The City of Festus is in the process of completing a National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) evaluation for the addition of a sidewalk along S. Mill Street, adjacent to Jokerst Memorial Park. Completion of the NEPA evaluation is anticipated in August 2020.The project area has been evaluated and requires Section 4(f) documentation. Total park area is approximately 11.6 acres and the improvements will affect approximately 0.09 acres of the park along S. Mill Street for construction of the sidewalk.Below is a location map identifying the Section 4(f) property.Access to Jokerst Memorial Park will not be affected by the construction. Patrons wishing to use the park can still access it through the main entrance on Clyde Street. Construction of the sidewalk will not close or disrupt any of the park’s facilities. Work on the project is expected to begin in the Spring of 2021 and will take approximately 3-4 months to complete.For more information or to comment, please visit http://www.cityoffestus.org/Comments-and-Concerns. To view project plans, please click here.Section 4(f)Section 4(f) of the U.S. Department of Transportation Act of 1966 (49 USC 303), hereinafter referred to as "Section 4(f),” protects publicly owned parks, recreation areas, wildlife refuges, waterfowl refuges, and significant historic resources. Below is the Section 4(f) property identified by MoDOT. If you are aware of any other potential Section 4(f) resources, please comment on them as per instructed below.In compliance with Section 4(f) and its implementing regulations codified at 23 CFR Part 774, the FHWA in cooperation with MoDOT provides public notice of its proposal to make a Section 4(f) de minimis effect determination on Hilliard Access; and to provide the opportunity for public review and comment of this proposed determination.Individuals and organizations wishing to comment on the project updates and/or regarding the de minimis impact to the Hilliard Access may submit their feedback in the following ways:Website: http://www.cityoffestus.org/Comments-and-Concerns Email: email@example.comFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/cityoffestusTwitter: https://twitter.com/CityofFestus Comments will be accepted through Friday, July 31, 2020.