Buckhorn Summit Improve Safety


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Transportation, District 2
Document Title
Buckhorn Summit Improve Safety
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Caltrans proposes to improve safety at the Buckhorn summit on SR 299 by realigning curve radii. The total accident rate is 4.5 times higher than the statewide average. The project realigns four curves, widens shoulders, and improves drainage. Approximately 5.5 acres of new right of way will be required. Excavation will have 0.75:1 cut slopes; embankment will have 1.5:1 fill slopes. Slopes will be renegotiated, and other erosion control measures will be implemented, permits will be required. Noxious weed control will be enforced by agreement between Caltrans and BLM. Due to the Migratory Bird Treat Act, a tree removal window is in effect beginning September 16 and ending March 15 in the year prior to construction. An optional disposal site is designated at PM 3.7 on SR 299. This categorical exemption-programmatic categorical exclusion replaces previous 02-397900 determined 10-25-2005.

Contact Information

Barbara Shields
Agency Name
California Department of Transportation
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency



Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Section 15301(c)
Reasons for Exemption
This project will not result in any significant impacts to the environment.

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