CONCORD, Mass. --
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District received a permit application to conduct work in waters of the United States from the Maine Department of Transportation for proposed work in Eaton Brook and Felts Brook, their tributaries, and in their adjacent freshwater wetlands between Brewer and Eddington, Maine.
The proposed work involves placing temporary and permanent fill below the ordinary high-water mark in order to construct a 6.1-mile connector between the terminus if I-395 at Brewer and Route 9 at Eddington. The project will result in approximately 23.3 acres of permanent and 13.8 acres of temporary wetland impact, and 0.5 acres of permanent and 0.1 acres of temporary stream bed impact.
The work will include the construction of a two-lane, limited access roadway and is designed to improve regional system linkage, public safety, and the flow of traffic and goods and services between I-395 and Route 9.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is soliciting comments from members of the public; federal, state and local agencies; Indian Tribes; and other interested parties to consider and evaluate the impacts of this proposed activity. The comment period opened June 29, 2021.
The public notice with more detailed information is available for review on the District website at: https://www.nae.usace.army.mil/Missions/PublicNotices, file # NAE-2004-02472.
Public comments on this proposed work by the Maine Department of Transportation should be forwarded no later than July 29, 2021, to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District, Attn: Jay Clement, Regulatory Division, 696 Virginia Road, Concord, MA 01742 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please reference file # NAE-2004-02472.
Release no. 21-033