Parks and Recreation, Department of
(California Department of Parks and Recreation)
Asphalt Removal and Railroad Tie Replacement
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Remove non-historic asphalt paving covering two historic railroad spur tracks at Railtown 1897 State Historic Park to expose the underlying deteriorated wooden cross-ties to prevent train derailment. Work will remove all deteriorated cross-ties and replace in-kind with new wooden cross-ties to the same grade, alignment and dimensions as originally set beneath the rails. The existing steel rails, tie-plates and spikes will be removed and reinstalled with the new wooden cross-ties in the same position and alignment as originally set. The refurbished tracks will remain exposed and not covered with asphalt paving.
The project consists of repair, maintenance and reconstruction in a manner consistent with the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties with Guidelines for Preserving, Rehabilitating, Restoring, and Reconstructing Historic Buildings (1995), Weeks and Grimmer, and is included as "activities affecting historic resources, consistent with the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties" in the Department of Parks and Recreation's list of exempt activities, in accordance with CCR §15300.4.