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POA-2022-00248 Anchor River_PN

Regulatory
Published June 15, 2022
Expiration date: 7/15/2022

Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (Heidi Zimmer), Central Region, 4111 Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99519. The applicant states the purpose is to restore structural integrity, reduce congestion, and improve the drivability and safety of the Sterling Highway from mile post (MP) 157 to MP 169. The applicant requests authorization to discharge 109,800 cubic yards of borrow material, 3,800 cubic yards of stream substrate, and 700 cubic yards of riprap fill material into 14.5 acres (35,704 linear feet) of waters of the United States, including wetlands for the following highway improvements:
a.    Rehabilitate the roadway;
b.    Replace the existing culverts at North Fork Anchor River with a new bridge;
c.    Replace the Anchor River Bridge with a new bridge;
d.    Realign vertical and horizontal curves and modify grades to improve sight distance and upgrade the roadway to current highway design standards;
e.    Construct passing and climbing lanes;
f.    Improve turning movements and sight distance at intersections by construction of right/left turn lanes and realigning side roads;
g.    Widen shoulders;
h.    Install erosion control measures;
i.    Clear vegetation;
j.    Repair, replace or improve as needed existing culverts, including fish passage culverts; erosion protection; drainage facilities; utilities; guardrail and guardrail end treatments; approaches; signing; and striping.
All work would be performed in accordance with the enclosed plan 7 sheets dated 8/26/2021, 
2 sheets dated 2/9/2022, and 142 sheets dated 2/17/2022. The project site is located within Sections 18, 19, 20, 29, and 32, T. 5 S., R. 14 W., Sections 4, 5, 9, 15, and 16, T. 6 S., R. 14 W., Sections 3, 4, 10, 11, 12, and 13, T. 5 S., T. 15 W., Seward Meridian; USGS Quad Map Seldovia C-5; Latitude 59.728808º N., Longitude 151.723928º W.; Sterling Highway Milepost 157 to 169, near Anchor Point, Alaska. Please contact Randal Vigil at (907) 201-5022, or by email at Randal.P.Vigil@usace.army.mil if further information is desired concerning this notice.