Caltrans 4 (Oakland)
(California Department of Transportation, District 4)
I-280 Outer Separation Barriers
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Install concrete barriers to separate interstate & off-ramp traffic from local streets at 2 locations above. The purpose is to prevent out-of-control vehicles from ending up on local streets. It will also bring the sidewalk and curb on Niantic Ave. up to ADA standards. Travelers on I-280 residents, and maintenance workers will benefit.
Project will not affect parks, air quality, hydrology, or paleontological resources. It will have no permanent noise impacts. Minor impacts to biological, visual or unknown cultural resources, water quality & hazardous waste will be minimized or avoided through environmental commitments, such as surveys for nesting birds, preserving vegetation, testing soil for lead and controlling erosion through best management practices.