APA accepting public comment on Adirondack Park State LMP for State highway travel corridors

RAY BROOK, NY – The Adirondack Park Agency (APA) is accepting public comment on Volume 1 of the Generic Travel Corridor Unit Management Plan (TCUMP) for State Highway Travel Corridors in the Adirondack Park.  The generic plan outlines park-wide goals, strategies, objectives, policies, guidelines and best management practices to enable the development of route-specific corridor plans. In addition, the TCUMP coordinates and integrates the planning responsibilities of the state agencies statutorily responsible for state highway travel corridors within the Adirondack Park.

The APA will accept public comments until August 10, 2018 regarding Adirondack Park State Land Master Plan conformance.

State Highway Travel Corridor Management Plans are prepared by the New York State Department of Transportation in consultation with the Adirondack Park Agency and the Department of Environmental Conservation. The Adirondack Park State Land Master Plan (APSLMP) identifies twenty-eight (28) state highway travel corridors within the Adirondack Park.

Adirondack Park state highway travel corridor unit management plans are contained in two (2) volumes. Volume 1 is a generic plan. It contains an overview and describes the environmental setting, goals, policies, and management criteria that are universally applied and characteristic to all Adirondack Park travel corridors. No physical construction projects or specific management actions are included in the generic TCUMP.

Volume 2 will be composed of individual travel corridor unit management plans. These plans will include specific management objectives and inventories of physical, biological, and manmade features unique to each travel corridor.

The generic TCUMP lays out a plan to address issues and potential obstacles, from an integrated transportation point of view. State highway travel corridor planning employs a “park-wide approach” to define each corridor’s unique and relevant attributes; builds a common dialogue; provides continuity; focuses resources, and sets priorities to achieve contextually appropriate solutions to transportation infrastructure needs.

The generic TCUMP (Volume I) summarizes the history and background of Travel Corridors in the Park. It also proposes concepts, guidelines and directives to achieve and maintain the park-like atmosphere that compliments the total Adirondack experience on state lands within the state highway travel corridors.

To review the proposed Generic Travel Corridor Unit Management Plan for State Highway Travel Corridors please go to www.apa.ny.gov.

Please address all written comments to:

Kathy Regan

Deputy Director for Planning

NYS Adirondack Park Agency

P.O. Box 99

Ray Brook, NY 12977

Fax: 518-891-3938

Email – SLMP_UMP_Comments@apa.ny.gov

Please submit all written comments to the APA by August 10, 2018.

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