The No-Build Alternative assumes that the ESH will not be built. The No-Build Alternative includes all current planned transportation improvements other than the ESH. The No-Build Alternative is included in the ESH study. Although it does not meet the Purpose and Need of the project it is carried through the EA and serves as a baseline for comparison with the Build Alternatives. If, in the course of the EA, all of the remaining alignments are found to have significant environmental impacts that outweigh the No-Build Alternative’s inability to meet the Purpose and Need, the Federal and State resource agencies could select the No-Build Alternative as the Preferred Alternative.
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