Expiration date: 4/17/2019
PURPOSE: The applicant, the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities' stated purpose is to improve safety on this stretch of highway. Proposed work intends to make it compliant with current standards.
LOCATION: The project site is on the Richardson Highway between Mile Posts (MP) 159 and 167, located within: USGS Quad Gulkana C–3, T 10 N., R 01 W., Sections 5 & 6, T 11 N., R 01 W., Sections 6, 8, 16, 17, 21, 28, 29, and 32 and USGS Quad Gulkana D–3, T 12 N., R 01 W., Section 32. Project begins at: 62.67423 N., -145.4699 W. near Glennallen, Alaska, and ends at 62.77906 N., -145.4683
PROPOSED WORK: Proposal consists of reconstructing a 2-lane roadway, widening lanes to 12-foot with 6-foot shoulders, and re-contouring and decreasing slopes to bring sharp horizontal and vertical curves and steep grades into current specifications (Figure 2). Proposed impacts include the permanent fill of 57.27 acres of waters of the U.S. located within the Haggard Creek channel and the project corridor. Approximately 400,000 cubic yards of permanent fill in waters of the U.S. will be placed as a result of the construction of stabilization berms, slope flattening, and channel work within Haggard Creek including construction of a new bridge and riprap for bridge abutments and culvert replacement. Approximately 14.12 acres of temporary fill may occur in a 10-foot wide active work area due to sidecast / mechanized clearing and vehicle maneuvering. All work would be performed in accordance with the enclosed plan (Sheets 1–8), dated March 6, 2019.
All comments 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 Amy Tippery at (907) 458-1602, by fax at (907) 474-2164, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org if further information is desired concerning this notice.) 474-2169.