The Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities' stated purpose is to extract gravel for the rehabilitation of the Dalton Highway MP 401-414, (as authorized under POA-2013-665, dated November 7, 2014). The proposed gravel pit is needed for the construction of the Dalton Highway project. This public notice only concerns the proposed gravel pit.
PROPOSED WORK: The proposed project would involve the extraction of gravel material from up to 45 acres below ordinary high water on a gravel bar adjacent to the active channel by excavating a linear trench that would eventually function as a river channel. The applicant also proposes to permanently impact up to 46 acres of palustrine emergent wetlands adjacent to the Sagavanirktok River, for haul road construction as wells as staging area and/or stockpile pads. An additional 90 acres below ordinary high water in the Sag River would be temporarily used as a staging and stockpile area. (The temporary stockpiles would not be placed in open water).
All work would be performed in accordance with the enclosed plan, (sheets 1-5 dated November 2014).
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 Ellen Lyons at (907) 474-2166, or by email at Ellen.H.Lyons@usace.army.mil, if further information is desired concerning this notice.
POA-2013-665-M1, Sagavanirktok River_PN