Public Meeting Northern Region Deep Culverts Stage III

State of Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities
Public Meeting
Northern Region Deep Culverts Stage III
Project No.: Z639130000

The Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT&PF), in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), is proposing to replace culverts underneath a segment of the New England Cannery Road, at approximate Milepost (MP) 0.6.  The structural integrity of the culverts proposed for replacement have deteriorated, in part due to saltwater corrosion.  The culverts provide hydrologic connectivity between the Fleming Spit Recreational Area and Orca Bay.  They also provide fish passage at high tides.  The preliminarily culvert design is intended to enhance both fish passage and hydrologic connectivity over what currently exists. 

The proposed project actions also include replacing the riprap revetment along the coastal side of the roadway, between approximate MP 0.5 and 0.7.  Replacing the existing sidewalk with a new sidewalk that’s compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards.  Relocating the existing utilities, which are necessary to install the new culvert.  Repave a section of the New England Cannery Road, from MP 0.0 through MP 0.8.

The DOT&PF anticipates that construction of the proposed project could begin in 2020.  


             The Cordova Community Center
                             Education Room
                              601 First Street
                              Cordova Alaska
                         Tuesday, April 17, 2018                                                

The DOT&PF is holding this meeting so that we can present our preliminary engineering design and environmental considerations to the community.  It’s important to the DOT&PF and FHWA that the residents of Cordova have an opportunity to provide comments, recommendations, or concerns about the proposed project, so we hope you can attend. 

The environmental review, consultation, and other actions required by applicable Federal environmental laws for this project are being, or have been, carried out by the Alaska DOT&PF pursuant to 23 U.S.C. 327 and a Memorandum of Understanding dated November 3, 2017 and executed by theFHWA and DOT&PF.

This project is being developed in accordance with the following special purpose regulations including: Sections 4(f) of the Department of Transportation Act; 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act; 7 of the Endangered Species Act, and the Executive Orders 11988 (Floodplain Management); 1990 (Wetlands Protection); 12898 (Environmental Justice); 11593 (Protection and Enhancement of the Cultural Environment); and 13112 (Invasive Species).

Details of the proposed project, preliminary research on potential environmental impacts, and figures of the project area can be reviewed through the following website:  If you would like to be sent a paper copy of these documents, provide comments outside the public meeting, or request a public hearing please contact Isadora Fanning, P.E. at the address below by May 17, 2018. 

Isadora Fanning, P.E., Engineering Manager
Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities
2301 Peger Road, Fairbanks, AK 99709
¦ Phone: (907) 451-5379; ¦ Fax: (907) 451-5126; ¦ E-mail:

Persons with a hearing impairment can contact the Department at our Telephone Device for the Deaf; number (907) 451-2363.  Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your comment please be advised that your entire comment, including your personal identifying information, may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold from public review your personal identifying information, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.

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Created 4/2/2018 10:01:40 AM by vzboyd


Department: Transportation and Public Facilities
Category: Public Notices
Location(s): Statewide
Project/Regulation #: Z639130000
Publish Date: 4/6/2018
Archive Date: 5/18/2018