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Published Dec. 5, 2022
Expiration date: 12/24/2022

NAME OF APPLICANT:  Union Pacific Railroad, c/o: Jacobs Engineering Group Inc., Attn: Ryan Wnuk, 1295 Northland Drive, Suite 200, Mendota Heights, Minnesota, 55102.

LOCATION OF WORK: Located in Lawtell, Louisiana, in St. Landry Parish, approximately 0.07-mile west of the intersection of U.S. Highway (US) 190 and Frank Road (Latitude: 30.520823; Longitude -92.169337), to approximately 0.25 -mile east of the intersection US 190 and Wisdom Road (latitude 30.535311; Longitude -92.122198), as shown within the attached drawings. (Hydrologic Unit Code 08080201, within the Mermentau River Basin)

CHARACTER OF WORK:  Clear, grade, excavate and deposit fill to construct 16,157 feet of siding track extension adjacent to the mainline track, along the existing DeQuincy Subdivision from MP 584.99 to 588.05. The DeQuincy Subdivision, a major thoroughfare for industrial and commercial transportation, has been subject to significant shipping delays because of capacity limits. The proposed project includes construction of approximately 16,157 feet of siding extension, extension of 3 5-foot corrugated metal pipe (CMP) culverts at MP 585.18, construction of 2 3-foot culverts at MP 585.71, construction of a new prestressed concrete span (PCS) or prestressed concrete beam (PCB) bridge for the siding track at MP 586.37, construction of one 3-foot J&B culvert at MP 586.9, removal of a 53-foot 4-span mainline timber stringer trestle ballast deck bridge and, construction of a new PCS or PCB bridge for both the mainline and siding track at MP 587.52 and access road.  This will require the placement of approximately 9,444 cubic yards of fill material into Waters of the US. The work will permanently impact approximately 2.98 acres of wetlands and temporarily impact 0.78 of an acre of wetlands.  Approximately 1,491 linear feet (0.23 of an acre) of permanent impacts and 388 linear feet (0.1 of an acre) of temporary impacts to open waters will also occur as a result of the project.  If a Department of the Army permit is warranted, the applicant has proposed to mitigate unavoidable wetlands impacts at an approved and acceptable mitigation bank within the N.O. District.