Expiration date: 4/2/2018
The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (Alaska DOT&PF) stated the purpose is to provide increased recreational and subsistence opportunities on Baranof Island within National Forest System (NFS) lands of the Tongass National Forest, Sitka Ranger District, land access to Native Corporation (Shee Atiká and Sealaska) lands by shareholders, and opportunity for development of new material sources on State, Federal, and Native Corporation lands.
The project site is located within Section 25, T. 54 S., R. 63 E., Copper River Meridian; USGS Quad Map Sitka A-4 and A-5; Latitude 57.155258º N., Longitude 135.330064º W.; proposed project begins at the terminus of Halibut Point Road, near Sitka, Alaska. The project is located within the Tongass National Forest.
The applicant requests authorization for the following work in waters of the United States: 1. The discharge 59,849 cubic yards of sand, gravel, rock, and concrete fill material into 5.2 acres of palustrine wetlands for the construction of 9.3 miles of new road and the reconditioning of 2.2 miles of existing National Forest Road; 2. The discharge of 1,540 cubic yards of riprap, sand, gravel, rock, and concrete fill material into 1.17 acres below the Ordinary High Water Mark of riverine waters for the installation of 248 corrugated aluminum pipe (CAP) culverts ranging in diameter from 2 to 12 feet, 5 Structural Pipe Arches (SPA) culverts with spans ranging from 6 feet to 26 feet, 14 Structural Plate Pipe Arch (SPPA) culverts with spans ranging from 6 feet 8 inches to 19 feet 6 inches, and 3 bridges consisting of pre‐engineered structures with spans of approximately 66, 120, and 150 feet; 3. The mechanical land clearing of 1.06 acres of plaustrine wetlands.
All work would be performed in accordance with the enclosed plan (sheets 1-44), dated December 11, 2017.
Please contact Randal Vigil at (907) 790-4490 or by email at Randal.P.Vigil@usace.army.mil if further information is desired concerning this notice.