Tulsa District Regulatory Permits for Public Comment

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

 

SWT-2017-657

Published April 18, 2018
Expiration date: 5/18/2018

ODOT proposes to replace the existing bridge over Lake Texoma and improve associated roadway approaches. The existing span bridge will be replaced with a precast concrete beam span bridge that totals about 5,462 feet in length. The proposed bridge will have an east offset that has a clear roadway width of 44 feet and an approach roadway with two 12-foot driving lanes and 10-foot paved boulders. The existing bridge will remain open during construction. The reason for discharge of fill material is for the construction of the proposed bridge over Lake Texoma with concrete piers as drilled shafts in tightly sealed forms. ODOT plans to excavate 11,800 cys from the existing roadbed abutments, in order to create "no net change" in flood storage of Lake Texoma.