State Route 79 Project

8 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
California Department of Transportation, District 8
Document Title
State Route 79 Project
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR
Document Description
The Riverside County Transportation Commission (RCTC), in cooperation with District 8 of the California Department of Transportation, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), the County of Riverside, the City of San Jacinto, and the City of Hemet, will prepare a joint Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report (EIS/EIR) for the realignment of State Route (SR) 79 (Project) in the vicinity of the cities of Hemet and San Jacinto in Riverside County, California. The realignment is proposed to occur 2 km south of Domenigoni Parkway to Gilman Springs Road. A range of alignment alternatives will be analyzed in the EIS/EIR. Alignment alternatives in the western, central, and eastern portions of the project area were identified through an alternatives analysis process described in detail in the Project Criteria and Alternatives Selection for Preliminary Agreement (June 22, 2004); and these alignment alternatives will be analyzed.

Contact Information

Marie J. Petry
Agency Name
Department of Transportation, District 8
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Hemet, San Jacinto
Cross Streets
Domenigoni Parkway; Gilman Springs Road
State Highways
SR 79

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
Air Resources Board, Transportation Projects, California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Santa Ana Region 8 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Department of Water Resources, Office of Historic Preservation, Resources Agency, California Highway Patrol, Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 6
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Highway Patrol, Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 6
Development Types
Transportation:Other (SR 79 realignment)
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Noise, Public Services, Recreation, Transportation

Disclaimer: The document was originally posted before CEQAnet had the capability to host attachments for the public. To obtain the original attachments for this document, please contact the lead agency at the contact information listed above. You may also contact the OPR via email at or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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