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Draft Environmental Assessment

The Draft EA presents the purpose and need for the Proposed Action, analysis of reasonable alternatives, including the No Action Alternative, discussion of environmental impacts, and supporting appendices. For ease of accessing the document, the Draft EA document has been divided into the chapters and appendices listed below. It is recommended that the reader download each of these sections of the document to their computer rather than attempt opening the files directly from this website. The official review period began on Wednesday, January 25, 2023, and ended on Monday, March 13, 2023.

RDU Draft EA Cover
Table of Contents and Acronyms
Chapter 1 Purpose and Need
Chapter 2 Alternatives
Chapter 3 Affected Environment
Chapter 4 Environmental Consequences and Mitigation Measures
Chapter 5 Coordination and Public Involvement
Chapter 6 List of Preparers
Appendix A Agency and Public Involvement
Appendix B Purpose and Need and Alternatives
Appendix C Air Quality and Climate
Appendix D Biological Resources
Appendix E Section 106 Consultation
Appendix F Noise
Appendix G Environmental Justice
Appendix H Water Resources
Appendix I Land Use

The Draft EA was also made available as a printed copy during the official review period at the following locations.

  • RDU Center 1000: Trade Drive, Raleigh, NC 27623
  • Leesville Community Library: 5105 Country Trail, Raleigh, NC 27613
  • Duraleigh Road Community Library: 5800 Duraleigh Rd, Raleigh, NC 27612
  • Morrisville Community Library: 310 Town Hall Dr, Morrisville, NC 27560
  • West Regional Library: 4000 Louis Stephens Dr, Cary, NC 27519
  • Durham County- South Regional Library: 4505 S Alston Ave, Durham, NC 27713