The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities’s stated purpose is to complete the Dalton Highway MP 274-289 projects, and mine gravel for current and anticipated future needs.
This is a public notice for the review of a proposed modification of the Department of the Army (DA) permit number POA-2009-47-M1, Sagavanirktok River, and for unauthorized activity in 14.5 acres of wetlands. The permit was originally issued on May 5, 2009 to ADOT&PF to discharge 856,250 cubic yards (cy) of temporary and permanent fill into 96.6 acres of wetlands for road construction and 19 acres for gravel mining then modified on December 3, 2010 to improve road conditions between MP 274-289 of the Dalton Highway by discharging 186,000 cy of temporary and permanent fill material into 78 acres of wetlands.
ADOT&PF presently requests to modify the DA permit to authorize impacts to 1.15 acres of wetlands for additional road work and 85.5 acres of wetlands for gravel mining in material (MS) 65-9-104-2. For the Dalton Highway 274-289 project, ADOT&PF originally planned to obtained project gravels only from upland areas within MS 65-9-104-2; however, in August 2011 it was determined that the contractor had conducted unauthorized work in 14.5 acres of wetlands within MS 65-9-104-2. Since that time, ADOT&PF has determined that gravel is needed from the remaining area (85.5 acres) within the material site boundary, (including the unauthorized 14.5 acre area), to complete the Dalton 274-289 project and for anticipated future needs.
Please contact Melissa Riordan at (907) 474-2166, by fax at (907) 474-2164, or by email at email@example.com for further information regarding this Public Notice.
POA-2009-47-M2, Sagavanirktok River