The Cultural & Historical Commission meeting scheduled for
Thursday, September 14, 2017
has been CANCELLED
Due to lack of quorum.
is scheduled for Thursday, September 21, 2017
3200 Biddle Avenue, 3rd Floor
Wyandotte, Mi 48192
AVAILABILITY OF PUBLIC NOTICE
All interested parties are notified that a permit amendment
application has been received by Commander, Ninth Coast Guard
District, from the State of Michigan, for approval of location and
plans for the construction of a fixed highway bridge over a
navigable waterway of the United States.
LOCATION: Gordie Howe International Bridge, Mile 16.7, Detroit River
River, City of Detroit, in Wayne County, Michigan, and City of
Windsor, Ontario Province, Canada.
CHARACTER OF WORK:
Construction of a fixed highway bridge over Detroit River. The Coast
Guard previously issued Bridge Permit P(l-14-9) for the proposed
project on 30 May 2014. Condition #7 of Bridge Permit P( 1-14-9)
stated that Coast Guard approval of the project shall cease and be
null and void unless construction of the bridge is commenced within
three years and completed within five years after the date of this
permit. As construction of the bridge related portions of the
proposed project are not expected to start until 2018 the applicant
requesting an extension of time for the commencement and/or
completion of construction activities related to the proposed
bridge. This permit amendment application has been submitted as a
design-build project. The location, alignment, and minimum
navigation clearances remain unchanged from those previously
approved on 30 May 2014 through Bridge Permit P(l-14-9).
MINIMUM NAVIGATIONAL CLEARANCES: The minimum vertical navigation
clearances have been designated by the Coast Guard to be no less
than 133.0-feet at the shorelines and no less than 152.0-feet for
the center mid-channel width of 100.0-feet. This permit amendment
application has been submitted as a design-build project. For the
proposed vertical navigation clearances visit the U.S. Coast Guard
Navigation Center's website: http://www.navcen.uscg.gov/?pageName=pnBridges&Active=1®ion=9th
No bridge piers will be located in the Detroit River giving
unlimited horizontal clearance between shorelines.
ENVIRONMENTAL CONSIDERATIONS: The Federal Highway Administration,
the lead federal agency for purposes of the National Environmental
Policy Act (NEPA), has reviewed and re-evaluated the Final
Environmental Impact Statement and Record of Decision (ROD)
approving the project on 17 January 2017.
INFORMATION INCLUDING INSTRUCTIONS ON PROVIDING COMMENTS: The
complete public notice including a brief summary of project impacts,
a map of the location, and plans for the proposed bridge can be
viewed and printed from the U.S. Coast Guard Navigation Center's web
, or by calling, emailing or mailing a request to the Coast Guard
project manager, Mr. Blair Stanifer. He can be contacted by
telephone at (216) 902-6086, by mail at Commander (dpb), Ninth Coast
Guard District, 1240 E. 9th St., Cleveland, OH 44199, or by email at
William.email@example.com Comments received will be made part of
the case record.
All federal, state and local agencies and
public representatives are requested to submit an email address(s)
to the project manager to obtain this public notice and
announcements of future public notices from this office.
Interested parties are requested to express their views, in writing,
on the proposed bridge project giving sufficient detail to establish
a clear understanding of their reasons for support or opposition to
the proposed work. Comments will be received for the record at the
office of: Commander (dpb), Ninth Coast Guard District, 1240 E. 9th
St, Cleveland, OH 44199, for a 30 day period from the date of the
Mariners are requested to comment on the
proposed vertical and horizontal navigational clearances and any
other navigational safety issues including the extent of nighttime
navigation past the bridge site.