Highway Improvements SR 70


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Transportation, District 2
Document Title
Highway Improvements SR 70
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) proposes a highway improvement project on State Route (SR) 70 in Plumas County from approximately 0.63 mile to 0.03 mile west of Humbug Creek. The pavement on this section of SR 70 currently varies in width from 21 feet to 24 feet (10.5 to 12 foot traffic lanes) with unimproved shoulders. Pavement edges are deterioration due to vehicles driving on or too close to the pavement edge. The proposed project will entail saw cutting the existing catch point. The new pavement will provide standard 12-foot wide traffic lanes and additional pavement, one to two feet in width, to provide lateral support. The project will generate approximately 580 cubic yards of excess material consisting of asphalt conrete waste and dirt. All work will be confined to the highway right of way. No trees will be removed and no jurisdictional surface waters will be affected by the project. Caltrans performed an environmental evaluation consisting of a review of resource records and databases, consultation and coordination with applicable agencies and individuals, and field surveys of the project limits. No sensitive threatened or endangered species were found in the project area. There are no listed hazardous waste sites within the project limits. No historic properties will be affected by the equipment, a temporary environmentally sensitive area (ESA) fence will be installed prior to the commencement of work.

Contact Information

Chris Quiney
Agency Name
California Department of Transportation
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency



Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Section 15302
Reasons for Exemption
This project will not result in any significant impacts to the environment.

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