Resolution Considering State Route 79 Realignment Project Environmental Impact Report and Approving the State Route 79 Realignment Project as a Responsible Agen

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Summary

SCH Number
2004091040
Lead Agency
Caltrans 8 (San Bernardino) (California Department of Transportation, District 8)
Document Title
Resolution Considering State Route 79 Realignment Project Environmental Impact Report and Approving the State Route 79 Realignment Project as a Responsible Agen
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Received
Posted
1/26/2017
Present Land Use
Agricultural, Open Space, Rural, Community Development, Residential, Commercial, Services/Facilities

Document Description
The SR 79 Realignment Project proposes to realign SR 79 approx. 18 miles from Domenigoni Parkway to Gilman Springs Road in the Cities of San Jacinto and Hemet, and unincorporated Riverside County. As the Lead Agency under CEQA and NEPA, Caltrans identified Alternative 1br as the Preferred Alternative. The project would be divided limited-access expressway with four travel lanes (two lanes in each direction). Access would be limited to on- and off-ramps at specified locations. Almost all of the realignment would be new construction in areas where no hwy currently exists. The realigned SR 79 would alleviate the existing circuitous route through the downtown areas of Hemet and San Jacinto and result in a more direct north south route through the San Jacinto Valley for regional motorists. Construction is anticipated to begin in 2017.

Contact Information
Patricia Castillo
Riverside County Transportation Commission
4080 Lemon Street, 3rd Floor
Riverside, CA 92501

Phone : (951) 787-7141

Location

Cities
Hemet San Jacinto
Counties
Riverside
Cross Streets
Domenigoni Pkwy to Gilman Springs Road
Zip
Various
Parcel #
Varous
State Highways
Hwy 79
Railways
San Jacinto Branch Line
Airports
Hemet-Ryan Airport
Schools
Hemet and Winchester
Waterways
Sal Creek and Hemet Channel
Other Location Info
Winchester

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
Riverside Transportation Commission
Approving Agency Role
Responsible Agency
Approved On
Final EIR Available Location
4080 Lemon Street, 3rd Floor, Riversie, CA 92501

Determinations

(1) The project will have a significant impact on the environment
Yes
(2a) An Environmental Impact Report was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes
(2b) A Negative Declaration was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
No
(3) Mitigated measures were made a condition of the approval of the project
Yes
(4) A Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
Yes
(5) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes
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