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
FIN - Final Document

Document Description
FYI: Final MID plans to build approximately 13.1 miles of double-circuit 115 kV transmission lines with double circuit 21 kV underbuild and a 115-21 kV substation to connect the existing MID 115 kV lines on SR 99 west of the City to a new substation in the planned commercial and industrial area in the southeastern corner of the City of Merced. The proposed route would follow Franklin Rd south to Rice Rd, turn east and follow Belly Rd, cross SR 99, follow McHenry Rd, turn north, and run along property lines to the substation site on Mission Ave. The project also include undergrounding 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 Ave to provide clearance for the MID transmission lines, and undergrounding MID 21 kV lines where crossing PG&E transmission lines.

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

(209) 354-2811


37°15'"N 120°28'"W
Merced Madera
Cross Streets
Substation: Mission Ave, between Coffee Ave and Orchard Dr
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

Development Type
Other (115/21 kV Substation, 115 kV transmission)
Local Action
Other Action Other Action: Irrigation Electric
Project Issues
Other Issues Cumulative Effects Landuse Growth Inducing Wetland/Riparian Water Supply Water Quality Vegetation Traffic/Circulation Toxic/Hazardous Solid Waste Soil Erosion/Compaction/Grading Septic System Schools/Universities Recreation/Parks Public Services Population/Housing Balance Noise Minerals Geologic/Seismic Flood Plain/Flooding Drainage/Absorption Biological Resources Archaeologic-Historic Air Quality Agricultural Land Aesthetic/Visual Other Issues: Greenhouse Gases
Reviewing Agencies
Air Resources Board California Department of Parks and Recreation California Highway Patrol California Public Utilities Commission Caltrans, District 10 Caltrans, Division of Aeronautics Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 4 Department of Water Resources Native American Heritage Commission Regional Water Quality Control Bd., Region 5 (Fresno) Resources Agency
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