AKDOT&PF to collect data for JNDC study within Mendenhall Wetlands State Game Refuge

The geophysical data collection will be conducted at the Sunny Point West and East, Vanderbilt, and Twin Lakes alternatives (see attached figure) to evaluate feasibility and environmental impacts. (Figure provided by DOT&PF)

Juneau, Alaska (KINY) – The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT&PF) will have contractors conducting geophysical field investigations for the Juneau Douglas North Crossing PEL Study starting Tuesday through Wednesday, Feb. 21. Fieldwork activities are anticipated to take up to 9 days.

The geophysical data collection will be conducted at the Sunny Point West and East, Vanderbilt, and Twin Lakes alternatives to evaluate feasibility and environmental impacts. Seismic refraction and resistivity data collection will involve striking a metal plate with a sledgehammer. Minor brush clearing may be required along seismic profiles and at access points for each proposed alignment. MWSGR access points and public parcels will be used by field representatives to access the Refuge.

A Special Area Permit (FH24-1-0006-SA) to conduct fieldwork within the MWSGR was issued by the Alaska Department of Fish & Game (ADF&G) on Jan. 30, and consultation with federal agencies such as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and National Marine Fisheries Service has been completed.

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