Permanent Road Repair/Culvert Replacement along Towsley Creek


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority
Document Title
Permanent Road Repair/Culvert Replacement along Towsley Creek
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption

Document Description
Permanent repair of two existing road crossings at Towsley Creek. Road crossings were damaged in severe storms of 2004-2005. At Site 1, the culverts were clogged and the creek cut a new channel through the road. Emergency repairs consisted of placing culverts in new channel and covering with dirt. Emergency repairs do not meet public access standards. The project involves removing the temporary pipes and backfilling, excavating and placing 3 new metal pipes in the road in line with the flow of the creek, covering with soil and rocks, laying asphalt, and installing rip-rap/concrete. The footprint of the road in the creek will be reduced. During construction, a temporary driveable path will be created with dirt and gravel in a disturbed area to cross the creek and access the lodge. At Site 2, the creek washed out the culverts during the storms and left a wide cut in the creek. Emergency repair consisted of placing small culverts. The project involves removing uncovered temporary culverts and gabions, placing new culvert in the same location, backfilling with dirt from adjacent slope, adding road base, and re-installing rip-rap/concrete.

Contact Information
Judi Tamasi
Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority
5810 Ramirez Canyon Road
Malibu, CA 90265

Phone : (310) 589-3230 x121


Los Angeles

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Section 15302, 15301, 15304
Reasons for Exemption
Replacement or reconstruction of existing structures and facilities in the same site with substantially the same purpose; repair of existing structures, facilities or topographical features, involving negligible or no expansion of use; and minor alterations in the condition of land, water, and/or vegetation are exempt.

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