Roadway Surface Remediation
The Roadway Surface Remediation Strategy sets the foundation to begin working with local road jurisdictions to address deterioration of paved public roads due to heavy vehicle traffic during remediation activities. This program applies to paved roads in the Bunker Hill Superfund Site where surfaces serve as barriers to underlying contamination. This approach helps protect human health and reduce lead exposure, the aim of the Coeur d'Alene Basin cleanup.
- Roadway Surface Remediation Strategy for the Bunker Hill Mining and Metallurgical Complex Superfund Site
Local road jurisdictions will plan, prioritize, and construct their road projects according to the strategy. This arrangement also offers flexibility for jurisdictions to coordinate other funds for repairs that are not covered under the strategy. Furthermore, jurisdictions will continue to be responsible for maintenance of their roadways. The program must only be used to improve roadway surfaces and drainages on roads listed in the strategy.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and either DEQ or the Coeur d'Alene Work Trust will verify projects according to the strategy. A specific amount of money has been set aside for each road jurisdiction for particular contaminated roads. Communities do not have to compete with each other to get projects done.