Chittenden Pass Realignment

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SCH Number
Lead Agency
California Department of Transportation, District 5
Document Title
Chittenden Pass Realignment
Document Type
FIN - Final Document
Present Land Use
The current land use is agriculture.

Document Description
The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) proposes to realign State Route 129 in an area known as Chittenden Pass and Pajaro Gap in Santa Cruz County approximately eight miles east of the City of Watsonville. This project would remove a compound curve and replace it with one curve. This curve correction would require the existing retaining wall to be removed and replaced with a soldier pile retaining wall. The purpose of the project is to improve safety for the traveling public on this portion of Route 129. This project is needed because the current total accident rate of 7.87 accidents per million vehicle miles (ACCS/MVM) is nearly six times the statewide average of 1.34 ACCS/MVM for similar facilities.

Contact Information
Karen Bewley
California Department of Transportation, District 5
Lead/Public Agency
50 Higuera Street
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

Phone : (805) 542-4791


Santa Cruz
State Highways
Pajaro River
Other Location Info
8 miles east of Watsonville

Notice of Completion

Development Type
Transportation:Local Road (Safety Project (curve realignment))
Project Issues
Biological Resources Geology/Soils

Disclaimer: The document was originally posted before CEQAnet had the capability to host attachments for the public. To obtain the original attachments for this document, please contact the lead agency at the contact information listed above. You may also contact the OPR via email at or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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