Temporary Winter Closure, Usal Road, CR 431, M.P. 6.26 to M.P. 24.30

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Mendocino County
Document Title
Temporary Winter Closure, Usal Road, CR 431, M.P. 6.26 to M.P. 24.30
Document Type
NEG - Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Timberland, FL-160; Rangeland RL-160; Public Facilities,PF 64
Document Description
Proposed project will prohibit vehicle use of a portion of Usal Road CR 431, yearly during the winter months, typically from November 15th through April 15th. Actual closure date will be determined by the County Road Commissioner based upon seasonal conditions. The road will be closed to vehicular traffic by installing one locking gate across the road at each end of a segment of Usal Road. The road closure would block off approximately 18 miles of Usal Road between the Four Corners intersection and Hotel Gulch. The first gate will be placed northeast of Hotel Gulch leaving access to Usal Beach and campground from State Hwy 1. The second gate will be placed south of Briceland Road allowing access to Bear Harbor Campground, Shelter Cove, and the Kings Range from Shelter Cove Road and Redway. Warning signs will be placed near the Hotel Gulch, and the Briceland Road intersections advising drivers of the narrow road conditions and restricted turn-around space. This section of Usal Road is zoned for Timber Production and there are no residences located between the proposed gates.

Contact Information

Kidd Immel
Agency Name
Mendocino County
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Cross Streets
South: Hotel Gulch, North: Briceland Road
Total Acres
Parcel #
051-240-10, 012-490-30
Mattole River, S. Fork Eel River, Usal Creek, Indian & Wolforks
Other Location Info
City/Nearest Community: Whitehorn
Other Information
Base: MDB&M

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
Development Types
Transportation:Other (Temporary Winter Road Closure)
Local Actions
MC Policy 14B
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mineral Resources, Noise, Recreation, Transportation, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire
State Reviewing Agencies
Cal Fire, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Eureka Region 1 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 1 (DOT), California Highway Patrol, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, North Coast Region 1 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Department of Water Resources, Office of Emergency Services, California, Resources Agency

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