PURPOSE: The Alaska Department of Natural Resources, Division of Mining, Land and Water’s stated purpose is to reduce trail degradation by rerouting the trail to higher ground that is less wet, and to reduce the possibility of trespassing on private property. The reroute bypass would provide safer year-round travel for large and small vehicles, which would include summer vehicles up to 25,000 lbs., and large mining equipment such as a Caterpillar D10 during the winter. See Attachment B, for a more detailed description.
LOCATION: The project site is located within Section 12, T. 8 S., R. 8 W. and Section 7, T. 8 S., R. 7 W., Fairbanks Meridian; USGS Quad Map Fairbanks B-5; Latitude 64.235º N., Longitude 149.041º W.; Rex Trail near Seven Mile Lake, Alaska.
The proposed work would bypass a 1 mile section of Rex Trail along Seven Mile Lake. The proposed project would discharge 16,810 cubic yards of gravel into 4.37 acres of black spruce wetlands to construct a bypass trail 6,766 feet long with a top width of 15 feet. In addition, seven pullouts 40-feet long and 20-feet wide would be constructed for use during construction and as pull off areas for oncoming traffic. All work would be performed in accordance with the enclosed plan (sheets 1-8), dated July 27, 2017
Comments on the described work, with the reference number, should reach this office no later than the expiration date of this Public Notice to become part of the record and be considered in the decision. Please contact Melissa Riordan at (907) 474-2166, by fax at (907) 474-2164, or by email at email@example.com if further information is desired concerning this notice.
POA-2017-408, Julius Creek _PN