115 kV South Transmission Line and Substation Project

6 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Merced Irrigation District
Document Title
115 kV South Transmission Line and Substation Project
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preperation
Present Land Use
GP: Manufacturing Industrial & Agricultural Z: Portion of project within the City is Heavy Industrial (I-H)

Document Description
MID plans to build approximately 14 miles of 115 kV transmission lines, a new 230/115 kV substation, and 0.7 miles of 230 kV transmission lines to connect existing MID 115 kV lines on SR 99 west of the City of Merced to the PG&E Wilson Substation on the southeastern side of the city. The proposed route would follow Franklin Road south to Rice Road, turn east and follow Reilly Road, cross SR 99, follow McHenry Road, turn north, and run along Tower Road to the substation site at Tower Road and Gerard Ave. The 230 kV lines would continue on the west side of Tower Road to the Wilson Substation on Childs Ave. As a result of the project, PG&E would expand the Wilson Substation in Merced, expand the Borden Substation southeast of the City of Madera, and reconductor the 6-mile 230 kV Borden Gregg transmission line in Madera County. MID is also considering locating the new 115 kV lines along Gurr Road or the Thorton Alignment, instead of the Franklin Alignment, and these routes will also be considered in the EIR.

Contact Information
Don Ouchley
Merced Irrigation District
744 W. 20th Street
Merced, CA 95340

Phone : (209) 354-2811


37°15'"N 120°28'"W
Madera Merced
Cross Streets
Substation: Tower Rd & Gerard Ave.,Transmission Line:west, south, & east of Merced
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
Hwy 59, 99, 140, 41, 145
Union Pacific
Merced Municipal
Franklin Pre&ES,Joe Stefani ES,Golden State Truck,
Creeks: Black Rascal, Bear, Owens, Miles, Mariposa; Sloughs: South, Hartley's, Snake, duck;
Other Information
schools cont.: Central Valley Christian, Buhacn Grammar, McSwain ES, Bear Country Pre, Central Valley Traning Center, Valley Community, Reyes Pre & ES, Farmdale ES, Pioneer ES, Weaver MS, KinderCare Learning Center

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Other (115 kV Transmission Line & Substation, 230 kV reconductor)
Local Action
Other Action Other Action: Irrigation Electric
Project Issues
Aesthetic/Visual Agricultural Land Air Quality Archaeologic-Historic Biological Resources Drainage/Absorption Flood Plain/Flooding Geologic/Seismic Minerals Noise Population/Housing Balance Public Services Recreation/Parks Schools/Universities Septic System Soil Erosion/Compaction/Grading Solid Waste Toxic/Hazardous Traffic/Circulation Vegetation Water Quality Water Supply Wetland/Riparian Growth Inducing Land Use Cumulative Effects Other Other Issues: Greenhouse Gases
Reviewing Agencies
Air Resources Board California Department of Parks and Recreation California Energy Commission California Highway Patrol California Public Utilities Commission Caltrans, District 6 Caltrans, Division of Aeronautics Department of Conservation Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 4 Department of Water Resources Native American Heritage Commission Office of Emergency Services, California Regional Water Quality Control Bd., Region 5 (Fresno) Resources Agency Central Valley Flood Protection Board
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