Public comments close Monday on an application by Constantine Metal Resources to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to rehabilitate 2.5 miles of road for mining exploration near Glacier Creek.

Five bridges, ranging in size from 20 to 60 feet long, would be built to span larger creeks, according to the application.

No clearing would occur between the road and Glacier Creek, leaving an effective stream buffer between 300 and 1,200 feet wide.

The road was built in 1977 for mining. It would be rebuilt to a width of 14 feet, including a number of turnouts for passing approaching vehicles.

Constantine is not proposing mitigation work, asserting that avoidance and minimization practices will reduce adverse affects on water. Send comments to Leslie Tose, Regulatory Division-CEPOA Rd., P.O. Box 6898, 2204 3rd St., JBER, Alaska 99506.

For more information, phone 907-753-5515.