West Point Emergency Slop Stabilization


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Caltrans 10 (Stockton) (California Department of Transportation, District 10)
Document Title
West Point Emergency Slop Stabilization
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption

Document Description
The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) proposes an emergency project to repair a portion of a hillside along the westbound side of State Route 26 in rural Calaveras County near West Point. Slip-out approximately 210 feet of downhill slop adjacent to the highway occurred on August 28, 2008. The proposed project would stabilize the slop prior to the winter season, using a combination of soil nails and gunite, in order to prevent further erosion of the embankment and potentially severe damage to the highway. Construction would use state-only funds but would occur on a portion of State highway that is on federal (Bureau of Land Management) land through perspective rights. A Caltrans Director's Order authorizing emergency funding for this project pursuant to Section 10122(a) of the Public Contract Code - Failure or Threat of Failure of Transportation Facility - was approved on September 12, 2008.

Contact Information
Kathy Ikeda
California Department of Transportation, District 10
P.O. Box 2048
Stockton, CA 95201

Phone : (209) 948-3825



Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Emergency Project
Type, Section or Code
Section 21080(b)(4);15269(b)(c)
Reasons for Exemption
It meets the criteria of Section 15269(d) of the CEQA Guidelines: It is an action undertaken by a public agency to maintain and repair an existing highway damaged by landslide; it is being conducted within one year of the damage occurring on land that is within normal right of way limits; it is not on a scenic highway; and it will not expand or widen the highway.
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