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USACE seeks comments on proposed AMTRAK Northeast Corridor work in Connecticut and Lieutenant rivers

Published March 25, 2024

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 National Passenger Railroad Corporation, doing business as Amtrak, for proposed work in rivers and wetlands along Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor in New London County, Connecticut.

The proposed work will take place at Northeast Corridor Milepost 106.89 in the Connecticut River, the Lieutenant River, and associated tidal wetlands of both rivers. The proposed work involves construction of a new bascule railroad bridge over the Connecticut River between Old Saybrook and Old Lyme, 52 feet south of the existing bridge location.

The project also includes removal of the existing Amtrak bridge, removal and rebuilding of the State of Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Ferry Landing State Park boardwalk within the Connecticut River, and wetland restoration and invasive species control.

USACE is soliciting comments from members of the public; federal, state and local agencies; American Indian Tribes; and other interested parties to consider and evaluate the impacts of this proposed activity. 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-2020-01064.

Public comments on this proposed work should be forwarded no later than April 22, 2024, to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District, Attn: Roberta Budnik, Regulatory Division, 696 Virginia Road, Concord, MA 01742 or by email to roberta.k.budnik@usace.army.mil. Please reference file # NAE-2020-01064.

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