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PURPOSE:  The purpose of these public notices are to inform you of a proposal for work in which you might be interested and to solicit your comments and information to better enable us to make a reasonable decision on factors affecting the public interest.

SECTION 10: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is directed by Congress through Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899 (33 USC 403) to regulate all work or structures in or affecting the course, condition, or capacity of navigable waters of the United States.  The intent of this law is to protect the navigable capacity of waters important to interstate commerce.

SECTION 404: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is directed by Congress through Section 404 of the Clean Water Act (33 USC 1344) to regulate the discharges of dredged and fill material into all waters of the United States.  These waters include lakes, rivers, streams, mudflats, sandflats, sloughs, wet meadows, natural ponds, and wetlands adjacent to other waters.  The intent of the law is to protect these waters from the indiscriminate discharge of material capable of causing pollution and to restore and maintain their chemical, physical, and biological integrity.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Tulsa District

Regulatory Office, Chief

918-669-7400

 

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SWT-2016-039

Posted: 2/8/2016

Expiration date: 3/11/2016


The proposed project is in parts of Section 13, 14, 15, 22, 23, and 24, Township 7 South, Range 3 West, about 20 miles west of Marietta in Love County, Oklahoma.  The project site can be found on the Leon North, Oklahoma 7.5 Minute USGS Quadrangle map at North Latitude 33.941 and West Longitude 97.482.

The basic purpose of this work is to correct three bridges, two that are structurally deficient and one that is in need of widening for public safety on SH-32 over Mud Creek in Love County.

The overall purpose of this work is for public safety.  ODOT states a dangerous curve with a history of accidents, including a fatality, would be eliminated along with the replacement of the three bridges.  The bridge corrections and associated roadway approaches/improvements would maintain Oklahoma's SH-32 as a safe transportation route between the cities of Marietta and Ryan in south-central Oklahoma.