Placentia Avenue Underpass

Summary

SCH Number
2010018189
Lead Agency
Placentia, City of (City of Placentia)
Document Title
Placentia Avenue Underpass
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received

Document Description
The proposed project is a grade separation of the existing grade crossing at Placentia Avenue and the BNSF railroad tracks in the City of Placentia. The project objective is to improve public safety, both for vehicular and pedestrian movement through the project area. The project will also reduce traffic congestion and queuing cause by the existing at-grade conflict between the roadway and railroad tracks. The existing railroad line is heavily utilized freight corridor, and the proposed grade separation is also anticipated to improve the safety of railroad operations. Project features include right-of-way acquisition, storm drain improvements, utility relocation, hardscape and landscape treatments intended to enhance the appearance of the project area, and dedicated pedestrian facilities.

Contact Information
Roy Stephenson
City of Placentia
401 East Chapman Avenue
Placentia, CA 92870

(714) 993-8131

Location

Cities
Placentia
Counties
Orange

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Statutory Exemption
Type, Section or Code
21080.13
Reasons for Exemption
Section 21080.13 of the Public Resources Code lists the statutory exemption for railroad grade separations as follows: "This division shall not apply to any railroad grade separation project which eliminates an existing grade crossing or which reconstructs an existing grade separation." The Placentia Avenue Underpass meets this definition.
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