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USACE seeks public comment on environmental assessment to evaluate impacts of proposed improvements to County Road 9 at White Earth Bay

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers< Omaha District
Published Aug. 18, 2021

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District is seeking public comment on an environmental assessment for a proposed project on Mountrail County Road 9 at White Earth Bay, North Dakota through Sept. 17, 2021.

The proposed project entails improvement to 2.75 linear miles of Road 9 as well as the workspace needed to complete the project on USACE-managed land within Township 154N Range 94 W Sections 21, 26-28, & 35, at Lake Sakakawea, Mountrail County,  North Dakota.

The draft environmental assessment is available for review at: www.nwo.usace.army.mil/Missions/Civil-Works/Planning/Project-Reports/.

Comments can be mailed to: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District; CENWO-PMA-C; ATTN: Christopher Weber, Mountrail Co Rd 9 EA; 1616 Capitol Avenue; Omaha, NE 68102-4901, or emailed to cenwo-planning@usace.army.mil.

Comments must be postmarked or received no later than Sept.17, 2021.

BACKGROUND: Project activities include removal of gravel, culvert replacement, paving, sub-grading, and contouring within the proposed easement area on USACE-managed lands to meet North Dakota Department of Transportation roadway design and safety standards. The scope of ground disturbance for this project includes a 50-ft.-wide right-of-way alongside the existing footprint of County Road 9, and an additional 25 acres added to the current road easement.

The proposed project will have the potential to reduce future maintenance costs and the new roadway will be constructed to current county design standards. This effort is part of the broader Mountrail County Route 9 - Phase II Roadway Improvements Project, aimed at addressing roadway deficiencies, safety concerns, and drainage along County Route 9 from the White Earth Bay Cottage Site to ND Highway 1804.


Christopher Weber
Mountrail Co Rd 9 EA; 1616 Capitol Avenue, Omaha NE 68102

Release no. 21-055