeting at https://blm.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_797GK6f8S6Kpl1tjuJy4nw.

Currently, there are no approved trails between Summerlin and the Red Rock Canyon Scenic Byway, encouraging pedestrians to travel along the shoulders of State Route 159. Heavy vehicular traffic creates health and safety concerns. safety for these people. This design of a new pathway for multiple forms of recreational use away from the highway provides a healthier and safer recreational environment for the public.

The public comment period on the draft environmental assessment is from April 7, 2022 to May 9, 2022. The public is encouraged to review the environmental assessment, located at https://eplanning.blm.gov/eplanning-ui/project/2015920/510and provide substantive comments or concerns by 4:30 p.m. Pacific Time, May 9, 2022. All comments received will be fully considered and evaluated in the preparation of the final environmental assessment.

Comments and concerns may be submitted by email to [email protected] or sent in writing to BLM Red Rock/Sloan Field Office, ATTN: Legacy Trail Draft EA, 4701 N. Torrey Pines, Las Vegas, NV 89130. L Environmental Assessment is available upon request from the BLM’s Southern Nevada District Office.

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