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



(408) SWT-2022-0002

Programs and Project Management Division
Published Jan. 7, 2022
Expiration date: 1/21/2022

LOCATION: Section 32 Section 33 T20N R16E approximately 7.5 miles east of the intersection of US-412 and I-44, east of Fair Oaks, Rogers County, Oklahoma.

REQUESTER:  In compliance with U.S.C. Title 33, Chapter 9, Subchapter 1, Section 408, the Oklahoma Department of Transportation (requester) has requested permission from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) for the removal and replacement of the west- bound Highway 412 bridge over the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System –Verdigris River.

REQUESTERS PROPOSED ACTION: The proposed construction will include the removal and replacement of the existing bridge superstructure, abutments, the outside piers (Pier 1 and Pier 4), approach slabs, slope drains and guardrail. New drilled shaft concrete columns will be added to the north side of the center piers (Pier 2 and Pier 3), concrete repairs will be made to the existing center piers, and new pier caps will be added to support the new (41 foot wide) bridge deck. Riprap will be placed around the new abutments. The existing pier protection structures will remain in place. The bridge deck and parapet will be flood coated and sealant will be applied to the tops and sides of the pier caps. The existing facility will remain open to through traffic during the proposed construction, utilizing existing crossovers east and west of the bridge and with phased construction and temporary lane closures. No new rights-of-way will be required to make the proposed improvements. The completed bridge and approaches will essentially mimic the recently-reconstructed parallel (eastbound US-412) facility.