Mr. Robert Cummings, with the City of Unalaska, states the purposed project is to improve safety for vehicles, freight and non-motorized roadway users along Captains Bay Road by addressing roadway safety deficiencies. Work being proposed, to discharge 121,500 cubic yards (CY) of fill (Type A fill, porous backfill and Class I/V riprap) into 8.60 acres below the high tide line (HTL), (4.7’ above the 0.0 foot contour) of Captains Bay, a navigable water of the U.S., for the widening, paving and straightening of horizontal curves along 13,696 linear foot of Captains Bay Road. Of the 8.60 acres of fill below the HTL, 7.02 acres (108,000 CY of fill) would also be below the mean high water mark (MHWM), (3.4’ above the 0.0 foot contour). The typical road section would include two 13-foot-wide paved travel lanes, 2-foot-wide paved shoulders, ocean side rolled curb and gutter and a 6-foot-wide asphalt walkway. The project would also include utility relocations/upgrades/extensions (electrical, communications, sanitary sewer and potable water) and the installation of street lighting. The total area of fill described above includes 0.02 acre below the ordinary high water mark/HTL of an unnamed perennial stream within the Westward Seafoods facility for replacement of an existing undersized culvert with a 96-inch corrugated aluminum pipe to allow adequate fish passage. Additionally, 550 CY of 1.5’ to 4’ diameter rock would be discharged into 5,856 square foot (SF) below the MHWM of Captains Bay for the re-construction of 5,856 SF of rock groins which would be removed or encapsulated by the current proposal. The currently existing groins were constructed as mitigation required by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) to offset impacts to Steller’s eiders through construction of the Carl E. Moses boat harbor. All work would be performed in accordance with the enclosed plan (sheets 1-13), dated July 27, 2020; (sheet 1), dated January 15, 2021; and, (sheets F1-F15), dated November 9, 2020. The project site is located within Sections 10, 15, 16 and 21, T. 73 S., R. 118 W., Seward Meridian; USGS Quad Map Unalaska C-2; Latitude 56.8577º N., Longitude 166.5531º W.; beginning at the intersection of Captains Bay Road and Airport Beach Road and extending 2.6 miles to the entrance to the Offshore Systems facility; in Unalaska, Alaska. Please contact Jen Martin at: (907) 753-2730 or by email at: Jen.L.Martin@usace.army.mil if further information is desired concerning this notice.
POA-2019-00459, Captians Bay_PN
Captains Bay Road and Rock Groins, Permit Drawings