San Ysidro Freight Rail Yard Improvement Project

4 Documents in Project

Summary

SCH Number
2010071032
Lead Agency
San Diego Association of Governments
Document Title
San Ysidro Freight Rail Yard Improvement Project
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Received

Document Description
The project consists of two new track extensions to the north that would provide additional storage capacity, as well as the ability to switch rail cars outside of the constrained operating windows without interrupting the trolley line. The new storage tracks and other revisions to track alignment would double rail car storage capacity. The improved truck access to the Rail yard would provide additional opportunities for cargo transfer (transloading) and would eliminate some regional truck traffic trips on freeways in the region. Truck access to the Rail Yard would be provided from East Beyer Boulevard via a new one-way, entrance-only driveway that would connect to an internal access road that would parallel the railroad tracks to the east. Trucks would exit the Rail Yard utilizing the existing driveway off East Beyer Boulevard, north of East San Ysidro Boulevard. Other improvements, such lighting and fencing, would be constructed for improved safety and security. The project includes drainage improvements to alleviate flooding and siltation which can occur at the Rail yard. During these times, the Rail Yard and tracks are not in service, which further exacerbates the operational constraints, and limits the efficient movement of goods in the region. The project would correct the drainage deficiencies by constructing storm drain facilities to accommodate flows during storm events, including detention and desiltation basins, grated catch basins, and storm drain pipelines. To accommodate the proposed improvements, it is anticipated that acquisition of approximately 12 abutting parcels to the east may be required. All but one of the parcels contains undeveloped land and one contains structural remains of a former ranch building and dirt driveways.

Contact Information
Rob Rundle
San Diego Association of Governments
401 B Street, Suite 800
San Diego, CA 92101

619-699-1949

Location

Coordinates
32°32'50.6"N 117°1'52"W
Cities
San Diego
Counties
San Diego
Cross Streets
East Beyer Blvd/East San Ysidro Blvd.
Zip
92173
Total Acres
59
State Highways
I-805 & 5
Railways
SD & AE
Schools
Beyer & Willow

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
SANDAG Transportation Committee
Approving Agency Role
Lead Agency
Approved On
Final EIR Available Location
SANDAG, 401 B Street, Suite 800, San Diego, CA 92101

Determinations

(1) The project will have a significant impact on the environment
No
(2a) An Environmental Impact Report was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
No
(2b) A Negative Declaration was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes
(3) Mitigated measures were made a condition of the approval of the project
Yes
(4) A Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
No
(5) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes
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