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Published May 8, 2023
Expiration date: 5/29/2023
NAME OF APPLICANT: Calcasieu Parish Police Jury, c/o: CK Associates, LLC, attn.: Ms. Olivia Barry, 8591 United Plaza Boulevard, Suite 300, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70809

LOCATION OF WORK: Located on Big Woods Starks Road, approximately 2 miles northwest of the town of Big Woods, in Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana, (lat. 30.298792, long. -93.589593), as shown within the attached drawings. (Hydrologic Unit Code 08080205, West Fork Calcasieu Watershed).]

CHARACTER OF WORK: Calcasieu Parish Police Jury has proposed to remove and replace an existing bridge located along Big Woods Starks Road . The proposed work will include clearing, grading and filling of wetlands and waters of the United States to provide an adequate base for the new bridge. The bridge replacement is necessary to ensure public safety as the existing bridge has been deemed structurally deficient. The project as proposed would have the following impacts: permanent impacts to 1.13 acres of bottomland hardwoods, permanent impacts to 0.04 acres of emergent wetlands, conversion of 0.16 acres of bottomland hardwood to emergent wetlands, temporary impacts to 0.04 acres of emergent wetlands, and temporary impacts to 0.86 acres of non-wetland waters of the United States.