Department of Transportation seeks to obtain permit for bridge, culvert repairs

Posted Jan. 28, 2013, at 11:35 a.m.

CONCORD, Mass. — The Maine Department of Transportation is looking to obtain a permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ New England district to replace or repair bridges or culverts at 10 locations in Maine.

The MDOT’s proposal calls for placing permanent and temporary fill material below the ordinary high water line of numerous waterways and in their adjacent freshwater wetlands, according to a news release from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

The application was filed by the MDOT with the Corps in compliance with Section 404 of the Clean Water Act, which regulates the discharge or fill of material in United States waters.

The proposed projects include Interstate 95 bridges in Hampden, Carmel, Waterville, Clinton, Benton, Bangor and Orono, along with Route 202 in Augusta, Route 2 in Carmel and Route 188 in Lowell.

Public comments on this permit request should be forwarded no later than Feb. 21, 2013, to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District, Maine Project Office (Attn. Jay Clement), 675 Western Ave. No. 3, Manchester 04351. Additional information is available by contacting Jay Clement at jay.I.clement@usace.army.mil.

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