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Published April 6, 2018
Expiration date: 5/7/2018

Brian Elliott, with Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities stated purpose is to bring the highway up to current standards for a rural principal arterial to efficiently and safely serve through-traffic, local community traffic, and traffic bound for recreation destinations in the area, both now and in the future. In achieving this transportation purpose, Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities (AKDOT&PF) and Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) recognize the importance of protecting the Kenai River corridor. The Project site is located within Sections 19, 25-30, 36, T. 5 N., R. 3 W., Sections 23, 24, 26-32, T. 5 N., R. 4 W., Sections 35, 36, T. 5 N., R. 5 W., Seward Meridian; USGS Quad Maps Seward B-8, Seward C-8, and Kenai B-1; Latitude 60.51º N., Longitude 149.90º W.; near Cooper Landing, Alaska.

SPECIAL AREA DESIGNATION:  The project is located within the Chugach National Forest and the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge.

Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities is proposing to permanently discharge up to 771,510 cubic yards (cy) of Type A, B, and C material into 39.2 acres of waters of the U.S., including wetlands, and relocate up to 5,000 linear feet of stream for the installation and replacement of 61 culverts throughout the project site.  In addition to the permanent fill activities, the applicant is also proposing to temporarily fill up to 5.9 acres of wetlands to facilitate the construction.  The impacts to waters of the U.S., including wetlands, is for the upgrading of four miles of the existing Sterling Highway and the construction of 10 new miles of road north of Cooper Landing, Alaska.  Please contact Andy Mitzel at (907) 753-2689, by fax at (907) 420-0813, or by email at if further information is desired concerning this notice.

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