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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-2016-377

Posted: 7/5/2016

Expiration date: 7/14/2016


Crossing 2 is comprised of multiple emergent and forested wetlands and an unnamed tributary and is located in Sections 22 and 23 , Township 17 North, Range 18 East.  Crossing 6 is located in Section 12, Township 16 North, Range 18 East.  Both projects are south of Wagoner in Wagoner County, Oklahoma.  The project sites can be found on the Wagoner East, Oklahoma 7.5 Minute USGS Quadrangle map at North Latitude 35.930787 and West Longitude 95.368515 for Crossing 2 and North Latitude 35.877741 and West Longitude 95 .357345 for Crossing 6.

ODOT reports SH 16 is a two-lane highway without any paved shoulders and a substandard vertical alignment.  The highway has an average daily traffic of 3,120 vehicles per day with a projected traffic of 4 ,320 vehicles per day.  It has a history of accidents due to the poor sight distance from the vertical geometry and lack of clear zone where vehicles have no room to recover if they get off the pavement.  Additional road projects associated with SH 16 are being evaluated under the Nationwide Permit for Linear Transportation Projects.  The proposed roadway would be mostly on an offset alignment east of the existing alignment to correct inadequate horizontal and vertical curves .  SH 16 would be reconstructed with two 12-foot wide traveling lanes and 10-foot wide paved shoulders with 6 :1 (horizontal to vertical) side slopes and would be offset to the east to avoid the railroad right-of-way.  The existing RCBs would be replaced with longer RCBs to create an 84-foot wide clear roadway to provide adequate area for recovery for vehicles going off the pavement.  The vertical and horizontal alignments would be improved.  Temporary detours would be placed in selected areas to keep the road open to traffic during construction .