The applicant, Mr. Brett Nelson and the Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities' stated purpose is to raise the grade of the Dalton Highway by ten feet between MP 379-401 and develop three material sites.
PROPOSED WORK: The applicant is seeking after the fact authorization for the development of three material sites, all to the east of the Dalton Highway, (MS 65-9-099-2 at MP 390, MS 65-9-040-2 at MP 374.5 and MS 65-9-024-2 at MP 381), authorized under U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) emergency permitting procedures, (permit number POA-2015-342), on May 27, 2015, as well as the authorization to discharge 845,000 cubic yards (cy) of gravel fill material into 353.2 acres of waters of the United States (U.S.), including wetlands, to raise the grade of the Dalton Highway by ten feet between MP 379-401 and develop three material sites. The applicant also requests authorization for temporary impacts to 160 acres of wetlands. The applicant states that “the project is needed because snow drifting on the roadway is common, the existing gravel surface is high maintenance and creates unwanted dust. Many existing drainage culverts are in need of repair or replacement. Extensive aufeis formation and flood damage in the spring of 2015 emphasized the need for raising the grade on the Dalton Highway.”
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-2015-350, Sagavanirktok River_PN
POA-2015-350, Sagavanirktok River Plans_PN