Impact (FONSI) on the environment regarding improvements to the Pembina‑Emerson
International Border Crossing, Northbound on Interstate 29. The preferred
alternative has been identified as Alternative B.
Alternative B would consist of constructing new dedicated lanes to segregate
commercial traffic and primary automobile traffic, relocating the outbound
inspection area and duty free pick‑up building to a location accessible to
commercial and primary automobile traffic, constructing auto and truck parking
areas, installing Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) technology, and a
pedestrian crossing to accommodate users.
This Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) is based on the February 2016
Environmental Assessment, which has been independently evaluated by FHWA and
determined to adequately and accurately discuss the need, environmental issues and
impacts of the proposed project, and appropriate mitigation measures.
PUBLIC INSPECTION: The April 2016 FONSI is available for public viewing at the
following locations: NDDOT Grand Forks District Office, 1951 North Washington, Grand
Forks, ND; Pembina City Library, 155 South 3rd Street Pembina, ND; Pembina State
Museum, 805 ND‑59, Pembina, ND; and at the information desk of the NDDOT Central
Office, 608 East Boulevard Avenue, Bismarck; or by request.
The NDDOT will consider every request for reasonable accommodation to provide:
* accommodation for people with disabilities,
* language interpretation for people with limited English proficiency (LEP), and
* translations of written material necessary to access NDDOT programs and
To request accommodations, contact Paula Messmer, Civil Rights Division, NDDOT, at
(701) 328-2978 or 1-855-637-6237 or firstname.lastname@example.org. TTY users may use Relay
North Dakota at 711 or 1‑800‑366‑6888.