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Posted 5/9/2017

Release no. 17-046

Tim Dugan

CONCORD, Mass. – The Maine Department of Transportation is seeking a permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District to conduct work in waters of the U.S. in conjunction with work to replace the Brownville Junction Bridge in Brownville, Maine.


The Maine Department of Transportation proposes to place temporary and permanent fill below the ordinary high water line of the Pleasant River in Brownville in order to replace the existing deteriorated Brownville Junction Bridge (Route 11).


The new bridge will be constructed on alignment, slightly wider and shifted to the upstream side. A temporary detour bridge will be constructed upstream of the existing bridge. The project will result in approximately 560 square feet of permanent and 2,560 square feet of temporary stream bed impact. This work is designed to replace critical transportation infrastructure, ensure public safety, and protect the economic vitality of Maine’s transportation network.


The application for the federal permit was filed with the Corps of Engineers in compliance with Section 404 of the Clean Water Act, which regulates the discharge or fill of material in U.S. waters, including wetlands. The public notice can be viewed at


Public comments referencing this permit request by the Maine Department of Transportation (File # NAE-2017-01089) should be forwarded no later than June 8, 2017 to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District, Maine Project Office (ATTN: Jay Clement), 675 Western Ave., #3, Manchester, Maine 04351. Additional information is available from Permit Project Manager Jay Clement at 207-623-8367 or by email to