The Maine Department of Transportation is seeking permits from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to put fill in several sites in order to repair or replace bridges and culverts.
The projects are in Lowell, Orono, Bangor, Newburgh, Carmel Hampden, Augusta, Benton, Clinton, Waterville, Abbot, Sebec, Howland, Levant, Waltham, Machiasport and Woolwich.
The permit applications are being sought under the requirements of the Clean Water Act for work that could have an impact on essential fish habitat for Atlantic salmon. The Corps has made a preliminary determination that the adverse affects will be minimal, according to a press release.
Public comments are due no later than Feb. 21 to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District, Maine Project Office (ATTN: Jay Clement), 675 Wester Ave., No. 3, Manchester 04351. Additional information is available from permit project Manager Jay Clement at 623-8367 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org