Median Improvement

Summary

SCH Number
2008088187
Lead Agency
Caltrans 2 (Redding) (California Department of Transportation, District 2)
Document Title
Median Improvement
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
8/18/2008

Document Description
The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) plans to improve the median of Interstate 5 (I-5) in Shasta County. Improvements are planned for two separate sections of the median. The first section begins in the City of Anderson at the Deschutes Road under crossing, and ends north of Anderson 1.3 miles south of the Knighten Road over crossing. The second section begins at the south end of the City of Redding at the Churn Creek Road/South Bonnyview over crossing and ends at the Hilltop Drive over crossing. The improvements planned for the median, consist of constructing a median barrier. A barrier is needed to protect north and southbound traffic from accidents, cause by vehicles crossing the medina and colliding with other vehicles. The type of barrier selected for this project will use 3 strands of steel cable supported by metal posts. A 4-foot-wide weed barrier will be placed below the cable system to reduce long-term maintenance costs. In order to maximize the effectiveness of the barrier system, the median of I-5 will be modified to be almost level within the project limits. Minor exaction and vegetation removal will occur in the elevated segments of the median, however most of the project limits will require fill material in order to raise the median to the desired elevation. Raising the median will required extending the existing drainage inlets and the use of fill material brought in from an outside source. The source for fill material that has been approved for this project is the north end of a small hill between I-5 and the northbound on ramp, at the northeast intersection of I-5 and Lake Boulevard. All work associated with this project will take place within the existing right-of-way. No additional right-of-way will be necessary. The median of I-5 within the project limits was extensively graded and recontoured when the highway was originally built.

Contact Information
Andre Benoist
California Department of Transportation, District 2
PO Box 496073
Redding, CA 96049-6073

Phone : (530) 225-3302

Location

Counties
Shasta

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Sec.21084;Sec.15300
Reasons for Exemption
This project will not result in any significant impacts to the environment.

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