Merced South 115 kV South Transmission Line and Substation Project

6 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Merced Irrigation District
Document Title
Merced South 115 kV South Transmission Line and Substation Project
Document Type
EIR - Draft EIR
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 property lines to the substation site on Mission Avenue. The project also includes underground overhead PG&E distribution lines where they conflict with the MID facilities, raising PG&E 230 kV and 115 kV lattice steel towers near Mission Avenue to provide clearance for the MID transmission lines, and undergrounding MID 21 kV lines where crossing PG&E transmission lines.

Contact Information

Don Ouchley
Agency Name
Merced Irrigation District
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


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
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 Types
Other (115 kV Transmission Line & Substation, 230 kV reconductor)
Local Actions
Irrigation Electric
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Schools/Universities, Septic System, Solid Waste, Transportation, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Greenhouse Gases
Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Highway Patrol, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Fresno Region 5 (RWQCB), Caltrans, Division of Aeronautics, Department of Water Resources, Resources Agency, California Department of Transportation, District 10 (DOT)
Reviewing Agency Comments
California Department of Transportation, District 10 (DOT)

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