ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STUDY FOR THE WIDENING OF RURAL ROAD IN THE OUTSIDE URBAN PLANNING ZONE OF THE MUNICIPAL DISTRICT OF N. RAIDESTOS OF THE MUNICIPALITY OF THERMI

//ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STUDY FOR THE WIDENING OF RURAL ROAD IN THE OUTSIDE URBAN PLANNING ZONE OF THE MUNICIPAL DISTRICT OF N. RAIDESTOS OF THE MUNICIPALITY OF THERMI

Project

Client: Municipality of Thermi (former Municipalities of: Thermi, Vasilika)

Area: Settlement of N. Raidestos, Municipality of Thermi, Regional Unit of Thessaloniki

Study Category: Environmental (27)

The Environmental Impact Study, which was conducted in two stages, concerns in projects of widening an existing rural road to the outside urban planning zone, 250 meters west of the approved town plan of N. Raidestos. The rural road cannot serve safely the transport of the heavy vehicles to and from the uses of the craft industry that exist on land with “person” on that road. The width of the road ranges from 2.5 meters to its “beginning”, that is, at its intersection with the side towards the road Thessaloniki – Polygyros, up to 4 meters, as it is formed after its first 150 meters.

The feasibility of the proposed Project is documented by the land uses that served by this road and related to craft and related activities. It should be noted that even for the safe passage of vehicles is necessary to widen, since the road is two-way, but with a small width in its largest part, which makes it dangerous for causing accidents. The solution chosen for the accessibility of the study area is an optimal solution, both economically and environmentally criteria.

The environmental impacts of this project are considered to be of little value from an ecological point of view: are summarized in limited air pollutants from road machinery, limited noise during the construction of the project, as well as minor effects on the ground. At the same time, immediate positive effects on vehicle traffic will be expected in terms of improving the conditions of travel but also their safety as well as indirect positive economic consequences for businesses operating in the study area and served by this route. In the Environmental Impact Study an identification table and a qualitative environmental impact assessment were used for the construction and «operation» phases of the proposed Project.

Finally, environmental impact measures are proposed, which are realistic in their implementation, both from a construction and an economic point of view.